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Old 02-28-2018, 01:45 PM
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Hey All,

As many of you know, I am an AFL historian. I am now working on a campaign to get former Chiefs safety, Johnny Robinson, inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Johnny is very deserving of the honor, and it is long overdue.

I have placed a petition on my website, and am gathering online signatures from fans who support Johnny Robinson. Rob Borges and Rick Gosselin, two members of the HoF Senior Committee have agreed to take the results of the petition into their next voting session in August. They have challenged me with obtaining as many signatures as possible between now and then.

In addition to being a worthy player, Johnny Robinson has also been a huge friend to our hobby, signing TTM for YEARS. Please take a moment to do something nice for him in return. Click on the link below and sign the petition supporting Johnny Robinson for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. If you are willing, please share the link with others as well. Let's help Johnny get the honor he deserves!

JOHNNY ROBINSON PETITION
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Todd, I'm not knowledgeable enough on the 60s, but I thought you may find it interesting that Robinson appears on this list - might be another avenue for you to pursue: http://www.profootballresearchers.co...php?f=8&t=4747
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Thank you, John!
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A very worthy cause. As you know I signed it last week and hope he gets in.

I really feel like the old timers group is out of touch with the *real* old timers. Sorry but players that played in the 70s and 80s shouldn't be considered until the handful of deserving players from the 20s-70s get one more look. There are very deserving players that have been completely forgotten about at this point.

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I really feel like the old timers group is out of touch with the *real* old timers. Sorry but players that played in the 70s and 80s shouldn't be considered until the handful of deserving players from the 20s-70s get one more look. There are very deserving players that have been completely forgotten about at this point.
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I don't even think there are enough players from the 20s to field a team of 11! And in reality since it's the pro football HOF, players who had their best seasons pre-NFL (Pete Calac) should be considered, but I don't think there is any hope of that.
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Thought you might enjoy this photo of Pete Calac giving Jim Thorpe's Pro Football HOF speech since Thorpe was dead when the HOF opened in 1963. This photo was taking by Joe Zacko of the Pottsville Maroons who attended the ceremony and took lots of photos of those inducted. I picked up a whole bunch of them in an auction lots many years ago.



Unfortunately the closest Mr. Calac is likely to get to the HOF ...

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Thanks Jeff. Very cool. I read Thorpe's bio last summer, but it didn't dawn on me he wouldn't have been there for his HOF induction. For the 20s, I think Friedman and Pollard actually make 11 - two good choices by the senior committee, but like you said it would seem kind of obvious to focus most or at least some attention on the under represented time periods. The only argument I can see against it is it would be taking a spot from a player who is alive to enjoy it, but I remember reading there was a family member of Lavie Dilweg very interested in the HOF, sad to me that it couldn't happen in a case where it seems like a no-brainer.

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Sorry we hijacked your thread, Todd. Back to Mr. Robinson who is VERY worthy.

Vote, vote, vote for Johnny!

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