2006 Hall of Fame inductees announced

From ESPN

And they are:

Troy Aikman
Reggie White
Warren Moon
Harry Carson
John Madden
Rayfield Wright

Interesting how both Moon and Madden got in after there was some "discussion" this week that neither deserved to.

Any discussion that Warren Moon didn't belong is complete, utter bullsh*t.

Harry Carson should have been in last year.

I'm disappointed that Art Monk did not make it, but I am overjoyed that Michael Irvin did not get in ahead of him.

*Legion* wrote:

Harry Carson should have been in last year.

I'm disappointed that Art Monk did not make it, but I am overjoyed that Michael Irvin did not get in ahead of him.

Here, here.

Prederick wrote:
*Legion* wrote:

Harry Carson should have been in last year.

I'm disappointed that Art Monk did not make it, but I am overjoyed that Michael Irvin did not get in ahead of him.

Here, here.

So say we all!

*Legion* wrote:

Any discussion that Warren Moon didn't belong is complete, utter bullsh*t.

Harry Carson should have been in last year.

I'm disappointed that Art Monk did not make it, but I am overjoyed that Michael Irvin did not get in ahead of him.

Amen! Please tell me what people have against Art Monk? If Steve Largent is in Monk should be. And Irvin should be in a different hall of fame that involves 8-balls and white lines... Him and Lawrence Taylor.

Plus it is the Pro Football hall of fame, not the NFL hall of fame, so Moon's time in the Great White North does count!

I completely disagree about Irvin. The dude was the 'Playmaker'. He absolutely dominated his position and was a huge factor in three superbowl victories. I see Art Monk as similar to Carl Ripken in baseball. He played forever, was a really classy and quality receiver. An incredible route runner, always got seperation. However, I don' think he was ever a dominant force. Irvin on the other hand was dominant. He made big plays and caught a lot of balls. He averaged 15.9 yards per catch to Monks 13.5. He also caught 3 fewer touchdowns in 65 fewer games played. Say what you want about their off field activities, I don't believe the Hall of Fame is about that. Irvin was a gamer and was not a disruption in the locker room like a TO or Randy Moss. I think that both men should be in the Hall, but Irvin had a bigger impact on the game. It is not called the Hall of Nice Guys Who Played Football. Here are their respective career stats:

+--------------------------+-------------------------+
| Rushing | Receiving |
+----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+
| Year TM | G | Att Yards Y/A TD | Rec Yards Y/R TD |
+----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+
| 1980 was | 16 | 0 0 0.0 0 | 58 797 13.7 3 |
| 1981 was | 16 | 1 -5 -5.0 0 | 56 894 16.0 6 |
| 1982 was | 9 | 7 21 3.0 0 | 35 447 12.8 1 |
| 1983 was | 12 | 3 -19 -6.3 0 | 47 746 15.9 5 |
| 1984 was | 16 | 2 18 9.0 0 | 106 1372 12.9 7 |
| 1985 was | 15 | 7 51 7.3 0 | 91 1226 13.5 2 |
| 1986 was | 16 | 4 27 6.8 0 | 73 1068 14.6 4 |
| 1987 was | 9 | 6 63 10.5 0 | 38 483 12.7 6 |
| 1988 was | 16 | 7 46 6.6 0 | 72 946 13.1 5 |
| 1989 was | 16 | 3 8 2.7 0 | 86 1186 13.8 8 |
| 1990 was | 16 | 7 59 8.4 0 | 68 770 11.3 5 |
| 1991 was | 16 | 9 19 2.1 0 | 71 1049 14.8 8 |
| 1992 was | 16 | 6 45 7.5 0 | 46 644 14.0 3 |
| 1993 was | 16 | 1 -1 -1.0 0 | 41 398 9.7 2 |
| 1994 nyj | 16 | 0 0 0.0 0 | 46 581 12.6 3 |
| 1995 phi | 3 | 0 0 0.0 0 | 6 114 19.0 0 |
+----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+
| TOTAL | 224 | 63 332 5.3 0 | 940 12721 13.5 68 |
+----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+

Seasons among the league's top 10
Receptions: 1984-1, 1985-2, 1988-9t, 1989-3t
Receiving yards: 1984-4, 1985-3, 1989-10
Receiving TDs: 1991-9t

+--------------------------+-------------------------+
| Rushing | Receiving |
+----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+
| Year TM | G | Att Yards Y/A TD | Rec Yards Y/R TD |
+----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+
| 1988 dal | 14 | 1 2 2.0 0 | 32 654 20.4 5 |
| 1989 dal | 6 | 1 6 6.0 0 | 26 378 14.5 2 |
| 1990 dal | 12 | 0 0 0.0 0 | 20 413 20.6 5 |
| 1991 dal | 16 | 0 0 0.0 0 | 93 1523 16.4 8 |
| 1992 dal | 16 | 1 -9 -9.0 0 | 78 1396 17.9 7 |
| 1993 dal | 16 | 2 6 3.0 0 | 88 1330 15.1 7 |
| 1994 dal | 16 | 0 0 0.0 0 | 79 1241 15.7 6 |
| 1995 dal | 16 | 0 0 0.0 0 | 111 1603 14.4 10 |
| 1996 dal | 11 | 0 0 0.0 0 | 64 962 15.0 2 |
| 1997 dal | 16 | 0 0 0.0 0 | 75 1180 15.7 9 |
| 1998 dal | 16 | 1 1 1.0 0 | 74 1057 14.3 1 |
| 1999 dal | 4 | 0 0 0.0 0 | 10 167 16.7 3 |
+----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+
| TOTAL | 159 | 6 6 1.0 0 | 750 11904 15.9 65 |
+----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+

Seasons among the league's top 10
Receptions: 1991-2, 1992-7, 1993-3, 1995-5
Receiving yards: 1991-1, 1992-2, 1993-2, 1994-8, 1995-4, 1997-8t
Receiving TDs: 1991-9t, 1992-8t, 1993-9t, 1995-10t, 1997-6t
Yards from scrimmage: 1991-4, 1992-10, 1993-8, 1995-9

Oh no, i'm not arguing that he's not good enough, I just think he's a dick, and he's a motherf*cking Cowboy, so, if I he stays out until 2050, i'm fine with that.

Irvin also had the super sweet benefit of a Hall of Fame QB and a Hall of Fame RB. The offense ran through Emmitt first - and second. Irvin got to enjoy a lot of 1-on-1 matchups thanks to that. Hell, Alvin Harper was able to flourish in that environment.

I don't think we can say having Jay Schroeder and George Rogers was quite the same thing. Defenses could never key just on Irvin, or just on the passing game on the whole.

One thing I did enjoy from looking at those stats was seeing how they are almost identical to the ones Jimmy Smith has. That dude better be the first Jaguar ever in the Hall, that's all I gotta say.