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Meet The Panel

8/8/2011

Before you could vote for the inaugural ESPN Dallas Hall of Fame class, somebody had to come up with a list of finalists.

That meant pondering, rubbing of temples, pounding of fists and debating all the sports legends in the history of Dallas-Fort Worth and then trimming the list to ... 20. Twenty. Not an easy task.

Rising to the challenge were five brave veterans of the local sports scene:


Hall of Fame candidates
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Who's worthy? Who isn't? ESPN Dallas' Richard Durrett Mason moderates a series debates:  WatchLive


  • TOP PICKS
    • Byron Nelson

    • Doak Walker

    • Nolan Ryan

    • Roger Staubach

    • Tom Landry

    Chuck Cooperstein

    Chuck Cooperstein has been a regular on the Dallas/Fort Worth sports scene since 1984, calling play-by-play for the Mavericks since 2005. He also hosts "The Coop & Nate Show" on 103.3 FM ESPN alongside former Cowboy Nate Newton.  More »

  • TOP PICKS
    • Byron Nelson

    • Tom Landry

    • Nolan Ryan

    • Troy Aikman

    • Emmitt Smith

    Richard Durrett

    Richard Durrett joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He covers the Texas Rangers, colleges and the Dallas Stars. Richard spent nine years at The Dallas Morning News covering the Rangers, Stars, colleges, motorsports and high schools.  More »

  • TOP PICKS
    • Bob Lilly

    • Emmitt Smith

    • Roger Staubach

    • Tom Landry

    • Troy Aikman

    Tim MacMahon

    Tim MacMahon joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. Tim has covered the local sports scene from high schools to colleges to pros for eight years at The Dallas Morning News and ESPN Dallas. MacMahon is a graduate of UNT.  More »

  • TOP PICKS
    • Tom Landry

    • Bob Lilly

    • Ernie Banks

    • Nolan Ryan

    • Roger Staubach

    Pat Summerall

    The resident of Southlake, Texas, spent 10 years in the NFL, playing for the Detroit Lions, Chicago Cardinals and New York Giants. Summerall ventured into broadcasting after he retired in 1962, covering the NFL, NBA, golf and tennis.  More »

  • TOP PICKS
    • Byron Nelson

    • Ernie Banks

    • Michael Johnson

    • Nolan Ryan

    • Tom Landry

    Jean-Jacques Taylor

    Sports columnist Jean-Jacques Taylor joined ESPNDallas.com in August 2011. A native of Dallas, Taylor spent the last 20 years writing for The Dallas Morning News, where he covered high schools sports, the Rangers and the Cowboys.  More »