It is a very special day when a retired NFL player gets that much-anticipated phone call that they have just been elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
But what about the players that fans believe deserve to be enshrined, and are still being dissed by the Hall of Fame selection committee?
The selection committee gets together the day before the Super Bowl and elects a new class for the Hall of Fame. There are a number of rounds of voting that occur, and a player has to carry a majority percentage of votes to progress from one round of voting to the next.
The committee is comprised of representatives of the media from all over the country to avoid regional bias. Each Hall of Fame class has to be comprised of four to seven players.
Every retired NFL player has to wait a mandatory five years before they are eligible to receive votes. So, with Randy Moss coming out of retirement this year, the clock won't start again until after he hangs up his cleats for the second time.
In today's presentation, we want to identify the top 25 players that have been dissed over the years by the Pro Football Hall of Fame. To make this list, the player could already be elected into the hall, but had to wait an inordinately long time before they went in; or they deserve to be in now, and are still on the outside looking in.