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Salguero a Pro Football Hall of Fame selector

The Pro Football Hall of Fame has asked me to serve as one of 50 selectors that will vote to determine the Hall of Fame class of 2014 on Saturday.

I will serve as an alternate in place of former Miami Herald sports editor Edwin Pope, who is not present at this year's Super Bowl and wil not be at the meeting to determine which of the 17 finalists becomes part of the new class of inductees. Pope has been South Florida's representative to the Hall of Fame ever since I can remember.

A determination on a permanent South Florida rep will be made in the months following Super Bowl and I will be considered for that high honor. Regardless, I feel privileged to be among the few who have ever gone behind the so-called curtain to see and participate in the process of electing a HOF class.

There are 17 finalists whose HOF status will be decided Saturday.

K Morten Andersen: Played 25 seasons and was the most prolific scorer in NFL history when he retired. Was in seven Pro Bowls and at his retirement was first in games played, most points scored (2,544), most consecutive games scoring (360), most FGs attempted (709), most FGs made (565), most FGs of 50 or more yards in a career (40) and most FGs of 50 or more yards for a season (40).

RB Jerome Bettis: Played 13 seasons with the Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams and Pittsburgh Steelers. Was chosen to six Por Bowls. Gained 13,662 yards over his career, which was fifth on the all-time list at the time of his retirement. Had eight 1,000-yard seasons. Averaged 3.9 yards per rush. Was comeback player of the year in 1995.

LB Derrick Brooks: Never missed a game during his 14-year career. Names NFL's defensive player of the year in 2002. Was Pro Bowl selection 11 times and All-Pro six times. Had three interception returns for TDs in 2002, second most ever for a season. Retired Tampa Bay's all-time leader in tackles for a career (2,196) and a game (23). Was part of the 2000s all-decade team. Was the Walter Payton man of the year in 2000.

WR Tim Brown: Played 17 seasons. Starting in 1993 Brown recorded nine consecutive 1,000-yard seasons. He had 10 seasons of 75 or more catches. Was on the 1990s all decade team. Selected to the Pro Bowl nine times. Caught 1,094 passes for 14,934 yards with 100 TDs. Aslo had three punt return TDs and one KO return TD. Led the NFL in pass receiving in 1997 and kickoff returning in 1988.

Owner Edward DeBartolo Jr.: Purchased the San Francisco 49ers in 1977. Team went 2-14 two consecutive seasons before DeBartolo hired Bill Walsh in 1979. Walsh draft Joe Montana. San Francisco won the Super Bowl in 1982. Under DeBartolo team claimed 13 division titles, 16 playoff appearances, went to the NFC title game 10 times and won five Super Bowls, including in '84, '88, '89 and '94. Franchise had NFL's best winning percentage in the 1980s and 1990s.

Coach Tony Dungy: After serving as defensive coordinator in Pittsburgh and Minnesota he took over as head coach in Tampa. The Bucs had 12 double-digit loss seasons in previous 13 years but Dungy's team was 10-6 in his second year. Took Bucs to the playoffs four times in six seasons in Tampa. He then coached Indianapolis for seven years and won double-digit number of games every season. He won the Super Bowl XLI over Chicago. He was 139-69 in the regular season; was 9-10 in the postseason (2-4 with Tampa Bay).

LB Kevin Greene: Had double-digit sack seasons 10 times in a 15-year career. Won the NFL sack title twice, in 1994 and 1996. Was a member of the 1990 all decade team. Was selected to the Pro Bowl five times. Finished career with 160 sacks in 228 games.

P Ray Guy: First punter ever selected in the first round of the NFL draft when he was pick No. 23 in 1973. Played 14 seasons and averaged more than 40 yards per punt in 13 of his 14 seasons. Had 1,049 punts and had only three blocked. Led the NFL in punting three times and finished second three times. Was selected to seven Pro Bowls.

DE: Charles Haley: Only player in NFL history to win five Super Bowls. Led the 49ers in sacks in each of his first six seasons. Amassed 100.5 sacks in 169 games. Was named to five Pro Bowls. Had double-digit sack seasons six times.

WR Marvin Harrison: Caught 1,102 passes in 190 career games. Finished with 14,580 receiving yards and 128 TDs. Caugh 100 or more passes four consecutive seasons from 1999-2002. Was a member of the 2000s all decade team. Was selected to eight Pro Bowls. Led the NFL in receiving yards in 1999 and 2002 and led the NFL in catches in 2000 and 2002.

