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    15 surprising things you didnt know about The Masked Singer Ginsburg returns to Supreme Court for final time Chicago Bears legend and Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers dies at 77 Chicago Bears legendary running back Gale Sayers has died at 77 , the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Wednesday morning. Sayers' family announced in 2017 that he had been battling dementia since 2013. © Malcolm Emmons, USA TODAY Sports May 30: Gayle Sayers, 1943. Nicknamed the "Kansas Comet," Sayers was the Hall's youngest inductee at 34. Sayers' legacy was cemented in seven seasons (1965-71) as his career was cut short after 68 games due to knee injuries. In that short span, he became one of the sport's most explosive running backs. ...
    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Larry Wilson, a former Cardinals safety and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has died. He was 82. Wilson died Thursday evening, according to a news release from the team. Wilson spent more than 43 years in the Cardinals’ organization as a player and an executive. “For more than 40 years, Larry Wilson played a remarkable role in the history of the Cardinals and National Football League as a Hall of Fame player and team executive,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. “While he will be recognized for his toughness and excellence on the field and his many contributions to the Cardinals organization, we will also remember Larry as loyal, humble and...
    Joe Buck. AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth Joe Buck was surprised at halftime of Thursday night's game between the Browns and Bengals with the news that he was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Buck was honored with the Pete Rozelle Award, for his "longtime exceptional contributions to radio and television in professional football." Buck's father, Jack Buck, also had won the award in his broadcasting days, making them the first father-son duo to both earn the honor. After a video played announcing his spot in Canton, Buck was left nearly speechless. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Veteran sports broadcaster Joe Buck got the surprise of a lifetime on Thursday night. During halftime of the game...
    It was going to be the “greatest gathering in football ever.” And then the coronavirus pandemic swept across America. David Baker, president and CEO of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, makes that assessment of the planned 100th birthday celebration for the NFL. The league was born on Sept. 17, 1920, and Canton, Ohio, the home of the hall, was going to stage events a century in the making. While those plans, including the induction of a special 2020 class, have been delayed until next August, the enthusiasm of Baker and his colleagues can’t be dimmed. On Thursday night, at halftime of the Bengals-Browns game — fittingly, the “Battle of Ohio” — the hall and the NFL dedicated Centennial Plaza...
    Thursday night was a big night for the NFL’s Cleveland Browns, who notched a win over their division rivals, the Cincinnati Bengals. But it was an even bigger night for FOX Sports play-by-play sportscaster Joe Buck, who called the game for NFL Network along with former NFL star Troy Aikman. Buck, 51, learned during the broadcast that he’ll be joining his late father – legendary sportscaster Jack Buck – as an inductee in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The surprise announcement came from Hall of Fame President and CEO C. David Baker in a recorded video played during the broadcast. BROWNS' BAKER MAYFIELD, NICK CHUBB HELP TEAM TO FIRST WIN OF 2020 SEASON “Joe, I know...
    Tactical parade rides across Utah town waving guns and flags for Constitution Day New York is set to become the latest city to let restaurants add a COVID-19 fee to your bill Joe Buck finds out on live TV that he’s going into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Joe Buck got an incredible surprise at halftime of Thursday Night Football between the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns on NFL Network. © Provided by Awful Announcing Pro Football Hall of Fame president David Baker announced that Buck will be inducted into the Hall of Fame as the 2020 recipient of the Pete Rozelle Award. Paul Rudd — a close friend of Buck’s — followed Baker in narrating a video...
    Joe Buck noted Thursday night that Cleveland, where he was broadcasting Bengals vs. Browns for NFL Network, is close to Canton, Ohio, home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Turned out to be great, albeit unwitting, foreshadowing. A stunned Buck learned live on the air at halftime that he is the 2020 recipient of the Pete Rozelle Award, which gets him into Canton. Hall of Fame president David Baker delivered the news in a recorded message that was followed by a tribute video narrated by actor Paul Rudd. As Baker said in his announcement, Buck joins his father, the late Jack Buck, as a Rozelle recipient. The Bucks are the first father-son combo to achieve the feat. MORE: How to watch...
    Joe Buck was not expecting to join the Pro Football Hall of Fame Thursday. Joe Buck had no idea he had been elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on live television. When David Baker comes knocking, you answer the door. Though Buck couldn’t see the 6-foot-9, 400-pound friendly giant in person, the effect was the same. Baker surprised Buck with his election into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as the 2020 recipient of the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award. This has been a long-time coming for the lead play-by-play guy for FOX. Joe Buck will join his father in the Pro Football Hall of Fame ???????? (via @NFLonFOX)pic.twitter.com/ii09x5ZtOy — FanSided (@FanSided) September 18, 2020 Joe Buck joins his...
    Rob Carr/Getty Images Heath Miller of the Pittsburgh Steelers scores a touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens on December 2, 2012. Today the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the nominees for the Class of 2021. The list includes 130 names, including 14 players who are eligible for the first time. BREAKING: The Modern-Era nominees for the Class of 2021 have been unveiled. The list is comprised of 130 players. Among the group are 14 first-year eligible players. See all nominees: https://t.co/NlwbZvxoeD#PFHOF21 pic.twitter.com/2oIwVP7PAU — Pro Football Hall of Fame (@ProFootballHOF) September 16, 2020 There are seven former Pittsburgh Steelers players on the list, plus Bill Nunn, who is a Contributor Finalist for induction in 2021. Nunn’s work...
    (KDKA/AP) — Heath Miller is among 14 first-year eligible candidates for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The former Steelers tight end spent 11 seasons with the black and gold, catching 592 passes for 6,569 yards and 45 scores. He played 168 games and made two Pro-Bowls. He retired after the 2015 season. Joining Miller on the ballot as first-year eligible players are receivers Calvin Johnson, Wes Welker and Roddy White; quarterback Peyton Manning; running back Steven Jackson; offensive linemen D’Brickashaw Ferguson and Logan Mankins; defensive linemen Jared Allen, Justin Tuck and Kevin Williams; linebacker Jerod Mayo; and defensive backs Charles Tillman and Charles Woodson. In all, there are 130 nominees for five modern-era spots. The roster of nominees consists...
    Sally makes landfall: Historic flooding in Ala., Fla. McDonalds Travis Scott Meal proves to be popular, leading to shortages and upcoming change Who are the leading first-year Pro Football Hall of Fame eligibles? The nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2021 were released Wednesday. The star-studded, first-year group is headed by locks in quarterback Peyton  Manning, wideout Calvin Johnson, and DB Charles Woodson. © Provided by Touchdown Wire A look at the first-year eligibles: Quarterback – Peyton Manning Wide Receivers – Calvin Johnson, Wes Welker, Roddy White Tight End –Heath Miller Running Back – Steven Jackson Offensive Linemen – D’Brickashaw Ferguson (T), Logan Mankins (G) Defensive Backs – Charles Tillman (CB), Charles Woodson (CB/S) Defensive Linemen – Jared Allen (DE), Justin Tuck...
    DENVER (CBS4) – The Pro Football Hall of Fame could be awash in orange and blue in 2021. The Hall released their initial list of 130 modern-era candidates for enshrinement in Canton next year. Nine Broncos made the cut for the chance to represent the franchise in the Hall. The most notable, and most likely the surest nominee, is quarterback Peyton Manning. Manning led the Broncos from 2012-2015, winning 45 games, four straight division titles, and the Super Bowl 50 title against the Carolina Panthers. While in Denver, Manning threw for 17,112 yards and 140 touchdowns. He was named to three Pro Bowls and was selected to the First Team All-Pro twice. This is Manning’s first year of eligibility. (credit:...
    (CBS4) – Denver Broncos fan Rob Garner was honored at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Wednesday in Canton, Ohio. Garner, aka Rescue Rob, was joined by two other NFL super fans for the unveiling of displays in their honor in the Hall of Fans exhibit. David Baker, President and CEO of the Pro Football Hall of Fame meets with the Hall of Fans inductees. Rob Garner, Janel Carbajo, a Kansas City Chiefs fan and Keith Kunzig, a Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan, were presented with a Ford Hall of Fans blue jacket and ring during an outdoor ceremony. “These passionate fans are the heart and soul of the NFL,” said Jim Peters, Ford U.S. Brand Content and Alliance Partnerships...
    CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Tony Dungy has been added to the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s selection committee, the fourth hall member to become part of the voting process. Dungy joins Bill Polian, James Lofton and Dan Fouts on the panel. The first African-American head coach to win a Super Bowl, Dungy was enshrined into the hall in 2016 following a 13-year coaching career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1996-2001) and the Indianapolis Colts (2002-08). “Coach Dungy is a tremendous addition to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee,” said Saleem Choudhry, the hall’s vice president of museum & exhibit services who oversees the selection process. “As a Hall of Fame coach who has been involved in the NFL...
    Bill Nunn was 89 years old when he passed from this Earth on May 6, 2014, so he certainly gave everyone plenty of opportunity to fully acknowledge his greatness while he still was around to appreciate the recognition. And yet, the various selectors of the Pro Football Hall of Fame failed. MORE: NFL predictions for 2020: Final standings, Super Bowl pick When Nunn ultimately is honored with induction as a contributor — and Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com, who votes on modern-era candidates, described the next step as a “rubber stamp” of his nomination Tuesday — he obviously won’t be there to accept the handshakes and slaps on the back, to model the gold jacket tailored to his frame. This may not be...
    Niall Horan Sustains Painful Foot Injury After Downing Six Pints of Beer with His Cousin US coronavirus: Faster test results and robust immune response may offer hope of curbing the pandemic, experts say Drew Pearson, Tom Flores named Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists for 2021 The Pro Football Hall of Fame appears to be getting its Senior Class of 2021 correct. © Provided by Touchdown Wire Former Dallas Cowboys WR Drew Pearson and ex-Raiders coach Tom Flores are the senior and coach nominees. The next step in the process would be a vote the day before the Super Bowl. It usually is approved sans drama. Congrats to former Cowboys WR Drew Pearson and former Raiders coach Tom...
