Originally posted by Dr_Bill_Walsh:having it done for visiting teams isn't a novel concept, the 49ers and cowboys exchanged such courtesies with each other for both the '92 and '93 NFC title games. honestly I think a lot if it is just a dog and pony show between owners to try trump each other, so Jed is main guy you should take issue with. Most of the time the coinflip isn't even televised (unless it's the SB) so yeah, it's only really a spectacle for the crowd at the specific stadium. In the end though, in a game of magnitude where if you lose your season is done I think current players would have more important things on their minds than being butthurt or slighted that some old-timer was being recognized alongside them...
It is nice that the organization has done a 180 in how they treat key people from the dynasty era. John York was terrible about that kind of thing (and just about everything else). I'd rather see Eddie get this honor at home.
I don't think the players will feel slighted but I definitely don't want to see Hearst on the field.
It really isn't a big issue for me I was simply offering up my opinion.