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Warren Sapp: Hall of Famer

February 03, 2013 at 01:38am by Scott   •  5 Comments »

Congratulations, Sapp. Don't fuck this up.
Your 2013 Hall of Fame class:

Larry Allen
Cris Carter
Jonathan Ogden
Bill Parcells
Warren Sapp
Curley Culp
Dave Robinson

Four out of the five I thought should make the cut did, with only Charles Haley getting bumped for Jonathan Ogden. And I have no problem with that. I thought Haley had waited long enough for people to forget how he shoved his cock in everyone’s face in the locker room, but some things are hard to get over. Seriously, I heard that thing was so big that it had an elbow. And Ogden deserves to get in, so it all worked out in the end.

But we’re here to talk about Sapp. You may think he’s a jackass (and by “you”, I mean “I”), but he absolutely belongs in the Hall and deserved to get in on the first ballot. It speaks well of the voters who are mostly members of the media and were each undoubtedly treated like shit by Sapp at least once in his career. The rules say you’re not supposed to take anything besides the player’s work on the field into consideration, but we all know that if it comes down to two equally qualified candidates and one is a nice guy and the other is a prick, guess who’s getting in (see Haley, Charles).

I’m going to guess that Sapp will ask Tony Dungy to present him at the ceremony. His speech will be decent with a few jokes and a couple of ad libs in there because he’s good at that. There will probably be a couple jabs in there to people he wants to mess with, but nothing really overt. I think he’ll behave himself at the ceremony because believe it or not, he does respect the game and the tradition. But I’m not going to Canton to see him. If I ran into him and said something to him and he did what he always does to fans and treated me like something he found on the bottom of his shoe, I’d feel so damn stupid for making the trip.

Now next year when Derrick Brooks gets inducted on his first ballot, that’s a different story. That one might be worth making the pilgrimage for.

5 Comments to “Warren Sapp: Hall of Famer”

cubsandbucsfan

cubsandbucsfan (February 03, 2013 at 09:04am:

I second everything you said Scott. Especially regarding quite possibly the greatest Buc of all-time, Derrick Brooks. That would be a trip worth making. Do you know what other first-ballot guys Brooks will be going up against?

manbearpig

manbearpig (February 03, 2013 at 09:51am:

I hope there is a Tim Brown jab in his speech or at least a mention of the alleged thrown Super Bowl. I completely agree with yal about Brooks. Greatest Buc of all time by far and a very charitable man. I’m not all religious like him but I can respect what he stands for and appreciate all that he does for underprivileged kids. Great football player, better human being. Enjoy the game today fellas.

avanderlay

avanderlay (February 03, 2013 at 04:07pm:

Agree. Sapp deserved it no question but I’m much more motivated to make the trip to Canton for Brooks and Barber.

manbearpig

manbearpig (February 03, 2013 at 08:04pm:

Tim brown thinks this game is being thrown for brotherly love.

TheDukeMan70

TheDukeMan70 (February 04, 2013 at 05:58pm:

So glad Sapp got in. Watching him as a kid is what inspired me to be a DT. I’m lucky because I am a Bucs fan who lives in Akron, Ohio. Canton is only 10-15 min away, so I will be attending the festivities for the first time ever this summer!

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