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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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If you want good food, and a lifetime of it and happiness; get a good southern woman.

In what decade do we get a franchise QB?

I see I havent missed a thing. Meaningless bable. Except for Dr. Oscar Canosa. :)

The messages also mentioned Dolphins center Mike Pouncey.

In September, Incognito asked, “did u go to Pouncey’s after? I’ll kill u if u did.”

Martin responded, “Lol hell no. No drugs for me rest of season.”

Dolphins officials declined to comment. A representative of Pouncey’s did not immediately respond for comment.

Dashi honey are you there?

hey baby

I love you Sam, you get me

What up sword-swallowers?

Dónde está mi amor, aún manteniendo su Dan Marino blow up doll?

Fraud, Kris is in Germany. Come back next year.

oscar's wife @ 11:05

Dear Mrs. Canosa,

My poor interpretation of your beautiful language leads me to interpret the aforementioned as
"...when I love I need to service the Dan Marino blow-up doll...".

Ver lo que sucede cuando un gringo (exponiendo el fraude) intenta leer a Español?

NFL lockerooms will be in a better place going forward thanks to J Martin.

any person eats any product of pork is an ANIMAL ...........


Posted by: ALoco | January 31, 2014 at 08:36 PM

Just like Odinstank...........


The chorizzo that I fed your wife last week was enormous and quite filling!


This guy with the evolving 'posted by' names is on here all the time. Is it possible that there is someone this pathetic?

Los Seattle Seahawks se encuentran un montón de estúpidos matones, Vaya Broncos!!

I can't stand those bloggers with nonstop Posted by Names, so annoying, so childish but like they say anyone who blogs online has no life and basically is a useless LOSER!

Brooks, Harrison, Reed and Guy. All game changers!

any person eats any product of pork is an ANIMAL ...........


Posted by: ALoco | January 31, 2014 at 08:36 PM

Just like Odinstank...........

Posted by: Coalition to Ban Odin. | January 31, 2014 at 11:53 PM

Could be "POST OF THE DAY"....

You are so easily manipulated that you are pathetic. Bottom feeder catfish have more sense than you.

Odin-Douche, I've been away for a couple months, Can you Regale us with your exploits with "HOTTIES"??

how many make it into HOF a year?

beerphin get a life as soon as possible son.

Weak ass class, should be an easy vote

Walter Man of the Year.

Real posters--9


I give you permission to reveal the truth about JFK. Tell them what I told you in confidence, in our many big sessions.

Ray guy. Need a punter. You can't play a game without one...

What the hell does J know about an NFL locker room?

Just because you hoard jock straps don't make you a pro.

but like they say anyone who blogs online has no life and basically is a useless LOSER!

Posted by: Marco | February 01, 2014 at 12:22 AM

Describing yourself well.

There are a lot of deserving names there, but Tim Brown's exclusion is a travesty. Fix that Armando!


What are TCHOKES chances of ever being on a ballot Eh?
IT'S THE QB STUPID Eh?.Good work Armando. Keep it up. You are the #-1 Dolphins beat writer Eh?

Arent the homers sick and tired of always being wrong and looking stupid on the Dullfins?

HOF is a joke.

Pouncey and Incognito doing drugs? Not surprising.

think i'll roast a pig today.......

Do any of you sit around admiring the HOF players from the 50's? Probably not. Just a bunch of old geezers you never knew. Same will be with these chaps one day.

Besides, the HOF should be for the rarest of rare elite players. A short list of undeniably best of the best...not and endless list of jokers with good stats.

Jim Brown
Walter Payton
Mean Joe Greene

Congrats. Wish you were on the committee a year ago, so bill parcell stays out of the hall.

You swine!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Somewhere porky is crying

Oscarito where are you mi amor?

Armando, please put in a vote for GUY BENJAMIN for the Hall of Fame.

He was SO damn cute. I would have showered with him all day long!!

Congrats well deserved!

I remember Dane Chadworth. He played in shorts,tennis shoes, a wife beater and an old leather helmet. He played Tight (rear)End for the Dolphins and retired the same year Cam CaMoron got fired form the dolphins.

I won't tell anyone

tell anyone what??


Well, the season is over tomorrow and soon this blog will be like a ghost town again.

Give CaMoron the keys to the kingdom and this is what you get:

Ted Ginn = 1st round pick
Wes Welker = traded for 2nd round pick

Dashi & Sam I Am,

Did you both remember to take Xylerine 1 hour before pumping each other to guarantee maximum size (and therefore tightness)?
They sell it at Walmart for $12/bottle.
It is more fun than sandpaper condoms.

Cam Cameron was a poor HC but his draft wasnt as bad as Saban's or Ireland's. Paul Solai was a great pick and Ted Ginn did have some production. Sabans 2nd draft was totally void as were most of Ireland's 6 drafts.

I'd throw Camoron right in the mix with the rest of the garbage. I'm glad we never got to see how bad he could really be given more time.

He should be helping WanStache with special teams in Tampa Bay

wow Jay,
You're really raising the bar when you include those two.
You could say WanStache wasn't as bad as Rich Kotite or Herm Edwards but that doesn't make him any good

Jerome Bettis
Derrick Brooks
Michael Strahan
Tim Brown
Charles Haley
Walter Jones
Aeneas Williams

Wanny was the last good coach we've had. Its been straight downhill ever since.

Paul Solai was a great pick. 4th or 5th rd I believe. He has been one of the very top at his position for many years. I cant say anything Saban or Ireland drafted was a GREAT pick....

like I said Jay, you're really raising the bar

now you know why I have a bag on my head with clueless fans like Steve and Jay.

I can't take it, I won't let the door hit me, peace

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