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Hall of Fame commemorative coin proposed

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My home state of West Virginia took a few shots on the national stage last week, after more than 40 percent of those voting in the Democratic primary voted for an incarcerated felon instead of the sitting President.

So here’s an effort to turn that around.  A little.

West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, along with Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio), have proposed a bill that would create a commemorative coin honoring the Pro Football Hall of Fame, according to the Beckley Register-Herald.

“The Hall of Fame is pretty special to West Virginians,” Manchin said.  “We have six Hall of Famers from our little state, including two who came from my very own hometown of Farmington.  Imagine this:  we’re a little mining town of less than 500 people.  Nearby, we have a coal mine, called the No. 9 coal mine, and at its peak, no more than 100 people lived in the community.  And we have two men — Frank Gatski and Sam Huff — who came from coal mining families in the area and grew up just about a street apart.”

Manchin said that the proposal ultimately will cost taxpayers nothing.

“Sports have given so much back to our communities, and this coin will help us support the legacy that the Hall of Fame preserves,” Manchin said.  “The Hall of Fame truly shows us that if you have a little bit of God-given talent and you have the determination to succeed, you can be anything that you want to be.”

At a time when the anti-football crowd is seizing on the perceived concussion crisis and hoping for the greatest game in the world to either diminish or disappear, it’s a great effort, and we encourage every NFL fan to support it.

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8 Responses to “Hall of Fame commemorative coin proposed”
  1. vtmem says: May 14, 2012 11:59 AM

    Go Joe. Good for you. You are a stand up independent guy.

  2. thankheavenfornumberseven says: May 14, 2012 12:07 PM

    My home state of West Virginia took a few shots on the national stage last week, after more than 40 percent of those voting in the Democratic primary voted for an incarcerated felon instead of the sitting President.
    __________

    What’s the problem?

  3. daysend564 says: May 14, 2012 12:32 PM

    So, they prefer one felon over another. What’s the big deal.

  4. changsteinelgamal says: May 14, 2012 12:54 PM

    Shouldn’t, you know, Ohio have a coin, if anyone does? That being where the Hall of Fame is and everything.
    Having a coin because there are some Hall of Famers from the state seems like a bit of a stretch.

  5. bearsfan4life says: May 14, 2012 1:01 PM

    Please make this a clad coin.

    An actual silver coin that goes for >$30 may wake up some people out of the teevee induced trance.

    Someone might accidentally google fractional reserve banking. Imagine someone taking time out of their day to learn they can buy more than a gallon of gasoline with a quarter (provide it was minted before ’65). What would someone say when they learn the value of their paper dollar is determined in secret meetings instead of being determined by the value of their work?

    Please make it clad!

  6. mediasloppy says: May 14, 2012 1:08 PM

    Is this State one big joke? I mean really. I’m not even talking about the poll. Just these 2 idiots make a bill for a coin when there is so many other things to do…

  7. jackericsson says: May 14, 2012 4:42 PM

    Way to go Joe! You’re starting to make your uncle A. James look sane compared to you. WV has the highest unemployment in the country and you’re working on this! How bout working on reducing the EPA’s nazi power instead.

  8. voyager6 says: May 14, 2012 9:38 PM

    Put a fried egg on one side of the coin to bring attention to the concussion issue.

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