Will 2013 finally be the year Tim Brown gets the Hall call? We’ve been down this path before and with the way the Hall voters seem to ignore the accomplishments of wide receivers it could be that this is another dead end for Brown’s chances at enshrinement.
But we won’t know how this saga unfolds until Super Bowl week. So until then it’s time to play the waiting game.
Brown has once again made the cut to be among those within touching distance of Canton. As mentioned previously wide receivers with Hall of Fame numbers don’t necessarily get the Hall of Fame nod as evident by Brown, Andre Reed and Cris Carter once again emerging as finalists.
Also in contention are Larry Allen, Jerome Bettis, Michael Strahan, Will Shields, Charles Haley, Kevin Greene, Aeneas Williams, Bill Parcels, Ed DeBartolo Jr., Jonathan Ogen and one-time Raider Warren Sapp.
Naturally it’s impossible to mention the Hall of Fame campaign of a former Raider without championing the cause of Ray Guy. One day Guy will be honored, at least that would be the sensible thing to do for those that truly seek to honor the game. The only hope is that the occasion will happen while Guy is still around to witness it.