McKay, Cunningham honored

“Emotion is highly overrated in football. My wife Corky is emotional as hell but can’t play football worth a damn.”–John McKay

John McKay will be inducted into Tampa Bay’s Ring of Honor.  The first man to coach the Bucs will  follow Lee Roy Selmon to become only the second person to enter.  Selmon was the first player in the team’s history, and he was selected in the draft by a name that will now be etched beside his own.

McKay had plenty of success at USC, winning four national championships before his departure in 1976.  He didn’t find the same success in the big league, leading the expansion Bucs to 26 consecutive losses, which still stands as an NFL record.  Mckay died in 2001 at the age of 77.  His son, Rich, will accept the honor on his behalf.

In a similar ceremony, Sam Cunningham will be inducted into New England’s Hall of Fame.  Selected most recently to enter the College Hall, Sam “the Bam” receives a show of appreciation for his 9 years of service.

Amazingly, with just 5,542 yards in his career, Cunningham is the Patriots’ all-time leading rusher.   The fullback was selected in the 1972 draft after starring at USC.

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~ by Anthony on June 15, 2010.

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