Sorry, Nick.

To save you the trouble of being upset over the absence of Nick Chubb’s name from the list of those being honored by the College Football Hall of Fame a decade from now, Patrick Garbin explains why that’s how it will go down.

The most arbitrary part of the joke is this:

As mentioned, it’s the requirement of having been a First Team All-American which will keep Georgia’s Chubb out of the Hall of Fame. Although, upon further research, Georgia’s Fran Tarkenton and Ole Miss’ Archie Manning were not chosen First Team All-American by an NCAA-recognized selector, yet both players are in the Hall, inducted in 1987 and 1989, respectively. Notwithstanding, according to the NFF, the provision of the First Team All-American status was not added until 1990, and has remained since.

This is not to say Tarkenton and Manning (nor any other player/coach cited henceforth) did not deserve induction. However, if the induction criteria were then what it is now, the two standout SEC quarterbacks from yesteryear would be in the same boat as Chubb. Instead, Tarkenton and especially Manning (by one year), who ironically has served as NFF Chairman since 2007…

Absurd.

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19 responses to “Sorry, Nick.

  1. Ridiculous … the man who is 2nd in SEC career rushing yardage won’t be eligible for the CFBHOF? I would take both he and Sony over Barkley right now.

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  2. Debby Balcer

    They should make exceptions.

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  3. ugafidelis

    Unless there are some special benefits to being on the list, I don’t see it as that big of a deal. Everybody will always know he well worthy of being there.

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    • DoubleDawg1318

      Correction: Everybody who was a big fan in 2017. Future generations will have no memory of Nick and Sony (and memories fade even for witnesses) so the collective memory of their feats will fade unless properly recognized. I know this because I’m 27 and names like Hampton and Hearst are just names to me. People say they were great ‘backs in their day but I know nothing about them. This is just one more reason we need statues around Sanford to properly recognize the great ones.

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      • ugafidelis

        Correction: Every time they flash the SEC rushing leaders on the TV, even if it’not a UGA game that we’re not warching, his name will be right there at number 2. To me that is ten times better than any hall of fame technicality.

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      • JCDAWG83

        Would having statues of players who are no more than names to you really make any difference?

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  4. Remember these are the same people that have Donnan as a member but not Erk.

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    • And of course I commented before I even read Garbin’s piece but that was the first thing that came to mind. It’s kind of like Baseball and the way they shit on Hank and Pete Rose. It’s hard to take them seriously because of it.

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      • DoubleDawg1318

        Pete Rose cheated. That’s a totally different situation.

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        • Russ

          No, he bet on baseball. Totally different thing.

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          • I guess my point was Baseball has some screwed up criteria and in different ways they shit on the legitimate accomplishments of two of the greatest players of all time. The CFHOF with their silly rules means that Erk and Nick’s also legitimate, impressive accomplishments aren’t even up for consideration. What if they started an Elite of the Elite club of the greatest players ever and the first criteria was they had to be a Heisman winner. Well Sinkwich get’s considered but Trippi? They literally and figuratively would say ‘sorry Charlie’ you don’t qualify and he was the better player.

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  5. Some guy

    So here’s another example of a libertarian in name only. The minority report in real life. How about you let the next decade play out before convicting anyone?

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  6. Thatguy

    Because there’s absolutely zero bias in the selectors for the All-American teams, particularly against SEC/southern teams, right? Notre Dame can go 6-6 and end up with three All-Americans because of their schedule and history, but, Nick Chubb runs for 4000+ yards in a career, and, meh? Screw these guys.

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  7. TMC DAWG

    There should be mutiny on the ship. Your topic Senator is spot on. This is HORSESHIT!

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  8. James Stephenson

    Did anyone else notice that Nick ran a faster time than Michel, without doing the special 40 training.

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  9. This absolutely sucks and is nothing more than what we’ve come to expect of the ‘awards’ folk, Luckily Roquan made it but who could deny him? it appears that misfortune is a major strike against you; in reality, how sad.

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  10. Macallanlover

    Setting such a high penalty on subjective, short range opinions by a group of people well known for their over reactions is just bad policy. One can hope the powers that be will revisit this minor requirement and leave it to the voters with more perspective to assign whatever value they place on the media’s opinions at the time of the battle. So easy to be influenced by other over reactive people at the time of the votes, especially the broadcast media like ESPN who has so many biases of their own. As the media loses respectability (can it get any lower than it is now?) they are still left with an undeserved position of power on a career achievement award that deserves more time to marinate.

    This award now becomes more like the dubious Heisman votes, which I have little respect for any longer. This isn’t to say Nick Chubb deserves to be included, it is still too close to his last game and I am a biased UGA fan, but when you look at his career achievements 10 years from now, you can make a better informed decision. And you don’t need some sportswriters and talking heads knee jerk reactions blocking your right to vote for him. The 2nd all time rusher in the SEC is hard to turn your back on, and that is before you look at his character. Isn’t the career worth more than one specific year?

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