Sapp Is A Hall Of Famer!February 2nd, 2013
Big No. 99 beat out Michael Strahan, Charles Haley and other big names to become a first-ballot Hall of Famer this evening.
Below are the modern-era selections for 2013:
This is the ultimate honor and a tribute not only to Warren Sapp, but to the dominant Bucs defense of the Tampa Bay glory years.
Joe knows Sapp deserves the honor, but Joe was a bit worried about how Sapp’s time in Oakland would have affected his evaluation by Hall voters. Some look at accomplishments; some are more dialed in on body of work, and Sapp’s time in Oakland wasn’t pretty on various levels.
Derrick Brooks and Tony Dungy are first-time eligible Hall of Fame candidates next year, and John Lynch, semifinalist this year, will be back under consideration.
Now it will be interesting to see who Sapp chooses to present him at Hall of Fame ceremonies in Canton this summer. Joe bets Father Dungy will get the call.