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BLOG: Why I regret overlooking the NFL Honors ceremony

Former Carolina Panthers' LB Kevin Greene, sitting next to former quarterback Brett Favre, was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (Nate Wimberly | WBTV) Former Carolina Panthers' LB Kevin Greene, sitting next to former quarterback Brett Favre, was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (Nate Wimberly | WBTV)
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Of course everyone is looking forward to Sunday's Super Bowl, but an event overlooked is the NFL Honors.

To be honest, I wasn't really excited to cover this event tonight even though, we thought Cam Newton would get the league MVP and Coach Ron Rivera would get coach of the year.  The fact was, they were not going to be here for the event which took a little buzz out the event for me.

But when I got to the Graham Civic Auditorium things changed.  Why?  Glad you asked. 

To see the faces of the greats in pro football past, present, and future was an UNREAL feeling. 

When you see legends like Mike Ditka, Roger Staubach, Fred Biletnikoff, Joe Namath, Jim Plunkett, Terry Bradshaw, Franco Harris, and Len Dawson was unbelievable.  Never saw them play because they were before my time, but mad respect for them.  It's like being in the Hall of Fame without going to Canton.

But it doesn't stop there.  Here comes the likes of Doug Williams, John Riggins, Barry Sanders, Ray Lewis, Troy Aikman, Jim Kelly, Shannon Sharpe, Tim Brown, and Hines Ward.  Guys that did watch as a kid and wanted to be just like in my Pop Warner and high school football days.

I could stop there, but there is MORE.  Here comes Jameis Winston, Adrian Peterson, JJ Watt, Steve Smith Sr, Reggie Bush, Eric Berry, Doug Martin, Eli Manning, Benjamin Watson, Matt Ryan, and Tyler Lockett.  Guys I have the honor of covering now and they are great as well. 

All of this talent in one building...  It gets no better than that folks and that will make any fan of football get giddy like a kid again.

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