I’m thinking about stealing something.

No, not hash browns.  Rather, a neat idea that Brian Cook is exploring at his blog.

This message board post gave me an idea: this blog should create an e-HOF for Michigan athlete in the sports it covers. Retiring numbers is something that people do 30 years down the road, and probably never in football; legends patches will be issued to like six people. There should be an intermediate ground. Now is the time to create plaques.

What do you think about a Georgia version of this here at GTP?  And what sort of ground rules do you think would be appropriate for it?  Let me know in the comments.

To get you in the mood, Paul Myerberg looks at the Hall of Fame credentials for this guy:

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47 responses to “I’m thinking about stealing something.

  1. TennesseeDawg

    I’m guessing Mudcat’s car won’t be on the list.

  2. It has to be a guy that defines a position in Georgia lore. Someone who was recognized nationally in some form (at least All-American, I’m thinking). And guys that hold (or held) meaningful SEC and/or national records.

    • Nate Dawg

      I think I agree with Trey and I would just add I think a 3 or 4 year waiting period should be added. You need proper time to reflect and/or to see any lasting effects a particular player’s career might have had on a program that makes him worthy or perhaps unworthy. Plus, if you go 4 years, theoretically its a full cylcle of classes.

  3. SCDawg

    David Greene? For a couple of years he was the all time winningest QB in NCAA history.

  4. Gravidy

    Myerberg flatly states that Pollack is the best defensive player in Georgia’s history. I’m not saying he isn’t, but that is a pretty bold statement that covers more than a century. I believe he was the best defensive player in my fandom, but that only dates back to the 70s. What do the rest of y’all think about that label?

    • Hogbody Spradlin

      Jake Scott should give him a run for the money.

      • Zdawg

        Yea, that name came to mind too when I read that.

      • Gravidy

        Yeah, that name crossed my mind as well – especially since Dooley has spoken so highly of him. Sadly, I never saw him suit up for the Dawgs.

      • NC Dawg

        I wonder why Bill Stanfill, one of the most dominating DL Dawgs ever, no longer gets much love.

        • Cojones

          Count me in for both those guys and I had the good fortune to watch them play.

        • 81Dog

          probably because you’d have to be nearly 60 to remember him at UGA. The 1968 season was a pretty long time ago, but Stanfill and Scott were great, great players at UGA and in the NFL. It’s probably a lot more a lack of knowledge of history than a lack of respect for their ability. I never saw Trippi or Sinkwich play, so it’s hard for me to say how they stack up compared to Herschel (who I think we can all pretty much agree was the greatest college RB ever). It may be hard for someone who’s 25 now to appreciate how good Herschel was, though You Tube and the like at least make it easier to see clips of his total awesomeness.

          • Mayor of Dawgtown

            I first saw Herschel play in ’80 in the second game of the season against a decent Texas A&M team. UGA beat A&M 49-0 as I recall. Herschel ran a sweep, at least 5 A&M players had an angle on him and he outran everybody to the endzone. I knew right then that he was something really special.

      • 69Dawg

        Imagine a D-line with Pollack, Patton, Stanfill and Gilbert. That my friends would give SOS a nightmare from which he would not awake.

      • Chuck

        Terry Houge one of the best defensive backs, do not even try to kick a field goal around him. I love to watch him time his hits exactly when the ball arrived in the receivers hands. Scott Warner was a good one as well. He could return a punt straight up the middle.

    • Scorpio Jones, III

      There proly are defensive players who had as big an impact as Pollack in the days before the World Wide Order of Weasels decided which players were important, but most folks never heard of them.

      Certainly no slam against 47, but it is kinda team dependant, who stepped up and so forth.

      Jake Scott, Greg Bell, Mike Fisher, Patton, Mike Meatheringham (who?), Pollack would certainly get the nod since TV took over.

    • Hobnail_Boot

      Considering the position he played and how much he affected opposing offenses, I think it’s a fairly easy statement to make.

