Even though it has no "official" bearing on the NFL's Hall of Fame voting, the NFL has teamed up with Van Heusen and JC Penny to put together a Hall of Fame fan vote. And it marks the first time in which the NFL has at least recognized fan voting in regards to the Pro Football Hall of Fame - even if it has no real impact on the actual Hall of Fame voting.
Regardless, it's still a pretty cool idea and gives us all a chance to cast our "Hall of Fame votes" and let our voices be heard. Currently, the top five in the voting are Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith, Cris Carter, Shannon Sharpe, and Ray Guy. But there are two Dolphins who, if you want to complete complete homers, you can vote for. And no - Cris Carter's five games as a Dolphin don't count.
Reggie Roby is currently in 86th place in the voting and could use our help. Sure, Ray Guy is probably more deserving. But Roby is one of the all-time greatest punters and deserves our vote.
Irving Fryar is another, currently in 62nd place. He may have only been a Dolphin for three seasons - but he did make the Pro Bowl in two of those three. More importantly, he was a key player in that classic 1994 season opener between the Dolphins and Patriots in which Dan Marino made his triumphant return from injury to throw for five touchdowns in a shoot-out win. In that game, Fryar was Marino's favorite target - catching 5 passes for 211 yards and 3 touchdowns. That's a good enough reason for me to vote for him.
To cast your vote, just click here. And though your vote doesn't "officially" count, the results of the vote will be announced on NFL Network just hours before the official results are announced.