I’m sure this is one of many articles out there criticizing the process for selecting candidates for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Frankly, I understand some of the disappointment as good candidates like Charles Haley need to wait several years before getting in, but it makes a lot of sense to me when mediocre candidates like Art Modell are kept out. Chris Carter complained loudly when he didn’t make it the first year, but I never saw him as a first-ballot Hall of Famer.
The Hall of Fame is special because it should be difficult to get in. I actually like the NFL “debate” process over the baseball hall of fame selection process, though both work fine in my opinion.