Talk:Jim Marshall (American football)

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I don't think a punter should hold the consecutive games record.... Real men play on the d-line.

Marshall would still hold the record if you counted playoff games, or preaseason games. He played more seasons than Feagles, but the NFL only played fourteen game seasons from 1961-1977, and only played 12 in his first season, 1960.

He still holds the record for consecutive starts by any player however with 270. Stylteralmaldo (talk) 21:39, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

hall of fame[edit]

will Jim Marshall ever be elected into the pro football hall of fame? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:16, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

WikiProject class rating[edit]

This article was automatically assessed because at least one WikiProject had rated the article as start, and the rating on other projects was brought up to start class. BetacommandBot (talk) 19:23, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

Requested move 12 October 2017[edit]

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The result of the move request was: Moved.  — Amakuru (talk) 23:10, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Jim Marshall (gridiron football)Jim Marshall (American football) – This article should be changed for at least two reasons: 1) nobody in National Football League circles refers to the sport as "gridiron football", and it's just plain silly for us to use the term in this title; 2) the proposed new title would be consistent with many other such biographical articles about American football players. For instance: Richard Sherman (American football), Ryan Clark (American football), Jay Cutler (American football), Chris Hogan (American football), Brian Banks (American football), Chris Carson (American football), David Carr (American football), Tom Savage (American football), Adam Jones (American football), etc. Lepricavark (talk) 05:34, 12 October 2017 (UTC)

Presumably, the Marshall article is so named because he began his pro football career in the Canadian Football League. There is precedent for this naming convention when someone has played American and Canadian football, both of which are subsets of gridiron football. See, e.g., Jim Root (gridiron football), Robert Drummond (gridiron football), Jim Mills (gridiron football), James Murphy (gridiron football), Doug Brown (gridiron football), Brett Jones (gridiron football), Bruce Clark (gridiron football), Stan Heath (gridiron football), Alex Webster (gridiron football), Bruce Johnson (gridiron football), Rob Murphy (gridiron football), Art Baker (gridiron football). Cbl62 (talk) 05:56, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose since he also played Canadian football. —innotata 08:25, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
  • He played Canadian football for one season out of a 21 year career. I wasn't even aware of the fact he had spent any time in the league, because he is not remembered for his time in Canadian football. To me, it seems undue to factor in his time in the CFL and give it equal weight with his time in the NFL, which lasted 20x longer. Lepricavark (talk) 13:50, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Support He played 20 of 21 years in American football. 19 of those years were with the Minnesota Vikings in the US, who honored him by retiring his No. 70. His notability is not for his brief stint in Canadian football. Moreover, hardly anyone in the US is too familiar with the term gridiron football, so it's sensible to avoid the term for primarily American topics, when feasible. Wikipedia:Naming conventions (sportspeople) aside, this is exactly the scenario where Wikipedia:Five pillars advises: "Wikipedia has policies and guidelines, but they are not carved in stone; their content and interpretation can evolve over time."—Bagumba (talk) 10:55, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for pointing to Wikipedia:Naming conventions (sportspeople). I don't feel strongly about this case, but the guideline is directly on point and expressly states that a player who has played professionally in both the US and Canada should be designated as here. As for whether "gridiron football" or "American football" is a more commonly used term in the US, neither is really commonly used, as the game is simply known as "football" in the US. I suspect that most football fans in the US know that the sport is played on a field known as the "gridiron". In fairness, notice of this move request should also be provided at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Canadian football. Cbl62 (talk) 13:33, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
Support I'm a believer in majority when it comes situations like these. He played all but 1 season in the NFL.--Rockchalk717 16:34, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Support. Much more recognizable disambiguation. "Gridiron football" isn't really even an umbrella term anyway.--Cúchullain t/c 14:19, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Support He is much more well-known for his American football career. Lizard (talk) 15:18, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Support – disambig. terms should be intuitive. The current one isn't. --IJBall (contribstalk) 20:11, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

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