Saturday, February 02, 2008

Monk and Green tapped for NFL Hall

Monk, No. 81, working in traffic. Of course he got hit. And, of course he caught the ball.

Justice for the seven-times-snubbed Art Monk finally came out of the National Football League’s Hall of Fame voting process. Today Monk and his former teammate Darrell Green were named as part of the 2008 class to be inducted in August. AP writer Barry Wilner has the story:
Like the two old friends they are, Darrell Green and Art Monk chatted about the latest news in their lives: making the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Never mind that thousands of people were listening to the conference call after Saturday's announcement. This was simply two former Washington Redskins sharing verbal hugs after receiving the sport's highest honor.

"May I just say to you when I first came to Washington, you had just won the Super Bowl, you guys worked me over for nine weeks and I hated all of you," Green told Monk, drawing laughter...
Hail to the newest Redskins Hall-of-Famers!

Click here to read the entire AP article. Click here to read last year's screed bemoaning Monk's exclusion from the HoF.

-- Photo by Ernie Brooks

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