Is this finally the year?
Will the slight of Terrell Davis by the Pro Football Hall of Fame come to an end on Saturday? Or, as we should expect, will the 48-person selection committee prove yet again it has no clue what it’s doing?
Over the last 30 days we have laid out the 30 reasons why Davis deserves to get his rightful place in Canton, Ohio.
We have poked holes in every argument one could make against the Denver Broncos running back’s candidacy. We have laid out with concrete evidence why Davis needs to get a bust and this year. I’m not going to rehash those reasons, but it’s worth the time to read these stories. It was a labor of love from us, and it was well worth the effort and time.
This is about Davis, and doing what we could to get him where he belongs.
Two questions are asked about a players’ potential enshrinement: What is a Hall-of-Famer and can you write the story of the NFL without said player?
The first question I answered a few days ago: Terrell Davis. It’s a simple answer, but it’s the truth.
The second question has a simple answer as well: f*ck no you can’t. Sorry for the language, but this is absurd.
The fact we had to do a 30 reasons in 30 days why one of the greatest running backs in NFL history needs to get in the Hall of Fame is beyond infuriating. You cannot write the story of the NFL without Davis.
The consensus from most in the media is that LaDainian Tomlinson will block Davis from getting inducted this year, just as Curtis Martin and Jerome Bettis did. Compared to Davis’ career and impact on the league, it’s laughable this is even a debate or possibility ... again.
The selection committee could do what it did in 2010 when it inducted Emmitt Smith and Floyd Little in the same class. That should happen again, and it needs to this Saturday.
At this point, Broncos Country knows better. Don’t get your hopes up, it’s not worth the anger and disappointment when it doesn’t happen. If, for some reason, it does, the excitement will be as pure as a Colorado blue sky.
As we put a bow on these 30 reasons in 30 days, there is one thing left:
Davis walks on the stage at the NFL awards on Saturday in Houston as the newest inductee to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. When he reaches his point on the stage, he collects himself and proceeds to give a Mile High Salute.
Good luck, TD. Broncos Country is with you.