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Cheese Curds, 7/13: Let the Sterling Sharpe Hall of Fame campaign begin

The semifinalists for 2024 are out, and it’s high time to get the push for Sharpe’s enshrinement underway.

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Green Bay Packers fans are an insistent bunch when they feel that one of their own has been slighted, and that has been especially true over the last decade in regards to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

First, Packers fans helped lead the charge for Jerry Kramer to finally be enshrined in Canton, as he was voted in as part of the 2018 class. Then in 2022, the fans’ push helped get LeRoy Butler over the finish line and earned him his own gold jacket. Now with those two living legends getting their busts in the Hall, it’s time to shift the collective focus of the fan base to another deserving candidate.

Sterling Sharpe remains one of the greatest wide receivers in Packers history, and when considering a player’s impact at his peak, few can match his run of success. If not for his career-ending neck injury, Sharpe would surely already be in the Hall, perhaps even getting in before his brother Shannon, whose impassioned comments in support of Sterling at his own enshrinement brought both men to tears.

Now that the list of semifinalists for the Hall of Fame’s 2024 class is out, it’s time to strike up the band again and push for Sharpe to get a renewed look. It’s time, NFL writers. Let’s get another legendary Packer his gold jacket.

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