In no way am I showing favoritism by giving this man his own post but I can’t lie, other than Deion Sanders, the night belonged to Shannon Sharpe.
I’ll even take that a step further and say that it belonged to Deion, Shannon, and Shannon’s big brother former NFL WR Sterling Sharpe. In what can be considered one of the best accolades ever given during one these Hall of Fame induction ceremonies Shannon gave the ultimate compliment to the elder Sharpe who was once considered one of the league’s best wide receivers before a neck injury ended his career.
Sterling Sharpe came into the league in 1988 with the Green Bay Packers where he started every game over the course of seven season compiling 595 receptions for 8,134 yards and 65 touchdowns in 112 games played. In 1992 he became only one of seven players to achieve pro football’s “Triple Crown”.
There is no doubt in my mind that had Sterling and Brett Favre played together beyond the 1994 season they could have possibly broken every QB/WR combo record and also possible multiple championships because remember just a couple years later the Packers went on to win the World Championship during the 1996 season.
If you didn’t hear Shannon’s HoF speech I recommend that you check it out! I can honestly say that I’ve always respected Shannon’s ability as a football player but never really liked him… It could have something to do with the fact that his Denver Broncos beat the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl back in the 1998 season. However his accomplishments are truly remarkable being selected to eight Pro Bowls as a tight end and winning three Super Bowl championships, two with the Broncos in Super Bowls 32, 33, and with Baltimore in Super Bowl 35.
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