NFL Any Era Team: Tough enough?

Our Pro Football Hall of Fame panel picked 20 players to make the cut

Originally Published: January 23, 2012
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

In the beginning, the roaring, soaring 1920s, the National Football League was widely viewed as a freakish circus act.

Not so long ago, many of the league's players -- earning schoolteacher wages -- were forced to take second jobs in the offseason. In those days, scoring a touchdown was celebration enough. There were no luxury suites, no game-day tweets, no diva wide receivers. When you tore your anterior cruciate ligament, you were done.

Today, instant gratification has left ...

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