A couple weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be able to swing by the Pro Football Hall of Fame while traveling throughout the eastern part of the U.S. This was a bucket list item for me so you can imagine my delight in being able to spend a couple hours here.
They have several different sections and a bunch of modern interactive areas, but I found the historic part of it to be very, very interesting. I never knew about the rivalry between Canton and Massillon nor how the league was really started. Reading about it and seeing all of the old memorabilia from the early days was definitely the highlight.
Further inside, they have an entire room filled with the busts of all the greats that have played or coached the game. I captured my favorites and a couple Cowboys for my wife.
Not a great picture, but they have a ring for every Superbowl – notice the 9ers up front!
Other than that, a bunch of other cool things like the Lombardi Trophy, old helmets & even a jersey of T.O.
I know not everyone is a fan of T.O., but I am – anyone who spikes the ball on the Dallas star is A-OK in my book! Sure, he is a head case, but in his prime, he was a force to be reckoned with. And no, he isn’t actually “in” the Hall of Fame. Just this jersey because he wore it when he broke the single game receiving record.
And with that, my time at the Hall of Fame ended. It was great to see all of the memorabilia from the players I grew up watching and even better to learn about all the ones that played before I was even born. Only thing that would have made it better is if I actually got to take one of these jerseys home!