According to the Purple Press, on August 4th, yet another Viking great, Randall McDaniel enters the Hall of Fame in Canton.
An excerpt from his bio, for anyone who might not remember Big Mac's road-grading ways;
Selected in first round, 19th overall, 1988. . .Earned all-rookie honors. . .Started 202 consecutive games. . .Started 13 straight playoff games for Vikings. . .Blocked for six 1,000-yard rushers and five 3,000-yard passers during career. . .Anchored offensive line of explosive Vikings team that scored then-record 556 points, 1998. . .Named All-Pro nine consecutive times (1990-98). . . Selected to play in a record 12 consecutive AFC-NFC Pro Bowls (1990-2001). . .Born December 19, 1964 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Randall McDaniel is truly deserving of this honor and it does my heart good to see him get it :)
The Vikings certainly have their share of truly outstanding players over the years, and have sent 7 players to the HoF so far (McDaniel will be the 8th). At the same time, I watch certain prominent Vikings overlooked year after year. This isn't to take anything away from Big Mac, but what about Jim Marshall, and Cris Carter? If only for longeivity and the records he held on retirement, how about Fred Cox? Or Mick Tinglehoff? While I understand that there needs to be some balance between the personnel from the various franchises, but I think the HoF committee owes the Vikings some catching up :)
Who are your favorite Vikings who haven't made it to Canton yet?