• State Your Case: Tim Brown

    State Your Case: Tim Brown

    By Clark Judge Talk of Fame Network   When I ran into Andre Reed last month, I asked him to act as an imaginary one-man  selection committee and nominate one former player or coach not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame for immediate induction. He didn’t have to think about his answer. Tim Brown. “There are so many different guys,” he said, “but if I’m talking about one guy who’s a receiver, it’s Tim.” It’s easy to see why. […]

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  • Bailey last of shutdown corners?

    Bailey last of shutdown corners?

    By Clark Judge Talk of Fame Network   With Champ Bailey’s release, it may be more than an illustrious career that’s over. It may be the end of the shutdown cornerback, too. Yeah, I know all about Richard Sherman and Darrelle Revis and Patrick Peterson, but they don’t play in an age where base defenses predominate, man-to-man coverages are the norm and two cornerbacks combat opponents’ primary wide receivers. Bailey did, and he was so good that in 15 NFL […]

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  • Pereira: Penalties to decline, but not as much as you might like

    Pereira: Penalties to decline, but not as much as you might like

    Talk of Fame Network   This was the summer of Johnny Manziel and flag football. Manziel wasn’t all that good, and neither was the game — but both got our attention. And we weren’t alone. The league’s former head of officiating, Mike Pereira, joined us on the Talk of Fame Network’s weekly radio show to complain about four weeks of “ugly football” and to make a prediction. It cannot and will not continue. “It’s not going to be because officials […]

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  • Talk of Fame Show 8-29-14

    Talk of Fame Show 8-29-14

    Tired of all the yellow laundry on the field?  Clark, Ron & Rick take a deeper look at the rash of penalties called this preseason with former Vice President of Officiating for the NFL and current FOX analyst Mike Pereira!  Rick states his case for Hall of Fame hopeful Johnny Robinson, Ron delivers another episode of  Borges or Bogus, and the guys hand out their broadcast booth awards!  All this and more on the Talk of Fame Network!

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  • Here’s one way to make Hall open doors to more head coaches

    Here’s one way to make Hall open doors to more head coaches

    By Clark Judge Talk of Fame Network   A talk-radio host the other day asked me about Don Coryell’s chances of making the Hall of Fame, and I told him the truth– which is that they’re not all that promising. That provoked him to ask why head coaches didn’t have their own category or weren’t included with contributors. It’s a good question. I wish I had an answer. The truth is that when head coaches are up against players for […]

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  • Poll Question 8-27-14

    Poll Question 8-27-14

    All 10 AFL franchises have been to a Super Bowl and six have won a Lombardi Trophy. Who is the best player from the AFL era not in the Hall of Fame? Gino Cappelletti, K/WR, Boston - A five-time all-star and AFL MVP in 1964. Also the AFL’s all-time leading scorer with 1,100 points. Kicked 176 field goals and also caught 292 passes with 42 touchdowns as a wide receiver. Winston Hill, OT, NY Jets - Played his first eight seasons at left […]

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  • Voters pick Da Bears as Da Best

    Voters pick Da Bears as Da Best

    Talk of Fame Network The readers have spoken, and they make the 1985 Chicago Bears the best defense in NFL history. Only one problem: None of our experts agreed with them. While the Bears scored a narrow victory over the 1976 Pittsburgh Steelers, winning 43 percent of the vote to the Steelers’ 36.8, they didn’t win over Rick Gosselin, Ron Borges or Clark Judge. Gosselin and Borges favored the 1969 Chiefs, while Judge voted for the Steel Curtain. All are […]

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  • Kurt Warner Interview 8-22-14

    Kurt Warner Interview 8-22-14

    Clark, Ron & Rick check in with former quarterback Kurt Warner

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  • State Your Case: Johnny Robinson

    State Your Case: Johnny Robinson

    By Rick Gosselin Talk of Fame Network Johnny Robinson made one mistake in his quest for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He signed with the wrong league. The Detroit Lions thought so highly of the LSU All-America that they made him the third overall selection of the 1960 NFL draft. He validated  those scouting reports with seven Pro Bowls, all-decade acclaim and three championships during his 12-year career. Twice he led the league in interceptions. Except that those accomplishments […]

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  • Fran Tarkenton Interview 8-22-14

    Fran Tarkenton Interview 8-22-14

    A true legend graces the Talk of Fame airwaves! No Ron “Roger” Borges, not you. Former Viking quarterback and Hall of Famer, Fran Tarkenton!

