The Morning News: Hall of Fame Edition

Congratulations to the New York Giants for defeating evil Tom Brady and the Patriots in a huge come from behind victory. To suit the Patriots fans, the weather today is going to be gray and occasionally rainy.

Hall of Fame: Monk and Green

Congratulations to Redskins WR Art Monk and CB Darrell Green on their election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. This was Green’s first year of eligibility, but Monk’s eighth. Many a Skins fan had questioned the collective wisdom of the NFL when Monk was rejected over the last several years, and I know at least one had quit watching football entirely because it. It’s okay now, Ben, come back!

Taxi Strike Today

It may be tougher than usual to find a cab today as many of the taxi groups are striking today. But since we have about eleventy million organizational units handling the various taxicabs, there will still be some running. The strike is over the metering system that’s due to take effect in the Spring. Perhaps this is a way to get the cabbies used to their new lower salaries?

DC Slowdown?

District CFO Natwar Gandhi is concerned about a 2009 slowdown in the local economy, which would effect the bottom line of the district. While DC is still running a surplus ($250M in 2007), it may not be that way much longer. This will play heavily into the budget hearings for 2009 that start soon, and including $1B (yes, with a B) of “program enhancements” including a new data center for the city, HIV/AIDS testing for the inmates of the DC Jail, and an expansion of the libraries’ collection.

3 Comments so far

  1. Max (unregistered) on February 4th, 2008 @ 11:15 am

    Why is Tom Brady "evil"? Because he’s dating a supermodel, makes millions of dollars, is uber talented, etc? I think everyone would be happy to have him as their QB.

  2. Carl Weaver (unregistered) on February 4th, 2008 @ 12:43 pm

    This taxi strike is nonsense. We could take a page from Bangkok‘s book and encourage fleets of tuk-tuks to take over the streets. Cheap, efficient and powered off LPG. Who could want more?

  3. JB for HOF (unregistered) on February 4th, 2008 @ 3:55 pm

    Congrats to everyone that made it into the HOF, here is a grassroots camapign for another deserving player.

    Fans of John Brodie, QB of the 49ers from 1957 to 1973, and the great San Francisco 49ers, are helping get John R Brodie, enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. We are asking all fans of the 49ers to write or fax a nominating letter to the hall of Fame, for Brodie to be enshrined as a senior candidate.
    We have made a webpage and there are addresses and sample letters you can use. The cut off date for a 2009 nomination is March 1, 2008, so we need the letters sent soon, please. Here is the address:

    Send your letters to:
    Pro Football Hall of Fame
    Attn: Nomination Committee
    2121 George Halas Drive NW,
    Canton, OH 44708

    or Fax: 330-456-9080

    here is the page with the sample letters:

    There is also a Myspace:

    and an online petition, for fans to sign:

    Thanks so much for your help, despite having suffered a severe stroke in 2000, Brodie is still active and follows his beloved 49ers.

    "Many people we have contacted are surprised that Brodie is not already in the Pro Football Hall of fame because of his awesome stats as a football player. In his seventeen year career with the San Francisco 49ers, John Brodie was one of the foremost quarterbacks in football. A quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers from 1957 through 1973, a 17 year run, John Brodie threw for 31,548 yards and tossed 214 TDs in 201 career games. He appeared in the Pro Bowl in 1965 and 1970. He was named NFL/NFC’s Most Valuable Player in 1970.
    His statistics clearly show him to be worthy of the honor of being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame is the greatest honor that can be bestowed upon a football player and John Brodie is more than worthy of such an honor. He was among the leading passers in the league throughout the 1960s. His best statistical year was 1965 when he led the League in passing average (3,112 yards) and 30 touchdowns. When John Brodie retired from the NFL, he ranked third in the NFL in career passing yards."

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