In celebration of the NFL’s 100th year of existence, the Pro Football Hall of Fame makes an announcement, one that gets Philadelphia Eagles fans talking.
This has been quite the week for just about every NFL fan, Philadelphia Eagles included. Everyone got to actually see some real football on television, thanks to the Hall of Fame game on NBC. We saw, quite possibly, the coolest bust in the history of Pro Football Hall of Fame busts, the one belonging to long-time Baltimore Ravens legend Ed Reed.
We even saw some news that excited quite a few NFL fan bases, particularly one of the most loyal. In honor of its’ 100th season, the NFL announced on Friday that they may include as many as 20 inductees in their 2020 class.
Recently, we, at ITI listed 20 former Eagles who were worthy of Pro Football Hall of Fame consideration. While the list created some controversy, with news coming out of Canton, Ohio that an expanded class could be introduced one day before Super Bowl LIV is played at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, the imagination got going in some of the Eagles fan base and Philly’s media.
Canton looks to add five modern era players, ten names from the senior era, three contributors, and two coaches. The Board of Trustees had their annual meeting on Friday, and it appears they approve.
Senior era players include those whose careers have ended more than 25 years ago. On Saturday, August 3rd, the eight members of the 2019 class were enshrined. That list consisted of contributors Pat Bowlen and Gil Brandt and one of the greatest tight ends the game has ever seen, Tony Gonzalez.
Not only that, the gold Hall of Fame busts of the aforementioned Ed Reed, another great at the safety position, Johnny Robinson, center Kevin Mawae, and cornerbacks Ty Law and Champ Bailey were all unveiled as well. How many Eagles fans were thinking back to one year ago when Brian Dawkins threw on his gold jacket? We imagine that it was quite a few.