Talk About a Snub: Canton doesn’t call Cris Carter

Feb 1, 2009

All he did was catch 1101 passes for 13899  yards and 130 TDs.  Marvin Harrison just passed him for second in NFL history with his 1102nd reception.  He’s seventh all-time in receiving yards.  He’s fourth in receiving TDs.  Six times he had double-digit TDs.  He had eight straight 1000+ yards seasons.  He was an eight-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro.  I’m sorry, but if those aren’t Hall of Fame numbers, then I don’t know what is.  It is painfully obvious to me that Cris Carter deserves a spot next to all of the all-time greats.  It’s a shame he has to wait another year.

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7 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Evan "McSpazz" Edwards
    February 1st, 2009 at 7:48 am #

    Lester, Do you think this one year snub could be from his time in Philly? He was a great player and being in Chicago I feared the two meetings a year when he was playing. I agree he shouldn’t have to wait another year, but you know how snobby Hall of Fames can be, even when it comes to making mistakes when you are young.

  2. LestersLegends
    February 1st, 2009 at 7:54 am #

    When you totally change your ways during your career and continue to provide to the game after the career, the youthful mistakes should be forgotten. Besides he was snubbed last year too. I can see a case for him not being a first ballot guy, but he should be a second ballot guy. Maybe next year. It’s like they have to grovel for a while.

  3. CK0712
    February 1st, 2009 at 8:00 am #

    Lester, Do you think this one year snub could be from his time in Philly?

    HUH!

    It’s a shame he has to wait another year.

    i agree 11100000%

  4. LestersLegends
    February 1st, 2009 at 8:02 am #

    no doubt ck

  5. Larry Novak
    February 1st, 2009 at 11:08 am #

    Carter is #1 on the list of HOF snubs..The NFL list of snubs is much more obvious than any other HOF IMHO. I also feel that Andre Reed (Bills), Ken Stabler (Raiders), Russ Grimm (Redskins), Ray Guy (Raiders), Bob Kuechenburg (Dolphins), Shannon Sharpe (Denver Broncos), all should be in. I also have seen the name Dick LeBeau (Combine player and Coach record) should be in. And I am sure there has to be at least a dozen or more who should be in that is not and I cannot think of.

  6. LestersLegends
    February 1st, 2009 at 11:12 am #

    Agree Larry. Check out Crazy Canton Cuts on my sidebard. He’s created a whole site dedicated to those players.

  7. Larry Novak
    February 1st, 2009 at 11:24 am #

    He has a great blog. Thanks, CCC is added to my Must Read List

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