Even though Packers fans may not like it, it’s easy to explain the presence of a Vikings jersey in Brett Favre’s Hall of Fame display at Canton. It’s much harder to explain the absence of Raiders gear in Ken Stabler’s display.
Darren Rovell of ESPN posted earlier today an image of the Raider-free Stabler display. There’s a Saints helmet, an AFC Pro Bowl helmet, an AFC Pro Bowl jersey. It appears the locker has a game ball from a Raiders-Cardinals contest tucked into the upper corner, and the cleats, shoulder pads, and other pads may have come from a Raiders uniform, the display doesn’t have a Raiders jersey, helmet, pants, and anything else that would make it clear that Stabler played for the Silver and Black.
There’s also no gear from his time with the Oilers, which is odd as well. Then again, if the display had any Houston memorabilia that Stabler had worn, the absence of Raiders gear would have been even more glaring.
It’s more bizarre than disrespectful. And even if there’s an explanation for it, there’s no excuse for the omission.
[Photo credit: Twitter.com/DarrenRovell.]