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  • State Your Case: Bobby Boyd

    State Your Case: Bobby Boyd

    (Photos courtesy of the Indianapolis Colts) By Clark Judge Talk of Fame Network Like it or not, pass rushers are defined by sacks and cornerbacks by interceptions. Six of the league’s top eight sack leaders are in Canton, with a seventh (Kevin Greene) in the on-deck circle and an eighth (Jason Taylor) not yet eligible, while seven of the NFL’s eligible career interception leaders are in the Hall, too. So how come we’ve heard nothing about former Baltimore Colts’ cornerback […]

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  • Pat Tillman: “Exactly the guy you wanted out there playing for you”

    Pat Tillman: “Exactly the guy you wanted out there playing for you”

    With the 11th anniversary of the death of Pat Tillman approaching, we checked in with Pat’s former coach, Dave McGinnis, to ask him what he remembered of his former safety. And what he remembered is all good. “There’s not a head coach in the league who would not have wanted Pat Tillman playing for their football team,” he said.

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  • Art Powell defeated racism and defenses

    Art Powell defeated racism and defenses

    (Photo courtesy of the Oakland Raiders) By Ron Borges Talk of Fame Network Art Powell was a man who stood out, and not merely because he was one of the greatest receivers in American Football League history. He stood out because he stood up. Powell, who passed away April 6 at 78, was both a star wideout with the New York Titans and Oakland Raiders in the 1960s and a soldier in the fight against racism during the early days of […]

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  • McGinnis: “Pat Tillman never went into anything without being prepared.”

    McGinnis: “Pat Tillman never went into anything without being prepared.”

    Photo courtesy of the Arizona Cardinals A lot of bad news came out last week, including the murder-conviction of former New England Patriots’ tight end Aaron Hernandez, and that can sometimes make you forget what so many NFL players stand for. One of them was Pat Tillman, the former Arizona Cardinals’ safety  killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan 11 years ago Wednesday. The Talk-of-Fame guys spend some time this weekend with his former coach, Dave McGinnis, to remind our listeners […]

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  • Here’s a solution to Hall’s safety squeeze raised by Polamalu

    Here’s a solution to Hall’s safety squeeze raised by Polamalu

    Troy Polamalu’s retirement has people proclaiming him as a first-ballot cinch for Canton. Only he’s not, and the record of safeties in the Hall of Fame is why. It’s an issue that needs to be addressed, and we do it with a solution that bears serious consideration.

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  • Who was the greatest second-round NFL draft pick ever?

    Who was the greatest second-round NFL draft pick ever?

    Larry Allen, Lance Alworth, Brett Favre, Forrest Gregg, Jack Ham…Who was the greatest second-round NFL draft pick ever?

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  • He’s no ordinary Joe; Montana laps field in latest TOF poll

    He’s no ordinary Joe; Montana laps field in latest TOF poll

    (Photo courtesy of the San Francisco 49ers) Talk of Fame Network There are few things in life easier than picking the greatest third-round pick in NFL history. OK, so maybe choosing the greatest sixth-rounder is close. But nobody … nobody … is close to Joe Montana when it comes to naming the best third-rounder. You said it. Our panel said it. And everyone knows it. Joe Cool lapped the field in our latest Talk-of-Fame poll, pulling down an astounding 86 percent […]

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  • The Ultimate NFL Draft

    The Ultimate NFL Draft

    (Photos courtesy of New England Patriots (Brady) & San Diego Chargers (Alworth)  Talk of Fame Network April is the month in the NFL calendar dominated by draft talk: What players are going to what teams in what order? Well, the Talk of Fame Network decided to conduct the ultimate draft. For each of the last seven weeks, your Hall of Fame guys – Ron Borges, Rick Gosselin and Clark Judge – have been drafting teams by rounds. The draft started […]

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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: Bobby Boyd

    State Your Case: Bobby Boyd

    (Photos courtesy of the Indianapolis Colts) By Clark Judge Talk of Fame Network Like it or not, pass rushers are defined by sacks and cornerbacks by interceptions. Six of the league’s top eight sack leaders are in Canton, with a seventh (Kevin Greene) in the on-deck circle and an eighth (Jason Taylor) not yet eligible, while seven of the NFL’s eligible career interception leaders are in the Hall, too. So how come we’ve heard nothing about former Baltimore Colts’ cornerback […]

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  • Pat Tillman: “Exactly the guy you wanted out there playing for you”

    Pat Tillman: “Exactly the guy you wanted out there playing for you”

    With the 11th anniversary of the death of Pat Tillman approaching, we checked in with Pat’s former coach, Dave McGinnis, to ask him what he remembered of his former safety. And what he remembered is all good. “There’s not a head coach in the league who would not have wanted Pat Tillman playing for their football team,” he said.

