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2021 Stanford HoF class - 82lsju - 10-12-2021

Jayne Appel Marinelli • Women's Basketball • 2007-10 
Bob Bryan • Men's Tennis • 1997-98 
Mike Bryan • Men's Tennis • 1997-98 
Josh Childress • Men's Basketball • 2002-04 
Toby Gerhart • Football/Baseball • 2006-09
Alix Klineman • Women's Volleyball • 2007-10
Elle Logan • Women's Rowing • 2007-11
Julia Smit • Women's Swimming • 2007-10


https://gostanford.com/news/2021/10/12/athletics-2021-hall-of-fame-class.aspx


RE: 2021 Stanford HoF class - BobK - 10-12-2021

Excellent. Great to see all named


RE: 2021 Stanford HoF class - BostonCard - 10-12-2021

How is it that it has taken 23 years to recognize the Bryan twins?  Is it just because they left early?  I think they are arguably the most successful men's tennis players Stanford has ever had (depending on whether you penalize them for the fact that they became doubles specialists).

BC


RE: 2021 Stanford HoF class - bbm233 - 10-12-2021

(10-12-2021, 04:25 PM)BostonCard Wrote:  How is it that it has taken 23 years to recognize the Bryan twins?  Is it just because they left early?  I think they are arguably the most successful men's tennis players Stanford has ever had (depending on whether you penalize them for the fact that they became doubles specialists).

BC

"You cannot be serious!"  John McEnroe, 1978 NCAA Champion, Stanford University. Pretty good doubles player, too.

But, I agree that it is way too late for the Bryan twins to get into the Stanford HOF.


RE: 2021 Stanford HoF class - BostonCard - 10-12-2021

The Bryans led the 1997 and 1998 men's tennis teams to national titles.  They also won the 1998 NCAA Doubles title (together).

Ultimately, how you view them goes back to how much you penalize them for being doubles specialists (and I wrote what I wrote thinking of McEnroe specifically).  If you view a title as a title and a Grand Slam as a Grand Slam regardless of whether it was in singles or doubles, then the Bryans accomplished more at Stanford (two national titles, one doubles title) than McEnroe (one national title, one singles title).  Professionally, looking at Grand Slams, McEnroe won 7 singles, 9 doubles, and 1 mixed doubles title.  Mike Bryan won 18 doubles titles and 4 mixed doubles titles, while Bob won 16 doubles titles and 7 mixed doubles titles.  The Bryans have a career grand slam in doubles; McEnroe does not (in singles or doubles).

Of course most people do view accomplishments in singles as a bigger deal than accomplishments in doubles, and I doubt you'd find that many people, myself included, who would rank either of the Bryan twins ahead of McEnroe.

BC


RE: 2021 Stanford HoF class - Phogge - 10-12-2021

And once again Stanford's biggest fan is snubbed. One of these days Bobbbbbbbbbbbb.


RE: 2021 Stanford HoF class - Mick - 10-12-2021

(10-12-2021, 05:01 PM)BostonCard Wrote:  The Bryans led the 1997 and 1998 men's tennis teams to national titles.  They also won the 1998 NCAA Doubles title (together).

Ultimately, how you view them goes back to how much you penalize them for being doubles specialists (and I wrote what I wrote thinking of McEnroe specifically).  If you view a title as a title and a Grand Slam as a Grand Slam regardless of whether it was in singles or doubles, then the Bryans accomplished more at Stanford (two national titles, one doubles title) than McEnroe (one national title, one singles title).  Professionally, looking at Grand Slams, McEnroe won 7 singles, 9 doubles, and 1 mixed doubles title.  Mike Bryan won 18 doubles titles and 4 mixed doubles titles, while Bob won 16 doubles titles and 7 mixed doubles titles.  The Bryans have a career grand slam in doubles; McEnroe does not (in singles or doubles).

Of course most people do view accomplishments in singles as a bigger deal than accomplishments in doubles, and I doubt you'd find that many people, myself included, who would rank either of the Bryan twins ahead of McEnroe.

BC

And yet...the Bryans have won more Grand Slam doubles events than any other pair.  McEnroe, great as he was, didn't win the most Grand Slam events, either singles, doubles or mixed doubles.  Nor has McEnroe achieved the Career Super Slam (Australian, French, Wimbledon, U.S. Open, Year End Tournament and Olympic titles) as have the Bryans.


RE: 2021 Stanford HoF class - terry - 10-13-2021

Is it possible that the timing of some HOF selections depends on the honoree's availability to attend the induction ceremony?

If so, then maybe the delay in honoring the Bryans could be due to them being unable to attend the induction ceremonies in prior years.

Just a guess.


RE: 2021 Stanford HoF class - BobK - 10-13-2021

When I was going as a hall of fame docent that was the ruling factor.