Brett Favre and Beyond: The Best Possible 2016 Hall of Fame Class

August 9, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Imagine 46 people selecting toppings for one giant pizza they must all share.
Everyone has toppings they love and toppings they cannot stand. The 46 people come from different regions: The Chicago delegation wants the pizza thick, the New York contingent thin, the Bay Area gang wants organic veggies and the Florida crew thinks seafood toppings are fair game.
There are generation gaps, so the old-timers want to know why everyone can’t just enjoy pepperoni, while the young and hip push hard for something like a Korean barbecue pizza. There are also people who have ordered the same perfectly satisfactory topping for 15 years and never gotten it—this is either the year of black olives or they’ll vote against cheese itself.
Welcome to the Pro Football Hall of Fame voting process! It’s a wonder we even get fed each year. The 46-person selection committee faces a backlog of qualified candidates and 32 revved-up fanbases ready to pounce on every perc...

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