Hall of Fame explains Raiders omission from Stabler display

Brett Favre’s Hall of Fame enshrinement display made waves for what it included. Ken Stabler’s made waves for what it didn’t.

But with the display containing no Raiders helmet, jersey, or pants, the folks who run the museum in Canton have made it clear that the Raiders have a real presence, in connection with the commemorations of the man known as the Snake.

Most of the “artifacts” (presumably, shoulder pads, cleats, and other padding) come from Stabler’s time in Oakland. Also, there’s another display featuring a silver and black Stabler jersey. Apparently, it’s only five feet away from the official display that appears to be Raider-free.

Ultimately, the Favre and Stabler controversies aren’t bad for the Hall of Fame. They generated a little extra buzz for the place in Canton that thrives on people choosing to go there. It’s one thing to go there to see what’s in there. Some may now want to go there to see what isn’t.

[Photo credit: Twitter.com/ProFootballHOF.]

25 responses to “Hall of Fame explains Raiders omission from Stabler display

  1. No rocket science here. Stabler and Davis had a feud that extended for decades. Stabler’s family asked that there be no direct association with the Raiders during Stabler’s induction. There, fixed it.

  2. i don’t care what they say… it’s wrong. Fueds, trades, excuses… don’t mean jack! it’s a slap in the face to Ken and the Raiders fans. Period.
    Would Brett Favre’s locker not have a Packers jersey or helmet. Hell no, just shut up and fix it.

  3. It’s sad when someone (or their family) cannot bury the hatchet and go into the HOF with the team they deserve. On a side note, 21 Washington Redskins in the HOF, the 11th most of all the teams in the four major sports, unreal. Me and my lemming buddy skawh will be viewing their displays today and giving them each a Hail to the Redskins!

  4. No rocket science here. Stabler and Davis had a feud that extended for decades. Stabler’s family asked that there be no direct association with the Raiders during Stabler’s induction. There, fixed it.

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    I knew they didnt get along but I didnt know the family asked that the Raiders stuff be left off……thanks alot for the insight….

  5. In response to mr rocket science ” Just beg ”

    The family loves the RAIDERS… They lit the torch before the home opener last yr vs Bengals….Try again.

  6. “Stabler’s family asked that there be no direct association with the Raiders during Stabler’s induction.”

    Cite source, please. I cannot find any articles or info on this matter so I’ll believe it when I read it elsewhere.

  7. justbegbaby
    Aug 7, 2016, 11:24 AM EDT
    Hard to believe that a QB who threw more Picks than TDs makes the HOF?? Man, Madden really had to pull some strings for this to happen.
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    Had that been hard to believe for the 21 years Joe Namath has been in the HOF?

  8. Maybe if the HOF had inducted him while he was still with us, Mr Stabler himself could’ve decided whether or not to include the Raiders in it, instead of asking a family still grieving to make that decision

  9. The family not wanting anything raiders is not true…..Mark Davis was sitting with the family during the jacket ceremony…..

  10. “Ultimately, the Favre and Stabler controversies aren’t bad for the Hall of Fame. They generated a little extra buzz for the place in Canton that thrives on people choosing to go there.”

    This sums up today’s NFL mentality perfectly. Who cares if we do something petty, stupid and wrong, it will get publicity for us! Pathetic.

  11. at least stabler was a winner unlike elway or some other hof qbs like fouts or namath who also threw a load of interceptions in their careers

  12. The “feud” ended in 2009 when Davis reached out to the Snake and brought him to Oakland and made things right. The family has been to many Raider events since his death and have always talked about how grateful they are to the Raiders organization. Google it. Amazing how many STUPID things are said in commit sections

  13. “justbegbaby” is of course babygaga trolling Raider articles again under yet another handle – pretty lame and pathetic. If he was at all literate then he’d have been able to read Stabler’s 1986 autobiography where Snake recalled his feud with Al Davis in 1978-79 but said at the end of the book that he wanted to reconcile – which they did in person before Davis’ death.

    Of course babygaga’s own team never won a Super Bowl without cheating the salary cap or having their star players roided on PEDs.

  14. justbegbaby says:
    Aug 7, 2016 11:24 AM
    Hard to believe that a QB who threw more Picks than TDs makes the HOF?? Man, Madden really had to pull some strings for this to happen.
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    Hard to believe people forget it’s the Hall of FAME, not the Hall of statistics. But for argument sake, a guy who was an NFL MVP, Superbowl Champ, a member of the 1970’s All-Decade team and notoriously cold blooded under pressure – SHOULD HAVE BEEN – a lock for the Hall of FAME long, long ago. He deserved in and IS. I guess if you visit canton you can skip the Snake’s bust and head over the Fouts or Marino’s… neither of which won the big one.

  15. justbegbaby says:
    Aug 7, 2016 11:24 AM
    Hard to believe that a QB who threw more Picks than TDs makes the HOF?? Man, Madden really had to pull some strings for this to happen.
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    If I ever meet you, you will not walk away.

  16. I would also argue that completions were a little harder to come by in the 1970’s when DB’s could hit receivers all over the field…..not just five yards beyond the line of scrimmage.

    Historical context, my friends. Historical context.

  17. I agree with above poster that Stabler didnt have the numbers for the Hall. Sure, he was a colorful character and good qb, but more picks than TDs?? Comeon Man, that is messed up. There’s a reason it took so many years to vote him in, now you know.

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