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Andre Dawson

August 14, 2009

Andre “The Hawk” Dawson, the 1977 Rookie of the Year, spent the majority of his career north of the border in Montreal. There, he flashed his power and speed, roaming center field and earning six of his eight Gold Gloves. But the artificial turf in Olympic Stadium took its toll on The Hawk’s knees. In 1987, he was given another chance with the Chicago Cubs where he immediately began paying dividends, earning the NL MVP. Andre Dawson played 21 seasons. He had a productive career, but was it enough to get in to the Hall of Fame?

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Steve McNair

August 7, 2009

Steve McNair was one of the toughest quarterbacks to ever take a snap in an NFL game. He played through pain and injury and was fearless in and out of the pocket. Drafted third in the 1995 NFL Draft by the Houston Oilers, McNair didn’t take the helm until the 1997 season. After two 8-8 seasons, McNair lead his Titans to Super Bowl XXXIV where they most memorably came up a foot short of the goal line on a pass to Kevin Dyson as time ran out. Nicknamed “Air” McNair, he was as impressive with his legs as he was with his arm, racking up 31,304 passing and 3,590 rushing yards. So the question remains, is he Hall or No Hall?

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