Monday, February 06, 2006

A Steelers Hall of Fame Blowout in '07?

Photography by Kilroy_60
The Professional Hall of Fame celebrated the San Francisco 49ers in 2000. Joe Montana and Ronnie Lott were selected from among the modern era candidates while Veterans Committee selection Dave Wilcox was enshrined.

Could 2007 be such a year for the Pittsburgh Steelers? L.C. Greenwood was a finalist this year; he is long overdue for enshrinement. As long as it took for Lynn Swann, Steel City fans know it's only a matter of time. It took years for NFL career interception leader Paul Krause to get the nod which helps explain the delay in selecting Donnie Shell. These two members of The Steel Curtain could go in together in 2007. Center Dermonti Dawson was among the initial group of 112 considered for the 2006 class; his first year of eligibility. This year The Steelers joined the 49ers - and Cowboys - as the only NFL teams with five Super Bowl championships. Maybe 2007 will be to Pittsburgh what 2000 was for San Francisco.

Closing out this year's predictions, I got three of the six who will be enshrined in Canton this summer. I hit on John Madden, Reggie White and Troy Aikman.

Harry Carson - who I picked from the original 112 to be a semifinalist but did not have on my finalist list - is in the 2006 class. I never had Warren Moon on my list through this process; he was selected. The other Vereran's Committe nominee Rayfield Wright also will be enshrined. The saving grace that comes with the selection of Wright is it strengthens the future case for Greenwood to be enshrined.

"Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity." - Horace Mann

1 comment:

The SUCCESS Coach said...

I think you're right on the Rayfield Wright selection being a good sign for L.C. Greenwood. I wouldn't bet on the three Steelers going in.