Dinner of Fame

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David Elfin offers a few highlights from Friday night’s Enshrinees Dinner in Canton, Ohio, where the inductees were presented with their Hall of Fame blazers:


Before the national anthem, someone shouted “You rock, Art Monk!”


Darrell Green backpedaled across half the stage as he went up, prompting emcee Chris Mortensen of ESPN to joke that Green should follow Brett Favre’s lead and come out of retirement. Green, who played 20 years in the NFL, had made a similar joke earlier in the day at a news conference.


William J. Healy II, the mayor of Canton, spoke briefly, noting what a D.C.-dominated crowd was on hand.


Former Redskins coach Joe Gibbs received a tremendous roar from those gathered.


Charley Taylor, another Redskins Hall of Famer, grabbed Monk and Green in a double bear hug instead of going down the receiving line when he was introduced.


Green was enthusiastic, pointing to the crowd during his remarks. Monk received a loud ovation when he made a point of singling out an entire section of Redskins supporters.

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David Elfin

David Elfin

David Elfin has been following Washington-area sports teams since the late 1960s. David began his journalism career at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., history) and Syracuse University (M.S., telecommunications). He wrote for the Bulletin (Philadelphia), the Post-Standard (Syracuse) and The Washington Post before coming to The Washington Times in 1986. He has covered colleges, the Orioles ...

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