All-Time NFL Hall of Fame Game

August 6, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The gridiron's greatest will congregate in Canton this weekend to initiate six members into their football fraternity. Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith and four others will soon be inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the sport's institution that captures the history and lore of America's game. Weeklong festivities commemorating this event include parades, concerts, fireworks, and dinners, all centering around the enshrinement ceremony for the inductees.
While the celebrations are splendid, the grand finale of the weekend has always left much to be desired. I'm, of course, referring to the commencement of the NFL Preseason, which ranks with the BCS and NIT as one of the most frivolous things in sports. Most football aficionados are universal in their abhorrence against the preseason, with the overriding sentiment of, "The league charges fans too much for too many games in which third-stringers play too often." Yet my personal vendetta is against the opening of the preseason itself, ...

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