Sorry, but they screwed the pooch

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Sorry, but they screwed the pooch

Postby JohnTurney » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:45 am

Not all, of course, but enough to criticize.

Slater was only guy from the 20s-40s

Sprinkle was well known over the post-1963 (when Hall was formed) he didn't
fall though the cracks. Carmichael got 2 votes for the 1970s All-Decade team

(granted Pearson got just 7) but 2? One more than John Anderson.

But truthfully, it's not our circus and these are not our monkeys.
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Re: Sorry, but they screwed the pooch

Postby Ken Crippen » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:00 am

JohnTurney wrote:Not all, of course, but enough to criticize.


Agreed.
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Re: Sorry, but they screwed the pooch

Postby JohnTurney » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:06 am

If Goose means what he says --"all 20 are HOFers, it's a matter of when"

Then the 2-1-2-1-2-1-2 thing starts in 2021 so (I think we're on 2)
over next 3 years 5 of these guys should get in

And besides, seems rumors are true that this was all
a setup to get Tagliabue in without having to face the full
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Re: Sorry, but they screwed the pooch

Postby bachslunch » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:13 am

Agreed. And the pooch is not happy.
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Re: Sorry, but they screwed the pooch

Postby rebelx24 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:20 am

JohnTurney wrote:If Goose means what he says --"all 20 are HOFers, it's a matter of when"

Then the 2-1-2-1-2-1-2 thing starts in 2021 so (I think we're on 2)
over next 3 years 5 of these guys should get in


They’re doing that again? I hadn’t heard about this. Why?
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Re: Sorry, but they screwed the pooch

Postby bachslunch » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:25 am

JohnTurney wrote:If Goose means what he says --"all 20 are HOFers, it's a matter of when"

Then the 2-1-2-1-2-1-2 thing starts in 2021 so (I think we're on 2)
over next 3 years 5 of these guys should get in

And besides, seems rumors are true that this was all
a setup to get Tagliabue in without having to face the full
committee


Who's Goose? Sorry if I'm being dense.
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Re: Sorry, but they screwed the pooch

Postby rebelx24 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:30 am

bachslunch wrote:
JohnTurney wrote:If Goose means what he says --"all 20 are HOFers, it's a matter of when"

Then the 2-1-2-1-2-1-2 thing starts in 2021 so (I think we're on 2)
over next 3 years 5 of these guys should get in

And besides, seems rumors are true that this was all
a setup to get Tagliabue in without having to face the full
committee


Who's Goose? Sorry if I'm being dense.


Think he meant Rick Gosselin.
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Re: Sorry, but they screwed the pooch

Postby JWL » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:43 am

JohnTurney wrote:If Goose means what he says --"all 20 are HOFers, it's a matter of when"

If they are all getting in, then the only reason to not induct them all the same year is to avoid a 17-hour induction ceremony. If the plan is that all these candidates are getting in someday, then I think they should induct the still-living ones first so they can enjoy being HOF members for a while. This means a guy like Randy Gradishar should have been in before Duke Slater.
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Re: Sorry, but they screwed the pooch

Postby JeffreyMiller » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:05 pm

Cliff Branch, Otis Taylor and Del Shofner before Carmichael. Al Wistert before Winston Hill or Jim Covert.
Happy to see Steve Sabol, Duke Slater and Alex Karras. Donnie Shell was a no-brainer.
One guy from the 20s-30s era? Oh please ...
And Tagliabue? I'm not feeling it ....
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Re: Sorry, but they screwed the pooch

Postby JohnTurney » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:11 pm

JeffreyMiller wrote:Cliff Branch, Otis Taylor and Del Shofner before Carmichael. Al Wistert before Winston Hill or Jim Covert.
Happy to see Steve Sabol, Duke Slater and Alex Karras. Donnie Shell was a no-brainer.
One guy from the 20s-30s era? Oh please ...
And Tagliabue? I'm not feeling it ....


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