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Curtis Martin Leads Charge to Hall of Fame

Bill Parcells, Jerome Bettis among those who don't make Canton's cut

(Newser) - Curtis Martin has gone from the mean streets of Pittsburgh to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The star running back with the Patriots and Jets for 11 seasons was one of six players elected yesterday to the shrine. Martin once disliked playing the game, but used it to escape... More »

Hall of Fame Inducts Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith

A legendary night in Canton

(Newser) - Jerry Rice and Emmitt Smith can stop the chase now. Linked as the NFL's leading receiver and rusher, two of the greatest players football has seen entered the Hall of Fame last night. Both admitted their destinies are fulfilled. "This is finally it," Rice said. "There are... More »

NFL, TV Star Merlin Olsen Dead at 69

After career with LA Rams, Olsen acted in 'Little House on the Prairie'

(Newser) - Pro Football Hall of Famer and former television actor Merlin Olsen is dead at 69. Olsen was an All-American at Utah State and a first-round draft pick of the Los Angles Rams in 1962, where he was part of the "Fearsome Foursome" defensive line that set an NFL record... More »

With Madden Exit, Less BOOM! in NFL

(Newser) - John Madden’s outsize presence in the world of football will be hard to fill, Alex Marvez writes for Fox Sports. Personality aside, the Hall of Fame coach—who announced his retirement today—was meticulous about preparing for his TV commentary. “Madden made football fun for the casual fan... More »

Woodson, Smith Make Hall of Fame

(Newser) - Bruce Smith, Rod Woodson, and Derrick Thomas, all witnesses for the defense. All Pro Football Hall of Famers. The three were elected today along with longtime Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson, who at age 90 will be the oldest person ever inducted; former Minnesota guard Randall McDaniel; and the late... More »

Green Bay, Uncertain Future Await Reinstated Favre

'Retired' QB will report to Green Bay tomorrow

(Newser) - On-again-off-again NFL retiree Brett Favre will report to Packers camp tomorrow, when the team is expected to decide whether to welcome him back, trade him, or pay him to go away, ESPN reports. The NFL will reinstate the indecisive QB, who will go on Green Bay's active roster, but commissioner... More »

Ex-49er Coach Bill Walsh Dies

Super Bowl chief and quarterback kingmaker was Frisco's coach of the 80s'

(Newser) - Bill Walsh, the coach who led the San Francisco 49ers to three Super Bowl championships in the 1980s, died of leukemia yesterday at the age of 75. During his decade-long tenure, Walsh won six National Football Conference division titles, transforming a club that had won only 10 games in 1987... More »

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