I recently did a post on Bo Jackson. I stated in the post that Bo Jackson isn’t a Hall-of-Famer, even though he was the greatest athlete I ever saw play.
Likewise, Terrell Owens, a coach-destroyer who can’t find a job with an NFL team is a certain Hall-of-Famer.
So what is the Hall-of-Fame worth? In my opinion, nothing. Except for bittersportspills Rat Hall-of-Fame, which has enshrined some of the great weasels in sports and in life.
If you are one of the best players to ever play a game but can’t get into a Hall-of-Fame, the Hall-of-Fame is crap. Meanwhile, if you can stack up meaningless stats, win nothing (although Hall of Fame should not be about winning titles), destroy teams that actually do have a chance to win, but above all else, give a great quote, you end up in a Hall of Fame. Hence Mr. Owens eventually gaining membership in that so-called elite class.
If you can do steroids without getting caught, you may be a Hall of Famer. If you get caught, you may or may not be a Hall of Famer. If you say you’re sorry or play for the Yankees, you are a lock.
I say sports Halls-of-Fame are worthless. I say if you can remember a player and say he was the greatest ever, that’s a bigger deal than getting a funny colored jacket and/or making a regrettable or forgettable speech that tarnishes your image: