Sapp Is A Hall Of Famer!

February 2nd, 2013

“I didn’t even need no free sack.”

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:

Larry Allen
Cris Carter
Jonathan Ogden
Bill Parcells
Warren Sapp

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.

34 Responses to “Sapp Is A Hall Of Famer!”

  1. Buc Fan South Tampa Says:

    Wife and I are going to Canton in August…I cannot wait for 99’s induction speech

  2. RastaMon Says:

    WOW !!!!!!!!

  3. BucfaninMi Says:

    Woo hoo!!!

  4. 507 Bucs fan Says:

    YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! 99 first, 55 coming next year to Canton… FINALLY the recognition this defense deserves!

  5. tmaxcon Says:

    congrats to 99 he deserves it. Joe any thoughts on the bucs putting him in the ring of honor next considering HOF achievement or do you think they will still go in order???

  6. Rick330 Says:

    Glad he made it in. He earned it as a player on the field. Also nice to see CC get his finally.

  7. Buc Fan South Tampa Says:

    Just bought my tickets. Joe, you need to sponsor a trip for Buc fans to go to Canton in force…Lets go Tampa…

  8. Mr. Patrick Says:

    Say what you want to about John Randle and Keith Millar, this is the man that revolutionized the ‘3 Technique’ position. Congrats to him.

  9. tmaxcon Says:

    i second Joe sponsoring a trip. I am in Texas but will gladly head to Canton with Joe and crew

  10. Tuggz Says:

    Nice work, Ira Kaufman.

    Altho the HoF process is flawed, if Strahan got in today and Sapp didn’t, I would have puked.

  11. SeanyMac in SC Says:

    Congrats Warren, you were a true force on the field.

  12. Buc Fan South Tampa Says:

    Just saw 99 give Ira Kaufman a big Hug on NFL Network. You go Ira…..

  13. ShayneGoodfellow Says:

    Great for Sapp.. had an amazing career with us.

  14. FloridaGirl Says:

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!! Got my tix already…great job by the selectiion committee judging the player by performance and not personality/popularity….I’m with you Joe on the Buc Fan Canton Express!!!!!!

  15. jfgobucs Says:

    Congrats 99….well deserved…

  16. Rrsrq Says:

    Big Daddy Sapp – freaking AWESOME

  17. bucsfan1979 Says:

    Great Job Sapp… #55 and #47 next

  18. AtlBucsFan Says:

    Congratulations to Sapp. Well deserved.

  19. NJBucsFan Says:

    Bitter sweet day for the Bucs. Sapp is wel deserve but LaVonte David should of been DROY

  20. BucKing 3 Says:

    Congratulations 99! 55 in next year…Go Bucs! !!

  21. Macabee Says:

    Congrats Warren! Well deserved! And big ups to Ira Kaufman who worked so diligently to make the case!

  22. Justin P's Dwindling Radio "career" Says:

    Sapp’s Hall of Fame Presenter will be his daughter Mercedes Sapp…he said on NFL Radio interview

  23. 4everBucsFan Says:

    Congrats Warren! …you deserved it!

  24. BigMacAttack Says:

    Congrats to the QBKilla. Awesome well deserved.

    Great job Ira!

    Back to Stammin. Go Bolts!!!

  25. Marques Says:

    His daughter will be his presenter

  26. mpmalloy Says:

    Congratulations Doom!

    Well deserved, IMO.
    The man changed the way the position is played.

  27. Richard Says:

    If Sapp got in on the first ballot, there’s no question Brooks does too.

  28. Rrsrq Says:

    Bucs future HOF – Brooks, Ronde, Davin Joseph(when he runs off like 5 straight pro bowls), Greg Schiano and Doug Martin

  29. PRBucFan Says:

    Congrats to THE QBKILLA!!!

    Jaja TB ALL THE WAY!

  30. PRBucFan Says:


    I’m watching the game!!!

    Jaja I’m enjoying it 🙂

  31. RachelWatson'sthong Says:

    Congrats Big Man. Well deserved. Having your Daughter present you? Yawn. Bad choice.

  32. 941-Bucs Says:

    I think he should let Brett Favre introduce him into the HoF 🙂

  33. chris sugg Says:

    Wife and me already have tickets. staying in Cleveland at Laquinta $82.00 a night 40 miles from canton. In Canton Laquinta $289.00 a night. Worth 30 min drive to save that kind of money. Have not been on a vacation in seven years. Gonna be on a tight budget but worth the effort. Check one off the bucket list. Would love to meet up w other Buc FANS!!

  34. James SRQ Says:

    My mother will be 75 in November and themoment Sapp was inducted, her favorite player btw, she said lets go! We have 3 tickets, going 1st through 5th, and staying in Cleveland also. Would be great if a bunch of us Buc Fans could get together Friday night! Let’s make it happen!