Pro Football Hall of Fame: Hugh goes to Canton

The Morning Show w/ John & Hugh
August 06, 2018 - 8:03 am

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The Morning Show's Hugh Douglas was in Canton, Ohio for the Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremony over the weekend supporting former teammate, safety Brian Dawkins. Hugh, who doesn't like wearing his 'school clothes' often, said this was one experience that was worth getting dressed up for. While he missed the dinner because he was running late, Hugh did get to catch one of the coolest moments of the night:

"The biggest thing of the night for me is when they brought out the old Hall of Famers who are already in the Hall. When you put it into perspective, in 100 years of football there are only 318 people that are in the Hall of Fame. That was a sight to behold."

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One of the more interesting stories and speeches of the night that stood out to Hugh came from Jerry Kramer. Kramer played eleven years in the NFL as an offensive lineman for the Green Bay Packers (1958-1968). Hugh said it was guys like Kramer that paved the way for guys today.

"He talked about how much money he made: $7,000 for a season. Just the different stories and struggles that he went through to get to [this> point."

Although their relationship "has not been the greatest," Hugh said seeing former Eagles QB Donovan McNabb was a humbling experience.

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One of the activities you could do at the Hall of Fame was to create your own Super Bowl ring. Hugh Jr. came along on the trip with his dad. Unfortunately, the ring his son created did not sit well with Hugh.

"This cat, my son, went up there and tried to build of all things, a Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl ring."

One inductee who was not in attendance was wide receiver Terrell Owens. T.O. decided not to attend the ceremony in Canton, instead holding a private ceremony at his college alma mater, the University of Chattanooga. There, he spoke about his delayed induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame:

Do you think T.O. will eventually regret his decision not to go to Canton?