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Leonard Marshall will be inducted into the Ring of Honor

Blue Dream : 6/16/2022 6:07 pm
MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT!🔥 Our dear friend @LeonardMarsh70 will be entering the Giants Ring of Honor! 👊🏻💥Mon. September 27th vs Dallas. You did it my friend. Congrats! #RING70IN

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Awesome!  
Stu11 : 6/16/2022 6:08 pm : link
Looooooooooooong overdue.
Great news!  
Dave in Hoboken : 6/16/2022 6:11 pm : link
.
BBI has spoken....  
MOOPS : 6/16/2022 6:31 pm : link
and the Ivory Tower listened.
Congrats to a great player. I'm glad to hear it  
Ira : 6/16/2022 6:32 pm : link
.
Bout damn time  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 6/16/2022 6:35 pm : link
!
A wrong has been  
section125 : 6/16/2022 6:36 pm : link
righted...

Congrats Leonard.
A great injustice  
State Your Name : 6/16/2022 6:36 pm : link
has been righted
Never understood why  
joeinpa : 6/16/2022 6:42 pm : link
He wasn’t there with the other great players from that era.
Congratulations Leonard!  
NYRiese : 6/16/2022 6:43 pm : link
You earned this honor, you deserve it for all your inspired hard work in the trenches.
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Dave in Hoboken : 6/16/2022 6:45 pm : link
Congrats Leonard!!  
mfsd : 6/16/2022 6:47 pm : link
Well deserved
About  
Samiam : 6/16/2022 6:52 pm : link
F..king time
RE: .  
Jack Stroud : 6/16/2022 6:55 pm : link
In comment 15734146 Dave in Hoboken said:
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What a great hit, it wrecked Montana's body for 2 years!
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Grey Pilgrim : 6/16/2022 6:57 pm : link
In comment 15734146 Dave in Hoboken said:
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I'm pretty sure that would be ruffing the passer in todays NFL.

Still well deserved.
Anyone else?  
STLGiant : 6/16/2022 6:57 pm : link
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Angel Eyes : 6/16/2022 7:01 pm : link
In comment 15734153 Jack Stroud said:
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In comment 15734146 Dave in Hoboken said:


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What a great hit, it wrecked Montana's body for 2 years!

He still had the ball in his hands.
Still have no clue how Collins didn't recover that fumble.  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 6/16/2022 7:16 pm : link
But whatever. We won.
That should be roughing the passer  
Grey Pilgrim : 6/16/2022 7:21 pm : link
...
Should have happened a long time ago  
Greg from LI : 6/16/2022 7:24 pm : link
Better late than never
Yes,  
Big Blue '56 : 6/16/2022 7:40 pm : link
way overdue
About friggin time  
Geomon : 6/16/2022 7:44 pm : link
Long overdue
Former NFL great Leonard Marshall talks about not being included in the NY Giants Ring of Honor - ( New Window )
Great news  
MadPlaid : 6/16/2022 8:09 pm : link
Terrific Giant. Well deserved.
never forget pat summerall's voice,  
thrunthrublue : 6/16/2022 8:18 pm : link
After 70's hit on Montana......."Report from the Montana's sideline is that "everything hurts". One of the best giant defenders, on one of the best defenses ever.
Finally  
US1 Giants : 6/16/2022 8:31 pm : link
Why did the Giants take so long? Marshall is not in good health from what I have read. I hope he can still appreciate the induction.
Congrats Leonard!!  
Daniel in Kentucky : 6/16/2022 9:01 pm : link
Awesome honor bestowed!
About  
Bleedin Blue : 6/16/2022 9:08 pm : link
Time!!
RE: That should be roughing the passer  
BMac : 6/16/2022 9:10 pm : link
In comment 15734175 Grey Pilgrim said:
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Give it up. It ain't now and it was as clean a hit as anyone could want.
Awesome news.  
smshmth8690 : 6/16/2022 9:53 pm : link
Congratulations long overdue.
Awesome  
Les in TO : 6/16/2022 10:42 pm : link
News and well deserved!
Always Goethe deserved more HOF  
LauderdaleMatty : 6/17/2022 12:14 am : link
Attention. He was a monster. That hit on Montana was what every DE dreams of. Now he would be suspended most likely
Excellent news  
montanagiant : 6/17/2022 12:18 am : link
Well deserved
About God damned time!  
Optimus-NY : 6/17/2022 12:53 am : link
Mara Tech finally came to their senses. Great player and guy. Big Leonard will get a HUUUUGE ovation from the fans. Watch.
True Giant  
Rolyrock : 6/17/2022 7:36 am : link
Finally.
Well deserved!  
truebluelarry : 6/17/2022 8:08 am : link
Go Big Leonard!
LOOOOOOOOOOOOONG OVERDUE!!  
Victor in CT : 6/17/2022 8:30 am : link
it's about time. he was a great player
It's about damned time.  
Klaatu : 6/17/2022 8:50 am : link
"We're a minute away!"
Well deserved!  
BLUATHRT : 6/17/2022 8:54 am : link
Glad to see this!!!
This is the best Giants news I've gotten in a long time  
arniefez : 6/17/2022 9:10 am : link
Congratulations to one of the best Giants of my lifetime. I am really happy for the great #70 of the 1980s. Come on Giants win this game for him.
About damn  
Harvest Blend : 6/17/2022 9:28 am : link
time.
RE: That should be roughing the passer  
Harvest Blend : 6/17/2022 9:30 am : link
In comment 15734175 Grey Pilgrim said:
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Clearly you're trolling.
Mazl - tov, Leonard. Ir geven a riz tsvishn Jeyants. Deyn kvud iz gut  
Waldo Jeffers : 6/17/2022 10:24 am : link
Congratulations, Leonard.
You were a giant among Giants.
Your honor is well deserved.

