Quickly, hat tip to The Art Monk Hall of Fame Campaign, the most comprehensive Art Monk compendium on the internet, dutifully committed to righting the horrible wrong that is his ommission from the Hall of Fame. For those of you unfamiliar with the site, it has virtually every Art Monk Hall of Fame related article spanning decades now, along with a list and contact for all the voters, and what we know about their votes. For instance, you can find out that Paul "Dr. Z" Zimmerman, along with hating puppies and America and cotton candy and The Karate Kid, is vehemently opposed to Art Monk getting in the Hall of Fame.
But this does not appear to bother Art Monk, nor should it, as his exclusion from the HoF says far more about that institution than it does about his NFL accomplishments.
"It feels good that people in the community feel that way, but it's out of my control," Monk said Wednesday before overseeing a practice session at his camp. "The voters, obviously, haven't felt that way yet. It really doesn't matter to me. If it happens, it happens."...
"They usually don't ask you, they just say you should've been," he said. "Obviously, there's nothing I can do about it."