2018 Professional Football Hall of Fame Induction

I grew up in Canton, Ohio (unless you ask my wife who says I have yet to grow up!) and lived up the street from the Football Hall of Fame.  You could see it from my house and it abutted my paper route.  My dad who is a 94 year old World War II vet, served as the General Chairman for the HOF in 1980, in charge of the whole ball of wax.

Being from Canton, and being friends with Buffalo great Jim Kelly and some other Hall of Famers, April and I usually go back each August for the festivities.  This year was awesome and we had a great time with Mary Owen and Mary Wilson.  Mary Wilson is the widow of Ralph Wilson, former owner of the Buffalo Bills and Mary Owen ( her niece) is on the Hall of Fame Board.  Below are some pictures from this year.

The first picture shows me meeting Michael Phelps and when I looked at the picture several days later, I saw we were photobombed by 2018 inductee Randy Moss!  Good photobomb Randy.

Meeting Michael Phelps and getting photobombed by 2018 Hall f Famer Randy Moss

  

2018 Hall of Famer, Ravens Ray Lewis         2018 Hall of Famer, Bears Brian Urlacher

   

Cowboys Emmett Smith, nice guy!          Pittsburgh Steelers Jerome Bettis  “The Bus”.

Steelers Mean Joe Green

2018 Hall of Famers Brian Dawkins (Eagles) and Bobby Brazile (Dr. Doom)

 

 

Hall of Famer and sportscaster Chris Carter and Curtis Martin.

Former Skin’s Coach Joe Gibbs.

Hall of Famer Dave Casper and ESPN sportscaster Andrea Kremer

  

My buddy Jim Kelly, my dad, Joe Jr. and me and my friend from RVA Hall of Famer Willie Lanier

2017 Hall of Famer Terell Davis

The crew from the weekend, thanks everyone, we had a blast.