5 Football Players that Should’ve Already Been Inducted to the HoF

Rumours are circulating that the National Football League (NFL) will be inducting up to 20 football players in the Hall of Fame (HoF) class of 2020. But those are, well, rumours. The NFL has been criticised time and again about the limited number of inductees every year.

This is also the reason why some pro footballers should have already been living as Gold Jackets. If not for the deliberate snubbing of the committee, that is.

Here are the names of these players.

1) Ray Lewis

Lewis is the only NFL player who was selected for the Pro Bowls for 13 times. Other than being seven-time First-Team All-Pro, he was also the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team first-team linebacker.

Lewis was the defender to beat in the 2000s. If not for him, the Baltimore Ravens would not achieve what it had. The team won the Super Bowl XXXV. He received the Super Bowl MVP award as well as two Defensive MVP titles. 

2) Junior Seau

Seau is one of the greatest linebackers in the history of the NFL, playing for San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins, and New England Patriots from 1990 to 2009. He was a six-time First-Team All-Pro. He also appeared in the Pro Bowl 12 times.

He was included in the 1990s All-Decade Team as a first-team linebacker. The Chargers won the AFC championship title and appeared in Super Bowl XXIX because of Seau.

Unfortunately, he took his life in 2012 but chose to donate his brain so the medical community could study it. He wanted to contribute to understanding how several concussions may lead to physical discomfort later on in life.

3) Tony Gonzalez

Gonzalez played for 12 Pro Bowls. He was also a five-time First-Team All-Pro in addition to being included in the 2000s All-Decade team as the first-team tight end.

As one of the top tight end receivers, he was in the seventh ranking in receiving yards and sixth in touchdown catches. He led the record for all-time catches and touchdowns by a tight end in 2007. In 2008, he led the receiving yardage of all-time among tight ends.

Gonzalez has not any Super Bowl ring which could be the reason for the snub.

4) Will Shields

Like Seau and Gonzalez, Shields was a 12-time Pro Bowl selection. Shields was also voted twice to be included in the First-Team All-Pro. He was the 2000s All-Decade Team second-team guard.

Shields also became one of the starting players on his second game as a rookie. He was then included in the starting lineup in the next 2323 games that he played for the Kansas City Chiefs.

5) Brett Favre

Favre was a QB for Atlanta Falcon, Green Bay Packers, New York Jets, and the Minnesota Vikings. He appeared in 11 Pro Bowls games. Favre was also a three-time First-Team All-Pro member. In the 1990s All-Decade Team, he was named as a second-team QB.

He led the record for the number of touchdowns thrown as 235 touchdown passes. With this, he became an MVP from 1995 to 1997, the first player to win the title three times. He still holds the record for the all-time passing yardage for a QB with 65,127 yards.  He was one of the reasons the Packers won the Super Bowl XXXI.

 

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NFL Power Couples: 8 Football Stars with Their Wives

Quarterbacks and models are the most exciting combinations NFL fans have seen.

From the hottest couple Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen to Russell Wilson and Ciara, here are NFL’s power couples.

8) Sterling Shepard and Chanel Iman

Sterling and Chanel met during at the party of Victor Cruz, an ex-NFL player. The wide receiver to New York Giants proposed to Victoria’s Secret angel on December 2017, making the newest couple to rival Tom and Gisele’s QB-model union. They got married on March 2018 and welcomed their first child, Cali, in August. Chanel is pregnant on their second child together. 

7) Nnamdi Asomugha and Kerry Washington

The famous couple’s relationship was a secret until they married in 2013. The couple has two children, a daughter and son they welcomed in 2014 and 2016, respectively. Nowadays, they enjoyed working together. Nnamdi was a co-producer in Kerry’s Broadway play, American Son.

6) Eric Decker and Jesse James

Eric and Jesse married in 2013, after which their E! reality show Eric and Jesse: Game on started airing. The show documented their life as a newly married couple as well as Jesse’s pregnancy. Eric retired from football in 2018 while Jesse launched Kittenish, a clothing line. The retired wide receiver and country singer are parents to three children.  

5) Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari

The former QB to Chicago Bears and Miami Dolphins tied the knot with the former reality star in 2013. They started dating in 2010, broke up briefly in the same year, then reconciled in 2011. Jay and Kristin have two sons and a daughter, Camden, Jaxon, and Saylor. They now live in Nashville. Their family life is featured on E! Channel’s Very Cavallari. Kristin has started her jewellery and a home line called Uncommon James. 

4) Eric Johnson and Jessica Simpson

Eric and Jessica began dating in 2010, got engaged in the same year, but married four years later, in 2014. The former tight end has three children with the singer-turned-business mogul namely Maxwell, Ace, and Birdie. Their youngest was born in March 2019.

3) Tony Romo and Candice Crawford

Tono started dating Candice in 2009 then, married after two years. The ex-Dallas Cowboys retired officially in 2016 to focus on his growing family while serving as CBS Sports commentator. Tony and the former TV journalist have three sons together, Hawk, Rivers, and Jones. Candice, on the other hand, founded Hawk + Sloane, a fragrance company.

2) Russell Wilson and Ciara

The Wilson couple rivals Brady and Bundchen as the top power couple. Theirs was a whirlwind romance that ended up in a castle wedding in 2016. Russell and Ciara dated for almost a year. The Seattle Seahawks QB and songstress welcomed their daughter, Sienna Princess, in 2017. 

1) Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen

The list will never be complete without mentioning Tom and Gisele. In fact, they are the reason lists like this are created. The quintessential couple is relationship goals, having been married since 2009. The New England Patriots quarterback and Brazilian supermodel have two kids together, Benjamin and Vivian.  

 

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4 Most Embarrassing Moments in NFL History

Much like any other sports, NFL players are bound to make mistakes. What these players did not know then was they are making the biggest mistakes of their life worthy of a spot in this most embarrassing moments in the history of the league.

Here are some of the most embarrassing moments in the NFL.

Jim Marshall ran in the wrong direction

Although a comical moment that you’d find glorified in bloopers reels, it’s easy to see how embarrassed Marshall was. It was the worst play between the Minnesota Vikings and San Francisco 49ers that involved the defender Marshall who grabbed the loose fumble right after a completed pass.

He ran towards the end zone for 66 yards on that fateful day on October 25, 1964, throwing the ball on the sideline upon reaching the end zone. Blaming a mental lapse, he ran in the wrong direction. It cost Vikings two points but won the game anyway with 27-22.

Redskins’ zero points in a championship game

It was simply known as 73-0, a match between Chicago Bears and Washington Redskins that happened on December 8, 1940, on a sellout Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C. The Bears controlled 100% of the game with the infamous T-formation. 

The Bears had 11 touchdowns, resulting to a one-sided victory in history. It was a rematch since the Redskins had defeated the Bears in the regular season with a 7-3 score, three weeks earlier. 

George Preston Marshall, an owner of Redskins, said that the Bears are crybabies and quitters during an interview. George Halas, the Bears head coach, showed the clip with Marshall’s comments to his team. Indeed, the rest is history.

The 73 points still hold the record of most scores in a match, regular or postseason. It is also the largest margin of victory to date. The 1940 championship win of the Bears is also dubbed as one of the ten games that mattered.

Eugene Robinson as Man of the Year

This one’s cringe-worthy because it involves a football player who supposedly best exemplifies excellent leadership and character on and off the court or the Bart Starr Award. The guy was Eugene Robinson.

The night before Super Bowl XXXIII game, Atlanta Falcons’ safety was arrested for attempting to solicit a prostitute. In a modern twist of event, the prostitute was an undercover cop. The fact that he left his W-I-F-E in the team hotel on the night of his arrest.

Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction

Fans look forward to Super Bowl half-time shows—they prepared for it. But no one was quite prepared when Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake took over the stage of Super Bowl XXXVIII. 

Whether intentional or accidental, Timberlake tore Jackson’s clothes, exposing her breast and the nipple shield. The artists downplayed the issue by calling it a ‘wardrobe malfunction’, but the media called it a planned publicity stunt. It was referred to as the Nipplegate in mainstream media.

Instead of focusing on New England Patriots’ win against the Carolina Panthers, it was shifted on the event and the countless complaints after that. The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) conducted a crackdown on indecent displays within the entertainment industry. The FCC fined the CBS a fine amounting to $550,000.

 

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