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Smilin Assassin
07-21-2011, 10:52 AM
I keep seeing previews for this years HOF class on the NFL Network and their individual "Road to Canton".

Does anyone know When Shannon's is?

I've seen previews for Deion's, Marshall's and Sabol's......

Smilin Assassin
07-21-2011, 11:18 AM
Update to my own question lol:

Sharpe Focus: Road to Canton (Tuesday, august 2nd at 8pm est.)

AK Broncomaniac
07-21-2011, 11:46 AM
Thanks for the info... :)

Smilin Assassin
07-21-2011, 12:07 PM
Thanks for the info... :)

haha...welcome, man.

They showed airtimes for all 4 just after I asked. Go figure.

mhgaffney
07-21-2011, 01:54 PM
It would be interesting to know if any other great Tight Ends have won multiple SB rings while playing on different teams.

Surely someone in here knows...this bit of FB trivia.

Gcver2ver3
07-21-2011, 02:32 PM
Update to my own question lol:

Sharpe Focus: Road to Canton (Tuesday, august 2nd at 8pm est.)

thanks, i'll set my dvr...

Smilin Assassin
07-21-2011, 04:32 PM
I know Jeremy Shockey has one w/NY and one w/the Saints.

Though, I recall him not playing in the SuperBowl when NY upset NE.


(In response to mhgaffney's question)

Smilin Assassin
08-02-2011, 12:19 PM
Bumped for program reminder.

Sharpe Focus: Road to Canton (tonight @ 8pm est. on the NFL Network)

It will be immediately followed by America's Game: The 1998 Denver Broncos @ 9pm est.

Peoples Champ
08-02-2011, 12:24 PM
anyone need tickets to this? I have two at face value for $35 each? Let me know, pm me and we can set it up.

Drunk Monkey
08-02-2011, 12:38 PM
Many thanks, just set my DVR through my phone. I love technology.

TheElusiveKyleOrton
08-02-2011, 01:01 PM
Many thanks, just set my DVR through my phone. I love technology.

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Kaylore
08-02-2011, 01:04 PM
http://www.socialtechpop.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/kip2-285x238.jpg

LOL

broncobum6162
08-02-2011, 06:51 PM
It was on at 8 EST, it will be on again at 12 AM or 10 PM Mountain time. It is a definite must see. I saw a side of Shannon Sharp I never saw before. It is a powerful must watch. I'm recording it this time. I knew he was tight w/ his brother Sterling and came from a poverty stricken background but I never saw what drove him to be such a great player. Definitely something to be seen by anyone whether they are a Bronco fan or not!

TDmvp
08-02-2011, 07:29 PM
After watching this Shannon is now my 3rd fav player.
With those being Elway , Walter Payton , and Shannon

I always loved Shannon and knew a lot about where he came from and how rough him and his brother had but watching him talk about it in his own words just affirmed he's number three...

I never even really had a list of favorite players I just always went with Elway and Payton was my favs and left it there... and if anything Terrell got mentioned because he in ways helped my hero (John) to not be Dan Marino.

Or maybe it's a tie for 3 between T.D. and Shannon I don't know hehehe.

But anyway watch that if you get a chance...
I was sitting there at the end when they talk about his gramma dying fighting off tears , and my girlfriend jumps up off the couch crying hardcore to go a tissue and says she's going to ball like a baby during his induction speech.

But watch it ... it's so worth the time.

TDmvp
08-02-2011, 07:30 PM
I saw a side of Shannon Sharpe I never saw before. It is a powerful must watch. Definitely something to be seen by anyone whether they are a Bronco fan or not!



Absolutely ...

