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maggnus
08-15-2016, 09:03 AM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Pat Bowlen has tremendous shot to get into the Hall of Fame as a contributor when announced Tuesday. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Denver7?src=hash">#Denver7</a>. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Broncos?src=hash">#Broncos</a></p>&mdash; Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) <a href="https://twitter.com/TroyRenck/status/765207851325325312">August 15, 2016</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Pat Bowlen in competition for Hall of Fame contributor <a href="https://t.co/f1Kv8ZudwS">https://t.co/f1Kv8ZudwS</a> via @<a href="https://twitter.com/9NEWS">@9NEWS</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/9sports?src=hash">#9sports</a></p>&mdash; Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeKlis/status/765211452030324737">August 15, 2016</a></blockquote>
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balero
08-15-2016, 09:09 AM
In addition to two contributor candidates, the Hall of Fame committee will also select a senior candidate today. As much as I would love to see Randy Gtadishar, I bet the committee nominates Packers OL Jerry Kramer.

balero
08-15-2016, 12:10 PM
Seattle Seahawks safety Kenny Easley was selected as a HOF finalist by the Seniors Committee. Randy Gradishar will have to wait another year.

OBF1
08-15-2016, 04:23 PM
Dr Death over Gradishar... Tragic.

BroncosfanGuy
08-15-2016, 08:13 PM
the Broncos have the best winning % in the entire league since Bowlen purchased the team. Only the Lakers a Spurs have a better winning % than Denver over those years. 3 Lombardis. if his last name was Rooney, the HOF itself could've been named after him by now.

OBF1
08-15-2016, 11:00 PM
the Broncos have the best winning % in the entire league since Bowlen purchased the team. Only the Lakers a Spurs have a better winning % than Denver over those years. 3 Lombardis. if his last name was Rooney, the HOF itself could've been named after him by now.

Rep'd for truth!

wolf754life
08-15-2016, 11:42 PM
this is great news!

they are trying to get him in before it is too late!

^5

broncocalijohn
08-15-2016, 11:52 PM
Pat Bowlen owns the Broncos. I don't expect crap from HOF committee.

Gutless Drunk
08-16-2016, 11:40 AM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Broncos owner Pat Bowlen was not selected as one of the 2 contributor finalists for HOF. The wait continues. <a href="https://t.co/OlH0Va7e9h">https://t.co/OlH0Va7e9h</a></p>&mdash; Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) <a href="https://twitter.com/NickiJhabvala/status/765618922708094978">August 16, 2016</a></blockquote>
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Gutless Drunk
08-16-2016, 11:40 AM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">CANTON, Ohio-Dallas owner Jerry Jones and former commissioner Paul Tagliabue are the <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballHOF">@ProFootballHOF</a> class of 2017 Contributors nominees.</p>&mdash; Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) <a href="https://twitter.com/SI_PeterKing/status/765617517117120512">August 16, 2016</a></blockquote>
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IndelibleScribe
08-16-2016, 11:42 AM
Man **** the HOF. Some political driven bitches. That is ****ing criminal.

BroncosfanGuy
08-16-2016, 11:42 AM
oh, that's rich. Jerry Jones? just a microcosm of what is wrong with the hof committee

maggnus
08-16-2016, 11:54 AM
Jerry Jones??

WTF

maggnus
08-16-2016, 12:01 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Jerry Jones has been influential owner, no doubt. But he's not done messing up, yet. It was not his turn. It was Pat Bowlen's turn. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/9sports?src=hash">#9sports</a></p>&mdash; Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeKlis/status/765623901288140800">August 16, 2016</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Before Bowlen took control of TV committee in early 90s, previous chair Art Modell claimed NFL losing money from TV package. Look at it now.</p>&mdash; Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeKlis/status/765624455842312193">August 16, 2016</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Cowboys last NFC championship game appearance: 1995 season. Broncos 5 AFC championship games since then, winning 4. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/9sports?src=hash">#9sports</a></p>&mdash; Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeKlis/status/765625210443706369">August 16, 2016</a></blockquote>
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IndelibleScribe
08-16-2016, 12:06 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Jerry Jones has been influential owner, no doubt. But he's not done messing up, yet. It was not his turn. It was Pat Bowlen's turn. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/9sports?src=hash">#9sports</a></p>&mdash; Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeKlis/status/765623901288140800">August 16, 2016</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Before Bowlen took control of TV committee in early 90s, previous chair Art Modell claimed NFL losing money from TV package. Look at it now.</p>&mdash; Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeKlis/status/765624455842312193">August 16, 2016</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Cowboys last NFC championship game appearance: 1995 season. Broncos 5 AFC championship games since then, winning 4. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/9sports?src=hash">#9sports</a></p>&mdash; Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeKlis/status/765625210443706369">August 16, 2016</a></blockquote>
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Preach!

Gutless Drunk
08-16-2016, 12:07 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Jerry Jones led his franchise to a 230-202 record as an owner. Pat Bowlen went 313-197. Its the Hall of Shame today.</p>&mdash; MileHighReport (@MileHighReport) <a href="https://twitter.com/MileHighReport/status/765624550100836356">August 16, 2016</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Far as I can tell, the only area in which Jerry Jones surpasses Pat Bowlen is in losing seasons. What a bloody joke. <a href="https://t.co/kQPnMHbYpe">pic.twitter.com/kQPnMHbYpe</a></p>&mdash; Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) <a href="https://twitter.com/MaseDenver/status/765624423919398912">August 16, 2016</a></blockquote>
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Maleficent
08-16-2016, 12:21 PM
Unbelieveable that Mr. Bowlen didn't make the list but Jerry Jones did. I wouldn't be surprised if there is some bribing involved.

Some NFL VP officiating was seen on a Cowboys party bus a couple years ago.

IndelibleScribe
08-16-2016, 12:23 PM
This confirms that the HOF does not like the Denver Broncos.

go_broncos
08-16-2016, 12:26 PM
:(

mwill07
08-16-2016, 12:36 PM
I'd love to argue Bowlen over Jones, but this article (http://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-cowboys/cowboys/2016/08/16/cowboys-owner-jerry-jones-named-finalist-pro-football-hall-fame-2017-class-contributor) lays out a pretty good case for Jones. The man really has done a lot to turn the NFL into what it is today.

UltimateHoboW/Shotgun
08-16-2016, 12:37 PM
Why do people think that journalist making these kind of decisions? The only thing that Jones has done better than Mr. Bowlen is to turn his face into a stretched out trampoline. Its as Klis said, Mr. Bowlen turned those TV contracts into a golden for the NFL. And now we have an entire cable network with wall to wall NFL coverage, live streaming, and internet radio. All this because of Mr. Bowlen. Jones pokes playboy rejects.

maggnus
08-16-2016, 12:38 PM
Jerry Jones and his wife Gene

http://a57.foxnews.com/images.foxnews.com/content/fox-news/entertainment/2014/08/07/photos-jerry-jones-in-sexually-suggestive-poses-with-young-women-part-extortion/_jcr_content/par/featured-media/media-0.img.jpg/876/493/1422757589331.jpg?ve=1&tl=1

Lindzie (blonde) and Jordan (brunette) -- who are strippers in Texas, and they claim to remember very little about the night they partied with Jerry some 5 years ago ...


http://www.tmz.com/2014/08/08/jerry-jones-photos-twitter-women-hire-attorney/

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Back in 2014, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was under fire after pictures of him “cavorting” with strippers leaked on the Internet.

Fast forward 10 months: the same exact thing happened again.

Terez Owens received pictures of Jones doing some not-so-Christian things with two young women who totally aren’t his wife.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2015/05/28/cowboys-owner-jerry-jones-gets-real-handsy-with-young-women-in-scandalous-leaked-pics-again/#ixzz4HWenFQM4


Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2015/05/28/cowboys-owner-jerry-jones-gets-real-handsy-with-young-women-in-scandalous-leaked-pics-again/#ixzz4HWd2jeUJ

http://terezowens.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Jones-2-613x462.jpg

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https://sincityexaminer.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/jerry-jones.jpg?w=480

Aztec Bronco
08-16-2016, 12:39 PM
Jones deserves the Hall eventually. There's no ****ing way he should get in before Bowlen. What a joke.