  5. heyberto

    Good stuff. As long as we’re not handing out plaques early like when Urban gave Tebow one for a speech he stole from a cheesy football movie before the kid even leaves school,

  6. Comin' Down The Track

    Would that Urkle Walter guy qualify for this?

  7. Puffdawg

    Boring. I think you should make an e-Hall of Shame for infamous rule breakers. Emerging from an alley. Failure to give middle name. Wielding Samuri sword. Public drunkeness for telling cop “I’m not in the mood for fucking small talk.” And who could forget mercilessly and savagely beating girlfriend without actually leaving any visible damage. There are some great crimes in UGA history that should be honored.

  8. AusDawg85

    A GTP blog e-HOF should be best posts. The players are already recognized, but it would be far more entertaining (in that self-gratulating sort of way) to memorialize the best comments. We could get all ESPY-like and create categories, and list them in an annual post during this dead-time between recruiting closure and Spring Practice.

    Potential categories:

    Best troll
    Best comeback
    Best pseudonym
    Best insult
    Best Lexicon entry
    Best pre-game analysis
    Best post-game analysis
    Best string of arguments / debate
    Best Headline
    Worst idea (ding, ding, ding…!)

  9. JasonC

    Stanfill, Scott, Pollack and Greene are all worthy IMO.
    I’m assuming Herschel isn’t really up for debate.

  10. X-Dawg

    All good names mentioned so far. I’ll give a shout out to Hines Ward too.

  11. BMan

    Jason C, agree on all counts. I’d add Scott Woerner and Terry Hoage. Can we consider Reggie Ball?

  12. 69Dawg

    Let’s not forget Champ Bailey, he could ball.

  13. Slaw Dawg

    Well obviously the 12 Dawgs who are already in the actual CF HOF (McWhorter, Catfish Smith, Hartman, Sinkwich, Trippi, Rauch, Fran the Man, Stanfill, Scott, Herschel, Hoage, Butler). Then Pollack, Bailey, Ward, Woerner, B. Watson, Patton. And let’s not forget some great linemen: Tommy Lyons, Moonpie Wilson, the Brothers Stinchcomb, Max Jean-Gilles. If I was fair, I’d include Pat Dye, but I hold Auburn against him.

  14. W Cobb Dawg

    I’d have to add Garrison Hearst. …And the Heisman goes to Gino Toretta?! – wtf?!

  15. shane#1

    The stars like Stanfill and Scott have plenty of awards, well deserved I might add. I am thinking of the Guys that busted there butts and gave up their bodies without wining any awards. Call it the Frankie award, for the guy that played with his jaw wired. I have two ex players that come to mind. Thomas Brown for coming back from knee surgery so quickly and running all over Ole Miss with a broken collar bone and Tra Battle, a walkon that made the starting line up and called out the team in a players only meeting. That talking to that he gave all those 4 and 5 star players helped turn the 2006 season around.

  16. Coastal Dawg

    Champ Bailey and Hines Ward. Both carried the team while in Athens and went on to pretty awesome careers in the league. I can’t stand his commentaries now but ole Buck was and is a DGD. Three SEC titles as a starter.

    • Dawg19

      Correct me if I’m wrong but, Buck was the starter on the 1980 and 1981 SEC champions. John Lastinger was the starter on the 1982 SEC championship team. So Buck only started for two SEC championship teams.

  17. Beak

    Billy Bennett, that dude was money

  18. section Z alum

    may i suggest that hines ward deserves e-HOF? if for no other reason, he was one of those magical players (like pollack) that could impose his will. one of my favorite plays EVAH is the weak-side toss to robert edwards in ’97 to go up big. but the money shot on that play was hines ward standing up jevon kearse on the edge.

    • +1 one of the greatest blocks of all time. As I recall it that block took out two Gators. 37-17 what a great game. Watching my VHS tape of that game can snap me out of almost any funk. Thanks for the memories

  19. Scott Woerner should get some thought–if not for Scott we do not win National Championship–that is fact—Pollack Stanfill and Jake Scott are in without question