    Hundreds of Covid-19 cases reported as students return to college campuses Outdoor dining may save restaurants during COVID-19. But are diners at risk from cars plowing into them? Tom Flores named coach finalist for Pro Football Hall of Fame Tom Flores now has a path to the Hall of Fame. © Getty Images The former Raiders and Seahawks head coach was chosen as the coach finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2021. To be inducted, he simply needs 80 percent of a yes/no vote by the 48-member selection committee, which will be held the Saturday before the Super Bowl. The Hall made it easier for coaches to push through traffic by creating a separate category...
    Getty Matthew Stafford rolls his eyes during a Bears game. It might be early to be considering any current members of the Detroit Lions to make it to Canton, Ohio, but when it comes to the best chance, there isn’t many on the list. Only a pair of Lions have any hope of the Hall of Fame according to ESPN’s Bill Barnwell, and they are quarterback Matthew Stafford and rookie cornerback Jeff Okudah, each of whom land in the “work to do” category. The duo only has a 10% to 39% chance to get into the hall when all is said and done at this point according to Barnwell’s metric. Barnwell wrote: “Stafford posted gaudy numbers earlier in...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Mo Gaba was inducted into the Orioles Hall of Fame Tuesday, and now, he’s in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Mo, a Baltimore sports superfan, passed away Tuesday at the age of 14 after his fourth bout with cancer. The Ravens said Wednesday that Mo’s history-making Braille draft card is now on exhibit at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Orioles Hall of Fame & now the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Only Mo Gaba could achieve that. #MoStrong @wjz https://t.co/OeQsrvc3RP — Rick Ritter (@RickRitterWJZ) July 29, 2020 The Ravens said Mo and his family learned about the honor this week before he passed away. Mo became the first person to read an NFL draft pick...
    Next1 of 10Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse Each year former players and coaches are enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but which players have yet to receive the honor they’ve earned? Each year, Hall of Fame voters select the former players, coaches and contributors who will be inducted into football’s most elite club during the annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. And each year, deserving players from every team get passed over for the ultimate honor. But, which former NFL standouts are amongst the greatest snubs from Canton? Note: In order to be eligible for induction, a player must have been retired for five or more years. Subsequently, we have not included any...
    Canton, Ohio, is the birthplace of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and from where the sport still gets its heartbeat. Built with brick and mortar, the Hall is a strong and sturdy building, much like the men who play the game it honors. It is also so much more than just a physical structure that showcases the past. Instead, the place USA Today calls the number one sports museum in the U.S. seems to be living and breathing — alive with a mixture of passion and purpose. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is open to visitors now, just as it always seems to be open to new ideas and issues. The Hall is certainly filled with exhibits that...
    Canton, Ohio, is the birthplace of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and from where the sport still gets its heartbeat. Built with brick and mortar, the Hall is a strong and sturdy building, much like the men who play the game it honors. It is also so much more than just a physical structure that showcases the past. Instead, the place USA Today calls the number one sports museum in the U.S. seems to be living and breathing — alive with a mixture of passion and purpose. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is open to visitors now, just as it always seems to be open to new ideas and issues. The Hall is certainly filled with exhibits that...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Former Steelers coach Bill Cowher supports the decision to reschedule this summer’s Pro Football Hall of Fame Ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony was scheduled for Aug. 8. Cowher and former Steelers safety Troy Polamalu were among those being enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Pro Football Hall of Fame said events tied to Enshrinement Week this year will be moved to Aug. 5 through Aug. 9 of 2021. “Totally support and understand the @NFL’s decision to move this year’s @ProFootballHOF Induction to next year. See you in Canton in August 2021 for a festive weekend. Stay safe,” Cowher said on Twitter. Totally support and understand the @NFLs...
    The NFL is cancelling this year’s Pro Football Hall of Fame Game between the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers and postponing the Hall of Fame’s enshrinement ceremony due to the global coronavirus pandemic, according to ESPN. The annual preseason-opening game was scheduled for Aug. 6, while the Hall of Fame ceremony was planned for two days later. It’s the first time the coronavirus pandemic has canceled an NFL event. Five modern-era players — Steve Atwater, Isaac Bruce, Steve Hutchinson, Edgerrin James and Troy Polamalu — were scheduled to be inducted this summer, along with coaches Bill Cowher and Jimmy Johnson. Steve Sabol, Paul Tagliabue and George Young were set to be enshrined as contributors. ESPN reported that the Cowboys...
    CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Pro Football Hall of Fame will reopen Wednesday after nearly a three-month closure caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The hall closed on March 16, but permission has been granted by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine for museums, science centers and zoos to open. “Since its grand opening in September 1963, the Pro Football Hall of Fame had never been closed more than two days in a row,” said David Baker, the hall’s president and CEO. “So after nearly three months, you can imagine our excitement at being able to open our doors again to fans of this great game. “We welcome them back and join them in honoring the heroes of the game, preserving its history,...