Irish Stout
08-16-2016, 12:49 PM
I'd love to argue Bowlen over Jones, but this article (http://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-cowboys/cowboys/2016/08/16/cowboys-owner-jerry-jones-named-finalist-pro-football-hall-fame-2017-class-contributor) lays out a pretty good case for Jones. The man really has done a lot to turn the NFL into what it is today.

That article is basically about sponsorship and tv deals that Jones got done. It totally ignores what was in place before and who helped Jones get those deals done. You know who was with Jones to get the TV deals that made the NFL into what it is today?

http://www.denverpost.com/2014/08/02/pat-bowlens-contributions-to-nfl-make-him-potential-hall-of-famer/


“There were four areas where the league was really transformed in the late ’80s, early ’90s,” said Paul Tagliabue, who started his long run as NFL commissioner in 1989. “Pat was the only owner who was heavily involved in all four areas. “

mwill07
08-16-2016, 01:35 PM
That article is basically about sponsorship and tv deals that Jones got done. It totally ignores what was in place before and who helped Jones get those deals done. You know who was with Jones to get the TV deals that made the NFL into what it is today?

http://www.denverpost.com/2014/08/02/pat-bowlens-contributions-to-nfl-make-him-potential-hall-of-famer/

and stadium construction, and marketing. you really can't deny the marketing deals that Jerrah has put together over the past 25 years or so.

Atwater His Ass
08-16-2016, 01:39 PM
How am I not surprised?

Agamemnon
08-16-2016, 01:44 PM
Broncos owner vs Cowboys owner? You guys seriously thought it would turn out any other way?

UltimateHoboW/Shotgun
08-16-2016, 01:50 PM
Who here still thinks journalist make the best decisions? Somehow there were 2 writers from the Texas region on this committee. WTF!

TheElusiveKyleOrton
08-16-2016, 01:51 PM
absolute embarrass.

Requiem
08-16-2016, 02:20 PM
Jeff Legwold needs to be removed as the Broncos representative on the Hall of Fame Committee.

Irish Stout
08-16-2016, 02:25 PM
Jeff Legwold needs to be removed as the Broncos representative on the Hall of Fame Committee.

Who do we appoint?

Irish Stout
08-16-2016, 02:25 PM
Who really wants to be "enshrined" in Ohio anyway? Pat has a statue outside of Mile High. Hardly a better place on earth to be immortalized.

Requiem
08-16-2016, 02:29 PM
Who do we appoint?

Bill Williamson because he can threaten people with cannibalism if they don't listen to him.

maggnus
08-16-2016, 02:43 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">One more thing: I would also put Pat Bowlen in the HOF before Jerry Jones.</p>&mdash; Gary Myers (@garymyersNYDN) <a href="https://twitter.com/garymyersNYDN/status/765653507965874176">August 16, 2016</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Even Jerry Jones and Paul Tagliabue thought Pat Bowlen was Hall of Famer: <a href="https://t.co/DZb8HaMTUo">https://t.co/DZb8HaMTUo</a> via @<a href="https://twitter.com/9NEWS">@9NEWS</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/9sports?src=hash">#9sports</a></p>&mdash; Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeKlis/status/765663364827652096">August 16, 2016</a></blockquote>
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Binkythefrog
08-16-2016, 02:53 PM
Unbelieveable that Jones got it but not surprising. Guess we know that the Hall of Fame isn't about merit - but rather about influence and how loud you are.

As we all know - since 1984, when Bowlen bought the team, the Broncos have the most wins in the NFL. Since 1989 - when Jones bought the Cowboys, the Broncos have 30 more wins. Not one or two - but two whole seasons worth of wins!

