Monday, January 5, 2009

My World #12

This is my posting for the My World meme . It is hosted by Klaus, Ivar,Sandy, Wren, Louise and myself. Last week there were 90 people showing their worlds to us. Won't you join in, I want to see where you live and thrive. Here is part of 'My World'.

I am moving away from Kent for one week to go 20 miles to the Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. This is the entrance off the main road George Halas Drive.
There is a historic marker in the parking lot.
This is a look of the building from there.
This is the main entrance of the building with the unusual domed roof which you can see from Interstate 77 in Canton.
In the foyer there is a full size statue of Jim Thorpe. It turned sideways on me for some reason. I took this from the ramp to the second floor.
This is what it is all about; The Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Then there are the Super Bowl Rings and a display of all of them. I'm bias toward the Pittsburgh Steelers which can be told by my photos.
It starts out with a look at the beginning's of football such as this uniform which could have inspired George Lucas for Star Wars.
These are some of the helmets over the years.
There is a bronze bust of all the inductees. Arguably the best quarterback ever Terry Bradshaw. He won four super Bowl Rings.
Here is Bill Cower on a theater which has two screens and turns you 180 degrees from one to the other.
Each team was honored with their record of accomplishments. Gerome Bettis was honored here. Thanks to Mojo for the correction.
Part of the steel curtain was Mean Joe Green.
They had several players enshrined with there own locker area.
There was a section of war honorees but none was more moving then Pat Tillman. He gave his life in Afghanistan defending his country. He volunteered to leave his football career to serve.
There is no way to show you everything but if you are a football enthusiast you can spend most of the day wondering through the displays, watching the films and checking out the gift shops. Go and visit some other fun world displays.

52 comments:

George said...

Thanks for the tour, Tom. The Football Hall of Fame is something we've talked about visiting but we have not yet gotten there.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh--as much as I like football, I would love to see this place. Maybe George will take me sometime!!!!

You would love my great friend Pat. She lives in TN now--but still LOVES the Steelers. I had to rib her a bit when my Titans beat the Steelers recently.

Thanks for these pictures.
Betsy

Darla said...

Doesn't it just take your breath away being in a great place like that? It did mine just looking at your post, can't imagine standing in there!

NCmountainwoman said...

Great post! And very timely. We seem to have one football game after another for the past week. College, professional...it's all about football!

Of course, we took a break from football last night to painfully watch the UNC TarHeel basketball game. Ouch!

Susan said...

What a fun post! I'm not a big fan of football, but I do love history and this was wonderfully interesting.

I remember hearing the news of Pat--so young and handsome, and with so many tributes to what a wonderful man he was. How good to see that the memories of the war heroes are kept here too.

Another great visit to your world, thanks!

Sylvia K said...

I've heard and read so much about the Hall of Fame, but this is the first time I've been able to take a look! This was such an interesting tour. Thanks for sharing!

Sara G said...

Great great post. One of these days I am going to drive to Canton and visit the Football Hall of Fame!!!
It looks like a great place.
Thanks for sharing.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I had no idea professional football started in Canton, Ohio. Just learned something!

Louise said...

I hate football, but if I were to half-way like it, I would cheer for Steelers, and Terry Bradshaw is my favorite. So a post that normally wouldn't have been somewhat interesting to me was very interesting because your favorite team is the right one!

SandyCarlson said...

That sure is good to learn! Your enthusiasm shines through your photos.

ewok1993 said...

thanks for a great tour.

happy 2009.

happytrails said...

Thanks for the interesting turn through the Hall of Fame. I especially enjoyed the old uniforms that did remind me of Star Wars!

Reader Wil said...

That's an interesting museum dedicated to football. It's strange that what we call football, is called soccer in the USA. Thanks for sharing.

babooshka said...

I see Kent and football and I think of the UK then the images and history are definitely not UK very interesting to see this Hall of Fame. Really In depth post

imac said...

Looks so grand, and you make it interesting with your shots Fishing Guy.

Carver said...

That's an interesting tour. The history and shots were well done.

The Birdlady said...

Who knew?
You have really done a good jobs showing us your corner of the world.

Susie of Arabia said...

Wow, Tom, this post was great! I really like the football shaped dome and the shot taken from up above of the statue with the red flowers. And thanks for including the shot and info about Pat Tillman - it's nice to know that the FHF has such a nice tribute to him.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Very interesting post. Nice work.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Boy, you are really a fan of football, aren't you?
Me, not so much. But this was a very interesting post, FG.

jean said...

Interesting. Thanks for sharing & of course, for the Steeler shots.

Ruth said...

