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spdirty
02-06-2010, 03:37 PM
Waited too damn long, but Thank God!!!!!!!!!!!!

OBF1
02-06-2010, 03:38 PM
Justice has been served. Thank you football gods

KipCorrington25
02-06-2010, 03:39 PM
It will look good to see.

strafen
02-06-2010, 03:39 PM
Is he officially in?

B-Love
02-06-2010, 03:42 PM
Party in Canton!!!!

strafen
02-06-2010, 03:42 PM
I guess he is in.
Congratulations, well worth the wait!

Dagmar
02-06-2010, 03:42 PM
FLoyd - http://i.pbase.com/o3/78/49878/1/88692656.E5MK4guc.notworthy.gif

B-Love
02-06-2010, 03:43 PM
Too bad Lou Saban didn't stay around long enough to see him in!! RIP Lou!!

SureShot
02-06-2010, 03:43 PM
26069

Hogan11
02-06-2010, 03:43 PM
It's about frickin' time. Congrats to the Franchise!

Natedogg
02-06-2010, 03:43 PM
Yeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssss

vancejohnson82
02-06-2010, 03:44 PM
alright!

just saw the update

go_broncos
02-06-2010, 03:44 PM
Congrats Floyd..:thumbs:

ol number 7
02-06-2010, 03:44 PM
Is he officially in?

Congrats Floyd. John Mackie said, "if there isn't room for Floyd Little in the Hall of Fame then take me out and put him in."

Dining with Elway and Zim next. Who's going??

El Guapo
02-06-2010, 03:48 PM
Very, very cool!! Congrats to Floyd and the organization.

broncosteven
02-06-2010, 03:48 PM
Congrats Floyd.

Already planning on the trip!

TDmvp
02-06-2010, 03:57 PM
Looks like another couple hour drive to Canton for me ...
ABOUT TIME !!!

bronco610
02-06-2010, 03:58 PM
Way to go Floyd, and I might add about time HOF.

barryr
02-06-2010, 04:02 PM
It was obviously something that should have happened years ago. No question in my mind if he had played with some east coast team, he would have gotten in along time ago. The media east coast bias has made it hard for players not playing on championship teams to get in who play other than in the east.

Requiem
02-06-2010, 04:06 PM
Congrats to Floyd Little. Just one step forward in enshrining some of the best who ever dawned a Broncos uniform in Canton.

ColoradoDarin
02-06-2010, 04:08 PM
Congrats to the Franchise!

The Joker
02-06-2010, 04:09 PM
Congrats Floyd.

A true great.

bombay
02-06-2010, 04:15 PM
Excellent. Finally.

RhymesayersDU
02-06-2010, 04:36 PM
Congrats to Mr. Little.

broncosteven
02-06-2010, 04:46 PM
Tickets are on sale and are going fast.

Los Broncos
02-06-2010, 04:50 PM
Congrats Floyd, it's been to long time you deserved it.

broncosteven
02-06-2010, 04:53 PM
I got 4 in North 4 gg, at least I am going.

Bronkota
02-06-2010, 04:55 PM
Congrats Floyd Little! John Elway and Floyd Little are the reason most of us are fans of this team. Sharpe will make it next year. Gradishar and TD in the future..............

Cito Pelon
02-06-2010, 04:56 PM
Congrats to the Franchise!

Mr. Little was sure enough "The Franchise'. He made everything. There was no franchise until Floyd Little came along.

Bronx33
02-06-2010, 04:57 PM
sweettttt!!!!



Former Denver Broncos running back Floyd Little (1967-75) was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2010, it was announced on Saturday at the Broward County Convention Center.

Little will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 7, in a ceremony at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio. He joins tackle Gary Zimmerman (1993-97, Class of 2008) and quarterback John Elway (1983-98, Class of 2004) as Pro Football Hall of Famers who spent a primary portion of their career with the Broncos.

"This is a great day for Floyd Little individually as well as for the Denver Broncos' entire organization and our fans," Broncos President and CEO Pat Bowlen said. "Floyd has made immeasurable contributions to this franchise and the NFL, and he deservedly will take his place among the greatest to play this game in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Star-divide

"Although his playing career with the Broncos took place before my time with the team, I am well aware of what Floyd Little means to this franchise, city and league. Aside from his stellar play on the field, he helped make the Broncos relevant in the NFL and strengthened the bond between this team and its fans. He has waited a long time for this honor, and I couldn't be happier for him."

Little spent all nine of his professional seasons with the Broncos from 1967-75 and ranked seventh on the NFL's all-time rushing list (6,323 yards) and eighth on its all-time combined yards list (12,173 yards) at the time of his retirement. Selected by Denver with the sixth overall pick in the 1967 draft from Syracuse University, Little was the first No. 1 draft choice to sign with the Broncos and made five All-Star appearances (3 Pro Bowls, 2 AFL All-Star) with the team.