Since 1989 -

Dallas 230-202
Denver 260-172

In addition Denver has been to the playoffs 15 times since 1989 - Dallas 13 times. 5 SB appearances for Denver - 3 for Dallas. 10 division titles for Denver, 8 for Dallas. In the past 19 years - 14 playoffs wins for Denver - 2 for Dallas.

maggnus
08-16-2016, 02:54 PM
Jerry Jones is currently the Chairman of the NFL Network Committee, Chairman of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Committee, and he is a member of the NFL Broadcasting Committee, and the Health and Safety Advisory Committee.

source: http://www.dallascowboys.com/team/staff/roster/jerry-jones

UltimateHoboW/Shotgun
08-16-2016, 03:18 PM
Lets not forget about Tagliabue. This is the D-bag that was part of the concussion cover-up.

maggnus
08-16-2016, 03:28 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">1st Randy Gradishar, then Terrell Davis, now Pat Bowlen. ... Clearly <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Broncos?src=hash">#Broncos</a> get overlooked time and time again. <a href="https://t.co/PjJxN45UOu">https://t.co/PjJxN45UOu</a></p>&mdash; Patrick Saunders (@psaundersdp) <a href="https://twitter.com/psaundersdp/status/765658030243401728">August 16, 2016</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Jerry Jones, owner, hired Jerry Jones, GM. Oh, and hasn't fired him after 20 mediocre seasons. That's HOF worthy? Over Bowlen? <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/broncos?src=hash">#broncos</a></p>&mdash; Les Shapiro (@LesShapiro) <a href="https://twitter.com/LesShapiro/status/765657839201230848">August 16, 2016</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">So Jerry Jones gets into Hall of Fame before Broncos <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Pat?src=hash">#Pat</a> Bowlen, I suppose it doesn't hurt he's the chairman of the Hall of Fame committee.</p>&mdash; Eric Goodman (@EricGoodman) <a href="https://twitter.com/EricGoodman/status/765624461328515073">August 16, 2016</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BroncosTwitter?src=hash">#BroncosTwitter</a> is heated today about Jerry being nominated for the HoF and not Pat Bowlen. HEATED</p>&mdash; Cowboys Nation (@CowboysNation) <a href="https://twitter.com/CowboysNation/status/765671289415692288">August 16, 2016</a></blockquote>
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Gort
08-16-2016, 04:13 PM
there isn't just an east coast bias, there's an active anti-Broncos bias.

there must be lots of butthurt out there about the Broncos success over the past 40 years or so.

Agamemnon
08-16-2016, 04:23 PM
there isn't just an east coast bias, there's an active anti-Broncos bias.

there must be lots of butthurt out there about the Broncos success over the past 40 years or so.

I've concluded the same. It really seems like a combination of a lack of exposure, a lack of Bronco fans in the media, and an active dislike from many in the media because we are usually better than their favorite teams. Hell, we are the only team that has consistently been a problem for their beloved Patriots. And honestly when you watch national media coverage of the Broncos it is always with the most negative spin possible. But whatever, **** them and their Hall of Popularity.

uplink
08-16-2016, 05:14 PM
looks like its time to win another one for Pat.

broncocalijohn
08-16-2016, 05:26 PM
there isn't just an east coast bias, there's an active anti-Broncos bias.

there must be lots of butthurt out there about the Broncos success over the past 40 years or so.

I would like to get Cito Pelon's response to this. Probably the complete opposite of what we all are thinking.

A very good chance Pat won't be around very long. Jerry is banging young hotties and only way he is going soon is a heart attack during play time with these whores.

Gutless Drunk
08-16-2016, 05:31 PM
"Peter King of TheMMQB.com, a member of the Contributor Committee, told PFT that he firmly believes Bowlen, who stepped down as the owner of the Broncos in 2014 while battling Alzheimer’s disease, eventually will be enshrined.

“He’s going to get in,” King said. “I just don’t know when.”

King defended his preference for Jones by arguing that “Jones over the last quarter century has been the biggest agent for change in the NFL,” and that only one team (the Patriots, with four) has won more Super Bowls than the Jones-led Cowboys, which have won three.

“He’s a superb candidate,” King said of Jones. “I understand people have problems with him. Pat Bowlen would have been a much easier sell, to the full body and the American public. I could totally understand voting for Pat Bowlen over Jerry Jones.”