DE Claude Humphrey: Was NFL defensive rookie of the year in 1968. Credited with 122 career sacks in 171 career games (although the sack statistic did not become official until after he retired). Was selected to six Pro Bowls.

OT Walter Jones: Selected to nine Pro Bowls in 12 seasons. Part of the 2000s all decade team. Was an AP All Pro selection four times. Considered the best LT of his day.

S John Lynch: Selected to nine Pro Bowls in 15 seasons. Had 26 interceptions in 224 games. Also collected 13 sacks in his career. Finished with 973 tackles, third most in Tampa Bay history at the time of his retirement.

WR Andre Reed: Selected to the Pro Bowl seven times in a 15-year career. His 951 career catches was third in NFL history at the time of his retirement. Had 13 seasons with 50-plus receptions, exceeded only by Jerry Rice at the time of his retirement. Finished wtih 13,198 yards and 87 TDs in 234 games.

G Will Shields: Never missed a game during his 14-year career. Had a string of 12 consecutive Pro Bowl berths. Member of the 2000s all-decade team. Walter Man of the Year award in 2003.

DE Michael Strahan: Collected 141.5 sacks in 216 career games. Was selected to seven Pro Bowls. Won the sack titles in 2001 and 2003. Set the record for most sacks in a season with 22.5 in 2001. Selected to the 2000s all decade team.

CB Aeneas Williams: Played cornerback first 12 seasons of his career and moved to safety final two seasons. Was selected to the Pro Bowl seven times as a cornerback and once as a safety. Finished with 55 career interceptions in 211 games. Was second in NFL history, at the time of his retirement, with nine interceptions returned for touchdowns. Led the NFL in interceptions in 1991 and 1994. 

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Bill tell us about that time you pushed the fire trolley 12 miles up hill to save that little house on the prairie!

See YG, told you that you don't anything ... 1:43

If anybody cares I have been at the Super Bowl festivities in NYC this week and all I can say is that NYC knows how to throw a party....in the middle of Times Square no less while 8.4million people mull around living there lives. Its amazing.

MIT I warned you about there trolls back in October. They are what they are. Daytona as I said all along. I just read this blog everyday and see the patterns in what people write. You start to see what the motives really are. Besides that knuckle head is on here almost 18 hrs a day. NO LIFE MAYBE??

**These trolls

Bill Arnsparger,

No one beats up on MIT. It's MIT that does the "beating up" on other bloggers, just sad you seem to always miss this part.

Im neither attention seeker nor misfit. I'm respectful to those whom are respectful to me. I see you are the exact same with this.

I have no hared nor malice towards MIT. Neither do I have an agenda. The kid just lights into me when he sees a post of mine in which he does not agree. That's fine, none of agree 100% of time with others.

Just when MIT does it with me, he makes sure Im aware he'd doing it with contempt and malice. He does not like me, and makes no bones to conceal it. Which Im fine with. Neither us will be sendng the other invitations to dinner.

I never get into dispute of others here. Simply because it isn't my fight and I have no idea who started what with who. I have found this to be a very wise thing, giving the nature of the frivolousness that exist here.

Thank you for your time, fine sir.

Posted by: Shula | January 31, 2014 at 12:54 PM


Then you replied:

No doubt probably a peanut vendure that day in the stands!

???????????????????????????????

Posted by: Sam I Am | January 31, 2014 at 01:58 PM

This is were you lost me I thought you were someone else posting under Shula (been 100 on this sight over the Yrs) The reason for my confusion? Your posting at me with multiple handles inside of an 1 Hr.

I have no problem with you having your point of view and welcome it because it gives us material to dispute (the point of the blog, No?) A debate with other informed fans! Fans that really get the game that is because I've had the water cooler variety over the Yrs. with the lesser informed which is frustrating and boring to me!

You don't know me!

Yeah Bill, well Fire Ross is marco is YG is Sam is Daytona so that should explain it. My favourite is when this whacko gets them talking to each other.

I'm probably going to get sniped by this character one day...


I never get into dispute of others here. Simply because it isn't my fight and I have no idea who started what with who. I have found this to be a very wise thing, giving the nature of the frivolousness that exist here.

Thank you for your time, fine sir.

Posted by: Sam I Am | January 31, 2014 at 02:18 PM

Sam I know you used to not fight with people on here. In fact when things went south between you and any other poster you would ignore. But my friend you have changed since the Jets game. Before that game you were optimistic and forward looking and would avoid strife on this blog. Since that loss you have changed. You have become pessimist, ornery and condescending. MIT and you always had good conversations and deep down you KNOW he is one of the good guys on here.
Lately you just jump allover everything he says. I know you see it the other way Sam but I am looking at this from the outside. You used to be one of the good guys now you are acting like Daytona.

Bill Arnsparer,

You even made post you were wrong about me when you and I mistakenly were at odds with the other. I was raised you either a believe a man is or he isn't.

You can not straddle fences back and forth. In the end t makes he who does the straddling look very unstable.

You're a good man. You mean very well. This I know, not what I think. You're a great person, and I presume a fine husband and father. Do not be taken by the wolves in sheep's clothing.

I have no problem with anyone who's fine with MIT. I only judge people by the way they treat me. This policy has always served me well.

Ouuu, f4l busts Sam, Daytona, YG, Marco, Fire Ross, and 1,000 other handles at 2:18...

Posted by: fin4life | January 31, 2014 at 02:18 PM


No probs, man. As I posted to you earlier. I do believe you are one of the more respectful posters here.

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | January 31, 2014 at 02:25 PM

Fine example of MIT. If for any reason he does not like you. He will do his best to coax every poster here to feel the same. Whether you have done anything to them or not.

MIT truly has snakish qualities. Buyers please beware.

You used to be one of the good guys now you are acting like Daytona.

Posted by: Bill Arnsparger | January 31, 2014 at 02:23 PM

I got some not so breaking news for you Bill...heheheheh.

http://blogs.palmbeachpost.com/thedailydolphin/2014/01/31/report-incognito-and-martin-exchanged-texts-about-drugs/

No wonder the O-line stunk so bad. They were all high!


Do not be taken by the wolves in sheep's clothing.

I have no problem with anyone who's fine with MIT. I only judge people by the way they treat me. This policy has always served me well.

Posted by: Sam I Am | January 31, 2014 at 02:24 PM

Sam this is my point MIT is not a wolf in sheep's clothing. MIT has been on here fro as long as this blog is running. He uses his name "Mark" where he is from "Toronto" and even tells all where he is seated at Bills games for all to drop by. He post interesting fact based material and normally stays out of the fray. Unless he is attacked by Daytona just as I will always defend myself against that punk.
Sometimes Marco and you use the same "European' spelling of certain words and it makes me wonder. That is why sometimes I fly off the handle at you. Marco is pure Daytona. You on the other hand "usually" bring good here. Except that you have become more like Marco since the jets game.

haha, I love this Daytona victim angle here... Jimmy Swaggart-like

KOOOOOOOOOOOCH!!!!

The only people I see beefing with Mark are the people that are not so confident and successful. You know the types, when others fail it empowers them. When other succeed the jealousy clouds start to blacken up. These are the guys who walk down the street and hate everyone smiling or walking with a purdy lady in their arm. Basically anyone not less than or equal to as pathetic than their self.

Gonna stay with 5 PLAYER picks, just to keep it simple, and removing owners/coaches, just...because.

This time around I would elect Brooks, Williams, Jones and Shields. And for my 5th--Guy--IT IS ABOUT TIME HIS EXPERTISE-and the importance and value of the punting/kicking game WAS ACKNOWLEDGED in the HOF. Would save Anderson for the next vote, also just because. While a punter and kicker would be nice pair to add in together, in keeping a small vote, one ST'er in enough and Guy was by far the best (just inching out Roby!) Love Kooch, but there you go. The others will probably get in, in time.

MIT,


Just shares his views and stands by them. If you like it or not. He is respectful until you give him a reason not to be.............FACT

Marc,

I posted the same link on page 2. I was worried that the NFL could suspend a current player for the text info from Cogs or Martin. I don't know the hard fast NFL rule but if the only way they can suspend is drug tests then our other linemen would be safe.

This is getting ridiculous!!!


Fine example of MIT. If for any reason he does not like you. He will do his best to coax every poster here to feel the same. Whether you have done anything to them or not.

MIT truly has snakish qualities. Buyers please beware.

Posted by: Sam I Am | January 31, 2014 at 02:28 PM

That's not even his schtick. He stole that song n dance routine from his panzy fellow country man Craig Moron.

Whenthe going gets tough, both those dopes try to recruit fellow bloggers. Truly the blind leading the blind.

WTF was Martin thinking?! You don't call someone out when you're complicit! Of course Richie is gonna defend his name and show the context of their conversations.

