Brown makes final HOF list


Wide receiver/return specialist Tim Brown made the cutdown to 17 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but six players were trimmed from the list and won’t be considered.

Raiders who didn’t make the cut were coach Tom Flores, wide receiver Cliff Branch, tight end Todd Christensen, punter Ray Guy, cornerback Lester Hayes and quarterback Jim Plunkett.

Jerry Rice, a Raider from 2001 through 2003 and dealt to Seattle during the 2004 season, joined Brown as a first-time eligible player along with Emmitt Smith.

The list of those considered:

Tim Brown – Wide Receiver/Kick Returner – 1988-2003 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, 2004 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Cris Carter – Wide Receiver – 1987-89 Philadelphia Eagles, 1990-2001 Minnesota Vikings, 2002 Miami Dolphins
Don Coryell – Coach – 1973-77 St. Louis Cardinals, 1978-1986 San Diego Chargers
Roger Craig – Running Back – 1983-1990 San Francisco 49ers, 1991 Los Angeles Raiders, 1992-93 Minnesota Vikings
Dermonti Dawson – Center – 1988-2000 Pittsburgh Steelers
Richard Dent – Defensive End – 1983-1993, 1995 Chicago Bears, 1994 San Francisco 49ers, 1996 Indianapolis Colts, 1997 Philadelphia Eagles
Russ Grimm – Guard – 1981-1991 Washington Redskins
Charles Haley – Defensive End/Linebacker – 1986-1991, 1999 San Francisco 49ers, 1992-96 Dallas Cowboys
Rickey Jackson – Linebacker – 1981-1993 New Orleans Saints, 1994-95 San Francisco 49ers
Cortez Kennedy – Defensive Tackle – 1990-2000 Seattle Seahawks
Dick LeBeau – Cornerback – 1959-1972 Detroit Lions
Floyd Little – Running Back – 1967-1975 Denver Broncos
John Randle – Defensive Tackle – 1990-2000 Minnesota Vikings, 2001-03 Seattle Seahawks
Andre Reed – Wide Receiver – 1985-1999 Buffalo Bills, 2000 Washington Redskins
Jerry Rice – Wide Receiver – 1985-2000 San Francisco 49ers, 2001-04 Oakland Raiders, 2004 Seattle Seahawks
Shannon Sharpe – Tight End – 1990-99, 2002-03 Denver Broncos, 2000-01 Baltimore Ravens
Emmitt Smith – Running Back – 1990-2002 Dallas Cowboys, 2003-04 Arizona Cardinals

Little and LeBeau were named senior nominees n August.

To be inducted, players must receive 80 percent of the vote from a 44-person selection committee. Between four and seven members will be elected.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • Plunketthead

    The dynasty that began with the bostonchowder mob buying off Walt “snowjob” Coleman ends with a good old fashioned dominating beatdown.

    Sounds good to me.

  • Plunk,

    I wish I lived in the 70s. A lot of sex, Drugs, great music, muscle cars, and People had jobs!

  • CaptainBlack

    Chris Carr is playing really well.

  • CaptainBlack

    Raider O, the 70s were not very good. Infation was and unemployment were high. Now the 80s were fun

  • Ghost to the Post

    If Al is watching this game. Cable will keep his job. We played Baltimore better and the cowboys better than any of these so called play off teams. Maybe we are closer than we think. Just maybe. Go nation.

  • CaptainBlack

    Raider O, the 70s were not very good. Inflation and unemployment was high. Now the 80s were fun.

    That is better

  • 80s!!!
    No thank you! I’ll take the 90s over the 80s.

  • Plunketthead

    Yes, the 70’s were great. Especially in Vegas. Better drugs! I lived by Paradise Park (known around the country as where to buy dope in Vegas).
    I could get three reds for a dollar. Then I would get a quart of Bud for 87 cents.
    Crosstops instead of meth.
    Four finger bags for a dime
    Cops would usually let you go and make you dump at your beer, dump your baggie and get home, even if you had been drinking.

  • Plunketthead

    The 80′ were the only time I had trouble finding work. I was working on the Fashion Show mall as a union mason tender and the brickies went on strike.
    I had a pocketfull of money and lit out for Northern B.C. to work as wrangler for the summer.
    When I got back, noone was hiring but a friend of a friend said he would teach me to lay block for his barkyard wall company for 8 bucks (I was making 14) an hour. I laughed at him.
    One month later I called him back, went to work for a huge pay cut, and learned a lot more then just laying block.

    Best move I ever made.

  • # Raider O Says:
    January 10th, 2010 at 10:56 am

    No thank you! I’ll take the 90s over the 80s.

    hell yeah, I 2nd that!

  • r8eray

    Me too Milicia!