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/08/16/pat-bowlen-hall-of-fame-snub-makes-waves/

When did Peter King become King Football anyway? If you just churn out some rambling drivel every week you can get the job?

broncocalijohn
08-16-2016, 05:39 PM
"Peter King of TheMMQB.com, a member of the Contributor Committee, told PFT that he firmly believes Bowlen, who stepped down as the owner of the Broncos in 2014 while battling Alzheimer’s disease, eventually will be enshrined.

“He’s going to get in,” King said. “I just don’t know when.”

King defended his preference for Jones by arguing that “Jones over the last quarter century has been the biggest agent for change in the NFL,” and that only one team (the Patriots, with four) has won more Super Bowls than the Jones-led Cowboys, which have won three.

“He’s a superb candidate,” King said of Jones. “I understand people have problems with him. Pat Bowlen would have been a much easier sell, to the full body and the American public. I could totally understand voting for Pat Bowlen over Jerry Jones.”

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/08/16/pat-bowlen-hall-of-fame-snub-makes-waves/

When did Peter King become King Football anyway? If you just churn out some rambling drivel every week you can get the job?

Tell Peter Pats Homer King that Broncos have also won 3 Superbowls and have done it in less seasons. Asswipe. He is one of the worst.

Gort
08-16-2016, 05:42 PM
"Peter King of TheMMQB.com, a member of the Contributor Committee, told PFT that he firmly believes Bowlen, who stepped down as the owner of the Broncos in 2014 while battling Alzheimer’s disease, eventually will be enshrined.

“He’s going to get in,” King said. “I just don’t know when.”

King defended his preference for Jones by arguing that “Jones over the last quarter century has been the biggest agent for change in the NFL,” and that only one team (the Patriots, with four) has won more Super Bowls than the Jones-led Cowboys, which have won three.

“He’s a superb candidate,” King said of Jones. “I understand people have problems with him. Pat Bowlen would have been a much easier sell, to the full body and the American public. I could totally understand voting for Pat Bowlen over Jerry Jones.”

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/08/16/pat-bowlen-hall-of-fame-snub-makes-waves/

When did Peter King become King Football anyway? If you just churn out some rambling drivel every week you can get the job?

ESPN turned sportswriters into celebrities.

they have way more impact on sports than they should. it used to be that they just covered and reported on sports. now, they are actively trying to shape and mold sports to fit their worldviews.

why exactly are any sportswriters involved in the election of anybody to the hall of fame? they are not impartial. they are no longer the only people who get to see a team up close on a daily basis. they are not the most knowledgeable people about a sport.

my guess about Jerry Jones is that the whole Jerry World thing he's trying to build (basically a small city devoted to enriching the Cowboys in every way possible) is being seen as the franchise business model of the future. the other owners are infatuated with this idea and if he's successful, they'll try to emulate it. it's all about the $$$.

when they say "contributions to football", let's not kid ourselves... if you come up with a new way to make boatloads of cash for the owners, that's the most important sort of "contribution" you can make to the NFL. the NFL will award you accordingly.

M-G
08-16-2016, 07:22 PM
What a joke. I can't believe I gave that ****hole $18 bucks once.

Agamemnon
08-16-2016, 07:27 PM
"Peter King of TheMMQB.com, a member of the Contributor Committee, told PFT that he firmly believes Bowlen, who stepped down as the owner of the Broncos in 2014 while battling Alzheimer’s disease, eventually will be enshrined.

“He’s going to get in,” King said. “I just don’t know when.”

King defended his preference for Jones by arguing that “Jones over the last quarter century has been the biggest agent for change in the NFL,” and that only one team (the Patriots, with four) has won more Super Bowls than the Jones-led Cowboys, which have won three.

“He’s a superb candidate,” King said of Jones. “I understand people have problems with him. Pat Bowlen would have been a much easier sell, to the full body and the American public. I could totally understand voting for Pat Bowlen over Jerry Jones.”

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/08/16/pat-bowlen-hall-of-fame-snub-makes-waves/

When did Peter King become King Football anyway? If you just churn out some rambling drivel every week you can get the job?

Peter King gonna Peter King...

