There is no fraternity in sports like the Pro Football Hall of Fame. None.
The hallowed halls of Canton, OH are home to the game’s greatest players, coaches, figures, and contributors. The HOF serves as a museum, moreover a monument, that celebrates those who made the game of football the one that we love so passionately.
We’ve watched many members of the Dallas Cowboys receive gold jackets and bronze busts upon enshrinement in Canton, most recently Jerry Jones two years ago, and next summer we could be seeing one more.
The Hall announced their contributor nominees for the Class of 2019 on Thursday and the legendary Gil Brandt was among them.
Gil Brandt revolutionized the way that people scouted for the National Football League. He incorporated techniques and technology that served as the foundation for what the future of scouting and roster-building would be built on.
Brandt discovered many Cowboys HOFers. He is one third of the original trio, the other two were Tex Schramm, and Tom Landry, that helped build the Dallas Cowboys into the powerhouse sports organization that it has become on a global scale.
There is absolutely zero doubt that Gil Brandt belongs in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and this is an important step in achieving that goal. Brandt is officially eligible for the Class of 2019 to be announced on the eve of Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, and we would be remiss not to mention that Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is also a contributor nominee with Mr. Brandt.
Many championed Pat Bowlen’s cause when Jerry Jones was elected to the HOF two years ago. As discussed many times over the course of the Class of 2018, the HOF can be a tricky process that never satisfies the total audience. Hopefully Gil Brandt and Pat Bowlen are both recognized as members of the HOF come February.