5 things you don’t know about Hall of Famer Chris Doleman


Chris Doleman here with the Minnesota Vikings. He played two seasons (1994-95) with the Falcons. (Associated Press)

Chris Doleman here with the Minnesota Vikings. He played two seasons (1994-95) with the Falcons. (Associated Press)

FLOWERY BRANCH — Chris Doleman was a no-nonsense guy when he terrorized quarterbacks in the NFL from 1985-1999.

He went about his business of harassing quarterback with a certain style and grace befitting of a future Hall of Famer.

“I’m pretty cool with them just saying ‘Chris, congratulations’ and you move on,” Doleman said. “I don’t need the fashion show, pomp and circumstance, these presentations and all of these formal introductions, speeches and kum ba yah moments.

“I never played the game like that. I’d rather they say, ‘We appreciate you. Thank you so much.’ But it’s an incredible honor.”

Like most of the old-school defensive players, he’s not a big fan of the NFL’s current style of play.

“I don’t want to see 50 and 60 point games,” Doleman said. “I want to see good defense verses good offense. It’s a chess match. Now, it’s all stacked (in favor of) the offense. They think fans want to see more touchdowns. If they want to see more points then watch the NBA. There are plenty of points scored there.”

Here are five things you don’t know about Chris Doleman, the no frills guy:

1. His favorite musical artist: “I’m a jazz guy. My favorite artist of all-time, someone I can listen to at any time? Number one would be Grover Washington Jr.”

2. His hero as a kid: “A lot of these guys in the Hall of Fame like Roger Staubach and Sonny Jurgensen. I grew up in Pennsylvania and you got a lot of Redskins and Dallas; a lot of Steelers football. To see Franco Harris, I used to play basketball with Franco Harris when I was a freshmen in college and here we are now brothers and partners in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. I’ve known him for a long time.”

3. His most embarrassing moment as a kid: “I can’t remember that far back.”

4. How he relaxes: “I’m a gadget guy. I like riding my motorcycle. I like playing golf. Just being outside and enjoying life.”

5. What is he doing now?: “I have a website called chrisdolemanproauctions.com One of the things that we do is help non-profits and 5013c [companies] raise money through their online auctions and help them through what we call passive income. It really makes me feel good. I like the fact that I’m able to give back. [Minnesota running back] Adrian Peterson has been doing it and he’s made over $25,000 for his charity.”

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28 comments Add your comment

SeenThis B4

August 2nd, 2012
2:40 pm

Michael M.

August 2nd, 2012
2:54 pm

He deserves to be in the Hall………………Seen, I think you are a Falcons Fanatic .

SeenThisB4

August 2nd, 2012
4:05 pm

I can appreciate such a big, beefy specimen like him. Can I call him “Muscles”?

It's a travesty

August 2nd, 2012
4:07 pm

When is there going to be a true Falcon in the Hall? Sanders left too quick and played on too many other teams. He made himself a rental player for highest bidder or best chance at a super bowl.
Nobis, Van Note, among many worthy players.
King Arthur needs to have serious conversation with the commisioner on this subject.

hiramsaint

August 2nd, 2012
4:38 pm

is the true meaning of that post saying that arty needs to buy a hof’er for the failclowns ? sounds like the only viable alternative thus far !

D. Orlando Ledbetter

August 2nd, 2012
5:29 pm

Seen — Yes!

Michael M.

August 2nd, 2012
5:42 pm

The Professor is in da house !

Michael M.

August 2nd, 2012
5:47 pm

@ hiramsaint,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,we don’t really need a hof’er as you call it to beat your boys………….Grimes and Samuel will just pick Breeze off when hes on the run from Abraham and company.

Michael M.

August 2nd, 2012
6:10 pm

@Seen: Jump back! Doleman’s all man, and all mine!

hiramsaint

August 2nd, 2012
6:14 pm

Noooooo, he was mine first !

Seenthisb4

August 2nd, 2012
6:16 pm

Now I was on here first so he belongs to me only .

Michael M.

August 2nd, 2012
6:44 pm

You trolls should crawl back to that cesspool of a city and leave Mr. Doleman alone to me so that I can have my way with him.

Esquire

August 2nd, 2012
6:50 pm

@Michael M,

If more people would just ignore the trolls, they would go away. You are one of the biggest culprits here that is always engaging with them. I guess that is why you are so enamored with Doleman. Guess you weren’t at Chick Fil A yesterday, but you’ll probably be there tomorrow.

Falcons 62 - Saints 7

August 2nd, 2012
7:24 pm

Enter your comments here

Michael M.

August 2nd, 2012
8:05 pm

Just as quick as I can get out of the bed Esquire I will head on out there with some signs………………….yeah right…but that was funny whoever posted it

SeenThisB4

August 2nd, 2012
9:52 pm

Wow! Guess there were six things we didn’t know about Chris Doleman!

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