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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 2:41 pm    Post subject: Valhalla of Fame Reply with quote

As we're getting close to the induction (finally) of Mick Tingelhoff, it brings us back again to the discussion surrounding which Viking may next be inducted into the HOF.

The currently eligible former Vikings are (were on nominee list for 2015):

Randall Cunningham
Rich Gannon
Roger Craig
Herschel Walker
Chris Hinton
Joey Browner
Morten Andersen
Gary Anderson

Future Eligible:

2016 - FB Tony Richardson, QB Brett Favre, S Darren Sharper
2017 - None
2018 - CB Antoine Winfield, C Matt Birk, WR Randy Moss, OG Steve Hutchinson
2019 - None

Eligible via Veterans' Committee - Jim Marshall, Chuck Foreman

So, who will be next?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think there will be a push to get Jim Marshall in. Out of the ones eligible you listed I don't see any of them getting in.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TENINCH wrote:
I think there will be a push to get Jim Marshall in. Out of the ones eligible you listed I don't see any of them getting in.


not even Cunningham?

I ask because I haven't followed much of the Vikings Hall of Fame/Ring of Honor.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SteelKing728 wrote:
TENINCH wrote:
I think there will be a push to get Jim Marshall in. Out of the ones eligible you listed I don't see any of them getting in.


not even Cunningham?

I ask because I haven't followed much of the Vikings Hall of Fame/Ring of Honor.


Cunningham had good seasons, but a very inconsistent career. However, I would put the year he had in '98 and the year Favre had in '09 in the top 15 single seasons any quarterback has ever had!!

I agree...there will be...and there should be a push to get Jim Marshall in HOF.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Foreman or Browner IMO
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TENINCH wrote:
I think there will be a push to get Jim Marshall in. Out of the ones eligible you listed I don't see any of them getting in.


Marshall should have gone in before Tinglehoff, IMHO. I hope they get him in while Bud Grant is still alive. I know he would love that.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does Sharper life after football stop him from reaching the HOF?

I really hope Winfield gets in someday. I doubt he does, but he was one of the best run/screen stuffing corners.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

byuvike88 wrote:
Does Sharper life after football stop him from reaching the HOF?

I really hope Winfield gets in someday. I doubt he does, but he was one of the best run/screen stuffing corners.


While the PFHOF doesn't have the character clause attached to induction like baseball does, I imagine it has to play a factor and Sharper will never get serious consideration. He would have because of his knack for getting INTs, but people won't be able to get past what he did. Besides the fact, how would you talk about it at the ceremony, considering he couldn't attend? Can you say, awkward?

As far as Winfield, he probably won't ever get serious consideration either, because of his lack of a number of Pro Bowls. While that shouldn't be a deciding factor, it will be.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

byuvike88 wrote:
Does Sharper life after football stop him from reaching the HOF?

DARREN Sharper?

absolutely his off field felonies disqualify him from any HOF consideration.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Regardless of his off the field stuff I've never viewed Sharper as a HOF'er
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

disaacs wrote:
byuvike88 wrote:
Does Sharper life after football stop him from reaching the HOF?

I really hope Winfield gets in someday. I doubt he does, but he was one of the best run/screen stuffing corners.


While the PFHOF doesn't have the character clause attached to induction like baseball does, I imagine it has to play a factor and Sharper will never get serious consideration. He would have because of his knack for getting INTs, but people won't be able to get past what he did. Besides the fact, how would you talk about it at the ceremony, considering he couldn't attend? Can you say, awkward?

As far as Winfield, he probably won't ever get serious consideration either, because of his lack of a number of Pro Bowls. While that shouldn't be a deciding factor, it will be.


That's what I thought about the PFHOF. I agree I wouldn't put him in because of it, but isn't only serving like 7 years? (which is crazy for the conviction he got). It is sad to see players like Sapp who have gone into the Hall make a mess of their lives after getting inducted.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Outside of Favre, who everyone knows has a far more significant legacy with the Packers than the Vikings, we may have to wait until 2018 when Randy Moss gets into the HOF.

While Moss enjoyed the most team success with the Patriots, most will recall his dominance from 1998-2004 as part of the Vikings.

Hutchinson is another player who could get in, but it may take awhile, just like Tinglehoff. Interior lineman struggle to get HOF recognition.

Richardson, Birk, Winfield and Sharper simply arent HOF caliber players.
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