John Riggins Missing from Russ Grimm’s HOF Induction

August 10, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With former Hog Russ Grimm finally being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, Redskin Nation has been a buzz all weekend that a Hog has finally made it.
Sadly, amongst all the hoopla, there as been another buzz. 
Where was honorary Hog John Riggins this weekend?
I heard yesterday on the Sports Reporters on ESPN Radio 980 that Riggo was at a Sports Memorabilia Show this weekend in Maryland signing autographs starting at a $100 per picture.
Host Steve Czaban and I were a bit shocked and disheartened by this. 
John Riggins was a great running back, but unlike Walter Payton or Barry Sanders, he wasn't a finesse guy; he was a power guy. 
He depended on his offensive line to get a push or create a hole for him to hit, and then he hit it hard.
Even without the offensive line, Riggins would have been good, but he probably wouldn't have been Hall of Fame good, and might not have a shiny Super Bowl ring.
Despite my ...

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