A random collection of news from the past few days regarding the Hall of Fame:
Monk is once again left off Hall of Fame list
By Hugo Guzman
It’s almost inexplicable and downright ludicrous, but for the sixth straight year, Art Monk failed to be selected for the Hall of Fame.
What’s a guy have to do? Monk retired as the all-time receiving leader when he retired when he retired after the 1995 season. He won three Super Bowl rings with Washington Redskins and remains one of the top 10 receivers in terms of career receptions and yardage. His best season came in 1984 when he caught 106 passes for 1372 yards and 7 touchdowns.
Road to Hall Looks Bumpy for Reed
If Michael Irvin didn’t make it in his second time on the ballot, it’s a bad sign for [Andre] Reed, who is regarded as a lesser Hall candidate. Even more alarming is the fact that Art Monk, whose career statistics are similar to Reed’s, continues to fall short in the estimation of the voters. And Monk was on winning Super Bowl teams.
Monk, Grimm Denied
By John Keim
Date: Feb 4, 2006
Monk’s candidacy has been hurt by the perception that Gary Clark was the more dangerous receiver, a line pushed mostly by SI’s Peter King. But it’s a sentiment shared by others. However, voters who watched Monk on a weekly basis insist he should be in. And Clark has said that Monk deserves to be in ahead of him. Other former teammates have seconded that notion.
Monk, Grimm Fall Short In HoF Voting
By Gary Fitzgerald
February 4, 2006
In a disappointing outcome for Redskins fans, Art Monk and Russ Grimm were passed over in the voting for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.