Please excuse the Yiddish. It's in honor of the man whose love for the Giants was but one of the countless gifts he passed on to me.

He loved #70, and I know he'll be watching the ceremony, and no doubt, he'll be kvelling




Leonard Marshall  
SteveMD : 6/17/2022 11:00 am : link
Long over due.
SteveMD
RE: Finally  
Greg from LI : 6/17/2022 11:00 am : link
In comment 15734231 US1 Giants said:
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Why did the Giants take so long? Marshall is not in good health from what I have read. I hope he can still appreciate the induction.


Well, that's unwelcome news. What's going on with him?
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Klaatu : 6/17/2022 11:04 am : link
In comment 15734649 Greg from LI said:
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In comment 15734231 US1 Giants said:


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Why did the Giants take so long? Marshall is not in good health from what I have read. I hope he can still appreciate the induction.



Well, that's unwelcome news. What's going on with him?


I got this from Wikipedia:

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In 2013 Marshall was diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease linked to repeated head trauma that has afflicted many former football players. Tests for the disease were performed at UCLA using newly developed technology that allowed detection in living patients for the first time. Marshall says he began to notice symptoms such as memory loss, severe headaches, and mood swings in 2006, and that his erratic behavior took a major toll on the personal relationships in his life, including his marriage.[36][37][38]

Marshall was part of a class action lawsuit against the NFL that initially resulted in a $765 million settlement, but was later amended to allow for a payout expected to exceed $1 billion.[36][39] Marshall is involved with efforts to educate the public about concussion and head trauma issues, serving as a speaker for both the Practice Like Pros[40] and Brain Unity Trust[41] organizations. He was featured in the documentary United States of Football examining the subject of concussions in the NFL and youth league football.[18] Marshall also founded the Game Plan Foundation to provide assistance for former athletes suffering from neurological disorders.[42]

In a December 2019 interview, Marshall wondered aloud whether he has been kept out of the Giants' Ring of Honor because of his outspoken advocacy. He said, “I don’t want to believe that, because I think that when you look back on the powers that be and the gentlemen that are running the team now ... I would believe these men have a lot of respect for what I did as a player, both on and off the field, within the community, and the surrounding area, and what I continue to do to support the New York football Giants. I think that yes, I have been a little outspoken about [CTE], because I feel like I have a platform which allows me to do that, and to help my brothers who can’t help themselves.”[43]
Marshall  
PEEJ : 6/17/2022 11:36 am : link
unfortunately spent his career in the gigantic shadow of LT.
I didn't realize he was 3rd all time in team sacks behind only LT and Strahan
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k2tampa : 6/17/2022 12:20 pm : link
In comment 15734146 Dave in Hoboken said:
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One of the greatest 'effort' plays in Giants history. He was pretty much crawling on all fours at one point. Sadly, Mark Collins whiffed on the recovery.

