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Saints, Cardinals in Hall of Fame Game August 5th

Posted on: February 29, 2012 3:58 pm
Edited on: February 29, 2012 4:08 pm
 
Roaf will be honored before his old team plays in the 2012 Hall of Fame Game. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

The Saints and Cardinals will square off in the 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio on Sunday, August 5, the NFL announced on Wednesday.

The game will kickoff at 8 p.m. EST and will be aired on NFL Network.

2012 will be the Saints fifth appearance in the Hall of Fame Game and their first since 2007, when they lost to the Steelers 20-7. The Cardinals last played in the Hall of Fame Game in 1986 and also played in the first-ever Hall of Fame Game, when they tied the New York Giants 21-21.

The Hall of Fame Game traditionally follows the induction of Canton's newest class; the game will take place the day after Jack Butler, Dermontti Dawson, Chris Doleman, Cortez Kennedy, Curtis Martin and former Saints tackle Willie Roaf are inducted. Roaf played for the Saints from 1993 to 2001, when he made seven Pro Bowls and two All-Pro teams.

Last season, the NFL cancelled the Hall of Fame Game -- the Bears and Rams were scheduled to play -- because of the lockout, costing the city of Canton $30 million in revenue. Here's hoping the league does its best to make it up to the city this time around.

Tickets will go on sale March 13. Those tickets will go much faster if the Cardinals go from being a darkhorse to a serious suitor for likely-free-agent-to-be Peyton Manning.

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Comments

Since: Feb 10, 2012
Posted on: July 30, 2012 2:35 pm
 

Saints, Cardinals in Hall of Fame Game August 5th

Funny comment coming from this guy claiming that either the Saints or Cardinals are boring to watch and posting a picture of a Seahawks player.  I guess the Seahawks are so MUCH FUN to watch because their are SO EXPLOSIVE and the Saints aren't???  Get real; the Hall of Fame Game is always boring because it is the first game of the pre-season where both teams are usually rusty and a whole lot of penalties are seen but if you think that only the Steelers fans travel well (which they do and it's not spelled Stealers but as I spelled it) and the Jets fans (are you serioius?? Jets fans do NOT travel in bunches like the Steelers) are the only two teams that travel with a lot of fans than you don't know football.  If you pull up the statistics in the NFL (you got one right with the Steelers), the top-3 teams with the most passionate and die-hard fans in which ever order people want to put them are the Steelers, Packers, and Saints.  The Saints always travel in numbers as do the Packers.  The Jets (not so).  I don't know much about the Cardinals traveling but it's the Hall of Fame Game, most people don't watch it anyway unless their team is playing in it. 




Since: Nov 15, 2011
Posted on: March 1, 2012 11:43 am
 

Saints, Cardinals in Hall of Fame Game August 5th

I've haven't heard anyone describe a Saints' game as boring in a long time.



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: March 1, 2012 12:42 am
 

Saints, Cardinals in Hall of Fame Game August 5th

I like Roaf, and feel he deserves the honor of going into the HOF, but, if the NFL really wanted to make it up to the City of Canton for last year, they'd have either the stealers or Jets. Both of those teams travel well and are more likely to have lots of fans come to the HOF game if they're team and former greats are going into the hall. Cardnials v Saints? Blah. take a boring game and make it even more so. Way to make it up to Canton NFL.


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