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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. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. HOF12: Curtis Martin's amazing story

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- Curtis Martin won his bet to make it through his Pro Football Hall of Fame speech without crying. Did anyone else? Martin, in accepting his enshrinement to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, shared details about his life that would ...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  11. HOF12: Setting up for a powerful finish

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- Dermontti Dawson, the fifth of six Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinees to speak Saturday night, thanked his parents for the guidance they provided over the years. The other modern-day finalists preceding Dawson at the podium -- Wi...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  12. HOF12: Saints players file out after Roaf

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- New Orleans Saints players gave Cortez Kennedy a standing ovation early in the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement program Saturday. They won't be sticking around for Kennedy's speech, however. The Saints, scheduled to open t...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  13. HOF12: Doleman, Tez and parenting lessons

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- A theme is emerging throughout the ongoing Pro Football Hall of Fame proceedings. Chris Doleman and Cortez Kennedy in particular have stressed the importance strong parenting played in their lives and, ultimately, in their successe...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  14. HOF12: Roaf made 'em crawl off field

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- Willie Roaf's father, Clifton, has just presented the former New Orleans and Kansas City tackle for enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The video presentation for Willie Roaf was packed with emotion, especially when Cl...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  15. HOF12: Payton's ties go beyond Roaf

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- The NFL has allowed suspended New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton to attend the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement now under way. I saw Payton and his son at the Gold Jacket Dinner on Friday night. They sat briefly at the tabl...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  16. HOF12: First fan beats crowd, not heat

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- Ninety-degree heat and 57 percent humidity could not stop Seattle Seahawks fan Jeff Evert from taking his seat at Fawcett Stadium two-plus hours before the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony. Evert, visiting from Richl...

    Blog | August 04, 2012