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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. HOF12: Willie Roaf leads off Hall program

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- Welcome to Fawcett Stadium for the 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony. I'll be blogging throughout the proceedings, as you might have noticed when this post went live a bit earlier. First, a look at the order for ...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  7. HOF12: Saints players feeling the heat

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- New Orleans Saints players, in town to play the Arizona Cardinals in an exhibition game Sunday, are filling the final four rows across two sections at Fawcett Stadium. The Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement program is scheduled...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  8. HOF12: The experience of a lifetime

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- Sights and sounds from a magical first 30 hours in Canton for festivities relating to the upcoming 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony: Batting 1.000 Cortez Kennedy was the person I hoped to see first Thursday...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  9. HOF12: What a ride to the Hall of Fame

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- Cortez Kennedy's private car joined the police escort from the McKinley Grand Hotel and headed for one of his new homes, the Pro Football Hall of Fame. What a ride it was Friday, and what a ride it's been for all the Hall of Famers...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  10. HOF12: Finding 'Tez' in Canton

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- One second you're driving along Interstate 77 from Cleveland to Canton. The next second you're face to face with the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2012. It's a sight for any football fan to behold. Football's hallowed Hal...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  11. First rounds first: Cruising toward Canton

    Mike Sando

    Andy from Des Moines, Iowa asks whether Pro Football Hall of Famers were disproportionately early draft choices. 2012 Hall Of Fame Class HOFer Rd. Overall Cortez Kennedy 1 3 Chris Doleman 1 4 Willie Roaf ...

    Blog | February 09, 2012
  12. Thoughts on Kennedy and 2012 Hall class

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Thirteen modern-era NFL players were finalists for enshrinement Saturday in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Only one was named offensive or defensive player of the year during his career. That was the Seattle Seahawks' Cortez Ken...

    Blog | February 04, 2012
  13. Kennedy, DeBartolo, Williams up for Hall

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' resurgence this season recalls the team's greatest years. How appropriate, then, that Eddie DeBartolo Jr. has emerged as a Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist for the first time. DeBartolo and former St. Louis/Arizona defen...

    Blog | January 07, 2012
  14. Grimm: Send Faneca to Hall of Fame

    Mike Sando

    Russ Grimm knows a Hall of Fame offensive lineman when he sees one. Grimm, the Arizona Cardinals assistant coach and 2010 Hall of Fame inductee, sees one in recently retired guard Alan Faneca. "He's going to be there, there's no question," Grim...

    Blog | May 11, 2011
  15. Kennedy HOF finalist; Craig left off

    Mike Sando

    Five first-time finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame pushed San Francisco 49ers great Roger Craig off the list this year. That's a bad sign for his long-term Hall hopes because there's already a backlog of Hall-worthy players. Former St. Lo...

    Blog | January 09, 2011
  16. Five greatest draft classes since 1967

    Mike Sando

    The 1983 NFL draft might have been the best of the modern era even without Hall of Fame quarterbacks John Elway, Jim Kelly or Dan Marino. It was that good. "I think if you asked each guy to a man, in particular the Hall of Fame guys, there has ...

    Blog | April 16, 2010