Dutch
08-02-2011, 08:56 PM
I am really looking forward to Saturday. I'm betting he is the quickest one to lose it, and that is fine with me. He is one of my favorite Broncos of all time. My wife was stationed at the Marine Corps base at Albany, Ga (in southern Ga). I got out a year ahead of her (that is how we ended up in Atlanta). Going down there on the weekends for a couple of years and not having any money we spent a lot of our time running all over south Ga in my Jeep. I was floored at the level of poverty in some of the areas we ended up driving through. I write this because once I heard the story of the Sharpe brothers (they are huge here within the Atlanta sports scene, very respected and loved) I became an even bigger fan of both of them. My father comes from the same kind of world as the Sharpe brothers. I get it. I worked for a guy for a year or so (corp world) who was a former Marine and grew up with and played football against Glennville and the Sharpe brothers. He said that flat out Sterling Sharpe was the finest athlete he ever saw, but that no one played with more fire or heart than Shannon. He also said that every one on his team just wanted to kill Shannon for all the trash he talked, but was also the funniest guy he ever heard tallk trash on a field. Sorry for the rambling, just very happy for Shannon and looking forward to this Saturday.

Gcver2ver3
08-02-2011, 09:14 PM
very touching...

not at all what i expected, i was thinking more of a highlight reel of action packed stuff...

definitiely saw a different side to shannon, he seems to be a good guy...

Steve Sewell
08-02-2011, 10:00 PM
Wow, what an inspiring story. I didn't know he grew up in such abject poverty. I'm going to have my kids watch this. Its pretty impressive that two kids can emerge from that sort of situation and have that kind of drive. Even without the athletic ability, these two would have been successful regardless. They are class acts, and Shannon is just an all time great Bronco. I think he's somewhat under-appreciated here in Bronco country compared to others.

TDmvp
08-02-2011, 10:14 PM
I am really looking forward to Saturday. I'm betting he is the quickest one to lose it, and that is fine with me. He is one of my favorite Broncos of all time. My wife was stationed at the Marine Corps base at Albany, Ga (in southern Ga). I got out a year ahead of her (that is how we ended up in Atlanta). Going down there on the weekends for a couple of years and not having any money we spent a lot of our time running all over south Ga in my Jeep. I was floored at the level of poverty in some of the areas we ended up driving through. I write this because once I heard the story of the Sharpe brothers (they are huge here within the Atlanta sports scene, very respected and loved) I became an even bigger fan of both of them. My father comes from the same kind of world as the Sharpe brothers. I get it. I worked for a guy for a year or so (corp world) who was a former Marine and grew up with and played football against Glennville and the Sharpe brothers. He said that flat out Sterling Sharpe was the finest athlete he ever saw, but that no one played with more fire or heart than Shannon. He also said that every one on his team just wanted to kill Shannon for all the trash he talked, but was also the funniest guy he ever heard tallk trash on a field. Sorry for the rambling, just very happy for Shannon and looking forward to this Saturday.



Great post ... L rep O ...

Sharpe really is the American dream tho. If you try to work harder then everyone else and set your goals way out there most of the time even if you fail to get to the highest point you get pretty dang close.

While I watched that Shannon thing today I told my girlfriend, jeez he's my dad.

My father was born in the 30's in West Virginia to a family in a log cabin and lived like Shannon in a lot of ways. No indoor plumbing and working from dust to dawn. Stories of a few oranges and their one pair of shoes for Xmas , and if the 10 acres they farmed didn't do well they just did without sometimes. His dad a wwI vet and his mom a preachers daughter work as cooks for a timber mill to avoid the coal mines which was basically what EVERYONE did up there and Dad wanted better and wanted to get his mom and dad out of that life style and moved away and did it.

I heard Shannon say so many things in that documentary I've heard my dad say a 1000 times. Stuff about being scared to fail , and so much depended on him and others being able to live the way he/they wanted depending on it from our family to employees of his company.
So yea I balled like a baby during it...


Dad has 30 some of these now and 70 some trailers.

http://img807.imageshack.us/img807/8179/100043668201254std.jpg

And did what he said he was going to do and the biggest lesson to me I think was anything is possible in America if you try hard enough. I hate it when I hear people say they can't or there's no way to make it starting with nothing.Because trust me you CAN ...

At 71 years old he decided he wanted his pilots licence which he'd never had before. Here's the old man with 1 of his 2 planes so trust me you can do anything you set your mind to.

http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/60/19997610027427025781045.jpg

Now I'm rambling as well so don't sweat it Dutch . But I totally get what you mean and that documentary really hit home.

epicSocialism4tw
08-02-2011, 10:35 PM
I have always been a huge fan of Shannon.

