grhqofb5 Posted July 7, 2006 Share Posted July 7, 2006 Dear Dr. Z, It's nice to here from you again. Your analysis of Art Monk is right on point. Guys like you and I think on a different level, so don't worry about all those coaches and former players who believe that Monk was one of the greatest of his era. Who are they to tell us what a "Hall of Famer" is? It's our world baby, and the Hall should follow our rules. Its time we fixed this whole mess. While we're at it, I would encourage you to possibly help me remove the following players from the hall. 1.) Marcus Allen: Are you kidding me? He played 16 years, averaging somewhere around 750 yards a season. You can't go to the hall of fame with 16 750 yard seasons, can you? Forget about the 1 superbowl and the NFL MVP award, this guy was a joke. Bo Jackson was the one the raiders would always go to break the big one anyways, right? Of course, if he'd held some prestigious single season record or career record, I'd let him stay. But rules are rules, so get out your craftsman mini screwdriver set and we'll go to the hall and rip his plaque right out of there. The bottom line is, longevity and super bowls mean nothing without career records and single season records. 2.) OJ Simpson Obviously we need to get his plaque while we're in there too. I mean honestly, isn't that one season where he broke that major offensive record the only reason he got in? Sure he had a few other good years, but its not like he ever held the career rushing mark, and his single season record has been surpassed. And no Super Bowls? Now, if he had held the career rushing record or had some major team success, that would be a different story. The bottom line is that single season records in major offensive categories mean nothing without career records and superbowls. 3.) Charlie Joiner All I can say is wow. Talk about a guy being consistently unworthy. I mean, his average seasonal output was only 675 yards per season. And its not like he ever did anything with his career. Forget the career receptions record, which he held for a few years. Everyone knows that it was actually John Jefferson who was the real deep threat on that team. Consistency? Meh. If he had some sort of team success, like 2 or 3 super bowls, or a single season record, then of course he should be allowed to stay. The bottom line is, career records in major offensive categories mean nothing without single season records and super bowls. I could go on like this, Dr., but it doesn't really matter. You and I both know what it takes to get into the Hall. If there was only a player out there who held some major single season record, major career record, had a long and consistent career, and had won more than 2 super bowls... then we'd have ourselves a real hall of famer. With knowlege of your superior intellectual aptitude to procure well learned and statistically significant collatorally functional football maxims, I take my leave. P.S. All the above listed players belong in the hall, and so does Art Monk. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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