Eli Manning: Hall of Fame?

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Yeah 8
I guess maybe 5
No 4
FUCK NO 3


... that's Traore! (Neanderthal), Friday, 24 January 2020 05:05 (eight months ago) link

Vote for whether he SHOULD be, not whether he WILL be.

I vote FUCK NO

... that's Traore! (Neanderthal), Friday, 24 January 2020 05:15 (eight months ago) link

It will piss off patritos fans, so yes please

El Tomboto, Friday, 24 January 2020 05:30 (eight months ago) link

Can a mod please replace “would” with “will” in my last post please? tyvm

El Tomboto, Friday, 24 January 2020 05:30 (eight months ago) link

done, you’re welcome

mod, Friday, 24 January 2020 05:33 (eight months ago) link

he beat the patritos twice in the super bowl, so he will definitely get in, and proooobably should, I GUESS

I have not yet begun to fart (rip van wanko), Friday, 24 January 2020 05:44 (eight months ago) link

HOF is basically the Grammys of NFL with less sexual discrimination and harassment AFAICT so let the guy wear his goofy jacket. He’s the everyjock QB. He’s been so mediocre he’s been the captain of the offense for a mostly good-to-OK team that beat the GREATEST DYNASTY EVER not once but TWICE during his career as the starter. He was drunken kung fu at his peak. He loves to go antiquing with his family. He is a miraculous doofus. Give the man a tan jacket immediately.

El Tomboto, Friday, 24 January 2020 05:50 (eight months ago) link

Enshrine him and waive the waiting period for gods sake he has nothing else to look forward to other than when a wave of shoplifting breaks out in town and he’s made emergency deputy

omar little, Friday, 24 January 2020 06:15 (eight months ago) link

Are there any other two time super bowl winning quarterbacks that aren’t in the HOF ?

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 24 January 2020 12:39 (eight months ago) link

#1 earner in NFL history (Peyton #2), crazy.

by the light of the burning Citroën, Friday, 24 January 2020 13:10 (eight months ago) link

Third-best QB in his draft class.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 24 January 2020 18:47 (eight months ago) link

Not only should he get in, he should get in before Peyton

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Friday, 24 January 2020 18:56 (eight months ago) link

O_O

... that's Traore! (Neanderthal), Friday, 24 January 2020 19:11 (eight months ago) link

I mean if Lynn Swann can be in based on Super Bowl I think Eli can

https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/S/SwanLy00.htm

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 24 January 2020 19:16 (eight months ago) link

Eli's far better than Joe Namath who is absolutely only in the HoF because of one Super Bowl

https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/N/NamaJo00.htm

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 24 January 2020 19:19 (eight months ago) link

Bob Griese another who's in because of a few high profile seasons

https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/G/GrieBo00.htm

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 24 January 2020 19:23 (eight months ago) link

I mean he's definitely going to get in for the SBs alone. Because of pundits' bogus obsession with SB wins being purely the product of good quarterbacking, 2 SBs is a slam dunk.

Had he not won, he might have still got in based on his career stats. But these are only a byproduct of longevity and durability - Jack Morris syndrome. He only finished in the top ten in passer rating once, was never a serious MVP candidate in a single season, and never lead the league in a single season in any major passing category except interceptions. He didn't have a great game in the first one, though he did come through in the clutch, but the defense deserves equal credit. Second Super Bowl he was pretty great.

Finished with an 84.2 passer rating, which isn't bad, but this wasn't the "chuck it deep" gun-slinging 80s, it's the passer friendly checkdown era. Even Tannehill has a career passer rating higher than his.

He will get in but I wish someone would designate him the laziest QB to ever be elected to the Hall. Dude routinely made rookie mistakes deep into his 30s, and never was a consistent stud

... that's Traore! (Neanderthal), Friday, 24 January 2020 19:27 (eight months ago) link

Idk, Namath was the first QB to throw for 4,000 yards. And of course, back then, when you were allowed to maul receivers downfield with no P.I. flags, QBs routinely threw more picks than TDs.

Unitas's numbers would have been considered lousy by today's standards, though not sure about his QBR.

... that's Traore! (Neanderthal), Friday, 24 January 2020 19:29 (eight months ago) link

I'll just deal w/ it when he gets in tho.

... that's Traore! (Neanderthal), Friday, 24 January 2020 19:33 (eight months ago) link

challop: Peyton Manning is overrated

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Friday, 24 January 2020 19:34 (eight months ago) link

is philip rivers a hall of famer

mookieproof, Friday, 24 January 2020 19:51 (eight months ago) link

Peyton Manning is overrated

He's just your run-of-the-mill Hall of Fame QB, sorta like Fran Tarkington.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 24 January 2020 20:04 (eight months ago) link

is philip rivers a hall of famer

I won't be surprised if he doesn't make it. I could see him as a Hall of Very Good guy. But I'd vote him in.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 24 January 2020 20:08 (eight months ago) link

challop: Peyton Manning is overrated

― totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Friday, January 24, 2020 11:34 AM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

true not the best QB of all time but the 4th best QB of his era imo (i might concede he's top ten all time).

omar little, Friday, 24 January 2020 21:19 (eight months ago) link

Think of how many yards Peyton would have if he didn't waste 10 seconds every play saying omaha over and over

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 24 January 2020 21:22 (eight months ago) link

"yeah maybe" feels like the undeniable answer.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 25 January 2020 07:20 (eight months ago) link

^^^ ding

also it’s the most ELI answer

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 25 January 2020 07:48 (eight months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Monday, 27 January 2020 00:01 (seven months ago) link

He's just your run-of-the-mill Hall of Fame QB, sorta like Fran Tarkington.

Kidding? Tarkington had the NFL career marks for completions, passing yards, rushing yards and touchdowns when he retired. And took the Vikings to 3 Super Bowls.

by the light of the burning Citroën, Monday, 27 January 2020 00:16 (seven months ago) link

“I guess maybe” and tombot otm

k3vin k., Monday, 27 January 2020 02:28 (seven months ago) link

(I thought it was 4)

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Monday, 27 January 2020 02:34 (seven months ago) link

Joe Kapp was the QB for the Kansas City loss in Super Bowl IV.

by the light of the burning Citroën, Monday, 27 January 2020 02:59 (seven months ago) link

(sorry, huge)

by the light of the burning Citroën, Monday, 27 January 2020 03:03 (seven months ago) link

Kidding?

Yup. Nobody knows who was the GOAT NFL QB. It's impossible to say, but Peyton Manning was unquestionably excellent, as was Fran. The "run-of-the-mill Hall of Fame QB" was voted as among the best, most amazing QBs of his era. They all have a reason to be there.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 27 January 2020 04:10 (seven months ago) link

that is an amazing photo to put on the cover of a magazine

mookieproof, Monday, 27 January 2020 04:52 (seven months ago) link

how have I never heard of Joe Kapp before now

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Monday, 27 January 2020 14:55 (seven months ago) link

btw joe kapp was 32 years old in that photo

mookieproof, Monday, 27 January 2020 15:37 (seven months ago) link

the nfl's roughest 32 year old grampa

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 27 January 2020 15:38 (seven months ago) link

not quite, here's Ray Nitschke at the age of 29 I believe

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/82/Nitschke_packers.jpg

frogbs, Monday, 27 January 2020 15:49 (seven months ago) link

and here's Eli Manning at 36

https://i.imgur.com/QcTp7jl.jpg

frogbs, Monday, 27 January 2020 16:16 (seven months ago) link

football is a helluva drug

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 27 January 2020 16:46 (seven months ago) link

Joe Kapp I remember from the old style NFL films. Dude often threw some fugly passes for even then, of course by that era Tebow would have been efficient.

I'm happy Harold Carmichael finally got the nod for the hall. When he retired he was like #5 or something like that in all time receptions when he retired. He also got a pass a game for like 10 years back when they could literally mug you running out for a pass.

https://www.pro-football-reference.com/leaders/rec_career_1984.htm

Tarkington was the all time leader in passing yards when he retired in '78 and held it up until '94 when Marino passed him.

https://www.pro-football-reference.com/leaders/pass_yds_career_1994.htm

The old QB that I think might be on the bubble is Kenny Anderson, really the first 'west coast offense' qb as Walsh was the OC there before he went to the Niners. Anderson was very efficient, but he played for the Bengals in the 70s in same division as the Steel Curtain.

https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/A/AndeKe00.htm

earlnash, Monday, 27 January 2020 23:37 (seven months ago) link

https://www.ebluejay.com/img/account/c/h/cheepseetz/1/3111941_m8d0wvii.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/236x/79/dd/7a/79dd7a9264ccc603fd2a9355367909da--football-photos-sports-photos.jpg

Carmichael was in some ways the first really tall wide out, plus there are pictures where he is playing with baseball gloves with the fingertips cut out.

earlnash, Monday, 27 January 2020 23:41 (seven months ago) link

As for Eli, there is absolutely ZERO chance he does not make the Hall of FAME...can't have that speech where Peyton puts in his brother.

