Warren Sapp: Hall of Famer
February 03, 2013 at 01:38am by Scott • 5 Comments »
Your 2013 Hall of Fame class:
Four out of the five I thought should make the cut did, with only Charles Haley getting bumped for Jonathan Ogden. And I have no problem with that. I thought Haley had waited long enough for people to forget how he shoved his cock in everyone’s face in the locker room, but some things are hard to get over. Seriously, I heard that thing was so big that it had an elbow. And Ogden deserves to get in, so it all worked out in the end.
But we’re here to talk about Sapp. You may think he’s a jackass (and by “you”, I mean “I”), but he absolutely belongs in the Hall and deserved to get in on the first ballot. It speaks well of the voters who are mostly members of the media and were each undoubtedly treated like shit by Sapp at least once in his career. The rules say you’re not supposed to take anything besides the player’s work on the field into consideration, but we all know that if it comes down to two equally qualified candidates and one is a nice guy and the other is a prick, guess who’s getting in (see Haley, Charles).
I’m going to guess that Sapp will ask Tony Dungy to present him at the ceremony. His speech will be decent with a few jokes and a couple of ad libs in there because he’s good at that. There will probably be a couple jabs in there to people he wants to mess with, but nothing really overt. I think he’ll behave himself at the ceremony because believe it or not, he does respect the game and the tradition. But I’m not going to Canton to see him. If I ran into him and said something to him and he did what he always does to fans and treated me like something he found on the bottom of his shoe, I’d feel so damn stupid for making the trip.
Now next year when Derrick Brooks gets inducted on his first ballot, that’s a different story. That one might be worth making the pilgrimage for.