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The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Enshrinement Weekend in 2021 Could Very Well Be a ‘Colts Party’ for Edgerrin James and Others

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Indianapolis Colts fans—and specifically their 2020 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, running back Edgerrin James, received a tough break on Thursday—as it was announced that this summer’s planned Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend in Canton, Ohio, will be postponed until next summer due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns:

However, what initially appears to be a ‘tough break’ at first glance—as James has waited long enough after six years of being on the ballot, may turn out to be an enormous blessing in retrospect.

Specifically, in 2021, James could be enshrined the same Hall of Fame weekend as his legendary former quarterback, first-ballot lock Peyton Manning (who’s first eligible in 2021), as well as potentially his former teammate and fellow Miami Hurricane Reggie Wayne (who didn’t make the final cut in his first year of eligibility in 2020, but was still named one of fifteen modern-era finalists).

Mark your calendars, as August 5-9, 2021, could very well be ‘Colts weekend’ in Canton, Ohio—as two, potentially three former Colts greats will get their golden jackets—with former coaches, execs, teammates, and fans all cheering in attendance.

It could be one for the ages in Colts’ folklore—especially with James and Wayne known to be able to throw a mean ‘Miami style, South Beach’ celebration with the best of them: