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Chris Hanburger Finds A Ride To The Super Bowl

Posted by Matt Terl on February 5, 2011 – 8:42 pm

Chris Hanburger waited 28 years to get into the Hall of Fame — although as I wrote earlier, he never really considered it “waiting” as such — and if you listened to his call in to the NFL Network’s Hall of Fame announcement show above (at about the 5:10 mark), it sounded like he might have to wait a little longer to make his first appearance as part of the class of 2011.

Host Rich Eisen asked if Hanburger was getting on a plane tonight to get to Dallas to be part of the Super Bowl coin-flip, and Hanburger sounded more than a little skeptical. “Well, not tonight,” he said. “Hopefully it’s gonna happen tomorrow. I’ve gotta catch a flight out of South Carolina, go into North Carolina, and then jump on a plane there and head to Dallas. I guess we’ll make it, if the weather cooperates.”

“Yeah, I hear you,” Eisen said, sounding equally skeptical. “You and me both.” The weather in Dallas has ranged from bad to atrocious over this Super Bowl week, and there was no guarantee that commercial airlines were going to be able to get the Redskins great to Texas in time.

That problem has since been solved: Hanburger will make the trip to Dallas on Redskins owner Daniel Snyder’s private jet, and he’s expected to be there in plenty of time. After a 28 year wait, there’s no way Chris Hanburger get anything less than the full Hall of Fame experience.

One other Hanburger note: his first phone interview after the announcement was with Larry Michael for Redskins.com TV. It’s worth watching, and you can check it out below.

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Chris Hanburger Pleased To Be Elected To Hall Of Fame After All

Posted by Matt Terl on February 5, 2011 – 7:30 pm

Former Redskins linebacker Chris Hanburger is excited to be elected into the Hall Of Fame — “just thrilled to death,” the nine-time Pro Bowler says — but it’s not something that he’s been overly concerned about.

“After all these years, it was never anything that I gave a lot of thought to,” Hanburger says, “because I’ve always felt that there are just so many people that have played the game before I ever played, and players that I played with, and certainly players that are playing now and will play after them, and there’s just going to be so many deserving people and they’ll never even get nominated. So just to be nominated was a tremendous honor, and of course if you make it in there, that’s just icing on the cake.”

Hanburger may not have been concerned about being honored in Canton, but plenty of other people considered it a huge oversight.

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