Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Jerry Kramer Is Not In the Hall of Fame?!?!?



How did I not know this? That is one of the more insane things that I've ever heard. How does a guy who was named to the NFL All-Decade team of the 1960's, and the NFL's 50th Anniversary Team, not also be a Hall of Famer? I'm just confused. I know that it is pretty hard to put numbers on Offensive Lineman, but how can you be widely considered to be one of the best at your position for an entire decade, yet not make the Hall of Fame? He's not the only one, but I don't care about Howard Mudd. What makes him not Hall worthy when Forrest Gregg and Jim Ringo are? (Answer: probably slightly longer careers and therefore a few more All-Pro selections).


But Google "Jerry Kramer Hall of Fame" and notice that there are about 1,000 articles that discuss how messed up this is, and that he is widely considered to be the best player not in the Hall of Fame. This got me thinking: What other really good 1960s Packers aren't in? Two that came to mind looking at that particular All-Decade team are Dave Robinson and Boyd Dowler. I just don't get how you can be the best at your position for an entire decade but not be a Hall of Famer. I guess it is possible. But most of those players weren't part of the above picture, which should cement it.

2 comments:

The Sports Bottle said...

Did you ever read "Instant Replay" by Jerry Kramer? I read it a long time ago. Awesome book. Pretty much a diary of, I believe, the Ice Bowl year.

linda said...

And Distant Replay, a where are they now follow up, another great book. Every Packer fan should read these 2 books...