Unfortunately that put Pouncy on blast as well.


Whenthe going gets tough, both those dopes try to recruit fellow bloggers. Truly the blind leading the blind.


Posted by: The Blog | January 31, 2014 at 02:47 PM

Please enlighten us and tells us all how MIT and Craig "try to recruit fellow bloggers"? I have seen no such actions? Please give an example? Since this blog entry started at 11am its very short. Please show where MIT tried to recruit anybody??

You know Martin's mantra will be "I was just trying to fit in." F'n no character at all.

Texas, Marc, yeah, I think they would have to be caught... with s positive sample or with a test altering apparatus like Onterrio Smith's whizzinator...

These texts are opinions ... unless they testify to watching someone actually ingest drugs...

Otherwise, heresay...

That's weak. Anyone with half a brain won't fall for that "I was trying to fit in nonsense"

Please guys, this is all silly, can we just talk football?

That is good news for Pouncey! Now since the light is clicked on in the NFL the random testing will commence. So my advice to Pouncey would be "STAY OFF THE DRUGS!!!" Dumazz

Still, you can bet your donkey that Pouncy will be tested every "random" test from now until the end of time. Just like JT was


Please enlighten us and tells us all how MIT and Craig "try to recruit fellow bloggers"? I have seen no such actions? Please give an example? Since this blog entry started at 11am its very short. Please show where MIT tried to recruit anybody??


Posted by: Bill Arnsparger | January 31, 2014 at 02:51 PM

You're about as sharp as playdo. I didn't mean in this tread. I mean HISTORICALLY, throughtout the YEARS, this is what they do.

Whenever they are mocked, they try to tell others don't listen or respond or try to talk to him or them or whatever.

Being a newbie you might not be onto this schtick.


You have become pessimist, ornery and condescending. MIT and you always had good conversations and deep down you KNOW he is one of the good guys on here.

Lately you just jump allover everything he says. I know you see it the other way Sam but I am looking at this from the outside. You used to be one of the good guys now you are acting like Daytona.


Posted by: Bill Arnsparger | January 31, 2014 at 02:23 PM


Bill you missed something, something very important.

First of all, I was disappointed at the "TEAM" and the manner in which they lost the final 2gms, was very vocal about that. Bill you can not confuse disappointment with hatred for the team. Enuff said on this.

As for Mt, I never jump on anything he say. You miss his posts where he starts in n bashing my posts. I haven't a proem with another poster not agreeing with me. H takes it a step further, he uses disrespect.

Look Bill, MIT does not like me, he make zero attempts to hide this. Ask him yourself, he'll be more than happy to tell you. He demonstrates it by trying to provoke me. If I do not a poster, I ay neither good nr bad to them. I post to them not at all. I mean whats the point.

MI, on the other hand, if he doesn't like you, make certainly sure you always know. Instead of THE RIGHTTHING, letting bye-gones bye-gones and moving on.
H's the most UNFORGIVING sob's I've ever in my entire life met.

Still, that's him, absolutely nothing I can do about that. Only the man in the mirror, can CHANGE the man in the mirror.

Its Friday it should be nothing but good vibes. So no more fighting or arguing. So lets all grab each others members and bring on the weekend with a good ol' circle jerk

Wait this a football blog? Isn't this Days of our Lives blog??

Posted by: Rdubs | January 31, 2014 at 02:45 PM

That's YOUR experience with MIT. Im glad its going well. But Im sure you don't have him under 24 HOUR surveillance. Meaning you do not see every deed or misdeed he does to others.

Again, just happy your experiences with him have been pleasant ones.

Sam,


My experience is pleasant with everybody. When one is a jackazz like myself, you can just stumble through life making dikk jokes and be happy

Now you want to talk football Mark? Earlier you wanted to post pics. jk

Actually it would be a much better blog if they could put a stop to the name changing.


Please guys, this is all silly, can we just talk football?

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | January 31, 2014 at 02:52 PM


Why cant this be you thought line when carrying out unprovoked attacks on me? Boy, do you really have the fooled on here .You should be proud of yourself.

But you and I now the REAL truth, dont we brother?

