Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 7/17/13
In the interest of full disclosure, I am a die-hard New York Giants fan.  I first started seriously watching football during the 1986 season when the Giants defeated the Denver Broncos, 39-20 in Super Bowl XXI.  In that game, Phil Simms had one of the best Super Bowl/Championship game performances of all time going 22-25 for 268 yards and 3 TD’s earning him MVP honors.  But aside from that one game, Phil Simms had a solid career and every year when the finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame are announced, I wonder why Phil Simms does not get the recognition that he deserves. I must admit that when it comes to comparing players past, present or future, I get confused because I honestly don’t know what the measuring sticks are anymore.  Is it statistics?  Wins?  Super Bowl/Championship titles?  I can only assume that it’s some combination of those, but either way, I do not see why there are some quarterbacks in the Hall of Fame and why Phil Simms is not. Before I continue, let me...
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