Edwin Pope has been covering football since the very first Super Bowl, and he has been a Hall of Fame voter for decades. Unfortunately, he doesn’t seem to write much about his votes. I have no idea what he thinks of Art Monk.
Dallas Morning News
December 12, 1999
Irvin on right track for Hall of Fame
“The guys who do the selecting want guys who played for winners and won Super Bowls,” Pope said. “No matter how good you are, if you’re not a champion it hurts your chances.”
San Antonio Express-News
February 6, 2005
Voters deny Irvin entry into Hall
Many voters, including longtime Miami Herald columnist Edwin Pope, say it’s cruel to reject any of the six finalists.
“I can’t understand why anybody would help a guy get all the way to the last six and then blackball them,” said Pope, who voted for Irvin and said he was “shocked” that the former Miami Hurricane was rejected.