Wednesday, December 03, 2008

STAND UP 4 ART MODELL


Ok, I admit it…I am on Facebook. I’ve been asked, “And you are how old?” in the past but I remain steadfast in my conviction that the medium is a great tool for keeping in touch with friends even family that you don’t see or speak to regularly. Plus I like the networking features.

Apparently WNST’s Nestor Aparicio agrees.

As part of a Facebook group known as Put Art Modell in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, I received this message from Aparicio:

First, thanks for being a part of a righteous group of folks who want to see Art Modell rightfully chosen to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. As many of you know, I write a blog and own WNST.net along with Brian Billick. We are trying to create awareness on Sunday night on national TV in the middle of the game for Art Modell's candidacy in Canton.

We are simply trying to do one thing: STAND UP 4 ART in the second quarter.

At the beginning of the play when the TV cameras come back from their break, we are trying to get the stadium to erupt in a chant of "INDUCT ART."

If we're loud enough, we might stop the game or force John Madden and Al Michaels to discuss Art Modell and what he's meant to our city, our community and the game of football and the NFL since 1961. BTW: Art is at every game and will available to be put on camera by the NBC crew.

We think Art Modell should be in the Hall of Fame and that he should be inducted while he's alive.

Any help, any friending or viral messaging you can help us set forth here on Facebook or in the "real" world is appreciated.We think it's the right thing to do and no one in Cleveland is going to help Art so it's up to us!

Thanks,

Nestor

Sometimes Aparicio just can’t help himself with his shameless plugs and his insatiable desire to remind us all of his importance in our world. And while I believe this is a noble cause, certainly more so than the laughable Free the Birds campaign, will it really matter what we do on Sunday? It isn’t the national audience that we collectively need to sway to elect Art into Canton but instead the voting members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Committee.

But maybe this could work. We’ll never know until we try and even if it doesn’t work, it represents another opportunity for us all to acknowledge our support of and affirm our love for Art Modell. For without him, there’s a ton in this town that we now take for granted that might never have come to fruition.

So not only will I cast my extreme personal differences aside and throw my support behind Aparicio’s cause, we will also create a banner ad linking you to a petition supporting Art’s induction. PUT ART IN THE HALL

This Sunday, let’s unite and STAND UP 4 ART!

Without question it is the right thing to do.

And thank you Nestor for reminding us of the same.

11 comments :

Ravcolt said...

A fine gesture and, should the TV cameras be so focused, perhaps they will see Nestor in his Michelin Man garb protecting him from nature's elements. ART, all that matters is you are a Hall of Famer to Baltimore.

Ernest Byner said...

Nestor has it right with this one and it's about time. Glad to see you put your differences aside (doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out what they are) and join together for Art.

David Modell said...

Tony, don't know if you will post this because it links to WNST. It is an article on WNST.net that explains the HOF voting process as well as links to articles arguing in favor of Art's induction.

It is written by Nestor Aparicio.

http://wnst.net/wordpress/nestoraparicio/2008/12/03/the-complete-art-modell-primer-faq-regarding-his-hof-candidacy/

Rocky said...

Every now and then even a blind squirrel finds a nut.

Bullwinkle said...

That's true Rocky but let's face it, Nestor is a self-serving tool! That said, "IN-DUCT ART...IN-DUCT ART...IN-DUCT ART."

Dawan Song said...

I was listening to Drew Forester this morning on my drive to work whining about the lack of support from the Baltimore media. He complained that no other TV, print or radio sources have stepped up to support In-duct Art. What do these clowns expect? They regularly beat up on other radio stations and then they expect their support?

But you know what, this is a cause that requires some to check their egos and petty squabbles at the door and join together to support Art.

Sure he saw the lucrative deal in Baltimore and bolted Cleveland. He had to in order to hold on to his franchise. Does that make him a hero? Probably not. But this isn't about Art going into the HOF because he moved his team to Baltimore. It's about his contributions to the NFL and for that, he is deserving of induction into the HOF.

So despite their whining and wondering why no one else is supporting their cause, it's right that we get behind WNST and chant on Sunday night. It isn't the messenger (WNST) that's important here. The message is: IN-DUCT ART

MB Genius said...

I wish Scott Garceau or someone of his stature was behind this effort. It would be much more effective and probably gain more support from the media.

If this is successful, Art will get what he deserves. The downside of the success, is that we'll have to endure the spiked-hair midget pounding his chest and taking credit for it.

MB Genius said...

I wish Scott Garceau or someone of his stature was behind this effort. It would be much more effective and probably gain more support from the media.

If this is successful, Art will get what he deserves. The downside of the success, is that we'll have to endure the spiked-hair midget pounding his chest and taking credit for it.

Rumor Ray said...

TL,

It is never a matter of siding with Nestor as it is Supporting ART !!! The true Fans will make this happen anyway and as you know the movement was in the works long before Nestor "came up" with his idea. However the goal is simple, if we can get noticed and ART gets noticed then the fans did the job. The simple fact of will this make the difference to get Art in now does not even matter... It is that ART also sees US FANS CARE !!! Unitas We Stand !!

GO Ravens !!!

Harryos29 said...

Harry O 29 DEC 4th
.. I am a bottom line guy: WHATEVER IT TAKES TO GET ART IN THE HOF...ITS WORTH DOING..NUFF SAID?
..I met Art at Training Camp up at Mc Daniel; Art was just the same as if I were talking to my own DAD: Just a great great man...and I don't care what the reasons were that he came to Baltimore; He is here: We have the Ravens and lets put him in the HOF>

logic said...

"self-serving tool" is an oxyMORON!