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Which sports players deserve entrance into their Hall of Fame the most?

  1. EJ Lambert profile image74
    EJ Lambertposted 4 years ago

    Which sports players deserve entrance into their Hall of Fame the most?

    So many great players in sports history have yet to hear their names called to the Hall of Fame.  Which one stands out to you the most?

  2. Alphadogg16 profile image92
    Alphadogg16posted 4 years ago

    Actually I just commented on this in a forum recently, but I definitely think Pete Rose should be in the baseball HOF. I understand what he did was scrupulous/immoral, but the HOF is suppose to be for accolades on the field. Bottom line, he is the greatest hitter in MLB history.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image74
      EJ Lambertposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I'm in full agreement.  The guy was the best at what he did.  Gambling should've gotten him fired, not thrown out of the league.

  3. Man of Strength profile image79
    Man of Strengthposted 4 years ago

    Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds. They were first ballot hall of famers before the whole PED era.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image74
      EJ Lambertposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      No doubt.  The fact nothing has been proven about either of them should lend to this issue.

  4. TeaPartyCrasher profile image71
    TeaPartyCrasherposted 4 years ago

    NFL- Jerome Bettis, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers

    1. EJ Lambert profile image74
      EJ Lambertposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I think "The Bus" will get in eventually.  It just may take a couple years.

    2. TeaPartyCrasher profile image71
      TeaPartyCrasherposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Wrote a piece a few years ago along this line http://teapartycrasher.hubpages.com/hub … top-Canton

  5. Tim Quam profile image60
    Tim Quamposted 4 years ago

    I would like to suggest three quarterbacks that aren't in the Pro Football Hall of Fame — Ken Anderson, Jim Plunkett, and Ken Stabler.  These were all great forerunners to the modern QB, heavy on completion percentage.  Anderson was maybe the prototype of the west-coast offense passer, albeit in Cincinnati, where Bill Walsh was the offensive coordinator.  Anderson led the NFL in completion percentage in 1974, '82, and '83, completing over 70 percent in '82.  Stabler led the league in completion percentage in 1973, and '76.  In 1979, he utilized two tight ends, Dave Casper and Raymond Chester, who became the first tight-end tandem to each have 50 or more catches in the same season.  Plunkett also liked to throw to the tight end, as Todd Christensen led the league in receptions in 1983 and '86.  Plunkett started in two Super Bowl victories for the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders.  You'd think that'd be enough to get him into Canton.  The only other two-time winners behind center who aren't in the Hall of Fame are active — Tom Brady and Eli Manning.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image74
      EJ Lambertposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I'd say Stabler deserves to get in first given how successful he was in a powerhouse AFC during the '70s, particularly against those great Steeler teams.  Anderson has the stats to back him up while Plunkett has the rings.  They all deserve it.

  6. connorj profile image76
    connorjposted 4 years ago

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    Rick Leach deserves to be in the NHL Hall of Fame.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image74
      EJ Lambertposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Haven't heard much about him but I know he is big in hockey circles.

    2. connorj profile image76
      connorjposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      He may have been "black listed" because of a "bout" with alcoholism. He is American Indian and there is a significant and I believe just movement to get him in the hall before he passes on...

 
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