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  1. Football Today: Hall of Fame snubs

    Mike Sando

    ESPN's Robert Flores, Jay Soderberg and I used the latest "Football Today" podcast to consider two subjects: Hall of Fame snubs and NFL teams whose championship windows are closing. Flores pointed to Ray Guy and asked about another former Raider,...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  2. Deacon Jones, 1938-2013

    Mike Sando

    Fearsome Foursome legend Deacon Jones' passing Monday at age 74 provides an opportunity to reflect upon one of the greatest defensive ends in NFL history. We'll do that beginning Tuesday. Jones, inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 19...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  3. My ballot for 'Greatest Coaches' package

    Mike Sando

    Any ranking for the 20 greatest coaches in NFL history would leave off at least two of the 22 enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The ballot I submitted for our "Greatest Coaches" project left off eight of them: Guy Chamberlin, Jimmy Conze...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  4. Strong HOF field makes DeBartolo wait

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- A strong contingent of newly eligible Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists complicated efforts to settle on five modern-era enshrinees for 2013. I was among the 46 selectors for a fourth year and can tell you it's extremely difficult...

    Blog | February 02, 2013
  5. Programming note: HOF voting Saturday

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- Good morning. I'll be heading over to the New Orleans Convention Center shortly to participate in Pro Football Hall of Fame voting. The process takes most of the day as we narrow down the list of modern-era finalists from 15 to no ...

    Blog | February 02, 2013
  6. Football Today: Mike Sando vs. Ross Tucker

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- The Super Bowl isn't the only draw in New Orleans this week. Pro Football Hall of Fame voting takes place Saturday. Ross Tucker and I took an insider's look at the voting process during a special edition of the Football Today podca...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  7. Inside Slant: Sabotage in the Super Bowl

    Mike Sando

    Tim Brown's inflammatory comments toward former Oakland Raiders coach Bill Callahan provided the launching point for the latest "Inside Slant" podcast with Kevin Seifert. It's not every day a Hall of Fame finalist -- Brown, not Seifert -- suggest...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  8. Around the NFC West: 49ers hail Gore

    Mike Sando

    Frank Gore, already the San Francisco 49ers' career rushing leader, is headed to the Super Bowl in New Orleans. His head coach and one prominent teammate have suggested another destination for Gore: the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. ...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  9. Quick look at 2013 Hall of Fame finalists

    Mike Sando

    Five of 15 modern-era finalists for 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement have ties to teams currently in the NFC West. Their names are shaded in the chart below: Kevin Greene, Charles Haley, Aeneas Williams, Jerome Bettis and Eddie DeBartol...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  10. First look at Hall of Fame semifinalists

    Mike Sando

    Seven of 27 recently announced semifinalists for the 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame class have ties to current NFC West franchises. The full list is available here. A few resources on the seven in question: Roger Craig: The San Francisco 49ers...

    Blog | December 01, 2012
  11. Aikman, Bradshaw on QB; Mort likes 49ers

    Mike Sando

    The camera showed Alex Smith on the sideline before a recent preseason game. In the broadcast booth, two Hall of Fame quarterbacks offered their takes on the San Francisco 49ers' quarterback. "He did not have a great year statistically, but he ...

    Blog | September 03, 2012
  12. Kevin Kolb gets some slack for rough start

    Mike Sando

    Quarterback Kevin Kolb could have played better during his brief 2012 exhibition debut for the Arizona Cardinals. In taking a closer look at the Hall of Fame Game from Sunday, however, it's clear coach Ken Whisenhunt was right about protection pro...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  13. WR as ambassador: Fitz kind even to refs

    Mike Sando

    Larry Fitzgerald craned for a better view of the Arizona Cardinals' offense as the Hall of Fame Game reached its final few minutes. The Pro Bowl receiver could have moved closer to the action, but that would have prevented him from posing for pict...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  14. Three things revisited: Cardinals-Saints

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- Looking back upon three things discussed here before the Arizona Cardinals' exhibition opener against New Orleans, a 17-10 loss to the New Orleans Saints in the Hall of Fame Game at Fawcett Stadium on Sunday night: 1. Kevin Kolb's ...

    Blog | August 05, 2012
  15. Kevin Kolb's injury history stays in focus

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- The rib contusion Kevin Kolb suffered in the Hall of Fame Game on Sunday night was the latest injury setback for the Arizona Cardinals' potential starting quarterback. It's not yet clear if Kolb will miss an extended period. The in...

    Blog | August 05, 2012
  16. Antonio Bryant's stay with Seattle short

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- The Seattle Seahawks' announcement Sunday night won't upstage the Hall of Fame Game between the Arizona Cardinals and New Orleans Saints, which is about to kick off (8 p.m. ET). Antonio Bryant's release comes days after the team si...

    Blog | August 05, 2012