Branch Gonna Get Fucked Again

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  1. Sleet

    Sleet #2018: Return of Gru

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  2. godeep811

    godeep811 Marv tough!

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    Countdown to Canton: Cliff Branch was a playmaker and a game breaker

    Hall-of-Fame defensive back Ronnie Lott was fearless, with one exception. The exception was Cliff Branch.

    “When you were in front of him, there was fear there,’’ Lott once said of facing Branch, one of 20 Hall of Fame senior Centennial Class finalists vying for 10 new busts in Canton. “The guy was just a nightmare to cover. No one had what Cliff had. He changed the dimensions of your defense.’’

    Branch was a world-class sprinter who posted NCAA-record times in the 100-and-200-meter dashes while at Colorado, but he was not a sprinter playing football. Cliff Branch was a football player terrorizing defenses with his speed for 14 years, finishing his NFL career with 501 catches, good for 8,685 yards, 67 touchdowns and a 17.3 yards-per-catch average.

    He led the league in receiving yards (1,092) in 1974 and touchdowns in 1976 (12), and in the latter season, Branch piled up 1,111 yards while averaging a stunning 24.2 yards per reception and 79.4 receiving yards per game. As with all things, such numbers need to be put into context to reveal how far ahead of his time Cliff Branch was.

    https://mavensports.io/nfl/talkoffa...ker-and-a-game-breaker-9pV8IxOP5Uyp4GENfV33Tg
     
  3. DonkeyKilla

    DonkeyKilla Well-Known Member

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    If Branch doesn't belong in the hall then they shouldn't even have one.
     
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  4. TheNextStep

    TheNextStep TX BBQ > KC BBQ

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    And fucking Art Monk is in...
     
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  5. DonkeyKilla

    DonkeyKilla Well-Known Member

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    and that queerbag Lynn Swann
     
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  6. gst8

    gst8 Well-Known Member

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    Was listening to some HOF voter and I guess (maybe it’s common knowledge) that the finalists have someone come in and argue their cases for them and how persuasive that person is plays a huge role in their chances. Considering how media inept this organization has been historically it’s no wonder some of these guys struggle to get in.
     
  7. godeep811

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    Yep. An advocate for that candidate presents the case in a close room session of voters
     
  8. gst8

    gst8 Well-Known Member

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    And our guys get Mark... :confused:
     
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  9. boknowsvt

    boknowsvt A Noble Spirit Embiggens The Smallest Man

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    John Madden doesn’t advocate for him?
     
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  10. TheNextStep

    TheNextStep TX BBQ > KC BBQ

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    All you need to do to confirm that Cliff was truly special is to talk to his peers.
     
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  11. DonkeyKilla

    DonkeyKilla Well-Known Member

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    he was such a good dude too, not that that should factor but I met him, just a great guy.
     
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  12. DonkeyKilla

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    While were at it, it still bothers me that Moss is in. Quitters should be disqualified.
     
  13. TheNextStep

    TheNextStep TX BBQ > KC BBQ

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    The Moss hate is strong with me.... but, damn. I hate the fucker, but he’s deserving.
     
  14. Madturk

    Madturk Barry McCockinner

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    Fucking travesty
     
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  15. boknowsvt

    boknowsvt A Noble Spirit Embiggens The Smallest Man

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    Branch should’ve been in before Stabler
     
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  16. 1D4

    1D4 Not Today...

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    Sad what would be the point now honor people while their here, it would be a slap in the face now
     
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  17. Sleet

    Sleet #2018: Return of Gru

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    Best at what he was paid to do. Won 3 SB rings. Was a big part of each of those SB teams. Shouldn’t have to say more than that.
     
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  18. Byron2112

    Byron2112 4.65...

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    do they send in Plunkett and Flores to argue his case or something?

    WTF?
     
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  19. Byron2112

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    performed in the post season too..
     
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  20. godeep811

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    In the article I posted, Ronnie Lott started Branch was the only receiver that struck fear in him due to Branch’s speed.
     
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