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Jimmy Johnson to the HOF

jgambrosio : 1/12/2020 8:16 pm
Nice way to present it. He had absolutely no clue.
Thought he was going to have a cardiac event  
jcn56 : 1/12/2020 8:16 pm : link
for a second there. I'm guessing it had to be unexpected, nobody's that good an actor.

He deserved it, as much as I hated those teams.
that was awesome  
markky : 1/12/2020 8:16 pm : link
very emotional
Who was the big dude that came in  
NewBlue : 1/12/2020 8:17 pm : link
And told him?
RE: Who was the big dude that came in  
RDJR : 1/12/2020 8:18 pm : link
In comment 14775816 NewBlue said:
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And told him?


President of the HOF
What about  
Jay on the Island : 1/12/2020 8:18 pm : link
Mike Martz?
I'll delete my post  
giantsfan227B : 1/12/2020 8:18 pm : link
Did not like him in Miami or Dallas but he has been a part of football and deserves it. Great way to present it.
Well deserved and damn I was worried  
jvm52106 : 1/12/2020 8:18 pm : link
that he was going to have a heart attack too. Very touching and touching to see Aikmans face too. Congrats Jimmy Johnson.
RE: Who was the big dude that came in  
jgambrosio : 1/12/2020 8:18 pm : link
In comment 14775816 NewBlue said:
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And told him?


David Baker, president and CEO (had no idea the position existed) of the hall
RE: Who was the big dude that came in  
section125 : 1/12/2020 8:18 pm : link
In comment 14775816 NewBlue said:
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And told him?


That guy is huge. Dwarfs Howie and Michael - think he is the head of the HOF.
RE: Thought he was going to have a cardiac event  
Mr. Bungle : 1/12/2020 8:19 pm : link
In comment 14775814 jcn56 said:
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for a second there.

That would have been must-see television.
They should have had Jerry Jones come in and tell him  
Blue Dream : 1/12/2020 8:20 pm : link
Then take all the credit for him being there
I'm another person who didn't like him as a coach, but...  
Fishmanjim57 : 1/12/2020 8:22 pm : link
He was a winning coach, and is a long lasting icon for the NFL.
It was so cool to see how he was given that information, just as it was yesterday for Bill Cowher.
Very deserved for both men.
That...  
FatMan in Charlotte : 1/12/2020 8:25 pm : link
was a great moment to watch. A bunch of the guys were tearing up.
I never knew Jimmy Johnson as the HC of the Cowboys  
BestFeature : 1/12/2020 8:25 pm : link
So I've always liked him. Congrats, I'm happy for him.
I'm a diehard Miami Hurricanes fan so I'm biased  
Tim in Eternal Blue : 1/12/2020 8:28 pm : link
but I think Jimmy Johnson is one of the greatest football coaches ever. College and Pros.

This was long overdue. Congratulations coach.
Hell of a coach  
Bold Ruler : Mod : 1/12/2020 8:30 pm : link
deserves to be there.
Great moment, but also scary for split second lol  
Ben in Tampa : 1/12/2020 8:30 pm : link
I think Johnson is actually fairly underrated as a coach.

81-34 as a college coach, 52-9 at Miami. 80-64 in the pros, which includes the 1-15 season his first year in Dallas. National Champion. Super Bowl Champion. College Hall of Fame.

Told Jerry Jones to go fuck himself.
Always love the divisional playoffs, but the Cowher/Johnson knocks  
DCGMan : 1/12/2020 8:33 pm : link
on air were the easily my favorite moments of the weekend.

Glad the NFL HOF allows us to see these moments.
David Baker  
Marty866b : 1/12/2020 9:03 pm : link
His son, Sam, was a first round pick from USC and played a long time with the Falcons.
Like  
AcidTest : 1/12/2020 9:04 pm : link
Cowher, very much deserved. Congratulations coach Johnson!
Much more deserving...  
Chris in Philly : 1/12/2020 9:06 pm : link
than Cowher, in my opinion.
RE: Great moment, but also scary for split second lol  
bw in dc : 1/12/2020 9:08 pm : link
In comment 14775850 Ben in Tampa said:
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I think Johnson is actually fairly underrated as a coach.

81-34 as a college coach, 52-9 at Miami. 80-64 in the pros, which includes the 1-15 season his first year in Dallas. National Champion. Super Bowl Champion. College Hall of Fame.

Told Jerry Jones to go fuck himself.


Well said. Tremendous coach and great de facto GM for that powerhouse Dallas team.

If Jones wasn't such an conceited ass-face, no telling how many SBs that team compiles with JJ running the show. Maybe another 2-3.

And it's about time. Way too long of a wait...
RE: What about  
BigBlueDownTheShore : 1/12/2020 9:13 pm : link
In comment 14775819 Jay on the Island said:
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Mike Martz?


LMAO
Didnít see it but how could he be so surprised  
FranknWeezer : 1/12/2020 9:28 pm : link
given CBS did the EXACT SAME THING with Cowher yesterday, and it was widely speculated JJ would get the very same treatment on the FOX broadcast?
Although this was only about his accomplishments in the NFL,  
Ivan15 : 1/12/2020 9:37 pm : link
if you think about the college players he developed for the NFL, it makes him a big contributor to the leagueís success.
I would have thought he was in already.  
St. Jimmy : 1/12/2020 9:41 pm : link
Did an amazing job in Dallas. They don't make teams like that anymore. 49ers vs. the Cowboys next Championship Game was a forgone conclusion st the beginning of the season.
No idea  
RasputinPrime : 1/12/2020 9:54 pm : link
what took so long.
RE: Much more deserving...  
Danny Kanell : 1/12/2020 10:10 pm : link
In comment 14775880 Chris in Philly said:
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than Cowher, in my opinion.


