And it won't matter now
Whatever happens to me
Though the air speaks of all we'll never be
It won't trouble me
--Toad the Wet Sprocket
Former Buffalo Bills great Andre Reed was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame this week. The wide receiver was finally elected after nine years of eligibility and eight years as a finalist in the voting.
Reed's numbers speak for themselves. Eleventh all-time in career receptions (951), 13th in receiving yardage (13,198), 13 seasons (including 9 consecutive) with 50 or more catches, seven straight Pro Bowls (1989-95).
The Buffalo Bills were one of the best teams of the era. They went to four straight Super Bowls (1990, 91, 92, 93) although they lost them all.
I admired Reed and his team because they never gave up. Their comeback playoff win against the Houston Oilers in 1993 was one of the most memorable highlights of that sports era for me.
Heartfelt congrats to AR on this Super Bowl Sunday.