  • Mistabrown Says:
    January 10th, 2010 at 9:42 am
    Unions confiscate billions from their pool of suckers and instead of investing in the union and the workers they hand over billions to the Dem party, its almost sad but you have to be an idiot to be a Dem.


    as opposed to you… a completely ignorant fool for the republican party???

    borrow and spend republicans…

    a 5 trillion legacy…

    by now i would have thought republicans would just shut up…

    but no…

    republicans are we win, you lose… when they win…

    but they are we lose and you still lose… when they lose…

    biggest bunch of freaking hypocrits ever…

  • CaptainBlack

    FP, you partying already? Oh, forgot, 3 hours ahead

  • FloridaPete…

    well said, I cant figure how, republicans dare to say anything, when they solehanded have run down one of the greatest countries… african countries are more healthy than USA, and even still they yell about how great they are…

    if i had made such a fart, i would be way more discrete =)

  • CaptainBlack

    Negra, it obviously makes sense to you. You seem so well informed.

  • CaptainBlack

    Negra, you obviously are a Democrat.

  • CaptainBlack

    No politics for me today.

  • M Lonetree

    “Politics is like football. You have to be smart enough to understand it and dumb enough to think it is important.”

    Eugene McCarthy – 1968

  • We interrupt this political debate, for the weather:

    Currently the temperature is, 74.2* here in SO-CAL…


  • Oh, and keep up the beatdown on the Patsies, B-more. don’t let ’em off the mat…

    Hearing the hometown fans boo in N.E. is music to my ears….

  • The Republicans have reduced themselves to running a cult. Brainwashing their followers to vote against their best interest (healthcare) and saying “What he [Obama] should be doing is following the right things that Bush did — one of the right things he did was treat this as a war on terror. We had no domestic attacks under Bush. We’ve had one under Obama,”

    This lie was started by Bush’s express secretary back in Nov. Perino: We did not have a terrorist attack on our country during President Bush’s term. I hope they’re not looking at this politically. I do think that we owe it to the American people to call it what it is.
    Only a brainwashed fool would listen to these guys much less believe them at face value!!

  • Glutten for Punishment

    oh pleez balt. keep spanking those cheaters.

  • raidermarty

    Yeah RAIDER FANS unite in your hatred of the patsies

  • r8eray

    I’m in Vegas and I could here them boos from New England!!

  • Glutten for Punishment

    ive done baptised my self in whisky to that hatred.

  • Unless they’re still in the beer line or trying to use the head, it sure looks like half the crowd has already bailed in N.E.

    Brady picked AGAIN!!!!! serves the cheatin basturds right……

  • Ghost to the Post

    We Raider fans maybe suffering from all of Al Davis bad karma. I am sure the patsies are suffering from Brady’s crap eating grin after the snow job game and then begging for calls against the Ravens. Ya

  • Zymurge

    # Mistabrown Says:
    January 10th, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Being uninformed is a prerequisite for the Dem party.

    I know it’s foolish of me to extend political debates here, but this just made me laugh. Ever see the break down of higher education by red state/blue state? Ever see the same break down by average IQ? If not check it out. Or maybe your definition of being informed differs from mine, which happens to be shared by the majority of higher IQ, better educated US citizens.

  • Zymurge

    OK, so some people were saying that we should trade Nnamdi for a middle of the road DT like Wilfork. Did everyone see him get completly punked on the first play from scrimmage as Rice ran right up the middle? Yeah, he’s fit perfect into the Raiders scheme with that sort of non-hole closing skills . . .

  • Ghost to the Post

    You don’t trade a shut down corner for anyone. See the Clinton Portis for Champ Bailey trade. It’s just not smart to get rid of a great player. He shuts down half the field. You trade a draft pick for a proven player. Seymour for the 2011 first rounder. Now we have to sign Seymour for more reasons than the trade. Because if players see Seymour is happy in Oakland other free agent players would be more inclined to come.

  • CaptainBlack

    In liberals’ ideal world, everyone lives in abject poverty and stands in long lines, but we all live in the same abject poverty and stand in the same long lines — just like in their beloved Soviet Union of recent memory! (Except the commissars, who get excellent health care, food, housing, maid service and no lines.)

    Instead of being honest and telling us that their plan is to make health care worse and more expensive — but fairer! — liberals have recently begun claiming that providing universal health care will actually save money. Overnight, they went from wailing about basic human needs being “more important than bombs” to claiming: “Our plan will be cheaper!”

  • CaptainBlack

    Zymurge, one of your brethren wrote this: “I would like some key points as to why you would choose a Democrat over a Republican or vice versa. My aunt is a Republican and I am a democrat and I said to her “Why would you want to be a Republican?” And she said “Whoa whoa whoa why would you want to be a democrat?” And I had nothing…I need an argument!

    Just say because you are ignorant!

  • Zymurge

    CaptainBlack, you must be an ideal liberal. Else, you aren’t qualified to state the point of view of one.

    For the record neither am I. I’m just a middle roader that finds it comical how both sides like to pretend to know more than each other by spending 110% of their effort saying how the other is wrong, as opposed to justifying why their view is not wrong.

    I mean, why go through the effort of fact finding and data driven arguments when it’s so much easier to cast aspersions based on stereotyped, extremists points of view?

  • BruceGradkowskifan

    why can’t ken stabler get into the HOF