During his nine-year career, Little totaled the most all-purpose yards in pro football and ranked second to only O.J. Simpson in rushing yards over that period. Little is one of only three players in NFL history with 6,000 career rushing yards and 3,000 career special-teams return yards.

A 1984 Broncos Ring of Fame inductee, Little led the Broncos in rushing for a club-record seven consecutive seasons from 1967-73, including in 1971 when he captured the NFL's rushing crown with 1,133 yards. His eight years with at least 1,000 combined yards tied for second in league history at the time of his retirement and currently rank second in Broncos annals.

In addition, Little's 61 career games with at least 100 combined yards were the most in pro football during his nine-year career and represent the most in Broncos history (17 more than the next closest player).

In 117 career games (93 starts), Little posted 1,643 rushes for 6,323 yards with 43 touchdowns, 215 receptions for 2,418 yards with nine touchdowns, 104 kickoff returns for 2,523 yards, and 81 punt returns for 893 yards with two touchdowns.

Hogan11
02-06-2010, 05:04 PM
I got 4 in North 4 gg, at least I am going.

You're lucky....all floor and west endzone seats are sold out, only $30 sideline tickets remain for the induction

rodr88
02-06-2010, 05:07 PM
Congratualtions Floyd. The smile on his face spoke volumes about how much this means to him.

Durango
02-06-2010, 05:08 PM
Mr. Little was sure enough "The Franchise'. He made everything. There was no franchise until Floyd Little came along.

True. Maybe Floyd didn't pour the foundation of this franchise, but he was the re-bar that held it together. Congratulations for a long over-due honor, Floyd. You more than deserve this.

LonghornBronco
02-06-2010, 05:23 PM
Thanks Floyd, you've done more for the Broncos than any other player and it's about time.

SouthStndJunkie
02-06-2010, 05:25 PM
That is awesome news.

Sucks that Shannon Sharpe did not make it....but Floyd Little had to make it in this year....Shannon will make it in the next few years.

TexanBob
02-06-2010, 05:40 PM
A truly worthy honor for a truly worthy person.

The Hall is finally getting some credibility from Bronco fans. Some, that is.

Requiem
02-06-2010, 05:42 PM
My tribute to Floyd. (http://broncosdraft.wordpress.com/)

Just an all-purpose guy. I really wish I would have been old enough to seen him play. Can't imagine how much it was of a thrill to see him dazzle all those yards on the field back in the AFL.

Raidersbane
02-06-2010, 05:58 PM
It's good to be a Bronco fan........even if I do have ta shovel 30" of snow from my drive way. I'm still feelin good!

Kaylore
02-06-2010, 06:01 PM
Congrats to the true first franchise player of the Broncos and the man who personally made sure the Broncos stayed in Denver. This is awesome new for Bronco fans.

You're lucky....all floor and west endzone seats are sold out, only $30 sideline tickets remain for the induction

So does this mean that you are going to respect the HOF now that they let Little in?

broncosteven
02-06-2010, 06:11 PM
You're lucky....all floor and west endzone seats are sold out, only $30 sideline tickets remain for the induction

Those are sideline seats.

I am going to work ADA seating on Monday but I wanted something before they sold out.

atomicbloke
02-06-2010, 06:15 PM
Justice has finally been done!!!!

Never seen Floyd play since I am too young, but since I became a Broncos fan, I have read a lot about him during my Denver Broncos history lessons.

Congrats to the Franchise!

Go Broncos!

BroncoBuff
02-06-2010, 06:16 PM
Huge day ....

Cito Pelon
02-06-2010, 06:17 PM
sweettttt!!!!



Former Denver Broncos running back Floyd Little (1967-75) was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2010, it was announced on Saturday at the Broward County Convention Center.

Little will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 7, in a ceremony at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio. He joins tackle Gary Zimmerman (1993-97, Class of 2008) and quarterback John Elway (1983-98, Class of 2004) as Pro Football Hall of Famers who spent a primary portion of their career with the Broncos.

"This is a great day for Floyd Little individually as well as for the Denver Broncos' entire organization and our fans," Broncos President and CEO Pat Bowlen said. "Floyd has made immeasurable contributions to this franchise and the NFL, and he deservedly will take his place among the greatest to play this game in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Star-divide

"Although his playing career with the Broncos took place before my time with the team, I am well aware of what Floyd Little means to this franchise, city and league. Aside from his stellar play on the field, he helped make the Broncos relevant in the NFL and strengthened the bond between this team and its fans. He has waited a long time for this honor, and I couldn't be happier for him."

