Halls of Fame are temples. They enshrine sacred sports relics and honor the sporting equivalent of saints.
Only canonization in a HOF is somewhat tougher—instead of two miracles, inductees need a career full of them.
Following is a list of the top two Hall of Fame shoo-ins—all active players—for each of the following sports: athletics, tennis, soccer, hockey, NASCAR, boxing, baseball, MMA, basketball and football.
Phew! Let me tell you, this was a real writer's exercise in superlatives. I mean how many ways are there to describe men and women who are truly the best of the best?
So you'll kindly forgive the upcoming semantic deluge of awesomes, greatests, and bests.
Click on and meet your future Hall of Famers.