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I really wish the Mods would take the trash out.

Corey Dillon not getting much love here.  For me, in my era he would have to be close to getting on the new ring of honour.  Maybe the second intake?

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5 minutes ago, PatternMaster said:

This only 2 players a year is stupid, it drags out something that should have beed done years ago. 

 

Hopefully no more great former players have to die before they get their flowers.

 

Fair point, but you also don't want it to devolve into a situation where guys are getting in that shouldn't be there.  The mistake is waiting this long to create the honor.

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1 hour ago, PatternMaster said:

This only 2 players a year is stupid, it drags out something that should have beed done years ago. 

 

Hopefully no more great former players have to die before they get their flowers.

It's actually 4 players a year, with only 2 this year being voted on by season ticket holders.

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1 hour ago, PatternMaster said:

This only 2 players a year is stupid, it drags out something that should have beed done years ago. 

 

Hopefully no more great former players have to die before they get their flowers.

My guess is the first couple of years they will do 3 to 4 a year and then pare it back after that. 

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5 hours ago, Jamie_B said:

There was no other right choice. 

Curtis would be the only other first ballot choice, IMO.

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Er, I don't think Paul Brown deserves it for his accomplishments with the Bengals. He's certainly a Hall of Famer for what he did with the Browns. But being the first coach and team founder isn't in itself deserving of the ring of honor. If his son didn't own the team, he wouldn't have made it.

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On 7/23/2021 at 12:38 PM, sparky151 said:

Er, I don't think Paul Brown deserves it for his accomplishments with the Bengals. He's certainly a Hall of Famer for what he did with the Browns. But being the first coach and team founder isn't in itself deserving of the ring of honor. If his son didn't own the team, he wouldn't have made it.

At the time they did it the Bengals were the youngest expansion team to ever make the playoffs.

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47 minutes ago, Jason said:

At the time they did it the Bengals were the youngest expansion team to ever make the playoffs.

 

Who do you think put together those Super Bowl teams?  It wasn't Mikey Boy. 

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20 hours ago, Jason said:

At the time they did it the Bengals were the youngest expansion team to ever make the playoffs.

 

And if he'd founded a dynasty in Cincinnati (on the field, that is) I'd feel differently. But just making the playoffs isn't that great an achievement. I'd say Forrest Gregg and Sam will get in the Bengals RoH before Marvin. But they both ought to be behind a lot of players. And Mike Brown should never even be considered. 

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On 7/25/2021 at 11:15 AM, sparky151 said:

 

And if he'd founded a dynasty in Cincinnati (on the field, that is) I'd feel differently. But just making the playoffs isn't that great an achievement. I'd say Forrest Gregg and Sam will get in the Bengals RoH before Marvin. But they both ought to be behind a lot of players. And Mike Brown should never even be considered. 

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On 7/25/2021 at 11:15 AM, sparky151 said:

 

And if he'd founded a dynasty in Cincinnati (on the field, that is) I'd feel differently. But just making the playoffs isn't that great an achievement. I'd say Forrest Gregg and Sam will get in the Bengals RoH before Marvin. But they both ought to be behind a lot of players. And Mike Brown should never even be considered. 

-1 for using the term "RoH" and "Marvin" in the same sentence.

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2 hours ago, sparky151 said:

I think we all know that 10 or 20 years from now, Katie will be pushing Mike Brown for RoH. Heck, maybe even sooner than that. 

At that point, her daughter Elizabeth will tell her 'there is no positive way we can market this'. 

 

 

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