OT: Should Ray Lewis be inducted into the Hall of Fame
Stop. The. Idiocy.
Also, can there be a higher point threshold for starting threads?
I'm confused . . .
- Is the pope Catholic?
- Is Michigan the best University in the State of Michigan?
- Is MGoBlog the best Michigan sports blog ever?
- Is it nice to have money in your wallet?
- Is Kate Upton attractive?
Yes, Ray Lewis should be in the Hall of Fame. I guess I'm confused, because that question is about the same as the above . . . patently obvious that he will be in the HOF.
I think Lewis should have gotten some jail time, but his debt to society has been paid in full, according to the law. I don't think he should get hired for a cushy studio job when he is finished, but I think the Hall of Fame in any sport should only be about what the person did on the field.
Using today's "standards," Ty Cobb probably doesn't make it, nor does Rogers Hornsby, who used to get himself ejected from games on purpose to make it to the racetrack on time. Would Mickey Mantle be allowed in with his well-documented alcohol problem if the election was held today?
Most Hall of Fame elections are held by writers who never played, but are looking for excuses to deny entry to many of those who did play and played well.
Alright how about a thought experiment. If a football player is the best player of all time but near the end of his career is found guilty for murder and sentenced to life in prison. Should he be allowed into the hall of fame? By the rules he would be inducted but the question is should the player be inducted?