Brooks Claims He Has Been Elected

February 1st, 2014

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The Pro Football Hall of Fame is usually as secretive as the Vatican when it comes to its annual election of future inductees into Canton. So it comes as a surprise to Joe that everyone’s favorite (former) player, Mr. Derrick Brooks, twittered he has been elected as part of the Class of 2014..

@DBrooks55: Thought of tonight is JOY, HUMILITY, and gratefulness, I’m in the Hall of Fame Now

Call Joe a pessimist, but the announcement is to be made at 7 p.m. Most inductees learn of their election via television, even last year, when Warren Sapp said he was watching the announcement. So Joe isn’t sure how Brooks got leaked word or not.

Joe is going to wait until 7 p.m.ish before he cracks open a beer to honor Double-Nickel.

17 Responses to “Brooks Claims He Has Been Elected”

  1. PRBucFan Says:

    That’s why he’s a lock πŸ˜‰

  2. NewTampaChris Says:

    Why didn’t “gratefulness” get capitalized? Won’t it feel left out? I’m not very comfortable with that. GRATEFULNESS seems so much more, uh, regal.

  3. Safety Says:

    This is awesome news, and he absolutely deserves to be a first ballot HAll of Famer.

  4. SeanyMac in SC Says:

    Waiting until 7 to crack open a beer???

    I sure hope DB55 gets in!

  5. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Amen, and well deserved. Hope to see you in owners box one day #55

  6. PRBucFan Says:

    Heard Jones, Strahan, Reed also?

    One of our other guys if not both might be left out πŸ™

  7. feelthepewterpower Says:

    It’s been announced on so it’s official..and it’s been mentioned by Brooks himself, Joe.

  8. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    All ready started…Ok who got the hook-up on the charter buses. We gotta fill the stadium for the induction ya’ll

  9. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Hoping good returns on Dungy and Lynch as well……Lynch doesn’t get enough run! and Dungy, let’s face it, was the first black coach to win a Super Bowl.

  10. Jacko101 Says:

    Congrats Brooks 2 years in a row we have Bucs going in.

  11. Joe Says:

    Dungy, let’s face it, was the first black coach to win a Super Bowl.

    Yet the first (and only) Hispanic coach to win two Super Bowls is still on the outside looking in.

  12. PRBucFan Says:

    Unfortunantly, and I can say this being hispanic, it’s not on the same level in the American eye. It is what it is.

    Dungy nor Lynch got in.

    Seems like Dungy will be a second ballot guy hopefully, but that accolade will most defintely aid him majorly in getting in.

  13. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Yet the first (and only) Hispanic coach to win two Super Bowls is still on the outside looking in.


    Flores should be in the Hall. The majority of players in the NFL are African American, and when Tony was named head coach there was maybe one other in the league at the time..Art Shell?

  14. k1ngadroc Says:

    Double nickel wouldn’t “claim” anything unless it was true… Crack open that drank! He’s in the HOF! And very much deserving!

  15. Snook Says:

    Its official now.

  16. David Says:

    Ummm dude, “Warren Sapp said he was watching the announcement.” Do u not remember that alot of people don’tlike my boy Sapp? People like Derrick and probably couldn’t wait to tell him.

  17. SombreroBro Says:

    Congratulations Derrick Brooks! You earned it x10.

    The fact that you did it without self-promotion, fake dreadlocks, true
    character and total commitment to the organization speaks volumes to us true Buc fans.

    I’m sorry management handled your release so poorly, but you chose to take the high road.

    You are a class act and a bad a$$ MF! You dominated the defense and made the team better through leading by example……. and not your mouth.

    #55 is the only jersey I ever bought.

    To me…….. it’s all about the 55!