Saturday, February 04, 2006

Blue And Silver Superstars

As a guy who grew up in Dallas in the 60's and 70's (we'll not mention the 50's since the Cowboys didnt show up til 60), needless to say, I bleed silver and blue and live and die with fortunes of da Boys, even tho I now live in pro football free land (Southern Cal- well, if you don't count USC!). So today was a good day.

Troy Aikman was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, as well as 70's mainstay, Rayfield Wright. Aikman's achievements, being relatively recent (and on tape vs film) are well remembered. First player overall in his draft class (one of three QB's taken first overall to win a Superbowl), three Superbowls in four years, 90 wins in the 90's (best record of any QB in a decade), etc ad infinitum. Rayfield was one of the best linemen in the game in the sixties and seventies and (I believe it was) Mean Joe Green of the Steelers called him the toughest offensive linemen he faced. His election, by the veterans committee is long overdue, as is Drew Pearson's (hint hint, election committee!)

Next up: The Playmaker (Michael Irvin) ?
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