They can finally put in Clay Matthews Jr. on the same class and make it family weekend.

earlnash, Monday, 27 January 2020 23:44 (seven months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Tuesday, 28 January 2020 00:01 (seven months ago) link

yea I'm all for players who had significant careers but weren't necessarily ELITE or THE BEST for any particular period of time making it into the hall. makes it more interesting that way. in fact I'd almost argue for putting guys like Fitzpatrick in

frogbs, Tuesday, 28 January 2020 00:08 (seven months ago) link

Hall of Meh

... that's Traore! (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 00:10 (seven months ago) link

i mention this whenever harold carmichael comes up -- which is surprisingly often? -- but cosell referred to him as 'the angular one', which is a+

mookieproof, Tuesday, 28 January 2020 00:25 (seven months ago) link

You had to know there was some serious love of football passed between Howard and Greg. Greg Cosell is probably one of the few media guys that really does get the XOs of football like actual coach. I got the DVR set to record NFL matchup even though it is only played like once at 5am on Sunday.

earlnash, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 04:22 (seven months ago) link

"yea I'm all for players who had significant careers but weren't necessarily ELITE or THE BEST for any particular period of time making it into the hall. makes it more interesting that way. in fact I'd almost argue for putting guys like Fitzpatrick in"
― frogbs, Monday, January 27, 2020 7:08 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

Fitzpatrick is like this generations Vinnie Testeverde. Vinnie had a couple years where he was on good clubs, where Fitz has been more on the middlin' side of the NFL.

earlnash, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 04:24 (seven months ago) link

The thing that changes everything is that they have made greatness about "THE RING". Pretty much any decent QB that wins a couple of Superbowls is already on the margins of being in the Hall of Fame and statistically in the pass happy era, there is just a bunch of guys that are decent at the position. THE ELITE is really average.

earlnash, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 04:28 (seven months ago) link

Can't wait for Jameis Winston to get in

... that's Traore! (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 04:34 (seven months ago) link

I think they should put Fitzpatrick's press conference outfits in and leave him out

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 13:39 (seven months ago) link

I like the idea of there being a wing for career backups who wound up doing crazy things, like Matt Flynn throwing 6 TDs in a game, Foles playing lights out for a month and winning a Super Bowl, or Fitz magically turning into Tom Brady every time his club is four games under .500. the fact that the HoF is just a neverending discussion about greatness and who is truly ELITE is boring

frogbs, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 13:42 (seven months ago) link

They should have a single Hatcat plaque with Doug Williams, Mark Rypien and Joe Theisman.

earlnash, Thursday, 30 January 2020 00:01 (seven months ago) link

xpost your idea sounds like the Hall of Ehhhhh

... that's Traore! (Neanderthal), Thursday, 30 January 2020 00:02 (seven months ago) link

xp how dare you leave out gus frerotte

mookieproof, Thursday, 30 January 2020 00:02 (seven months ago) link

the famous helmet he dented into the goalpost, here on display!

... that's Traore! (Neanderthal), Thursday, 30 January 2020 00:03 (seven months ago) link

https://www.capitalgazette.com/resizer/b4vUfFRrXIUXgfJZFsZdV8QVHwU=/1200x900/top/www.trbimg.com/img-5a983386/turbine/bs-sp-ravens-ray-lewis-trent-dilfer-super-bowl-20180228

The Los Angeles Times later described Dilfer as a game manager quarterback for the Ravens that season: He "wasn't elite, but he didn't make costly mistakes, and was supported by a dominant defense."[5] Dilfer wasn't re-signed by the Ravens, making him the only quarterback to be let go after winning a Super Bowl.

"One of the biggest mistakes we made in the Ravens history was letting Trent Dilfer go." - Ray Lewis

See these things write themselves...

earlnash, Thursday, 30 January 2020 00:06 (seven months ago) link

Those three guys won a Superbowl though. You could have Gus' helmet beside it.

You definitely would have a picture video of the butt fumble somewhere in there.

And you would definitely have a spread of SEE TONY ROMO, SEE TONY ROMO SAD pictures.

earlnash, Thursday, 30 January 2020 00:08 (seven months ago) link


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