I also remember the hilarious comment by Madden when they showed a shell shocked, pale, statue-like Montana on the bench. 'They just want to keep him mobile' when he meant immobile.
ring of honor  
steve in maryland : 6/17/2022 1:42 pm : link
well deserved for Leornard Marshall
Wonderful news!  
trueblueinpw : 6/17/2022 1:46 pm : link
I’m very happy for Leonard Marshall and his family. Marshall’s omission from the Giants Ring of Honor was a festering wound to any Giants or NFL fan familiar with the ugly facts of the matter. Marshall was outspoken about how the baseline the NFL applied for assessment of CTE was different for black players than it was for white players. From the article linked below,

“The settlement agreement negotiated by the NFL required the neuropsychologist to apply the race based norms, which is to say they adjusted Marshall’s results because he is black. His examination results stated very clearly, all scores below are demographically adjusted based on Mr. Marshall’s age, education, gender and race.”

Leonard Marshall was a champion and a great New York Football Giant. But as great as he was on the field, and he was among the very greatest to play for Big Blue, his integrity and courage to confront and oppose the injustice and racism of the NFL is something to truly admire and respect.

I’m happy Mara Tisch have moved to close this wound. It never should have been, but it’s over now and that’s better than not and now healing can begin.

Congratulations to Leonard Marshall and his family.


Article on LM and NFL - ( New Window )
Thank you trueblue  
arniefez : 6/17/2022 2:42 pm : link
You said that much more eloquently than I could have. It needed to be said but I left it out because I didn't want to derail the thread.
PEEJ  
arniefez : 6/17/2022 2:45 pm : link
Carl Banks too. He should be in the NFL HOF. I dare anyone to watch the 1986 playoffs and tell me Carl Banks wasn't a HOF LB.
Well  
AcidTest : 6/17/2022 6:23 pm : link
deserved.
RE: PEEJ  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 6/17/2022 6:36 pm : link
In comment 15734859 arniefez said:
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Carl Banks too. He should be in the NFL HOF. I dare anyone to watch the 1986 playoffs and tell me Carl Banks wasn't a HOF LB.


During the early days of COVID in spring 2020, I watched XXI again. My God, Banks was a machine. He was all over the field.
You could build an alternate universe around that hit.  
an_idol_mind : 6/17/2022 7:32 pm : link
Without that, there is a potential three-peat, Montana's career with the 49ers continues, and who knows what happens with Steve Young?
RE: That should be roughing the passer  
FStubbs : 6/17/2022 8:40 pm : link
In comment 15734175 Grey Pilgrim said:
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Montana still had the ball in his hands and Marshall hit him stomach to back. Even in 2022 that's a legal hit.
Wooooooo!  
DCGMan : 6/17/2022 11:01 pm : link
Congrats to Leonard Marshall, one of the great Giants!
Congrats to Leonard, but isn’t it time  
STLGiant : 6/18/2022 8:11 am : link
to induct Homer Jones and Spider Lockhart? For many of us born in or after ‘55, those were the only two players who did anything to keep fans returning each season after Allie Sherman blew up the team. C’mon John Mara, do the right thing and honor Spider (RIP) and before Homer passes…
Congratulations #70!!!  
KingBlue : 6/18/2022 9:20 am : link
I have many enduring memories of your outstanding play and contibutions to the legendary Giants stadium chants and roars of... DEFENSE...DEFENSE...DEFENSE!!!

An all time favorite of mine... Congratulations, Leonard.
Well deserved.  
Crispino : 6/18/2022 10:25 am : link
One of my all time favorite too!
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NINEster : 6/19/2022 11:06 pm : link
In comment 15734146 Dave in Hoboken said:
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I was just gonna post that Joe will not be attending.
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