As was the case so often during his career, John Elway outshined all others during Sunday's HOF inductions.
Contrary to his days as a player, Barry Sanders did plenty of smiling and joking during his HOF induction speech.
Hank Stram, one of the most vibrant football personalities ever, said nothing and still moved the crowd on Sunday.
Fourteen-year wait for induction is over for Steelers' acrobatic wide receiver.
Nick Buoniconti needed someone by his side during the Hall announcement. Who better than his former coach Don Shula.
Ron Yary, who toiled 15 years as a lineman, didn't mind waiting another 14 for his election to the Hall of Fame.
He lost four Super Bowls as Bills coach, but Marv Levy was a winner in the Hall of Fame's eyes.
It took 13 years of eligibility for induction to the Hall, but Jack Youngblood is finally Canton-bound.
It took thirty extra, excruciatingly long seconds, but Jackie Slater is on his way to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The Hall didn't call Mike Munchak, so he was shocked to hear his name announced on TV.
They flocked to rooftops, crushed through concourses and bundled up to watch the 2009 NHL Winter Classic -- a once-in-a-lifetime event that ESPN.com's Wayne Drehs says warmed the hearts of Chicago sports fans.