My nephew are football mad right now, but I do not understand the game at all. Your pictures are interesting. The Pat Tillman story was told here in Canada too...a real hero.

Mojo said...

Am I remembering things wrong, or does your photo of the Franco Harris display feature a very prominent photo of Jerome Bettis? Didn't Harris wear the number 32? Or have too many of my brain cells been lost to Halfheimers?

I was surprised when I read how relatively new the Hall of Fame is. I'm actually older...

My kid brother has been there and Cooperstown, but I'm holding out for Toronto and the Hockey Hall of Fame. Someday.

spookydragonfly said...

Interesting to see the Hall of Fame on a post, I see it so often. It's 30 miles from my home and we pass it every trip back to the Cleveland area where I'm originally from. Haven't been there since I was a child! Great images you have presented.

Luke Wiley said...

Impressive!

marcia@joyismygoal said...

ah that was the cradle I was born in!!:) you made me so smile:) Thanks for posting My hometown --I have many of those same photos but notice the front sign is newish --Next door is my HS I was in the first graduating class there in 1977 and swam 3 x a day in the Natatorium thanks for the peek of home I will be going there soon

Wren said...

Fun, isn't it? Though when I was there the place was a little out of date and run down. I was surprised an organization with the resources of the NFL didn't invest more in maintaining and updating the Hall.

But it's still interesting. Your photos turned out much better than mine.

mannanan said...

Wow. What a fantastic tour. I prefer proper football myself which you call soccer but I did follow grid iron for a while a few years back with my favourites being the Redskins. What a fantastic place to visit and such history.
Thanks for sharing your world with us and thanks for your kind comments.

Yogi said...

Thanks for the post. The Hall of Fame is on my bucket list. I'll have to go without the family as they won't want to stay as long as I will.

Guy D said...

Fantastic shots, what I would do to one day visit the football hall of fame. Thanks for sharing these great shots.

Cheers and Happy New Year!
Regina In Pictures

D Herrod said...

Very cool.

The helmet on the model looks kind of like something from Star Wars.

alicesg said...

Nice information about the hall of fame. Happy Tuesday.

Ms. Hays said...

Not a football fan, but this is an interesting & informative post!!! Great post Tom-FG!!! hehehe

Natural Moments said...

Some of those football costumes were funny. I havn't seen some of them before.

Travis said...

great shots. I have always wanted to visit there.

Dirk said...

A lot of history in this place. They know how to honour their sportsmen in the US. I specially like the 'star wars' uniform :-)

Leena said...

Yes - football! They are making a artificial grass for football just near our house :)
But in this moment it is under ice and children are playing ice hockey there.
But did you ever have fished through an ice, you could do that on "our" lake just now ! Welcome!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh my son and grandson would love to see this place.They are so sports minded.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Great blog Tom. I must agree that those old uniforms could have been the inspiration for Lukas. Thanks for sharing.

Sandradb said...

Great tour of your world - very interesting indeed! Bye and greetings from Croatia! Happy New Year!

Jack and Joann said...

Another place I want to see in Ohio. Go Buckeyes!
Go Woody Hayes! Thanks for the tour and the old memories of football.

ViennaDaily said...

What a very interesting hall! There surely are lots of information for football fans! I am more of a basketball and tennis fan, but if I visit this place I might as well appreciate this game!

The Arthur Clan said...

A Steelers fan in Ohio...oh my! :)

We live about an hour away from the Football Hall of Fame and I have never been there. It would be a wonderful activity for my husband and our boys (who all love football.)

Really nice photos of a fascinating place to visit!

~Angie
www.thearthurclanphotos.blogspot.com

soulbrush said...

ha ha not for me, but enjoy.

antigoni said...

It must be a great place. Although i don't know the names you mentioned, the last photo and story was very touching. Excellent post!

Shellmo said...

My husband would probably like to sleep on the floor there! great series of photos!

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

More learning for this recent North American transplant - thanks. I went to my first Football game here in Toronto last year. Had no idea what was going on - I've learned a bit more now.

Mary said...

Mike will like this...have to pass it on to him. I'm not much for watching football but hope the Colts are in there somewhere :-) Wonderful set of photos to whet our appetite to see the real thing. Will have to add it to our next Ohio trip.

Tipper said...

The hall of fame looks like a neat place to visit. Love the helments in the case-and the statue of Mean Joe Green.

Luiz Ramos said...

Great place. It looks like Maracanã Soccer Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
For us, Soccer is Football!!

Müge said...

I do not know much about American football but this museum seems to be a perfect place to visit in order to learn about it! Thanks for sharing! :-)

beerbear said...

Great story!!!

Just have to Ask; is Stenersen in that place?? (norwegian kicker) or in places like this?