Official: Derrick Brooks Goes To CantonFebruary 1st, 2014
What a clusterf@ck this has been. Instead of NFL Network broadcasting the official announcment of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014, live as they have for every winter since the network launched, the announcement is being broadcast on tape on Fox at roughly 8:30 p.m.
Instead, NFL Network is going E! Network with a red carpet preview show with chicks not showing leg talking about some schlock awards show.
Joe just wants to vomit!
But here is the good news from Yahoo! Sports NFL writer and Pro Football Hall of Fame voter Anwar Richardson. It is official. Derrick Brooks will become the third Buccaneers player to enter the Pro Footbal Hall of Fame this summer in Canton. He was elected today in a marathon seven-hour, 59-minute conclave.
@AnwarRichardson: NFL Hall of Fame class: Derrick Brooks, Ray Guy (SR) Claude Humphrey (SR), Walter Jones, Andre Reed, Michael Strahan & Aeneas Williams
Derrick Brooks really was Joe’s favorite Bucs player. Joe still has a No. 55 jersey hanging in the closet. He’s tempted to wear it and go out and have a few beers.
Kudos Derrick. You are the personification of a Hall of Famer, both on and off the field. Congratulations.
NFL Network, you should be ashamed. If you had to farm out the announcement (for profit, Joe might add), at least force FOX to broadcast the announcement live.
What a disgrace to Brooks and the rest of the Class of 2014.