Friday, July 19, 2013


Friday, July 19 – After all our outdoor touring with John and Pam, we took the tour inside…The Pro Football Hall Of Fame to be exact.

Old entrance
Football HOF

New entrance
new entrance

HOF sign

Since opening in 1963, the Pro Football Hall of Fame was expanded in 1971, 1978 and 1995, and completed major exhibit gallery renovations in 2003, 2008, and 2009. We have watched the original 19,000 square-foot Hall of Fame museum turned into over 83,000 square feet of beauty.

It was later in the afternoon when we arrived at the HOF. We did not take a tour but did visit the gift shop. It is huge with every type of memorable one can image. If you can't find what you are looking for, they don't make it…bottom line!


2014 Super Bowl hopefuls. Marsha is such a dreamer.
browns jersery

Okay all you true football fans. Who is the guy in the next photo. Answer at end of blog.

football player

The Hall of Fame Game is played in a historic high school stadium called Fawcett Stadium. The Stadium was open so the guys just had to walk onto the field.

paul and john stadium field

The boys talking about what they would do in a 4th and goal situation. paul and john stadium field

The game will be played in just a few short weeks. Here are the enshrines for this year.

enshires 2013

We had a wonderful few days with our friends Pam and John. Thank you so much for stopping by. Thanks for the delicious dinner you bought us at the Irish Exchange. We especially enjoyed the beverages…hehe.

John, Pam, Marsha, Paul
john, pam, marsha paul

We will give more information on all the HOF events in another blog.

Answer to the photo: A much younger and much skinnier….Mike Ditka. How did you do?

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y'all back real soon. Have a great day!


  1. I liked your tour and you saved the best for last.

  2. Didn't even know the Football Hall of Fame was in Canton. Since we aren't football fans if we ever come visit you guys at your home we can skip going there. Now the beverages at the Irish Pub are a different story!

  3. Well, neither Jim nor I got it right. We'd like the HOF if we ever get out that way.

  4. I am woefully behind in my blog comments, but had to say something about this one as it HIGH on Vic's list to visit this fall. It will complete his tour of his favorite sports halls of fame having visited the baseball and basketball ones a few years ago. You are sure great tour guides as I bet you have been here many times!

  5. Looks like all had a great time.. See you soon.

  6. We discovered that we learned more about our own when we had folks from other places visit. I'm thinking this is what happened to you too. Right?

  7. The NFL HOF would be high on my list of places to visit if I ever found myself in Canton.

    I recognized Ditka's ugly mug right away even though he's much younger than he is now. Mike has a face one never forgets - great football player and a fun coach!

  8. Well you finally found a place that I won't be putting on our places to visit list. Neither Kevin nor I are football fans but I am glad that you enjoyed your visit there with your friends. That is definitely quite the expansion that they have done over the years. I think I like the old entrance over the new one, it has a little more character to it.


  9. Great job with that photo of the guys from the back!!! You definitely got an acceptable position for the one boy!!

  10. Although I am more into college ball than the pros, I think that would be a fun place to visit. I love to watch football.

  11. Looks like you had a day with your friends. We are not sports fans at all so not a place we would enjoy.
    But the ending sure looked perfect.

  12. Good thing there are football fans. Judging by the above comments, not a lot of them here.

    We would watch when Eagles (me being from South Jersey) played the Cowboys (Leonard being from SW Louisiana)

  13. Looks like you two were the exemplary tour guides. What fun!

  14. Bob guessed Otto Graham but Jo guessed Ditka.


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