Daily Archives: January 16, 2008

It’s about time these Broncos get their due

I hope Gradishar and Zimmerman get the nod for the NFL Hall of Fame…

I know it’s a great honor, and slots in the Hall of Fame are, and should be rare, but I find I’m like a lot of Bronco fans who wonder why a team that has been to six Super Bowls, winning two, and having one of the best teams over the years only have one person in the Hall.

But don’t ask me, ask ESPN’s Mike Sando….

The Broncos are one of 10 NFL teams with between 300 and 399 victories. The other nine average 355 victories. Denver has 371.

The other nine have won between 45 and 59 percent of games. Denver has won 53 percent.

The other nine average 2.1 league championships (AFL or NFL). The Broncos own two.

The other nine average 17.6 playoff appearances. Denver has 17.

Here’s the kicker: The other nine have placed 62 people into the Hall of Fame, about seven apiece on average. Elway is the only Bronco, giving Denver as many inductees as New Orleans, Seattle, Tampa Bay and Cincinnati.

See what I mean? Now I’m not asking for all the Broncos to be inducted, but Gradishar and Zimmerman, two greats at their positions really should get in.

Come on voters, do the right thing.

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Best wishes

To Nene and Tim, both of whom I’ve had the opportunity to meet.

The first thought that came to my mind was how glad I was that they got this in this age.  Twenty years ago, this diagnosis would have been far, far more grim.

Here’s to a speedy recovery you two.

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