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  • History’s lesson: All may not be lost for Rams without Bradford

    History’s lesson: All may not be lost for Rams without Bradford

    By Clark Judge Talk of Fame Network   Without quarterback Sam Bradford, the St. Louis Rams are toast. That’s the perception around most water coolers today, and it’s hard to disagree. But be careful, people, and I offer that warning not so much because I know what backup Shaun Hill can do but because I know what backups Earl Morrall and Kurt Warner did do. Like Hill, they were career backups who became starters because of preseason injuries, and they […]

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  • Tingelhoff Finally Gets the Call from the Hall

    Tingelhoff Finally Gets the Call from the Hall

    Talk of Fame Network Former Minnesota Vikings center Mick Tingelhoff was selected Wednesday as the lone senior nominee for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015. Tingelhoff started 240 consecutive games for the Vikings — every game of his career. He walked in as a starter as an undrafted college free agent in 1962 and remained in the lineup until his retirement after the 1978 season. Only 10 position players in NFL history played more games than Tingelhoff […]

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  • We Want YOU for our next show!

    The Talk of Fame Network hits the radio again this week, and we’re looking for callers interested in talking about the Hall of Fame — whether it’s the Class of 2014, the Class of 2015, contributors, seniors or people in today’s game you think will wind up in Canton in 20 years. Basically, we’re just interested in what’s on your mind. If you want to make yourself heard, contact us at talk@talkoffamenetwork.com … and you might wind up hosting the […]

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  • State Your Case: Tim Brown

    State Your Case: Tim Brown

    By Clark Judge Talk of Fame Network   When I ran into Andre Reed last month, I asked him to act as an imaginary one-man  selection committee and nominate one former player or coach not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame for immediate induction. He didn’t have to think about his answer. Tim Brown. “There are so many different guys,” he said, “but if I’m talking about one guy who’s a receiver, it’s Tim.” It’s easy to see why. […]

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  • State Your Case: Stanley Morgan

    State Your Case: Stanley Morgan

    by Ron Borges Talk of Fame Network If justice is swift, at least once in Hall of Fame history injustice may have been swifter. The forward pass was invented to move the ball forward fast. Few wide receivers in pro football ever did that more effectively than Stanley Morgan yet he has never been a Hall of Fame finalist. There are an assortment of reasons why some players “fall through the cracks” as the years pass. Morgan, for example, is […]

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  • Bailey last of shutdown corners?

    Bailey last of shutdown corners?

    By Clark Judge Talk of Fame Network   With Champ Bailey’s release, it may be more than an illustrious career that’s over. It may be the end of the shutdown cornerback, too. Yeah, I know all about Richard Sherman and Darrelle Revis and Patrick Peterson, but they don’t play in an age where base defenses predominate, man-to-man coverages are the norm and two cornerbacks combat opponents’ primary wide receivers. Bailey did, and he was so good that in 15 NFL […]

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  • Pereira: Penalties to decline, but not as much as you might like

    Pereira: Penalties to decline, but not as much as you might like

    Talk of Fame Network   This was the summer of Johnny Manziel and flag football. Manziel wasn’t all that good, and neither was the game — but both got our attention. And we weren’t alone. The league’s former head of officiating, Mike Pereira, joined us on the Talk of Fame Network’s weekly radio show to complain about four weeks of “ugly football” and to make a prediction. It cannot and will not continue. “It’s not going to be because officials […]

    Continue reading »

  • Talk of Fame Show 8-29-14

    Talk of Fame Show 8-29-14

    Tired of all the yellow laundry on the field?  Clark, Ron & Rick take a deeper look at the rash of penalties called this preseason with former Vice President of Officiating for the NFL and current FOX analyst Mike Pereira!  Rick states his case for Hall of Fame hopeful Johnny Robinson, Ron delivers another episode of  Borges or Bogus, and the guys hand out their broadcast booth awards!  All this and more on the Talk of Fame Network!

