In Canton, will we hear about the hot dog?

Posted by Darren Urban on February 8, 2010 – 10:53 am

First of all, a big congrats to Russ Grimm for making it into the Hall of Fame Saturday. But then Grimm said in his press conference that former offensive line coach Joe Bugel — yes, the same former Cards’ coach — will be his presenter in Canton Aug. 7 when Grimm is inducted.

Does that leave an opening for Bugel to discuss the now-infamous (thanks to the internet) story of Grimm and the hot dog? Not that Grimm is concerned, although I did ask him the question over the weekend.

“The hot dog story was a little elaborated but it has some truth to it, so I will just leave it at that,” Grimm said. “Offensive linemen are usually your characters or whatever you want to say, they put a little bit of spice into the football team and I was around a lot of characters.”

Grimm was one of those characters. Said former teammate Doc Walker, “(Russ) was the toughest guy on the block. He was mean. He had a nasty attitude, and he was a smart guy. He played the role of a Hell’s Angel, but the guy is really smart. He would break an opponent down on film. He had great technique. He was explosive. There was nothing he couldn’t do.”

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