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shaneo69
01-31-2009, 02:12 PM
BernieM
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Post subject: To Derrick Thomas and/or KC Chiefs fans...
Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:07 pm

First of all, congratulations. It's about time. I am very happy that he made it. My main hope and goal for today was for Derrick Thomas to get voted in. And it happened.

Also, you should be appreciative of Bob Gretz and the job he did today in the presentation.

It was Bob's best presentation. Like any good QB who has to adjust, he changed some things around, and came up big.

I know that Gretz has taken some criticism in KC and I never thought he deserved it -- but I also recognize that this can be a very frustrating process, so I understans the need to release some anger. But Bob got it done. And this was a very tough class.

After Bob spoke, I followed up by presenting some of my research that gave a more enlightened look at DT's raw stats. Peter King was definitely in DT's corner, and spoke up for him. So did John Clayton and some others.

Great day for the Chiefs and their fans and the Hunt family and DT's mom, and Gretz.

-B

http://www.stltoday.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=6641126#6641126

StcChief
01-31-2009, 02:14 PM
thanks Bernie. DT is in.

tk13
01-31-2009, 02:15 PM
Bernie's always been one of the biggest supporters of DT getting in.

Danman
01-31-2009, 02:18 PM
Dammit Carl, this proves you were the one holding the committee back

shaneo69
01-31-2009, 02:19 PM
I just wanna throw a big F U out to Dr. Z...

shaneo69
01-31-2009, 02:19 PM
Clark Hunt on right now on Sirius with Balzer...

the Talking Can
01-31-2009, 02:22 PM
well, for a day i won't refer to Gretz as a fat piece of crap....oops

StcChief
01-31-2009, 02:23 PM
Dammit Carl, this proves you were the one holding the committee backIronic. Carl gone. DT gets in.

cdcox
01-31-2009, 02:23 PM
I just wanna throw a big F U out to Dr. Z...

I think Dr. Z flipped over to pro-DT a year or two ago.

shaneo69
01-31-2009, 02:24 PM
Balzer saying he felt bad for Gretz because he knows that the Chiefs fans have been so hard on him...

Awwwww

Frazod
01-31-2009, 02:27 PM
Nice. :clap:

TrebMaxx
01-31-2009, 02:34 PM
Great day indeed. Long over due for DT but he is finally in.

Although Dr. Z is not a KC fan favorite he did switch over to favor DT a couple years ago. The dude is in pretty bad shape right now. I do believe he has suffered numerous strokes recently. From last report I read his career is probably over.

StcChief
01-31-2009, 02:46 PM
Balzer saying he felt bad for Gretz because he knows that the Chiefs fans have been so hard on him...

Awwwww the media pimp each other all the time.

Gretz deserved it, had he worked harder, maybe asked a few people to read his speech in the past DT would have been in already.

No sympathy for Gretz.

ChiefsCountry
01-31-2009, 03:00 PM
Didn't Bernie cover the Chiefs while St. Louis didnt have a team?

OnTheWarpath58
01-31-2009, 03:04 PM
Didn't Bernie cover the Chiefs while St. Louis didnt have a team?

IIRC, he didn't start working in STL until after the Cardinals left.

But to answer the question: I'm not sure.

Rain Man
01-31-2009, 03:06 PM
Cool. So the St. Louis writer jumped in and help out.

Reaper16
01-31-2009, 03:15 PM
I guess he was trying to make up for the journalism of Barry in St. Louis.

chris
01-31-2009, 04:15 PM
the media pimp each other all the time.

Gretz deserved it, had he worked harder, maybe asked a few people to read his speech in the past DT would have been in already.

No sympathy for Gretz.


Right.


You know everything that he did and didn't do....plus you know what is the min. standard to being accepted.

Lucky for you that you aren't held up to your same silly standards at your place of employment.

We should all be celebrating...go piss in your beer.

Reaper16
01-31-2009, 04:18 PM
Right.


You know everything that he did and didn't do....plus you know what is the min. standard to being accepted.

Lucky for you that you aren't held up to your same silly standards at your place of employment.

We should all be celebrating...go piss in your beer.
Hey, now. The task of getting DT elected to the Hall of Fame was a solemn duty. StcChief probably doesn't do anything as important as that in his employment.

eazyb81
01-31-2009, 04:54 PM
This irritates me. I really hate Bernie, but that was a nice post.

Deberg_1990
01-31-2009, 05:20 PM
I wonder if Peter King voted for DT this year?

From everything ive read, King has stated that alot of people in the media felt that DT was "one dimensional" and was bad against the run.

Thats what kept holding him back in some members eyes.

Anyhow, great day and hes finally in where he belongs.

OnTheWarpath58
01-31-2009, 05:24 PM
I wonder if Peter King voted for DT this year?

From everything ive read, King has stated that alot of people in the media felt that DT was "one dimensional" and was bad against the run.

Thats what kept holding him back in some members eyes.

Anyhow, great day and hes finally in where he belongs.

Sounds like it from what Miklasz has said.

Plus, to get 80% of the vote, you have to have at least 32/40 vote for you - so odds are he did...

CoMoChief
01-31-2009, 06:33 PM
translation:

No one listens to Gretz cuz he's retarded. We were just waiting to see what everyone else had to say first before deciding.

KCChiefsFan88
01-31-2009, 08:23 PM
I love how Fat Gretz is getting so much praise for DT getting in. DT's accomplishments on the playing field got him in the HOF... Gretz's pathetic and failed attempts to present DT's case by all accounts is the only thing that kept him out of the HOF since he became eligible.