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Silver Minings: Charles Woodson will close out Hall of Fame ceremony

The speech schedule is set for Aug. 8 induction

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You can now finalize your plans to watch the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony Aug. 8.

The Hall of Fame announced their induction speech schedule for the 2021 class. The 2020 class will be inducted Saturday, Aug. 7 as the ceremony was canceled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Eight people (seven who are still living) will be inducted into the 2021 Hall of Fame class, which will start at 7 p.m. locally in Canton, Ohio. Raiders’ star defensive back Charles Woodson will be the seventh and final speaker. Raiders’ legendary coach Tom Flores will speak second.

The Hall of Fame has announced that it has asked inductees this year to keep their speech to six minutes (with a maximum length of eight minutes) to keep the flow of the program going better than in past years. An “Academy Awards-style” musical cue will end the speech if needed.

In other Raiders’ links:

  • Art Shell honored: The Raiders’ legendary tackle was voted as the No. 76 best player of all-time by The Athletic.
  • Ted Hendricks also honored: The Raiders’ legend came in as the No. 77 best NFL player of all-time by The Athletic.
  • Praise for Badain: The Las Vegas Review Journal looks at Marc Badain’s tenure as the Raiders’ president. He abruptly resigned on Monday.