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Horse Tracks - 2/7/10 - Floyd Little, Hall of Famer!


It's Super Bowl Sunday, Broncos fans!  That is always a day to celebrate, even if the Broncos aren't in the big game.  Whether heading to a party or enjoying the game at home from the comfort of your couch, have fun and be safe! 

Of course, we are also celebrating the induction of Floyd Little to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  Yes, Sharpe's absence is disappointing, but he WILL get in.  For those looking to go to the induction, I live about an hour away - First beer is on me!

Video - Rushing all the way to Canton - BroncosTV
Named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2010, here are highlights from Floyd Little's career, courtesy of NFL Films.

Little Receives Ultimate Honor -
One of the most decorated Broncos in franchise history can now add one more title to his illustrious resumes - Hall of Famer.

Colts lucky to carry homemade horseshoe - The Denver Post
Quick, what has been the best NFL franchise over the past 10 years? The Patriots? The Steelers? The Ravens? Perhaps it's the Colts, who won 115 regular-season games from 2000-09, more wins in a decade than any other team in NFL history. The Colts won an additional nine playoff games in that span.

Paige: It's no Brees living in Mannings' shadows - The Denver Post
The former Ain'ts, Can'ts, Won'ts, Nain't Evers, now about to become Super Bowl champions. It seems like a mirac . . .

Hall of Fame voters deny Broncos' Sharpe a second time - The Denver Post
The Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee again denied entry to Sharpe, the longtime Broncos tight end who, when he retired six years ago, held every major reception record for his position.

Floyd Little elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame - The Denver Post
When he heard his name, and football immortality was finally his, Floyd Little released 30 years of frustration with a dramatic plunge.

Jerry Rice adds another link for Broncos in Hall - The Denver Post
Two Broncos were elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame after all.

Hall selections move Rice, Smith to tears - The Denver Post
Weeping tears of joy, Jerry Rice and Emmitt Smith led a class of seven inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Klis: Colts' link to Broncos starts with Elway - The Denver Post
One day around the coffee pot at Colts headquarters, an Elway Curse was suggested.

Canton's 2010 Class - The Denver Post
In addition to the Broncos' Floyd Little, six other players were elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday:

Freeney sits; Wayne returns to field - The Denver Post
Dwight Freeney watched the Colts' final Super Bowl practice from a golf cart, and it's still uncertain whether he will play in today's Super Bowl.

Hamilton, Gay sit out final walkthrough - The Denver Post
New Orleans cornerback Randall Gay and running back Lynell Hamilton sat out the Saints' final practice of the season Saturday.

Sunday at the Post | National Football Post
Super Bowl XLIV is finally here. Players on the winning team will earn $83,000 each, with players on the losing team earning $42,000. But more important than the money is the Super Bowl ring each member of the organization will receive and cherish for the rest of their lives.

Wilson: Pendergast hired by Raiders | National Football Post
After one year as the Kansas City Chiefs' defensive coordinator, Clancy Pendergast has landed with the Oakland Raiders as their secondary coach.

Biggs: New York could be popular pick for '14 Super Bowl | National Football Post
The buzz is that commissioner Roger Goodell supports a Super Bowl in New York in four years. Whether or not he can push it through when owners vote in a meeting in Dallas in May remains to be seen. Some owners like going somewhere warm for the Super Bowl.

Wilson: Warren Sapp questioned in domestic violence case | National Football Post
Former NFL defensive lineman Warren Sapp is the subject of questions from Miami Beach police investigating a domestic violence case, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel is reporting.

When opportunity knocked, Muir answered | National Football Post
There’s a great story in the Super Bowl that flies way under the radar created by megastars Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Dwight Freeney, Reggie Bush and many others. It’s about a guy I almost wouldn’t allow the Packers to sign in 2007 because the signing bonus seemed too big for someone who wasn’t drafted. That player was Colts defensive tackle Daniel Muir.

Super Bowl XLIV: keys to victory | National Football Post
Now that the eve of Super Bowl Sunday has finally arrived, let’s look at the keys to bringing home the Lombardi Trophy for both the Saints and the Colts.

Hall of Fame selection committee tackled a brutal task
Brutal! That was the word of the day in the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection meeting room.

Saints plan to put Manning off his game with 'remember me' hits
There is a coaching mantra that's preached to offensive players from the initial days of strapping on shoulder pads. It goes something like this:

Many factors to keep an eye on in Super Bowl XLIV
While the Saints had the No. 1 offense in the regular season, they seem to be overshadowed by one man: Peyton Manning. In the ultimate team sport, it's dangerous to lean towards an individual and away from a team with an emotional bond that brought an entire city together in its greatest time of need. It should be a great game. Here are the 10 things I will be watching closely: Blogs " Blog Archive Report: Browns will release Stallworth upon return "
Wide receiver Donte’ Stallworth received good news on Friday when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced during his annual Super Bowl news conference that Stallworth would be reinstated into the league at some point after Super Bowl XLIV. Where Stallworth plays next season, though, appears to be another issue.

A look at those who didn't make the cut - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The AFC West had four chances to be represented in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Only Floyd Little made it.

As usual, selection committee for Pro Football Hall of Fame gets it right - Super Bowl XLIV -
We, the 44 folks who do the electing, came away elated with the results, if regretful that more couldn't have been elected. I probably was happiest about the inclusion of Little, the University of Syracuse meteor who was for years the best player for some awful Denver Broncos teams.