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Archive: August 2, 2009 - August 8, 2009

Fans Don't Deserve Vote

Fans are, by their very nature, biased and ill-informed, sometimes even face painted.

By Josh Zerkle | August 8, 2009; 11:14 AM ET | Comments (2)

Experts Know Best

When it comes to Canton and the HOF selection process, an aristocracy works just fine, if you ask me.

By Jamie De Giorgio | August 8, 2009; 10:54 AM ET | Comments (1)

No Room in Canton for Sanjaya

The HoF is an important part of an athlete's legacy and that decision is best left to 44 sports writers rather than the same millions of voters who let Sanjaya Malakar finish 7th in the 2006 edition of American Idol.

By Jason Maloni | August 7, 2009; 7:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

More Transparency, Please

As a longtime Pro Football Hall of Fame voter, I've also been a longtime advocate for more transparency in the voting process.

By Leonard Shapiro | August 7, 2009; 7:00 PM ET | Comments (1)

I Want a Golden Ticket

Given the amount of money we pump into the NFL, surely Goodell wouldn't want to begrudge true fans a little taste.

By Emil Steiner | August 7, 2009; 6:41 PM ET | Comments (2)

Canton is Fair

Of all the selection processes, the Pro Football Hall of Fame's is one of the most fair.

By Joe Reedy | August 7, 2009; 6:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

Why So Secret?

It's only equitable for Hall of Fame voters to be held just as accountable as the athletes about whom they wrote.

By Gene Wang | August 7, 2009; 6:13 PM ET | Comments (1)

Eli So Not Worth It

The Giants would have renewed his contract in the spring if not now, they could have saved themselves a few dollars by waiting.

By Sarah Schorno | August 6, 2009; 5:31 PM ET | Comments (1)

Giants Could Have Done Worse

The Giants have decided that, in these uncertain times, Eli is their top-half guy. They could do worse.

By Sean McCann | August 6, 2009; 3:32 PM ET | Comments (0)

Giants Had to Overpay

There's no way, under any circumstance, by any stretch of the imagination that Eli should be the highest paid player in the NFL, the highest paid at his position, or even the highest paid at his own family reunion.

By Anthony Stalter | August 6, 2009; 1:58 PM ET | Comments (17)

Well Deserved Pay Raise

Eli Manning is as valuable to the Giants organization as his brother is to the Colts. He deserves every bit of the $35M guaranteed money the Giants will pay him.

By Roman Oben | August 6, 2009; 11:26 AM ET | Comments (3)

Capping Eli's Mega Deal

It's definitely a lucrative deal, but it may not necessarily be the market setting contract that it's being made out to be.

By J. I. Halsell | August 6, 2009; 11:02 AM ET | Comments (4)

Eli: Between Average and Elite

Is he worth more than Tom Brady or his own brother? Absolutely not, but that isn't the realistic question. Eli Manning simply got what the market will bear.

By Doug Farrar | August 6, 2009; 10:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Worth Super Money

Eli is a great quarterback who has proven he is capable of performing in the clutch on the biggest stage.

By Brian Tarcy | August 6, 2009; 10:29 AM ET | Comments (1)

Eli's Giant Pay Day

Eli is the right quarterback for the New York Giants for the next seven years. That makes me happy, regardless of his paycheck.

By Edward Valentine | August 6, 2009; 10:09 AM ET | Comments (1)

Eli Over Burdened

If he remains on the precipice of greatness, where he currently resides, all he'll be is yet another big ticket item that didn't nearly deliver up to what was expected of him.

By Ken Palmer | August 6, 2009; 10:05 AM ET | Comments (1)

Get a Clue, Plax

But the greatest obstacle to Burress' return is not Morgenthau or Commissioner Roger Goodell, but Burress himself.

By Jason Maloni | August 4, 2009; 1:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

His Age May Cost Him More Than His Stupidity

An aging receiver with years away from the field, emotional issues and an attitude problem is not an easy sell.

By Sarah Schorno | August 4, 2009; 12:16 PM ET | Comments (0)

Punish Stupidity

Plax let his gun license lapse along with his judgment that night.

By Cindy Kagan | August 4, 2009; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (11)

Party Over for Plax

Burress's judicial Hail Mary not only failed, but likely sealed his fate for more prison time.

By Neil Jacobs | August 4, 2009; 11:35 AM ET | Comments (1)

Guilty of Stupidity?

Should he play in the NFL again? Who knows? Right now, Burress must use every bit of his famed escapability to try and squirm out of a defensive formation he's never seen before.

By Doug Farrar | August 4, 2009; 9:52 AM ET | Comments (2)

Truth Should've Set Plax Free

Compared to Donte Stallworth who killed a man, how long can you keep Plax out?

By Ken Palmer | August 4, 2009; 9:30 AM ET | Comments (9)

Shooting Self Could Be A Life Sentence

His real crime was his choice of wardrobe.

By Dan Levy | August 4, 2009; 9:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

Stupidity's Not Criminal

Burress is being punished by our backward legal system for being stupid, arrogant and naïve; not for being a criminal.

By Robert Littal | August 4, 2009; 7:25 AM ET | Comments (15)

Talent Always Gets Another Chance

Even if he does play again, it will never be the same for Plax.

By Edward Valentine | August 4, 2009; 6:42 AM ET | Comments (0)

No Fair League?

Burress will be "entitled" to an opportunity for employment, but not necessarily in the NFL.

By Michael Oriard | August 4, 2009; 6:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

Let Him Play, But...

Send Burress to talk to someone like George Taliaferro.

By Dawn Knight | August 4, 2009; 6:07 AM ET | Comments (0)

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