Little spent all nine of his professional seasons with the Broncos from 1967-75 and ranked seventh on the NFL's all-time rushing list (6,323 yards) and eighth on its all-time combined yards list (12,173 yards) at the time of his retirement. Selected by Denver with the sixth overall pick in the 1967 draft from Syracuse University, Little was the first No. 1 draft choice to sign with the Broncos and made five All-Star appearances (3 Pro Bowls, 2 AFL All-Star) with the team.

During his nine-year career, Little totaled the most all-purpose yards in pro football and ranked second to only O.J. Simpson in rushing yards over that period. Little is one of only three players in NFL history with 6,000 career rushing yards and 3,000 career special-teams return yards.

A 1984 Broncos Ring of Fame inductee, Little led the Broncos in rushing for a club-record seven consecutive seasons from 1967-73, including in 1971 when he captured the NFL's rushing crown with 1,133 yards. His eight years with at least 1,000 combined yards tied for second in league history at the time of his retirement and currently rank second in Broncos annals.

In addition, Little's 61 career games with at least 100 combined yards were the most in pro football during his nine-year career and represent the most in Broncos history (17 more than the next closest player).

In 117 career games (93 starts), Little posted 1,643 rushes for 6,323 yards with 43 touchdowns, 215 receptions for 2,418 yards with nine touchdowns, 104 kickoff returns for 2,523 yards, and 81 punt returns for 893 yards with two touchdowns.

Sweet. That says it all.

Tombstone RJ
02-06-2010, 06:22 PM
Congrats to Floyd, the HOF is one step closer to respectability with his induction.

Hogan11
02-06-2010, 06:27 PM
So does this mean that you are going to respect the HOF now that they let Little in?

I feel much better about the place now, lemme just say that.

Rohirrim
02-06-2010, 06:28 PM
Congrats to Floyd. This is great for him. Now, let's get Randy in there. ;D

oubronco
02-06-2010, 06:31 PM
My cup runeth over

Cito Pelon
02-06-2010, 06:32 PM
"Little is one of only three players in NFL history with 6,000 career rushing yards and 3,000 career special-teams returns"

And that why he deserves to be in the HOF. Congratulations Mr. Little. Add in the career TD's, leading the league in rushing, the league awards. Finally, oh boy, it's a good day.

BigPlayShay
02-06-2010, 07:15 PM
Fantastic!!!

TheChamp24
02-06-2010, 07:55 PM
Awesome, guys going this year to Canton for the induction will have quite a show to see. Rice, Smith and Little!
Wish Sharpe would've made it, can't imagine him waiting much longer.

Killericon
02-06-2010, 09:22 PM
It's about friggin time. Congrats!

Raidersbane
02-06-2010, 09:32 PM
Congrats to the true first franchise player of the Broncos and the man who personally made sure the Broncos stayed in Denver. This is awesome new for Bronco fans.



So does this mean that you are going to respect the HOF now that they let Little in?



Yeah I'm still bitter. It should never have gotten this far. It should have happend 30 years ago......it's a step in the right direction for the selection comittee but they're still a ways off the path.

loborugger
02-06-2010, 10:58 PM
Completely unexpected and the best news heard on the OM in a long time.

baja
02-06-2010, 11:34 PM
Wonderful

Very happy for Floyd and family.

gtown
02-07-2010, 06:54 AM
Awesome news and hopefully the HOF starts taking the Broncos franchise players a little more seriously.

Ramathorn
02-07-2010, 07:51 AM
2010 HOF class gets to do the coin flip for super bowl today

The Moops
02-07-2010, 08:37 AM
Party in Canton! Floyd Little -- Hall of Famer!

Now that's even better than "The Franchise"

:sunshine:

Garcia Bronco
02-07-2010, 10:41 AM
Sweet Mother. Heck yeah!

Hogan11
02-07-2010, 11:19 AM
2010 HOF class gets to do the coin flip for super bowl today

That's pretty cool, then Floyd'll get some deserved national facetime then.

A bonus

Old Dude
02-07-2010, 03:30 PM
Finally.

NYBronco
02-07-2010, 03:37 PM
A class act representing the Broncos, congratulations Floyd.

broncosteven
02-07-2010, 08:16 PM
That's pretty cool, then Floyd'll get some deserved national facetime then.

A bonus

It was very cool to see Floyd finally not have to pay his way into the SB.

Anyone get the reference to SB XII?

BroncoBuff
02-07-2010, 08:55 PM
Completely unexpected and the best news heard on the OM in a long time.

Exactly my feelings ... I was about 99% sure he wouldn't get in. Great GREAT news.

bronco militia
02-08-2010, 08:49 AM
from peter king:

On Little's election: I did not support the Denver running back because I felt his numbers and impact were shy (3.9 yards per carry, one 1,000-yard rushing season, 54 rush yards per game), but as I've said on many occasions, I'm one voter, with an equal vote to the other 43 voters, and the will of the voters spoke loudly. Senior Committee nominees need 80 percent of the vote to be inducted, and both Little and LeBeau got at least the requisite 36 votes to get in.