Best TE in NFL history.

Dutch
08-02-2011, 10:35 PM
No sweat, TD. My Dad turns 80 in a month. Joined the Marines at 17 to get off of the Cherokee reservation in Oklahoma and help support the family. Ended up a retired Sgt Major with 25 years and two wars, then became an engineer with a Nuclear Stamp and worked in the Nuclear power industry until he turned 72. They didn't have anyone who could take over his job at 65, so he stayed on until they found the right person. He's a big Sharpe fan as well.:thumbsup:

Orange&BlueMohawk
08-02-2011, 10:40 PM
Yeah, what a great episode. I think more people need the drive to push themselves. If you work hard, then work harder, and then when you get the one chance, work even harder and push until you are the best. There is always someone looking to take your job.

Dutch, OORAH. 0351 2001-2005

Pony Boy
08-03-2011, 12:55 PM
I love Thannon Tharp

ColoradoDarin
08-03-2011, 02:40 PM
Shannon looks like he still could suit up (and he'd instantly still be the best TE on our team). Sterling... not so much.

I really liked this, I learned a lot that I didn't know about the Sharpe brothers. Can't wait for Saturday!!

sutoazul
08-05-2011, 03:11 PM
I really like the story too. It was well done, and I had a huge knot on my throat when I saw them talking about the grandma'. It's a must watch.

Gcver2ver3
08-05-2011, 03:14 PM
i just watched Marshall Faulk's tribute...

that was the sort of theme i was expecting for Sharpe's...lots of highlights and individual and game commentary...

sharpe's was more of an hour long sentimental thing...

i liked faulk's tribute better but sharpes was well done in its own right...

gunns
08-06-2011, 09:59 AM
It was on at 8 EST, it will be on again at 12 AM or 10 PM Mountain time. It is a definite must see. I saw a side of Shannon Sharp I never saw before. It is a powerful must watch. I'm recording it this time. I knew he was tight w/ his brother Sterling and came from a poverty stricken background but I never saw what drove him to be such a great player. Definitely something to be seen by anyone whether they are a Bronco fan or not!

Wow, so right. Just watched it. What a wonderful man, to focus solely on football for what it could provide his grandmother. His work ethic, his love and admiration for his brother, he did his grandmother proud. Quite emotional, a several tissue watch. I'm sure you are the man she envisioned Shannon.

Quoydogs
08-06-2011, 10:04 AM
Man this is a tight hat.

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HEAV
08-06-2011, 12:13 PM
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broncosteven
08-06-2011, 01:15 PM
I wish they would reair it, all I have seen the last couple days are the Sabol, Neon Leon, and faulk tributes on NFLN.

Glad to see another Bronco going into the hall

Dutch
08-06-2011, 01:33 PM
i just watched Marshall Faulk's tribute...

that was the sort of theme i was expecting for Sharpe's...lots of highlights and individual and game commentary...

sharpe's was more of an hour long sentimental thing...

i liked faulk's tribute better but sharpes was well done in its own right...

It was Shannon's choice to do it that way. He wanted to pay tribute to his Grandmother, and his Big Brother.......can't argue with it at all. I too wanted to see more of his highlights and on the field contributions, but Shannon's story really transcends football. It is as much a life story as a football story, and a pretty great one at that.

gunns
08-06-2011, 02:17 PM
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I would really like to see Sharpe's blocking ability the night he flustered Thomas. I didn't pay attention and I'd love to see what riled Thomas so badly.

cousinal11
08-06-2011, 02:53 PM
Speaking of good blocks, this one never gets old.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHqie0q7I5Y\

Still get chills.

Gcver2ver3
08-06-2011, 03:59 PM
It was Shannon's choice to do it that way. He wanted to pay tribute to his Grandmother, and his Big Brother.......can't argue with it at all. I too wanted to see more of his highlights and on the field contributions, but Shannon's story really transcends football. It is as much a life story as a football story, and a pretty great one at that.

yea i can't argue that either...

his grandmother wouldve been proud...

Dutch
08-06-2011, 05:06 PM
This is going to be a good night. The film that they are running for Ed Sabol and his speech is fantastic.