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  • Here’s one way to make Hall open doors to more head coaches

    Here’s one way to make Hall open doors to more head coaches

    By Clark Judge Talk of Fame Network   A talk-radio host the other day asked me about Don Coryell’s chances of making the Hall of Fame, and I told him the truth– which is that they’re not all that promising. That provoked him to ask why head coaches didn’t have their own category or weren’t included with contributors. It’s a good question. I wish I had an answer. The truth is that when head coaches are up against players for […]

    Continue reading »

  • Poll Question 8-27-14

    Poll Question 8-27-14

    All 10 AFL franchises have been to a Super Bowl and six have won a Lombardi Trophy. Who is the best player from the AFL era not in the Hall of Fame? Gino Cappelletti, K/WR, Boston - A five-time all-star and AFL MVP in 1964. Also the AFL’s all-time leading scorer with 1,100 points. Kicked 176 field goals and also caught 292 passes with 42 touchdowns as a wide receiver. Winston Hill, OT, NY Jets - Played his first eight seasons at left […]

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  • Voters pick Da Bears as Da Best

    Voters pick Da Bears as Da Best

    Talk of Fame Network The readers have spoken, and they make the 1985 Chicago Bears the best defense in NFL history. Only one problem: None of our experts agreed with them. While the Bears scored a narrow victory over the 1976 Pittsburgh Steelers, winning 43 percent of the vote to the Steelers’ 36.8, they didn’t win over Rick Gosselin, Ron Borges or Clark Judge. Gosselin and Borges favored the 1969 Chiefs, while Judge voted for the Steel Curtain. All are […]

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  • Kurt Warner Interview 8-22-14

    Kurt Warner Interview 8-22-14

    Clark, Ron & Rick check in with former quarterback Kurt Warner

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  • State Your Case: Johnny Robinson

    State Your Case: Johnny Robinson

    By Rick Gosselin Talk of Fame Network Johnny Robinson made one mistake in his quest for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He signed with the wrong league. The Detroit Lions thought so highly of the LSU All-America that they made him the third overall selection of the 1960 NFL draft. He validated  those scouting reports with seven Pro Bowls, all-decade acclaim and three championships during his 12-year career. Twice he led the league in interceptions. Except that those accomplishments […]

    Continue reading »

  • Fran Tarkenton Interview 8-22-14

    Fran Tarkenton Interview 8-22-14

    A true legend graces the Talk of Fame airwaves! No Ron “Roger” Borges, not you. Former Viking quarterback and Hall of Famer, Fran Tarkenton!

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  • History’s lesson: All may not be lost for Rams without Bradford

    History’s lesson: All may not be lost for Rams without Bradford

    By Clark Judge Talk of Fame Network   Without quarterback Sam Bradford, the St. Louis Rams are toast. That’s the perception around most water coolers today, and it’s hard to disagree. But be careful, people, and I offer that warning not so much because I know what backup Shaun Hill can do but because I know what backups Earl Morrall and Kurt Warner did do. Like Hill, they were career backups who became starters because of preseason injuries, and they […]

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  • The next senior candidate? Maybe we should look at these four teams

    The next senior candidate? Maybe we should look at these four teams

    By Clark Judge Talk of Fame Network   When Mick Tingelhoff this week was nominated for the Hall of Fame Class of 2015, he made history. He became the first Minnesota Viking to be chosen as a senior in the 43-history of the committee. But of the 24 established franchises (14 NFL, 10 AFL), there still are four — the Jets, Colts, Chargers and Titans/Oilers — that haven’t had a single senior candidate. That, of course, could change next year […]

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  • Talk of Fame Show 8-22-14

    Talk of Fame Show 8-22-14

    Former quarterbacks Fran Tarkenton and Kurt Warner are this weekend’s guests on the Talk of Fame Network, as Rick, Ron and Clark dissect Mick Tingelhoff’s Hall-of-Fame candidacy and kick around the importance and hazards of a third week of preseason football.

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  • Tarkenton on Tinglehoff choice: “I cried. This has made my day”

    Tarkenton on Tinglehoff choice: “I cried. This has made my day”

    Former quarterbacks Fran Tarkenton and Kurt Warner are this weekend’s guests on the Talk of Fame Network, as Rick, Ron and Clark dissect Mick Tingelhoff’s Hall-of-Fame candidacy and kick around the importance and hazards of a third week of preseason football. Tingelhoff is a natural topic. As members of the Hall’s nine-man senior committee, Rick and Ron recently returned from Canton after making the former Minnesota center the Hall’s 2015 senior nominee — 36 years after he retired. “Mick Tingelhoff […]

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