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Isaac Bruce and the Hall of Fame

Canton has always been a bit of a mystery for me, compared to baseball’s mecca, Cooperstown, which makes an enormous deal out of its every move, and basketball’s Springfield, Mass., digs, which seem designed to induct every last human being who played basketball.

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But at Rams Herd they’ve gone to the admirable trouble of trying to find a reason why Isaac Bruce, second all-time in receiving yards, wouldn’t make the Hall of Fame. He’s as confused at the prospect as I am.

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At Turf Show Times the discussion continues. Editor Ryan Van Bibber’s favorite Isaac Bruce moment, surprisingly, comes in 2007, when he stood alone as an example of better times:

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They got blown out in their next two contests, and even though they did manage to win three games that season, it was clear that things were headed downhill and would stay there until the franchise changed the way it operated. Isaac Bruce was the exception, not the rule, and when the bulk of the roster wasn’t playing with their hearts the way Bruce did, it was painfully obvious that something needed to change.

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