The Art Monk Hall of Fame Campaign

April 23, 2006

Paul Domowitch

Filed under: Voter Articles — DjTj @ 11:51 am

Paul Domowitch covers the Eagles for the Philadelphia Daily News.  He was there when Art came in 1995, and he has represented the Eagles on the Hall of Fame voting committee for several years now.

It's hard to tell how he feels about Monk.  He wrote a column in 2003 joking about the situation, but it's hard to read into a joke.

The Sporting News
December 18, 1995
NFC Notes: Philadelphia Eagles
Paul Domowitch

The Art of receiving: Art Monk extended his record reception streak to 181 games with two catches against Dallas. ''That's why we brought him in,'' Rhodes says. ''He's a seasoned, cold-weather receiver who has caught a lot of passes. You want a guy who has made big plays in big games and he has made a lot of them.''… There's a chance wide receiver/ return man Kelvin Martin could return for the regular-season finale against Chicago. Martin has missed the last five games with a stress fracture in his foot. … Quarterback Rodney Peete has not thrown a touchdown pass in the last three games and has just six all season.

Philadelphia Daily News
December 21, 1998
Wrap up gift-buying with a few good books
Paul Domowitch

"They're going to run it right up our gut," Rhodes said Wednesday.

He considered his decimated defensive line, missing the four players he expected to start entering training camp, as well as backup end Al Wallace. He considered his worn-out linebackers. He considered the Birds' bad run defense, Dallas's decent running attack, and injuries to stars Michael Irvin, the Cowboys' Hall of Fame-bound receiver, and Deion Sanders, their Hall of Fame-bound all-purpose player, and announced:

"They're going to bleed us."

Right-o, Ray Bob.

Emmitt Smith led the Cowboys to the NFC East title with 110 rushing yards on 25 carries. Eagles running back Duce Staley had 67 yards on 18 carries, putting him at 968 for the season, 32 shy of the 1,000-yard mark. 

The Houston Chronicle
August 25, 2002
History aside, QB Cunningham deserves praise for his success
Paul Domowitch

While Randall never became as good as he could have been, he kept things interesting around here. And memorable.

That probably won't get him into the Hall of Fame. But it made him deserve a standing ovation Friday night at the Vet.

Philadelphia Daily News
August 5, 2003
NFL Network: Something for everyone
Paul Domowitch

Sometime this fall, the National Football League will launch its very own TV channel, the NFL Network. For pro football junkies, it's a dream come true. All NFL, all the time. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. For the wives of pro football junkies, it's one more reason to hire a divorce lawyer.

How in the world are they going to come up with 168 hours of programming a week? Glad you asked. There will be a celebrity-laced talk show and an X's-and-O's matchup show for you serious students of the game.

Those always-compelling day-after-the-game coaches press conferences will occupy much of their Monday schedule. And they've got 100 million feet of film in the NFL Films library that they will rely heavily on.

According to my sources in the NFL Network programming department, here are some other shows the new channel is considering for their fall schedule:

"Monk'' – Follow former Washington Redskins wide receiver Art Monk through his memorable streak of 183 straight games with at least one reception. The last 10 minutes of each show will feature a D.C.-area sports writer telling us why a guy who earned just three Pro Bowl invitations absolutely, positively deserves to be in the Hall of Fame.

**NOTE: This column was intended to be tongue-in-cheek according to Domowitch

St.Petersburg Times
September 5, 2003
Fame May Beckon a Few Bucs
Gary Shelton

Keyshawn Johnson

Domowitch: "There are a lot more deserving receivers."

Philadelphia Daily News
September 9, 2005
Chiefs' Peterson not expecting Vermeil back for 2006
Paul Domowitch

With Jerry Rice retiring this week, the 2010 Hall of Fame class will have three certain first-year-of-eligibility inductees: Rice, Emmitt Smith and Tim Brown.

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