Green and Monk Elected to Hall of Fame

Just wanted to make sure everyone knew that Darrell Green and Art Monk both were chosen for the Pro Football Hall of Fame this afternoon. Darrell will post a new blog entry late tonight or tomorrow; in the meantime, here is the news story.

By Sports Editor |  February 2, 2008; 6:04 PM ET
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Congrats!! I am so happy for you and Art. Finally our championship years are being represented in the HOF.

Posted by: JustinBaker | February 2, 2008 7:01 PM

Congrats to Green. If he is not first ballot then the fix is entrenched the system is crooked. Monk should have been a first ballot selection. Long long overdue recognition for Art Monk and his career. I remember Monk missing the first Redksins Super Bowl win due to injury after that great season. And then the years of this snub. More hard luck story for a guy who deserved better than he got and never complained. Sometimes the good guys win.

Posted by: | February 2, 2008 7:51 PM

What a great day! Both Darrell Green and Art Monk elected to the HOF. Art had to wait much too long, but it doesn't tarnish his accomplishments. Everyone knew that Darrell would get into the HOF and to be going in on his first year of elgibility is just great. For the two of them to be going in together is super for Redskins fans.

Posted by: Chuck O. | February 2, 2008 8:02 PM

Congratulations from "Down-Under". I am a long time Redskins fan. I remember the dark days of the 50's and 60's, and the coming of Bobby, Vince, George Allen and Joe Gibbs. Many of us diehard fans were just happy to have a team and when we could watch on TV, we young teens were just over the moon. I remember as a young man watching the Skins practice, behind D C General Hospital, Sonny, Charlie Taylor, Jerry Smith, Bobby, Larry Brown and the teams of the 60's, at no cost.
One the highlight of my life was to attend the Super Bowl win over Miami, rivalled only by the joy of shaking hands with Nelson Mandela while I was employed at the Washington Post.

I now live in Australia and sometimes have to get-up at 3am to watch my Skins if they are on TV, no problem; beer and hot dogs at halftime can be a problem.

Art and Darrell you both deserve all the honors you received in the past and the HOF is going to be a better place having you guys represent the Skins and the Washington
Community. You both served so well both on and off the field. God bless you both and may your future be just as rewarding as your past.

Lee Blount
Canberra, Australia

Posted by: Lee Blount | February 2, 2008 9:01 PM

Congratulations Darrell and Art! As I watched and listened to both you and Art it became clear again why the Redskins had such great teams during that era. Thank you and God Bless You, Art and Joe Gibbs.

Posted by: jaycg | February 2, 2008 10:42 PM

Congratulations to Darrell and Art! I was so delighted when I heard the news. Thank you to both of you (and Russ as well, he'll get in for sure) for the awesome work you have done for the Redskins family.

Posted by: andrew | February 3, 2008 3:17 AM

Mr. Green,

In your short speech you defined what it really means to be a Redskin in a few sentences, you did what no current player or coach has done since your departure.

Loyalty, persistence and the unbreakable bond between play team and city. You sir are Mr. Redskins for life.

Posted by: 35332 | February 3, 2008 6:21 AM

congrats to art and darrell just all the memories of the 80's and early 90's of redskin football watching the smurfs, the posse, and darrell green grabbing his rib cage in chicago...hail to the redskins

Posted by: dale | February 3, 2008 12:39 PM

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