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Old 05-24-2013, 09:30 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by BowlenBall View Post
The following owners are nominees for the Hall of Fame class of 2013:

1) Bud Adams, Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans, 1960-present (never won a Super Bowl, betrayed his fans by moving the team to another city)

2) Jack Kent Cooke, Washington Redskins, 1974-1997 (A good owner, 23 years with 3 Superbowl wins, and was active in charities and civic organizations in D.C.)

3) Ed DeBartolo, Jr., San Francisco 49ers, 1979-2000 (team won 5 Superbowls during his tenure. However, was also involved in criminal cases involving graft and political corruption, and was eventually removed by the league)

4) Robert Kraft, New England Patriots, 1994-present (A good owner, team has appeared in 5 Superbowls and won 3 during his tenure)

5) Art Modell, Cleveland Browns/Baltimore Ravens, 1961-2011 (No. Just no -- you can't do what he did to the Browns fans and be considered for the HOF. Ever. Besides, his teams only won one Superbowl during his 50-year tenure.)

6) Carl Storck, Dayton Triangles, 1918-1930 (His resume is weak at best. Does everyone involved in the founding of the league deserve to be in the Hall of Fame?)

Personally, I think Bowlen has been a better owner and a more deserving HOF inductee than any of the above, with the possible exception of Jack Kent Cooke. Why the hell is he not on the ballot?
lol at the nomination of Kraft. He's got deep pockets and his franchise has had a lot of success lately because they lucked out on Brady. He's in no way more deserving than Bowlen for HoF consideration.
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