Back in the day when the Redskins were the best team in the NFC (the 80's and early 90's) one of the fixtures of the team was wide-receiver Art Monk.
Monk wasn't the flashiest player and he was, generally, the third wide-receiver of a trio. But when you needed a clutch first down and team leadership, Art Monk was there. Monk went about his job with quiet professionalism and a grace that you don't see in today's receivers, many of whom aren't worthy to carry Monk's smelly sweat socks. (I'm looking at you Randy Moss)
The fact that it took so long after he retired for Monk to get in the Hall of Fame is a joke and a travesty.
But to see him get into the Hall of Fame this past weekend was a big thrill for me. One of my favorite players getting the accolades he so richly deserved. It made me smile.
And it didn't hurt that another Redskin great of that era, Darryl Green, also got in as well. He got in on the first ballot...as Art Monk should have.
Labels: August happiness challenge
posted by Michael Hickerson at 8/06/2008 01:00:00 PM