Pro Football Hall of Fame: Vote Coryell

Sup dudes, Axion here. Our mutual acquaintance, sdsuaztec4, wanted me to bring to everyone's attention. I thought it was perfect timing. Just after the last day of summer and 'tec sends me to his favorite online fan retailer. Thanks, buddy. Then I clicked the link and saw that Van Heusen dress shirts are 50% off at JCPenney and I thought "lol fgt" - look at this:

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Are those guys football fans or what? It's so hard to match your eye black with your shirt and allow your face paint to accentuate your tie. And being a man of fashion, 'tec just wanted to pass along the savings, right? Wrong again, friends.

If you've already clicked through and listened to that unfunny guy talk for too long (Just for kicks, I went back to see how long that video actually is. Trust me, too long.) then you may have extracted what to do; vote for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. One thing he didn't mention: Vote Don Coryell.

I'm going to make this real easy for everyone. You read these fun and interesting facts, then you go vote, without so much as considering anyone else. Don't look at the top of the list, that's not for you. Don't look at who's behind him, that's not your battle. Let them duke it out, it doesn't concern you. What does concern you:

  • He coached the Chargers from 1978 to 1986.
  • He coached the SDSU Aztecs for 12 seasons to a 104-19-2 record with three undefeated seasons.
  • He's already in the college football hall of fame.
  • He's also already in the Chargers' hall of fame.
  • His first name is Don, which means if there were a Coryell mafia, he would be in charge.
  • He's the only white man to have his first name changed to Air.
  • He invented the West Coast offense, igniting turf wars and gang violence.
  • He taught John Madden how to play football and video games.
  • Hell, Madden even said you have to do it:

"Then to San Diego State with a great coach that someday will be in here, Don Coryell. He had a real influence on my coaching. Joe Gibbs was on that staff, too." 

-John Madden's Enshrinement Speech Transcript, August 5, 2006
  • Joe Gibbs said it, too:

But Gibbs saved his strongest words for his former mentor, Don Coryell, an offensive innovator who won 72 games with San Diego.

"I have strong feelings about this, in part because I played for him," Gibbs said. "He had no ego, had great common sense and had an intensity for the game. He was extremely creative and fostered things that are still in today's game because he was so creative. I think he's affected a lot of coaches, and I'd like to see him get in."

Hall of Fame notes: Gibbs lobbies for Coryell, Thurman for Reed

Those are Hall of Famers telling you who should stand among them. Who are you to ignore their advice? What halls do you belong in? If it's not the hall of fame of hall of fames, then I don't want hear about it! Vote every day!


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