Matthews represents all that is good about the NFL

While flying to Canton to watch the class of 2007 be inducted into the Hall of Fame, Floyd Reese remembers just what made Bruce Matthews a Hall of Famer.

Updated: August 3, 2007, 12:44 PM ET
By Floyd Reese | ESPN.com

Seated on the flight that will bring me from Cleveland to Canton to see the class of 2007 inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, I notice legendary receiver Raymond Berry four rows in front of me. Raymond represents all that is good about the NFL. We've coached together and have known each other for about 30 years. My first instinct is to jump up, walk over to him and say hello, but the boarding process for the flight is almost complete and to do that would cause a bit of a scene. Knowing ...

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