The American Football Favorite Player Tournament Nominations Thread

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  1. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    In the spirit of the highly successful basketball tournament, the next tournament will be Football - American Football, that is.

    Given the widespread appeal, I expect we can probably have a 128 player field for this, but that number is fluid based on how many nominations we get.

    The guidelines for posting nominations are pretty much the same as the previous tournament:


  2. No more than four nominations per post, and no back to back posting of nominations. Feel free to nominate more players after someone else has had a turn, though.


  3. Nominations can be either current players or retired players. Whether current or retired, however, they all go into the same category in the end, making no distinction between the two.


  4. Please post links to either wikipedia pages or some other profile page about the player. Its much easier to quickly get four pages for a single post of nominations than it is to search a list of over a 100 names


  5. The final list will be edited at the discretion of the tournament host, though the list will be posted in this thread for any potential discussion or comments before the main tournament thread is created.


  6. Finally, remember that this is a favorite player tournament, not necessarily greatest or best.


  7. I'm not going to put a definite time limit on nominations. The end of nominations will be when nominations have slowed down significantly and we have a decent number for a tournament.

    Have fun, and start nominating!
  8. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Montana]Joe Montana[/link]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brett_Favre]Brett Favre[/link]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Staubach]Roger Stauback[/link]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peyton_Manning]Peyton Manning[/link]
  9. JMJacenSolo Jedi Padawan

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    Randall Cunningham

    Reggie White

    Jerome Brown

    Erick Dickerson

    Earl Campbell

    Steve Largent

    Dick "Night Train" Lane

    Harold Carmichael

  10. Boba_Fett_2001 Election Pick'em "Winner"

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    [image=http://www.melonride.com/pastissues/art3/oj.jpg]
  11. New_York_Jedi Jedi Master

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    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troy_Brown]Troy Brown[/link]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Watson]Ben Watson
    [/link]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawyer_Milloy]
    Lawyer Milloy[/link]

  12. DarthIntegral SFTC Tiemaster (Nov '16)

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    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Greene_%28American_football%29]Mean Joe Greene[/link]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Roethlisberger]Ben Roethlisberger[/link]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hines_Ward]Hines Ward[/link]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerome_Bettis]Jerome "The Bus" Bettis[/link]
  13. epic Ex Mod

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    Troy Aikman

    Emmitt Smith
  14. Armenian_Jedi Jedi Master

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    Bart Starr
    Ray Nitschke
    Don Hutson
    Paul Hornung
  15. imperial_dork Manager Emeritus

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    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Young_(sportsperson)]Steve Young[/link]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Rice]Jerry Rice[/link]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Largent]Steve Largent[/link]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronnie_Lott]Ronnie Lott[/link]
  16. DRHJ9 Jedi Master

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    Ken Stabler

    Marcus Allen

    Tim Brown

    Howie Long

    Can anyone guess my favorite team?:p
  17. DarthPoppy Jedi Master

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    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Fouts]Dan Fouts[/link]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Payton]Walter Payton[/link]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronnie_Lott]Ronnie Lott[/link]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_taylor]Lawrence Taylor[/link]
  18. deltron_zero Jedi Master

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    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Brown]jim brown[/link]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Butkus] dick butkus[/link]

    [link=http://youtube.com/watch?v=50KN74rC_jA]joe namath[/link]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gayle_sayers]gale sayers[/link]
  19. Grimby Technical Consultant

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    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Elway]John Elway[/link]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrell_Davis]Terrell Davis[/link]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shannon_Sharpe]Shannon Sharpe[/link]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Champ_Bailey]Champ Bailey[/link]
  20. Armenian_Jedi Jedi Master

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    Donald Driver

    Sterling Sharpe

    William Henderson

    Leroy Butler
  21. DRHJ9 Jedi Master

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    Barry Sanders

    Jack Tatum

    Derrick Thomas

    Lester Hayes
  22. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Current list (to keep track of who has been currently nominated.

    Troy Aikman
    Marcus Allen
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Champ_Bailey]Champ Bailey[/link]
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerome_Bettis]Jerome "The Bus" Bettis[/link]
    Jerome Brown
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Brown]jim brown[/link]
    Tim Brown
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troy_Brown]Troy Brown[/link]
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Butkus] dick butkus[/link]
    Leroy Butler
    Randall Cunningham
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrell_Davis]Terrell Davis[/link]
    Erick Dickerson
    Donald Driver
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Elway]John Elway[/link]
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brett_Favre]Brett Favre[/link]
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Fouts]Dan Fouts[/link]
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Greene_%28American_football%29]Mean Joe Greene[/link]
    Lester Hayes
    William Henderson
    Paul Hornung
    Don Hutson
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Largent]Steve Largent[/link]
    Howie Long
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronnie_Lott]Ronnie Lott[/link]
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peyton_Manning]Peyton Manning[/link]
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawyer_Milloy]Lawyer Milloy[/link]
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Montana]Joe Montana[/link]
    [link=http://youtube.com/watch?v=50KN74rC_jA]Joe Namath[/link]
    Ray Nitschke
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Payton]Walter Payton[/link]
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Rice]Jerry Rice[/link]
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Roethlisberger]Ben Roethlisberger[/link]
    Barry Sanders
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gayle_sayers]gale sayers[/link]
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shannon_Sharpe]Shannon Sharpe[/link]
    Sterling Sharpe
    Emmitt Smith
    Ken Stabler
    Bart Starr
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Staubach]Roger Stauback[/link]
    Jack Tatum
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_taylor]Lawrence Taylor[/link]
    Derrick Thomas
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hines_Ward]Hines Ward[/link]
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Watson]Ben Watson[/link]
    Reggie White
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Young_(sportsperson)]Steve Young[/link]

    48 names to date
  23. Armenian_Jedi Jedi Master

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    Ahman Green

    Anquan Boldin

    Larry Fitzgerald

    Lorenzo Neal
  24. JMJacenSolo Jedi Padawan

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    EDIT: Ricky Proehl

    Simeon Rice

    Aeneas Williams


    You forgot Dick "Night Train" Lane.


  25. Armenian_Jedi Jedi Master

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    Gale Sayers was already listed. :p


    Devin Hester

    Deion Sanders

    Ladainian Tomlinson

    Edgerrin James
  26. Grimby Technical Consultant

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    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deacon_Jones]Deacon Jones[/link]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Guy]Ray Guy[/link]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel_Blount]Mel Blount[/link]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bo_Jackson]Bo Jackson[/link]
  27. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    For the one post that contained more than 4 names, I just grabbed the first four. Feel free to mention the others again, though.
  28. DarthIntegral SFTC Tiemaster (Nov '16)

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    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynn_Swann]Lynn Swannc[/link]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Perry_%28football_player%29]William "The Refrigerator" Perry[/link]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_Woodson]Rod Woodson[/link]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orlando_Pace]Orlando Pace[/link]
  29. DarthPoppy Jedi Master

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    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curtis_Martin]Curtis Martin[/link]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Todd_Christensen]Todd Christensen[/link]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Jones_%28American_football_player%29]Ed "Too Tall" Jones[/link]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Riggins]John Riggins[/link]
  30. imperial_dork Manager Emeritus

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    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Craig]Roger Craig[/link]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Norton_Jr]Ken Norton Jr.[/link]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Marino]Dan Marino[/link]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricky_Watters]Ricky Watters [/link]
  31. DRHJ9 Jedi Master

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    Marvin Harrison

    Kellen Winslow Sr.

    Fred Belitnikoff (Sp?)

    Art Shell
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