BroncosfanGuy
08-16-2016, 07:31 PM
http://static3.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_small/3/38919/882634-stewart_s_dad.jpg

Peter King looks like Stewart's dad from Beavis & Butthead

KipCorrington25
08-16-2016, 08:11 PM
Yeah this has Peter King's greasy, obese fingerprints all over it... I hate that POS.

BroncoFox
08-16-2016, 08:27 PM
Jerry was better for the NFL in pure $$$. Bowlen was a class act that cared about his tea, coaches and players. Goes to show what is on the NFLs mind at all times.

maggnus
08-16-2016, 08:32 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Woody Paige: Passing on Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen for Hall of Fame is major mistake <a href="https://t.co/MisxTH6QsB">https://t.co/MisxTH6QsB</a></p>&mdash; Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeKlis/status/765743233590702081">August 17, 2016</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A lot of passionate support for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Broncos?src=hash">#Broncos</a> Bowlen after HOF vote. Heard Sal Paolantonio made strong push for Bowlen.Resume HOF worthy <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Denver7?src=hash">#Denver7</a></p>&mdash; Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) <a href="https://twitter.com/TroyRenck/status/765740676000526336">August 17, 2016</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Bowlen has strong league contributions &amp; best win pct in NFL (.612) since '84. 3rd best in sports (Spurs &amp; Lakers). <a href="https://t.co/WhjmooO46i">https://t.co/WhjmooO46i</a></p>&mdash; Patrick Smyth (@psmyth12) <a href="https://twitter.com/psmyth12/status/765739136271601664">August 17, 2016</a></blockquote>
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RonMexico
08-16-2016, 09:05 PM
http://static3.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_small/3/38919/882634-stewart_s_dad.jpg

Peter King looks like Stewart's dad from Beavis & Butthead

You win this thread.

DenverDynamite
08-16-2016, 10:13 PM
I have gotten to the point that even seeing the NFL Network promote the Hall of Fame it makes me want to puke. It is a complete f-ing shame. The single fact that a team with EIGHT conference championships, three world championships and ZERO back-to-back losing seasons since 1970 has really only two career HoF members (Elway and Little) is complete bull****. I swear, if Sharpe didn't play two seasons in Baltimore we might still be waiting for him to get into the Hall. This is just the latest into what has turned into an annual slap in the face to Denver fans.
I was glad watching that fat, tub of **** who runs the Hall get booed when the HoF game got cancelled due to the brainstem who put cement paint on a f-ing football field... Seriously, F- the HoF!

BowlenBall
08-17-2016, 01:39 AM
Jerry ****ing Jones Executive Career Stats:
27 years as owner of the Dallas Cowboys
230 wins, 202 losses (53.2% winning percentage)
24 playoff games (14 wins, 10 losses)
3 Conference Championships
3 NFL Championships

Pat Bowlen Executive Career Stats
32 years as owner of the Denver Broncos
313 wins, 197 losses, 1 tie (61.4% winning percentage)
36 playoff games (21 wins, 15 losses)
7 Conference Championships
3 NFL Championships


Once again, Denver gets screwed by the Hall of Fame.

https://cdn.meme.am/instances/500x/48181288.jpg

Irish Stout
08-17-2016, 04:57 AM
Jerry was better for the NFL in pure $$$. Bowlen was a class act that cared about his tea, coaches and players. Goes to show what is on the NFLs mind at all times.

Not true. Bowlen has done just as much for League revenue.

rmsanger
08-17-2016, 05:34 AM
FNC is to bishing about a Clinton as the mane is to the HOF.

maven
08-17-2016, 06:01 AM
there isn't just an east coast bias, there's an active anti-Broncos bias.

there must be lots of butthurt out there about the Broncos success over the past 40 years or so.

Geography aside, the Cowboys are an East Coast Team. If they didn't play in the EAST they would never be as "popular" or "talked" about team.

