NFL  > General NFL  > Charles Haley
February 2, 2014, 08:23 AM
Well, they did it again. What a bunch of petty s.o.b.'s those HOF voters are. So he wasn't media friendly BFD. He got it done on the field. Jim Rice in baseball went through the same nonsense before he finally was voted in but it took way longer than it should have.
February 2, 2014  09:14 AM ET

lol,....I don't think [jim rice] shoved peter king in a locker.

February 2, 2014  09:48 AM ET

Marvin Harrison was just as big a snub...I will not be watching...One man protest, again.

February 2, 2014  10:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

lol,....I don't think [jim rice] shoved peter king in a locker.

I think he did that to little Dan Shaughnessy. And he probably deserved it. LOL

February 2, 2014  10:07 AM ET

I'd have rather seen Charles Haley inducted than Michael Strahan.

IMO Strahan should have had to wait longer. He was good. But I don't believe his resume is all that much better than Haley's. Strahan had 41 more sacks / Haley has 4 more Super Bowl rings. So that evens out to me.

And I don't believe that a guy who is roughly 60 sacks behind the all-time leaders (Bruce Smith, Reggie White and allegedly Deacon Jones) deserves to get inducted in just his 2nd year of eligibility. Eventually, yes. But he should have had to wait a lot longer.

February 2, 2014  10:13 AM ET

Charles Haley deserves to be inducted and probably the biggest snub of all time was Jerry Kramer's omission. These HOF voters don't have a clue.

February 2, 2014  10:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I'd have rather seen Charles Haley inducted than Michael Strahan.IMO Strahan should have had to wait longer. He was good. But I don't believe his resume is all that much better than Haley's. Strahan had 41 more sacks / Haley has 4 more Super Bowl rings. So that evens out to me.And I don't believe that a guy who is roughly 60 sacks behind the all-time leaders (Bruce Smith, Reggie White and allegedly Deacon Jones) deserves to get inducted in just his 2nd year of eligibility. Eventually, yes. But he should have had to wait a lot longer.

Apparently there is a price to pay if you are not 'media friendly'.

February 2, 2014  10:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Marvin Harrison was just as big a snub...I will not be watching...One man protest, again.

I'm okay with Marvin Harrison not getting in this year.

Receivers generally have to wait longer than most other positions:
- Lynn Swann waited 14 years
- Andre Reed waited 9
- Art Monk, John Swallworth and Don Maynard waited 8
- Dante Lavelli waited 6
- Fred Belitnikoff and Charlie Joiner waited 5
- James Lofton and Michael Irvin waited 3
- Tim Brown has been waiting 5 years and he's still not in

I know you can point to multiple names on that list and make an argument why Marvin Harrison is better. Statistically I'd say he's on par with Cris Carter; they have near identical touchdown & reception totals, only Cris Carter didn't get to play his entire career with a HOFer like Peyton Manning. Cris Carter had to wait 6 years to get in. Harrison has a ring so he should get in more quickly than Carter, but I don't see him as 1st-year-in guy.

I believe there's only been maybe five or six WRs to get into the HOF in their first year of eligibility. And Jerry Rice was the only one to do so since 1995.

February 2, 2014  10:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I'm okay with Marvin Harrison not getting in this year.Receivers generally have to wait longer than most other positions:- Lynn Swann waited 14 years- Andre Reed waited 9- Art Monk, John Swallworth and Don Maynard waited 8- Dante Lavelli waited 6- Fred Belitnikoff and Charlie Joiner waited 5- James Lofton and Michael Irvin waited 3- Tim Brown has been waiting 5 years and he's still not inI know you can point to multiple names on that list and make an argument why Marvin Harrison is better. Statistically I'd say he's on par with Cris Carter; they have near identical touchdown & reception totals, only Cris Carter didn't get to play his entire career with a HOFer like Peyton Manning. Cris Carter had to wait 6 years to get in. Harrison has a ring so he should get in more quickly than Carter, but I don't see him as 1st-year-in guy.I believe there's only been maybe five or six WRs to get into the HOF in their first year of eligibility. And Jerry Rice was the only one to do so since 1995.

That is why I will never go to to the Hall Of Fame...THE POLITICS

Cris Carter was punished for off the field issues, and Marvin Harrison who is #2 behind Rice, in almost all areas, is also being punished for off the field issues.

