Dec 06, 2010; Foxboro, MA, USA; Tedy Bruschi and his sons before the start of the game between the New York Jets and the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-US PRESSWIRE

Tedy Bruschi chimes in on the Hall of Fame OR Super Bowl Champion debate


Tedy Bruschi decided to chime in on the Hall of Fame OR Super Bowl Champion debate. Wonder what the non-Hall of Fame, Super Bowl Champion feels is more valuable? Here is what Bruschi’s thoughts from SportsCenter yesterday:

Bruschi explained that induction into the Hall of Fame is determined not on any field but by 44 voters. “A Super Bowl, a championship is something you earn,” Bruschi said. “And it’s something that can never be taken away. And no one can stop you from doing that.”

As to the inherently subjective process of picking the best of the best players for immortality, Bruschi says, “You can’t control that, but you can control winning.” – Pro Football Talk

Now comes the question: Would you rather have the career of Tedi Bruschi or of Ladainian Tomlinson?

Winning a championship is the goal of any team sport. As a Chargers fan, I would rather have championships then a bunch of ringless Hall of Fame players. I love having Hall of Fame players on the team and the memories that they leave, but it is all about the championship in the end!

It is the single argument that Oakland Raiders fans keep going to and it is the argument that Chargers fans really can’t combat.

I understand what Ladainian Tomlinson said. The Hall of Fame is the best of the best, the cream of the crop. The guy from Around the Horn said it best, “Having a ring but no HOF? It’s like saying Dan Marino should aspire to be Trent Dilfer.” LT wants that Hall of Fame, but it doesn’t mean that he didn’t want that Super Bowl ring. That is just not an option for him anymore.

As Chargers fans, we want that ring!

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  • RussellGrant

    LT’s career on any team would make him stand out.  Think about it this way:  Barry Sanders’ career on the Lions made him a legend. If Teddy Bruschi was on the Lions his numbers would make him an after thought. 

  • Borderdoc

    Teddy Bruschi is becoming quite annoying to hear and a bit of pain in the ass in my Charger mind. I don’t like to hear him belittle LT’s career with some nonsense of the ultimate accomplishment by winning the Big One, and if that were the thruth then why Tom Brady, the Manning brothers and the rest of SB winners keep playing? Because the ultimate goal is to be the best of the best of all-time. A prime example would be to choose a between Dilfer and Marino to build a team around. Enough said.