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Joe Theismann


The CFL’s best? Put Kapp at the top of the list

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Who was the best NFL player ever to come out of the CFL?

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Joe Kapp spent eight seasons in the CFL, winning a Grey Cup and appearing in two CFL All-Star games. Former CFL coach Bud Grant brought Kapp to Minnesota in 1967 and he took the Vikings to the playoffs for the first time in 1968, then took them to their first Super Bowl in 1969.

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Cameron Wake played two seasons in the CFL and led the league in sacks both times, collecting 16 in 2007 and 23 in 2008. That earned him a return to the NFL with the Miami Dolphins in 2009. He has played the last nine seasons for the Dolphins, collecting 92 sacks.

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Joe Theismann took the long road to the NFL, and while he doesn’t recommend that other quarterbacks follow his path he tells the Talk of Fame Network why patience with quarterbacks is good for the player and for the club.

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The most popular number for Super Bowl quarterbacks has been 12. The most successful has been 16.

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In this week’s Talk of Fame Network poll our listeners and readers believe that four Pro Bowls and 1980s NFL all-decade acclaim should be Joe Jacoby’s ticket to Canton.

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Seven CFL quarterbacks went on to have successful NFL careers — but only Warren Moon earned a bust in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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(Photo courtesy of Washington Redskins) Talk of Fame Network In a stunning upset, the 1983 Washington Redskins outpolled the record-breaking and nearly undefeated 2007 New England Patriots as the best team NOT to win a Super Bowl championships. Our listeners and readers backed the Redskins with 59.1% of the vote to the Patriots’ 23.6% despite …

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By Clark Judge Talk of Fame Network   Candlestick Park closed for good last week. Now, it’s training camps that are getting shuttered for the year. Everywhere but the Dallas defense, it seems, there are shutdowns across the NFL … which got me to thinking: What are the training camps we miss most — camps …

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