That is why the media must be disqualified from choosing awards or the Hall of Fame entries in all sports. It must be about what you did on the field, and nothing else.

The only awards in all of sports that gets it right every year, is the NFL...only front office people are allowed to vote, and you can not vote for your own players.

February 2, 2014  11:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Only Cris Carter didn't get to play his entire career with a HOFer like Peyton Manning.

Then as stupid as this sounds, then Jerry Rice should of had to waited...His QB's were 2 Hall of Famers in S.F., and the NFL MVP in Oakland.

Marvin Harrison should have went in on the first ballot...only politics kept him out.

February 2, 2014  11:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I'm okay with Marvin Harrison not getting in this year.Receivers generally have to wait longer than most other positions:- Lynn Swann waited 14 years- Andre Reed waited 9- Art Monk, John Swallworth and Don Maynard waited 8- Dante Lavelli waited 6- Fred Belitnikoff and Charlie Joiner waited 5- James Lofton and Michael Irvin waited 3- Tim Brown has been waiting 5 years and he's still not inI know you can point to multiple names on that list and make an argument why Marvin Harrison is better. Statistically I'd say he's on par with Cris Carter; they have near identical touchdown & reception totals, only Cris Carter didn't get to play his entire career with a HOFer like Peyton Manning. Cris Carter had to wait 6 years to get in. Harrison has a ring so he should get in more quickly than Carter, but I don't see him as 1st-year-in guy.I believe there's only been maybe five or six WRs to get into the HOF in their first year of eligibility. And Jerry Rice was the only one to do so since 1995.

And Bullet Bob Hayes waited 34 years, long after his death before that stupid committee finally did him right!!

February 2, 2014  11:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

And Bullet Bob Hayes waited 34 years, long after his death before that stupid committee finally did him right!!

Ah, great catch.

It's a great thing they've got that senior committee in place. Those guys just put Ray Guy in as well.

Although some of the senior committee finalists are complete unknowns to me with mediocre stat sheets (even for their era).

February 2, 2014  11:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Then as stupid as this sounds, then Jerry Rice should of had to waited...His QB's were 2 Hall of Famers in S.F., and the NFL MVP in Oakland.Marvin Harrison should have went in on the first ballot...only politics kept him out.

I'm expecting Randy Moss to get in first year eligible. Although he didn't always have his head on straight either, so you never know.

The politics should keep Terrell Owens waiting for an otherwise unfair amount of time though.

February 2, 2014  11:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Charles Haley deserves to be inducted and probably the biggest snub of all time was Jerry Kramer's omission. These HOF voters don't have a clue.

I totally agree GNG. Jerry Kramer was a six time all-pro selection and was a starting guard on the 1960's all decade team. His omission is really shameful. Haley was a force when he played and his absence from the hall-of-fame is also really ridiculous. It seems like this process is based more on popularity than on performance.

February 2, 2014  03:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

I'm expecting Randy Moss to get in first year eligible. Although he didn't always have his head on straight either, so you never know.The politics should keep Terrell Owens waiting for an otherwise unfair amount of time though.

well,....hopefully randy has his fox tv-gig going on when his time comes,......tv/exposure seems to have helped [faulk, sanders, sapp, and strahan].

February 2, 2014  04:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

well,....hopefully randy has his fox tv-gig going on when his time comes,......tv/exposure seems to have helped [faulk, sanders, sapp, and strahan].

and except for Strahan they all SUCK!!!

February 3, 2014  07:55 PM ET

Tony dungy, Charles Haley, and Tim brown should be in the hall of fame. Anesas Williams should not be. Strahan got into the hall of fame.

February 3, 2014  07:56 PM ET

I don't think he should of

February 3, 2014  10:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Anesas Williams should not be.

Aeneas Williams was excellent. The problem was people rarely heard about him because he was stuck on a miserable Cardinals team.

The guy shut down Michael Irvin on a regular basis and he was an extremely physical corner / hard hitter (he literally ended Steve Young's career).

If Aeneas didn't play 10 years in a Cardinals uniform, he would have been in Canton years ago.

 
February 3, 2014  11:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Tony dungy, Charles Haley, and Tim brown should be in the hall of fame. Anesas Williams should not be. Strahan got into the hall of fame.

I have absolutely no quibble with Tony Dungy gaining entry to the Hall of Fame.
Just as long as he pays his $23 admission fee like everybody else.

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