There's no doubt in my mind that the exhaustive work of Denver Post writer Jeff Legwold either got Little in or was a major factor in his election. The way the system works is that each candidate has his case for election presented by a member of the media from where he played. Then there's free-flowing debate about the candidate. Little's speaker was Legwold. Our bylaws prevent me from discussing freely what Legwold said in the meeting, but with permission of Hall of Fame VP Joe Horrigan, I can say that one factor in Legwold's argument was that Legwold personally viewed about 1,200 of 1,641 carries in Little's nine NFL seasons.

Though I can't tell you what Legwold said in his presentation, I can tell you I discussed this with him after the presentation and Legwold said he kept records of each carry and where Little was first contacted by a defender behind a subpar Denver offensive line. Legwold said about 30 percent of the time Little was first hit behind the line. That's an amazing number. "I saw a runner who had to struggle to get to the line of scrimmage often,'' Legwold said afterward. "He had no time to be a patient runner, because he was in a bad offense with no other options.''

I called Little Saturday night, and he was unaware of the lengths to which Legwold had gone. "Wow,'' Little said. "If he swayed more than one person, I am so deeply indebted.'' Legwold's legwork will be the kind that, to me, future presenters will strive to match.

Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/peter_king/02/08/mmqb.superbowl/1.html#ixzz0exWRSTi8 Get a free NFL Team Jacket and Tee with SI Subscription

Bronco Yoda
02-08-2010, 09:02 AM
44 voters finally pulled the trigger the day before SB 44 to vote in #44. The numbers were finally aligned.

BroncoBuff
02-08-2010, 01:36 PM
(3.9 yards per carry, one 1,000-yard rushing season, 54 rush yards per game)

Are these numbers correct? If they are correct, we should maybe stop criticizing the Hall ... because Floyd was a very close call.

broncosteven
02-08-2010, 01:53 PM
Check this out!

WOO HOOOOOOO

http://store.profootballhof.com/Floyd-Little-Class-of-2010-Shirt.aspx?DepartmentId=1309

Mile High Mojoe
02-08-2010, 02:52 PM
Happy for Little, still sad for Gradishar.

Beantown Bronco
02-08-2010, 02:55 PM
Are these numbers correct? If they are correct, we should maybe stop criticizing the Hall ... because Floyd was a very close call.

Seriously. We have people calling Moreno a bust for doing more with what sounds like an equally suspect blocking line.

Drek
02-08-2010, 02:59 PM
Its still bull**** that Sharpe wasn't a no doubt first ballot guy, and I think that Little making it this time probably cost Shannon votes, but I'll take it. Sharpe is going to get in soon, if he has to wait an extra year for Little to get in then so be it.

broncosteven
02-08-2010, 03:06 PM
Are these numbers correct? If they are correct, we should maybe stop criticizing the Hall ... because Floyd was a very close call.

He split carries with the FB, he didn't get the touches that RB's get these days.

Even with those stats he retired as 7th in NFL history with total yards for an RB, all the others who retired at 7 were in with in a couple years of eligiblity.

If you really want an eyeopener look at some of the HOF RB stats for guys who went in prior to 1980. Couple dudes have a lot worse stats than Floyd.

Add in the Return yards and being the savior of an AFL Franchise he deserves his bust in Canton.

broncosteven
02-08-2010, 03:16 PM
Can't we get a thread stickied for a Bronco legend?

blackpower
02-08-2010, 03:59 PM
little was da greatest

The Moops
02-09-2010, 08:21 PM
I'm with Broncosteven.

C'mon let's stick this thing!

The Franchise is now The Hall of Famer!

Durango
02-09-2010, 09:26 PM
Are these numbers correct? If they are correct, we should maybe stop criticizing the Hall ... because Floyd was a very close call.

Yeah, wow, except Floyd didn't really have an offensive line, or a QB, maybe 1 receiver in Al Denson, and everyone on the planet knew he would get the ball every carry. Plus he returned kicks, and punts, was an adequate kicker and probably parked the cars.

No, it wasn't a close call. When Floyd was called the franchise, it's because he was the franchise...everyone else was filler.

bendog
02-10-2010, 08:52 AM
Seriously. We have people calling Moreno a bust for doing more with what sounds like an equally suspect blocking line.

Stop, just please stop.

Champagne Powder
09-23-2010, 03:32 PM
The celebration continues this Sunday at halftime.

http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/2010/09/23/floyd-little-to-be-honored-sunday/5334/

The Moops
09-24-2010, 03:37 AM
I'll be there!! Flying out Friday morning . . .