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McNair, Adams among Hall of Fame candidates

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Titans Insider, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. Bonky

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    Hard to argue with that. Bud may get in one day, but probably not while he's still around to appreciate it.
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  2. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith LET'S GO PREDATORS!!!!

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    Agree, Bonky. He will get in, but posthumously. NFL will not subject themselves to a gloating, self-righteous speech from Bud Adams. It's a lot easier to honor people when they aren't around to gloat and celebrate about it.

    I'm sure Bud's acceptance speech would include some middle fingers.

    I appreciate Bud for moving the franchise to Nashville.. That's about it.
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  3. Big Time Titan

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    I think Bud deserves to be a first ballot shoe-in. Dude started the Oilers with $500K and turned the franchise into a Billion dollar club. Him and Ralph Wilson are HOF worthy in my book.
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  4. Two Kings

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    That is all relative isn't it? 500k back in the 50's is actually a ton of money.
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  5. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith LET'S GO PREDATORS!!!!

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    Didn't care to look up what year he put the money down.. But what was 500,000 in 1950 was equivalent to $4,478,113.47 in 2010. So, was still a significant chunk invested in a sport that I'm sure was far from a guaranteed winning investment.
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  6. Big TT

    Big TT Pro Bowler

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    Guaranteed-the AFL owners were called the "fools club" by the media. A reporter went to Lamar Hunt's father, the legendary oil man Haroldson Lafayette Hunt, and asked how he felt about his son losing a million dollars on a football team. H.L. Hunt smiled and said, "Certainly I'm worried. At that rate, Lamar will be broke in 250 years."
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