Hall of Fame Worthlessness

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:

 

 

 

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About bittersportspills

I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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2 Responses to Hall of Fame Worthlessness

  1. jumpingpolarbear says:

    I remember John Stockton’s speech being so much better and classier that year. MJ can do what he wants though. There have been some stupid picks for the HOF recently, which should only be for the biggest legends in the sport!

  2. MJ can do what he wants, but bringing in his high school coach just to slam on him? Stockton’s and David Robinson’s just made him look petty.
    He continues to smash his own image with his worst-winning-percentage in history of NBA BobCats, along with the BobCats inability to acquire great players through free agency. I find it ironic that Jordan the owner couldn’t have convinced Jordan the player to play for him.

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