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  • Art Powell defeated racism and defenses

    Art Powell defeated racism and defenses

    (Photo courtesy of the Oakland Raiders) By Ron Borges Talk of Fame Network Art Powell was a man who stood out, and not merely because he was one of the greatest receivers in American Football League history. He stood out because he stood up. Powell, who passed away April 6 at 78, was both a star wideout with the New York Titans and Oakland Raiders in the 1960s and a soldier in the fight against racism during the early days of […]

    Continue reading »

  • McGinnis: “Pat Tillman never went into anything without being prepared.”

    McGinnis: “Pat Tillman never went into anything without being prepared.”

    Photo courtesy of the Arizona Cardinals A lot of bad news came out last week, including the murder-conviction of former New England Patriots’ tight end Aaron Hernandez, and that can sometimes make you forget what so many NFL players stand for. One of them was Pat Tillman, the former Arizona Cardinals’ safety  killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan 11 years ago Wednesday. The Talk-of-Fame guys spend some time this weekend with his former coach, Dave McGinnis, to remind our listeners […]

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  • Here’s a solution to Hall’s safety squeeze raised by Polamalu

    Here’s a solution to Hall’s safety squeeze raised by Polamalu

    Troy Polamalu’s retirement has people proclaiming him as a first-ballot cinch for Canton. Only he’s not, and the record of safeties in the Hall of Fame is why. It’s an issue that needs to be addressed, and we do it with a solution that bears serious consideration.

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  • Who was the greatest second-round NFL draft pick ever?

    Who was the greatest second-round NFL draft pick ever?

    Larry Allen, Lance Alworth, Brett Favre, Forrest Gregg, Jack Ham…Who was the greatest second-round NFL draft pick ever?

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  • He’s no ordinary Joe; Montana laps field in latest TOF poll

    He’s no ordinary Joe; Montana laps field in latest TOF poll

    (Photo courtesy of the San Francisco 49ers) Talk of Fame Network There are few things in life easier than picking the greatest third-round pick in NFL history. OK, so maybe choosing the greatest sixth-rounder is close. But nobody … nobody … is close to Joe Montana when it comes to naming the best third-rounder. You said it. Our panel said it. And everyone knows it. Joe Cool lapped the field in our latest Talk-of-Fame poll, pulling down an astounding 86 percent […]

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  • Howie Long: Put Klecko in Hall

    Howie Long: Put Klecko in Hall

    If he could put one player or coach in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, former defensive lineman Howie Long was asked, who would get his vote? Long never hesitated: Joe Klecko. “He was someone I thought was a bear to deal with,” he said.

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  • State Your Case: Maxie Baughan

    State Your Case: Maxie Baughan

    There needs to be a bust in Canton for a textbook linebacker who was always in the right place at the right time — a player who could beat you mentally as well as physically.

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  • Favre on return to Green Bay for HOF: “Better than tremendous”

    Favre on return to Green Bay for HOF: “Better than tremendous”

    Brett Favre is a Hall of Fame candidate in 2016, but first things first. And first he will be inducted into the Packers’ Hall of Fame this summer, a welcome reconciliation for him, the Packers and legions of Favre fans. “I could not be more pleased where things are now,” Favre said.

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  • How did Long conquer “brave new world” of Raiders? With help

    How did Long conquer “brave new world” of Raiders? With help

    When Howie Long went from Villanova to the Oakland Raiders in 1981 it was a serious adjustment for a young man who hadn’t been west of West Virginia. Or, as Howie put it, “there’s a priest on every floor at Villanova. There’s not a priest anywhere near that (Raiders’) locker room” Yet he made it, though he wonders what his career would’ve looked like with help from one noteworthy assistant.

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  • Favre: No assistant had bigger influence on me than Mariucci

    Favre: No assistant had bigger influence on me than Mariucci

    Brett Favre had Mike Holmgren and a talented cadre of young assistant coaches around him when he joined Green Bay in 1992. So you might be surprised whom he chose as the coach who influenced him the most.

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  • Brett Favre, Howie Long visit the Talk of Fame Network

    Brett Favre, Howie Long visit the Talk of Fame Network

    The Talk of Fame Network’s eight-part draft series winds down to the second round this weekend, and Brett Favre and Howie Long join the show!

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  • The Ultimate NFL Draft

    The Ultimate NFL Draft

    (Photos courtesy of New England Patriots (Brady) & San Diego Chargers (Alworth)  Talk of Fame Network April is the month in the NFL calendar dominated by draft talk: What players are going to what teams in what order? Well, the Talk of Fame Network decided to conduct the ultimate draft. For each of the last seven weeks, your Hall of Fame guys – Ron Borges, Rick Gosselin and Clark Judge – have been drafting teams by rounds. The draft started […]

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  • The Bears say good-bye to 4-3

    The Bears say good-bye to 4-3

    (Photos courtesy of the Bill Smith, Chicago Bears) By Rick Gosselin Talk of Fame Network And then there was none. The Houston Oilers with Bum Phillips as head coach and Curley Culp as the nose tackle started a trend in the NFL in the 1970s that would produce Super Bowl championships and defensive brilliance. Phillips slid Culp over the center and dropped a lineman back, creating a 3-4 defensive front for offenses to block. The explosion of stand-up edge rushers […]

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