As for Mt, I never jump on anything he say. You miss his posts where he starts in n bashing my posts. I haven't a proem with another poster not agreeing with me. H takes it a step further, he uses disrespect.
Posted by: Sam I Am | January 31, 2014 at 02:55 PM

d29, as I'm sure you've heard nearby the team isn't exactly enamored with Chandler? Why? I have no idea. Guy puts up 655 yards with a starting qb who threw for 2,000 yards. The guy makes the tough catches over the middle and provides an enormous target.
Graham is also another guy that is rather productive on a team that wasn't overly productive.
Both add the combination of size/skill/production that the TE corps lacks (Clay is way better off as a halfback)
Posted by: Mark in Toronto | January 30, 2014 at 04:08 PM

ALL OF THIS is CONCRETE EVIDENCE YOU"RE NOT THE SMARTEST MAN ON THE PLANET THAT ONLY YOU AND A FEW OF YOPUR DIMWIT CRONIES HERE THINK THAT YOU ARE.
This is all of the evidence you need as to why you work in no one's gm office. Safe bet you never either. :)

Posted by: Sam I Am | January 30, 2014 at 04:20 PM

Notice how the post Daytona here jumped in on wasn't addressed to him or the blog but to D29...

Anyway, you're right, I don't like you. I never did, it goes back years ... inappropriate comments you amde repeatedly about my elderly infirm mother which showed the piece of garbage you are and led to you getting banned by Armando...

Anyway, back to the news...

Rick,


You can blame the photos. I have a perv like obsession with the girl that is his avatar.He was helpin' a brother out

So then Sam it is best that you just ignore his post from now on. That's what you used to do before the Jets game. Go back to pre jets game Sam and you will be ok. Best thing I ever did was not post the last 30 days.

haha, Rick, rdubs did ask for some pics ... I directed him to a public link...

yeah probably LOBSTERTUBE??

I think if that girl did lobstertube, nobody would hear of or see rdubs for a long, long time...

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | January 31, 2014 at 03:03 PM


WOW! Half truth with you again. Guess you've CONVENIENTLY FORGOTTEN who started with who this day too.

MIT, as long as you and I know the real truth, its enough for me. Only person you can not hide from is you my brother.

You can deceive others, but you can not deceive yourself. Man in the mirror, baby!

OK ENOUGH!!!

MIT YOU LOOK IN THE MIRROR
AND
SAM I AM IGNORE ANY POST THAT YOUR FEELINGS ARE HURT!!

MIT,


I think my hand would cramp to the point where I would need to walk around with a pen in my hand like Bob Dole and I would have a bad case of road rash

In case anyone missed it, she is wearing clothes, so its ok to look at at work, I hope LOL

http://www.torontosun.com/sunshine-girl/2013/12/30/deena

There's a GOD damned Super Bowl game in 2 days and we are not in it AGAIN!!!!

Can't we all just get along?
Rodney King 1992

Posted by: Bill Arnsparger | January 31, 2014 at 03:04 PM

So........

You really do see when he starts in with me, yet befriend him and ridicule me. What's really your angle?

Yu all but just admitted you've seen him unjustly attack me and I ignored him. Yet you blistering come in defense of him after none posting for a month accusing me of troll?

Wow! I'll pray for the both of you.

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | January 31, 2014 at 03:05 PM

____________________________________________________

Fair enough. I was just trying to lighten things up anyway.

Maybe Rdubs needs to renew his vows so we can throw him a bachelor party.

Uh oh...Sam is trying a new strategy....DA VICTIM!

Rick,

Renew my vows? I am not ready for that kind of commitment!! LMAO

Armando,
Ask the Hall of fame why these guys never made it. Bob Kuchenberg, Jerry Kramer and Johnny Robinson. Then ask them why these guys did. Elvin Bethea, Harry Carson, Fred Dean, Joe Delamiellure, Richard Dent, Chris Doleman, Russ Grim, Dan Hampton, Charlie Joiner, Ricky Jackson, Floyd Little and Warren Moon. All of these guys belong on the "Hall Of Pretty Good". And by the way, Armando, ask them how much of being on TV did help Troy( I can't win without Emmit Smith) Aikman and Howie (Im on TV) Long.

rdubs, ha, man, you kill me.

I think she does parties ... actually I know she does ...


Uh oh...Sam is trying a new strategy....DA VICTIM!

Posted by: Rdubs | January 31, 2014 at 03:16 PM

Never been the crybaby type. Just facts y man. :)

Here I am accusing you guys of being perves and I just noticed I've been posting as "doll" fan Rick.lol

Thanks for the heads up.not

Warren Moon is the all time yardage leader in pro football history and broke an important colour barrier. he's a jackie robinson type, of course he belongs in the hall of fame...

Just wish he didn't blwo that 35-3 lead in Buffalo...

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