Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week Is Back After One Year Hiatus

 

The Pro Football Hall Of Fame is filled with extraordinary players like Joe Montana, Reggie White, Mean Joe Greene, Jerry Rice, Walter Payton and Deion Sanders, just to name a few of the all-time greats.

 

 

These players and tons of others created memories that fans will never forget.

Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week is an exciting celebration of past and present idols. Unfortunately in 2020, that was postponed until now due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which by many accounts, is still wreaking havoc across the world and definitely here in the United States.

Enshrinement Week began as a way to honor and celebrate both newly-inducted players and past legends. The event gives fans a chance to see over 100 Hall-of-Famers who return each August for the celebration.

The week-long festival includes parades, a hot air balloon show, 5K race, football camps and the Hall of Fame game itself brings the week to a culmination.

The year’s festivities features the 2020 class which includes Steve Atwater (Broncos), Isaac Bruce (Rams), Steve Hutchinson (Vikings/Seahawks), Edgerrin James (Colts), and Troy Polamalu (Steelers).

 

 

Plus coaches Bill Cowher (Steelers) and Jimmy Johnson (Cowboys). Johnson is one of two men to win both an NCAA Title and Super Bowl (Barry Switzer).

Also, contributor Steve Sabol, former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, and former Giants owner George Young.

The 2021 class features Peyton “Omaha” Manning (Colts/Broncos), Charles Woodson (Raiders/Packers), Calvin Johnson (Lions), Alan Faneca (Steelers), John Lynch (Bucs), former Raiders coach Tom Flores, Bill Nunn and finally after years of heartbreak former Cowboys wide receiver Drew Pearson received his well-deserved call.

This will be the largest induction group in the history of Canton and speeches are being limited to a six-minutes max.

The Hall of Fame game will feature two storied franchises in the Dallas Cowboys (5-3) and Pittsburgh Steelers 6-2), who’ve combined for 11 Super Bowl titles and 16 Super Sunday appearances.

With things looking better as it pertains to the pandemic and a growing number of Americans being vaccinated, it looked as if this would go off without a hitch.

But lately the rise in COVID-19 cases across the country has dampened the mood and slowed down the league’s full steam ahead approach a tad bit.

After a season where fans weren’t allowed in the stands until late in the playoffs, it’s been rather clear that the NFL’s mission was to be back to business as usual for this game this summer.

This is no small chore considering how things looked this past season.

Light at the end of the tunnel? Perhaps. Football fans everywhere are hoping to enjoy games in person this season after becoming football season home bodies during the COVID-19 pandemic.