Category Archives: Johnny Robinson

Johnny Robinson for the Pro Football Hall of Fame!!!

Hello Tales Readers,

We are doing something new and exciting.  We have posted a petition to Tales that supports Johnny Robinson for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and are going to be spreading the word far, wide and repeatedly, between now and the next voting session this coming summer.  Before the voters gather to select their next round of Veteran Nominees, the results of the petition will be shared with members of the committee, and they will be shown just how many people believe that Johnny Robinson DESERVES induction. read more

Alworth, Cappelletti & Robinson Autographed Card Pages

Regardless of what is happening in the world, professional sports, or my house, I continue to look to trading cards as a source of relaxation.  This past off-season has been no different, and I have been fortunate to add a number of interesting autographed AFL cards to my collection.  I will add them to the site in weeks to come, but kicked off that process today with new pages dedicated to three of my favorite AFL stars. read more

1959 LSU Stars Join the AFL

1960 afl yearbook

The Louisiana State University football team was dominant in 1958 & 1959.  Paul Dietzel’s recruiting classes of 1955 & 1956 paid huge dividends, and led the Tigers to an NCAA championship in 1958, and a third place national ranking the following year.  LSU junior, Billy Cannon, took home the Heisman Trophy as the nation’s top collegiate football star in ’59, and was joined in the Tiger backfield by three other athletes who all went on to play professional football – Johnny Robinson, J.W. Brodnax, and Warren Rabb. read more

Hope for Johnny Robinson?

We have all long-lamented the fact that Johnny Robinson is still not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  I have written an article about the situation that was posted tot he Kansas City Chiefs website (Why is Johnny Robinson not in the Hall of Fame?), and put together a Hall of Fame Comparison for good measure.  Sadly, my meager efforts have joined the throngs of others that appear to have fallen on deaf ears over the decades. read more

A Hall of Fame Comparison – JOHNNY ROBINSON

There is a feeling among AFL fans that the American Football League players are consistently overlooked for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  In truth there are many players, the bulk of whose careers were spent in the AFL, that deserve serious consideration, if not outright induction.  In an effort to spark some discussion regarding their hall of fame worthiness, I will occasionally compare AFL players to their NFL (and Hall of Fame) counterparts. The short biographies on the NFL players have been taken directly from the Pro Football Hall of Fame website. read more