As you’ve heard, Floyd Little got the call, but Shannon Sharpe will have to wait another year. With Jerry Rice and Emmitt Smith being automatics this year, I wasn’t too surprised Sharpe didn’t get in. I’m not worried about Sharpe. He’ll get in.
Congratulations to Little, however, for all of his football accomplishments. Floyd Little played for the Broncos for nine season, making the Pro Bowl five times, winning an NFL rushing title, and two consecutive AFC rushing titles all in a time when the Broncos offensive line was a mess and there wasn’t a solid QB under center.
Without Little leading the Broncos, the team could’ve been located to another city. When Little retired in 1975, he was the 7th all time leading rusher in the history of the NFL. All I can say is it’s about time Little got into the Hall.
The NFL season winds down this evening as the final game of the ’09 season is played. We couldn’t have asked for a better matchup with the two top teams battling it out for the coveted title of Super Bowl Champion. I hope this is an offensive showcase, one of the highest scoring games in NFL history, and all arrows point in the direction of that happening. Peyton Manning is always good at figuring defenses out at the start, and barring a Drew Brees freeze, Brees can easily heave the ball for a few TDs.
For the sake of the city of New Orleans, I want the Saints to win. The city deserves the ultimate football party, Brees deserves it, and Peyton already has a ring.
Enjoy the game!