+1
Kind of bogus  
weeg in the bronx : 1/12/2020 10:30 pm : link
Not enough years, not enough consistent winning. He has 80 wins. His career % isnít that good
Well deserved...  
trueblueinpw : 1/12/2020 10:32 pm : link
Heís easily one of the best football coaches from the past 40 years. Thereís Belichick and then thereís Jimmy Johnson. Easiest HoF decision ever.
Not to be a hater  
Leg of Theismann : 1/12/2020 11:38 pm : link
But itís clear that his college coaching career was considered here (almost 25 years and an 81-34-3 record), even though it shouldnít have been. I mean whatís next are we putting Brian Bosworth in the HOF? Okay thatís going a little far, Jimmy did win 2 SBs, but his NFL career alone I donít think should have gotten him in. He only coached for 10 years and outside of Ď92 and Ď93 (when Jerry Jones had assembled the best roster of the decade) Jimmy Johnson didnít have much success at all. Iím just saying without the long successful college career Iím not sure he gets in and that seems weird to me. Just playing devils advocate I understand he was a very good coach.
RE: Not to be a hater  
mfsd : 1/12/2020 11:49 pm : link
In comment 14776029 Leg of Theismann said:
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But itís clear that his college coaching career was considered here (almost 25 years and an 81-34-3 record), even though it shouldnít have been. I mean whatís next are we putting Brian Bosworth in the HOF? Okay thatís going a little far, Jimmy did win 2 SBs, but his NFL career alone I donít think should have gotten him in. He only coached for 10 years and outside of Ď92 and Ď93 (when Jerry Jones had assembled the best roster of the decade) Jimmy Johnson didnít have much success at all. Iím just saying without the long successful college career Iím not sure he gets in and that seems weird to me. Just playing devils advocate I understand he was a very good coach.


If you think Jerry Jones assembled that roster and not Jimmy Johnson, you need to go back and read a little more about the Cowboys of the early 90s
I donít know  
Essex : 1/13/2020 6:39 am : link
At the risk of soundIng like a grouch, these made for tv moments kinda cheapen the hall of fame. Even if probably not true, it gives the impression that people are being selected for a tv moment as opposed to merit. Both JJ and Cowher have been rejected many times and now they get in to the HOF in these Ed McMahon (you just won a house) moments just leaves a bad impression with me. With that said, once they elected Dungy last year, it is really hard to keep out Cowher.
I hope he remembers to thank Mike Lynn  
smshmth8690 : 1/13/2020 7:30 am : link
during his speech.
RE: Not to be a hater  
Tim in Eternal Blue : 1/13/2020 7:59 am : link
In comment 14776029 Leg of Theismann said:
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But itís clear that his college coaching career was considered here (almost 25 years and an 81-34-3 record), even though it shouldnít have been. I mean whatís next are we putting Brian Bosworth in the HOF? Okay thatís going a little far, Jimmy did win 2 SBs, but his NFL career alone I donít think should have gotten him in. He only coached for 10 years and outside of Ď92 and Ď93 (when Jerry Jones had assembled the best roster of the decade) Jimmy Johnson didnít have much success at all. Iím just saying without the long successful college career Iím not sure he gets in and that seems weird to me. Just playing devils advocate I understand he was a very good coach.


Jerry Jones didn't assemble shit
RE: Not to be a hater  
bw in dc : 1/13/2020 8:30 am : link
In comment 14776029 Leg of Theismann said:
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But itís clear that his college coaching career was considered here (almost 25 years and an 81-34-3 record), even though it shouldnít have been. I mean whatís next are we putting Brian Bosworth in the HOF? Okay thatís going a little far, Jimmy did win 2 SBs, but his NFL career alone I donít think should have gotten him in. He only coached for 10 years and outside of Ď92 and Ď93 (when Jerry Jones had assembled the best roster of the decade) Jimmy Johnson didnít have much success at all. Iím just saying without the long successful college career Iím not sure he gets in and that seems weird to me. Just playing devils advocate I understand he was a very good coach.


The only credit Jerry Jones gets for that SB run in the Ď90s was writing checks in the pre-cap era. Jimmy Johnson was the architect of all three SB winners. That third SB in Ď96 technically goes to Switzer, but anyone who paid attention knows thatís Jimmyís team as well. Beyond the great coaching, his roster management from Ď89 to Ď93 was as good as any period in the history of the NFL.

The great irony to you giving Jones credit is that heís actually the person who destroyed that great dynasty.

And since Dallas hasnít done anything since Ď96, thatís all the proof you need to know.
Don't give them..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 1/13/2020 8:46 am : link
extra credit!!

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And since Dallas hasnít done anything since Ď96, thatís all the proof you need to know.


It was 1995!!
BTW for those that don't know the story between Jerry and Jimmy  
Tim in Eternal Blue : 1/13/2020 8:58 am : link

Here is a great article full of links.



Jimmy and Jerry - ( New Window )
Great moment to see  
bigblue5611_2 : 1/13/2020 10:01 am : link
Well deserved. Enjoyed seeing the cutaways to Aikman too, you could see him welling up with emotion.
I have to think there was some ill will  
Section331 : 1/13/2020 10:07 am : link
towards Jimmy from HOF voters, because he had a pretty open and shut HOF case. I think voters may have resented how JJ treated Don Shula when as a broadcaster, he pretty much openly campaigned for the Dolphins job.
RE: They should have had Jerry Jones come in and tell him  
GeofromNJ : 1/13/2020 1:27 pm : link
In comment 14775828 Blue Dream said:
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Then take all the credit for him being there

Good one.
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