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Pro Football Hall of Fame brings first ever Fan Fest

Pro Football Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw
Photo by Stephen Lovekin

A grandiose event for nostalgic NFL fans is coming to the I-X Center in Cleveland Ohio the first weekend in May. The first ever Pro Football Hall of Fame Fan Fest brings unprecedented access to the hearts and minds of the greatest football players ever.

Over 100 Hall of Famers in all including Barry Sanders, Terry Bradshaw, Jim Brown, and Joe Namath will participate in this brand new event which will allow fans much more interaction than the typical in-person autograph signing and ten second photo-op.

Enthusiasts will have the opportunity to meet, greet, and talk football with legends of the gridiron. The “Road to Canton” Legends Roundtable Theater show will feature multiple Hall of Famers in a round table discussion narrated by Larry King. Fans will then be able to ask their own questions and learn about the history of the NFL, first hand, from those who played it best.

Some of the most engaging conversations I’ve had with Pro Football Hall of Famer’s, surrounds how they view the NFL today and how it has evolved. Fan Fest will feature NFL Draft Chalk Talk Theater where you will be able to experience this as well. The Hall of Famers will discuss the upcoming NFL Draft and again answer fan questions regarding talent and the outlook of the rookie class of 2014.

Over one-hundred Hall of Famers will be attending in all, a dream come true for the autograph and memorabilia collector. There will be autograph signings, and more autograph signings, and even more autograph signings after that. Fans will even be able to bring in their own collections and have them appraised at the Memorabilia Appraisal Theater by Heritage Auctions.

Plenty of exhibits will be on display including the infamous bronze busts and a very special presentation honoring the more than 1,200 NFL players who sacrificed their careers for the sake of our country by serving in the military during times of conflict.

If that’s not enough there will be football clinics to participate in and plenty of interactive games for all ages. The Pro Football Hall of Fame went out of its way to ensure that there would be something for everybody, even the casual fan, and perhaps your wife or girlfriend.

Finally if you want personality, Terry Bradshaw certainly has plenty of it. Bradshaw will be featured in his own one-man show entitled “Terry Bradshaw: America’s Favorite Dumb Blonde…My Life if Four Quarters”. Bradshaw will share intimate stories of himself growing up, struggling in his early years of the NFL, and his journey to broadcasting. Of course what would a Terry Bradshaw show be without a live band and singers?

The NFL teams with the largest amount of Hall of Famer representatives are the Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Buffalo Bills. The new Hall of Fame Class of 2014 will be well represented. Aeneas Williams, Derrick Brooks, Claude Humphrey, Andre Reed, Ray Guy, and Walter Jones will all be in attendance. Michael Strahan unfortunately had prior commitments.

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