TheElusiveKyleOrton
08-17-2016, 06:21 AM
In case you're wondering, the "Contributors Subcommittee" as of a couple years ago was made up of these luminaries:

Howard Balzer, Jarrett Bell, John Clayton, Rick Gosselin, Clark Judge, Peter King, Sal Paolantonio, Jim Trotter and Charean Williams

maven
08-17-2016, 06:28 AM
In case you're wondering, the "Contributors Subcommittee" as of a couple years ago was made up of these luminaries:

Howard Balzer, Jarrett Bell, John Clayton, Rick Gosselin, Clark Judge, Peter King, Sal Paolantonio, Jim Trotter and Charean Williams

Jerry can buy them dick pills, blo, hookers, dinners, and lavish trips.

Bowlen can't remember if he put on his tighty whities two hours ago.

TheElusiveKyleOrton
08-17-2016, 07:39 AM
I tweeted at Balzer... he wrote this (on his site, which appears to have been built in 1993): http://joebucsfan.com/balzer/2016/08/nomination-of-jones-about-dollars-not-winning/

Maleficent
08-17-2016, 07:58 AM
I have gotten to the point that even seeing the NFL Network promote the Hall of Fame it makes me want to puke. It is a complete f-ing shame. The single fact that a team with EIGHT conference championships, three world championships and ZERO back-to-back losing seasons since 1970 has really only two career HoF members (Elway and Little) is complete bull****. I swear, if Sharpe didn't play two seasons in Baltimore we might still be waiting for him to get into the Hall. This is just the latest into what has turned into an annual slap in the face to Denver fans.
I was glad watching that fat, tub of **** who runs the Hall get booed when the HoF game got cancelled due to the brainstem who put cement paint on a f-ing football field... Seriously, F- the HoF!

You should post more, DD at the Mane.

loborugger
08-17-2016, 08:06 AM
This is an object lesson in life, kiddies.

Jones is a shameless self promoter. The shameless self promoter gets the accolades every single time.

The other guy gets to keep his dignity.

Its a trade off.

Cito Pelon
08-17-2016, 08:26 AM
This is nothing but an insult. Scum chooses Jones instead of Bowlen.

Gort
08-17-2016, 10:15 AM
This is an object lesson in life, kiddies.

Jones is a shameless self promoter. The shameless self promoter gets the accolades every single time.

The other guy gets to keep his dignity.

Its a trade off.

yep! nice guys finish last.

bfallona
08-17-2016, 10:54 AM
Agree with everyone above. This is beyond a joke. No way does Jones or Tagliabue deserve this before Pat. Someone got paid here which isn't surprising every time Jones speaks I throw up in my mouth. Just look at his run of destroying the Cowboys by firing winning coaches & settling for mediocre results. Just because Pat has checked out how can they forget how much they owe him. I just went to the HOF for the 1st time last month and was very underwhelmed. Boring and seems to be stuck in the 1900's. Almost no interactive displays and poorly run. And every time a Bronco comes up it's wait your turn. A disgrace to the game.

IndelibleScribe
08-17-2016, 11:18 AM
yep! nice guys finish last.

Last and best though.

tsr28
08-17-2016, 12:16 PM
Good run down of Pat Bowlen's resume here:

http://www.denverbroncos.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Broncos-Owner-Pat-Bowlen-not-selected-as-a-finalist-for-2017-Pro-Football-Hall-of-Fame-class/022b1b55-32bd-4b80-acf2-ef4a07477b2f

Keynotes are that in every phase of football, he was successful, respectful and respected. His knock against would be that we wasn't a self promoter.

TEAM SUCCESS
NFL IMPACT
INTERNATIONAL GROWTH
FRANCHISE STABILITY / POPULARITY

This had to be one of the greatest things I thought an owner could personally do for fans after the heartache that was the 2012 season:

http://www.denverbroncos.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Mr-Bowlens-Letter-to-Broncos-Fans/a3b227d9-8f56-460e-bf0d-962ec5729a3b

I just hope no one is diminishing the complete football person that was Pat Bowlen. If the argument is that he did not do enough for the NFL in comparison to Jerry Jones, it is wrong.

Paul Tagliabue also says hi:
Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue (1/28/14): "When we had tough issues, I'd tell (players union boss) Gene Upshaw, 'Go talk to Pat Bowlen.' And he'd say, 'Why Bowlen?' And I'd say: 'Because he's realistic. If he says it, you can take it to the bank that it's something we as a league are willing to stand by.'"