Eli Gold Gives His Thoughts on Kenny Stabler Being Inducted Into Pro Football Hall of Fame [Audio]
Eli Gold, the Voice of Alabama Football, joined Aaron Suttles to talk about his time with the late Ken Stabler and recognize him being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Over a year ago, Stabler passed away, and although he is missed by his family, friends, and fans, an injustice that many thought would continue to haunt his legacy is if he would ever make it into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Gold worked with Stabler on the Crimson Tide Sports Network, and he explained that although he knew him on a personal and professional level, his induction into the Hall of Fame was overdo.
"It was long overdo. And forget subjectiveness and the fact that I worked with Kenny for so many years, just look at the numbers, his statistics, his performances, his Super Bowl victory, his credentials warranted him being in the Hall of Fame a long time ago."
Having worked with "The Snake" for so many years, Gold, like so many others that had the pleasure of having met Stabler, has a ton stories of the former Tide quarterback. But the one thing that made Kenny, well "Kenny," is that he was as humble as the day is long.
"He never really bragged on himself... He didn't have to, everybody knew the guy was great, and no need to remind anybody, and if folks wanted to brag on him, well that was fine, but you never really heard Snake tell many stories or accolades. The only stories that he did tell were the funny ones, the breaking of the curfew, and 'How I did this' or 'This guys did that.' "
You can listen to the entire conversation below, and be sure to catch The Suttles Approach each weekday from 12-2 PM.