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Jacoby Still Awaiting His Enshrinement

Posted by Brian Tinsman on January 17, 2013 – 3:53 pm

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With the recent announcement of the 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists, Redskins fans could only shake their heads at the obvious omission of former “Hog,” left tackle Joe Jacoby.

Despite leading his offensive line to four Super Bowls (winning three), with four Pro Bowl nods and two All-Pro selections, Jacoby has been snubbed since his retirement in 1993. He was one-of-27 semifinalists announce in November, but must now wait until next year for this just deserts.

According to Pro-Football-Reference.com, Jacoby’s career performance is comparable to the likes of Willie Anderson, Jeff Saturday, Flozell Adams and Stan Jones; several of which have been or are expected to be inducted into Canton.

The only difference between these players and Jacoby, are his three Super Bowl rings with three different starting quarterbacks.

Redskins Historian Mike Richman helps put his career in perspective, as the man on the outside looking in at his rightful place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Read more »

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Redskins Fan First In Refurbished HOF

Posted by Andrew Walker on June 11, 2012 – 2:35 pm

(via ProFootballHOF.com)

A 16-year-old Redskins fan became the first-ever visitor to enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame through its brand new grand lobby Monday morning.

Jacob Dennis of Salisbury, Md., made the trip to Canton as part of his birthday celebration, according to this article from the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Canton Opens Its Doors For Chris Hanburger

Posted by Brian Tinsman on August 6, 2011 – 11:34 pm

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As a player on the field, Chris Hanburger was smart, dominant, and ferocious.  As a man off the field, he was quiet, reserved, and soft-spoken.  In the lead-up to his induction to the Pro Football Hall Of Fame, many wondered what side of him would be on display.

But when he took the podium tonight in Canton, he did not disappoint, showing off another side entirely.  The man once referred to as “The Hangman” on the field, was actually really funny during his induction speech.

The best part is that he took the opportunity to roast the other six inductees into the H.O.F., all while making fun of his own reputation of being quiet.   Read more »

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