Posted February 01, 2013 on AP on Fox
The possible election of late Cleveland and Baltimore owner Art Modell to the Pro Football Hall of Fame has Browns fans on edge. Modell is one of 15 finalists up for consideration on Saturday in New Orleans by a selection committee which will select between four and seven new members to be enshrined in Canton, Ohio, this summer. Coach Bill Parcells, former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr., single-season sacks leader Michael Strahan and running back Jerome Bettis are among the other candidates. While Modell is credited with helping the NFL's growth as an influential owner, Cleveland fans haven't forgiven him for moving the Browns to Baltimore in 1996. Modell died in September, and the Ravens have made their run to the Super Bowl this year wearing ''Art'' patched on their jerseys.

Modell not worthy of Hall

John Harbaugh said at the Super Bowl on Thursday that he hopes folks find it in their hearts to vote Art Modell into the Pro Football Hall of Fame during Saturday mornings vote. Dont expect many hearts in Cleveland to feel that way. And if Modells name is announced Saturday night, dont expect many hearts to accept it with a shrug, or without angry protest. Feelings in Cleveland...

Report: Art Modell Denied Entrance Into Pro Football HOF

As a football franchise owner, as a businessman, as a stadium owner, as a HOF candidate. Art Modell has failed at all of these things. The streak continues. Modell did not make the first cut from 15 to 10. Others left off the list of 10 were Tim Brown, Eddie DeBartolo Jr., Kevin Greene and Will Shields. The five going into Canton will be announced shortly from the list of ten shown...

WFNY Podcast – 2013-01-31 – The Art Modell Episode

The Art Modell talk has been going strong lately, and in this episode Craig and I discussed the former Browns owner’s upcoming consideration for the pro football Hall of Fame. We tried as much as possible to not rehash all the excellent pieces that have been written on the subject lately, but some of the topics we discussed include: Is it possible to discuss this issue without...

Art Out

From a hashtag to a headline, Art Modell denied induction into the Hall of Fame again, on his latest closest shot. Thanks be to all the gods. All is okay on the banks of the Mighty Cuyahoga. We’ll see you tomorrow at the Super Bowl party at Map Room and before that here for the traditional Super Bowl Preview post. Tweet

“You can’t write the history of Pro Football without Art Modell”

There is an oft-used phrase in the annual Hall of Fame discussions — that one “cannot write the history of the league without including” certain candidates — that might be appropriate to Modell. – Len Pasquarelli, Sports Illustrated “You can’t write the NFL history without Art.” – Ozzie Newsome “He left a huge imprint on the game, and one can’t write the history...

No kidding? Newsome thinks Modell should be in the HOF

Ozzie preached to the wrong choir about Art's HOF credentials. Ozzie Newsome is a Cleveland Brown and will always be a Cleveland Brown. Those aren't my words, but those of the man himself in a guest column he wrote for the Plain Dealer today.   "The Wizard of Oz" used two paragraphs to thank fans who supported him even when he was getting just one...

Cue up the stories about the Pro Football HOF selection process

I’m sure this is one of many articles out there criticizing the process for selecting candidates for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Frankly, I understand some of the disappointment as good candidates like Charles Haley need to wait several years before getting in, but it makes a lot of sense to me when mediocre candidates like Art Modell are kept out. Chris Carter complained loudly...
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