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The all-time Alabama NFL team

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The Super Bowl champions continue to load up

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NFL finds wide receivers, not quarterbacks, at Ohio State

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Longtime Miami Herald columnist Edwin Pope, a 2002 Hall-of-Fame inductee who served nearly four decades on the Hall’s board of selectors, passed away Thursday and is remembered in Friday’s editions of the paper he made a must-read for any and all of Florida.

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Hall-of-Fame quarterback … and now Hall-of-Fame voter… Dan Fouts joins Hall-of-Fame pass rusher Chris Doleman on this week’s Talk of Fame broadcast to discuss the candidates for the Class of 2017.

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There are at least nine players who are worthy of the Hall of Fame who will not be elected to the Class of 2017. And therein lies the problem with this process — there are too many qualified candidates and too few slots.

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In addition to LaDainian Tomlinson, there are six other first-time finalists on the ballot of 15 modern-era candidates. Five of them were named to NFL all-decade teams.

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We asked our listeners and readers which of the eight NFL team in the conference semifinal round would go on to win the Super Bowl – and Dallas won going away with almost 78 percent of the vote. For once, our Talk of Fame Network poll got it wrong.

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Jason Taylor faces long odds against first ballot Hall of Fame selection.

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Former Jacksonville tackle Tony Boselli doesn’t like to talk about himself or his career, but he had no choice when we interviewed him on the latest Talk of Fame Network broadcast — asking him to detail what makes him Hall-of-Fame worthy.

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Former Seattle safety Kenny Easley is a Hall-of-Fame nominee for the Class of 2017, but longevity is an issue for the senior nominee. It shouldn’t be, he tells the Talk of Fame Network, and he explains why.

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It’s beginning to look an awful lot like 2010 all over again for the Green Bay Packers — and that’s good news for Cheeseheads. The Packers won the Super Bowl that season.

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Dallas is the top seed in the NFC playoffs. Green Bay is the hottest team in the NFC playoffs. Something has to give. So whom do you trust?

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Longevity as Hall of Fame criteria and debate over former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue’s candidacy will highlight this year’s HOF voting.

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The San Diego Chargers are no more. They’re leaving for L.A., with an announcement Thursday that Hall-of-Fame quarterback and former Charger Dan Fouts said “felt like a punch in the stomach.”

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How significant is longevity in a Hall of Fame candidate? Three HOF finalists this year will test that concept.

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The New England Patriots are the AFC East champions and AFC top seed with a 14-2 record. The coach (Bill Belichick) and quarterback (Tom Brady) have been to six Super Bowls and won four of them.

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Quarterback Derek Carr took the Raiders to unfamiliar heights, quarterbacking them to a 12-3 record through the first 15 games, giving them their first winning season and first playoff berth since their last Super Bowl season in 2002.

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