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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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Man why the hags Ralphie? I don't get it unless your ugly as sin wouldn't you want a 20 or 30 chick?

Marco it's difficult to find a younger woman who doesn't have drama or major baggage in her life. These older ladies do not want marriage, kids and do not pressure you into anything. They want to have a good time and enjoy life.

To each his own i guess, good luck.

So whats a good cougar site?

You dumb-asses can't stereotype woman by age or any other criteria. Women are an entity unto themselves. Each must be explored and categorized individually.

Biz just google cougar dating sites and the world is yours.

im talking in general coltane, not disagreeing with you here.


it depends on what your looking for, i try and do avoid drama and problems. everyones different.

I tried one of them and when I registered it quickly asked for my credit card and said I would get laid in 3 months or my money back. Well, it came off like an adult sex sight, I don't want a woman romping every circus in town,

The name is Coltrane; and women are the most diverse organism ever created.

NO NO NO you should never have to pay anything. Lots of good sites.

The next one I tried has all the same formatting, credit card screen, laid out the same, just different colors. I'm willing to bet many different sites are really the same one, they just market different names to the same place.

Anyway, it looks more like an adult sex site of sleez hags rather than a legit cougar dating thing.

I'll pass

Well at least were talking about something else beside the pathetic dolphins.

anyway later guys, take care.

When i went to Oscarswifelovesthedarkmeat.com i got laid in less than 3 hours. I have a feeling this lil latin woman was romping every circus in town, but I went for it anyways!

She does love the dark meat, I can tell you that!

Ralph be FOS.


Nobody fools anybody here :)

NO NO NO you should never have to pay anything. Lots of good sites.

Posted by: Ralph Jenkins | February 02, 2014 at 02:04 AM

But he couldn't recommend one!

All fin fans are phony, he's a natural.

I keep it simple, i date married woman only, why you ask?
THEY HAVE TO GO HOME A LOT SOONER THAN LATER, and that's a wonderful thing when your want your freedom and peace of mind!
Happiness without the headaches!

Just two words....John Offerdahl. He has to be the most underrated player in recent football history. The fact that I can still feel those crunching tackles in my bones so many years after he retired is testimony to his football prowess. He moved in for the kill like a shark and delivered an exquisite killer blow each and very time. #56



dang, woke up with an aching bung again.

actually it's more like a throbbing bung. He must of came like a thief in the night, for I have no recollection.

I usually go by Odinseye. But I have a split personality. This personality is much more mature than Odinseye. haha, believe it, hard to believe ain't it??

Super Bowl Sunday!!

Really great to see Strahan make it and hope Sapp puts a sock in it, and a dirty, smelly sock at that.
His comments were unfounded and sounded like he's a jealous crybaby.

In what decade do we get a franchise QB?

Unfortunately for real NFL football fans, super bowl Sunday is one big side show, hard core fans do not care about....

1. Bruno mars
2. dumb commercials
3. celebrities in attendance
4. 5 days of useless pre-game hype

today is the day for the once a year football fan who will be monday morning QB's tomorrow giving analysis of something they have no clue about and knee slapping about a doritos commercial that made them laugh.

Today is the day! "Its Our Time"

Does anyone here know the original football Seahawks team were the AAFC Miami Seahawks in 1946?


That's right Yahoo, however i do feel bad for the dolphin nation, having such a clueless and incompetent owner is hard for the real diehard fans.

Russel Wilson played right in front of Philbin in Wisconsin and we should've had this kid.

My co-worker sits in sec 442 row 13 and told me they dropped his season ticket price from $71 to $60 for 2014, a 15% drop is unheard of.

That's right Yahoo, however i do feel bad for the dolphin nation, having such a clueless and incompetent owner is hard for the real diehard fans.
Posted by: Seahawks Fan In Miami | February 02, 2014 at 11:02 AM

And he's so F'N cheap that they'll never win while he's the owner.

Remember our QB was supposed to be Matt Flynn, thank you lord for that NOT happening. Wilson is amazing!

Harmel, Ross is NOT cheap by any means he spent over $250M on contacts before 2013, he wants to win but with a HC like Philbin he is destined for doom!

I wish we had Matt Flynn instead of Tannebust. Ross was too cheap to pay him fairly.

No you do not marmel, Tannehill is way better than Flynn who got cut by the Raiders who have NO QB's.
Flynn would have failed miserably in Miami and most likely been paralyzed in 2013 with your offensive line.

I wish they would just play game already. It's a Sunday for pete's sakes why wait until six?

I not a huge fan of the Broncos or the Seahawks. I've hated Pete Carroll ever since his choke sign on our field goal miss and we wonder where Richard Sherman got that from. No class.

If I had to pick I would have to go with the Seahags though. Their secondary should hold Manning back just enough for Beastmode and Wilson to win it.

In other news, Dashi is going to be full of himself....more than usual...Lacy NFL Rookie of the Year.

Broncos - 31
Seahawks - 17 Eh?

John Offerdahl should be in the Hall of Fame. Five Pro Bowls including his rookie year, All-pro selection, Defensive Rookie of the Year. Played only seven seasons, but walked away because of injuries sustained playing in a manner deserving of Hall of Fame consideration. Maybe he was too quiet and unassuming, maybe he played on terrible defense, but from the moment he stepped on the practice field and Shula ran a play to his side, Offerdahl dominated.

Payton Manning is a choke artist equal to Dan Marino

trivia question:

who in the 2013 NFL season won the league MVP and also won choke artist of the year?

Denver looks a lot like all the miami playoff teams of the last 30 years

Joe Buck is definitely stepping on a box standing next to Aikmen.



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