Examining 2010 Pro Bowlers' Chances at Making the Hall of Fame
I've always been fascinated with Halls of Fame—the concept of them at least. Some may argue about the design of the actual building, but in theory, they're great.
I think there should be Halls of Fame for more things in society. The Reality TV Show HOF, hip-hop HOF, and more. It is a difficult process to make it to the Hall and truly a wonderful honor upon receiving a personal bust.
With this weekend's dull Pro Bowl approaching, I thought it would be fun to examine the game's elite players and how they fit into the Hall picture. You will see certain classes of the Hall of Fame and the truly deserving players.
The TETT (Too Early To Tell)
Based on lack of seasoning, these players have shown talent, but it is just way too early a stage in their careers to anoint them or de-anoint them. Soon, we will be able to scratch off a bunch of names and push others into the ensuing categories.
Chris Johnson (not too shabby of a start)
Jake Long (offensive linemen are tough to judge, but it looks like we have some great young ones)
Aaron Rodgers (still too early even after five years)
These are the guys who have some talent yet will be forgotten by fans of opposing teams shortly after their playing careers have ended. Or maybe some don't even know them now.
Unfortunately, a lot of offensive linemen fit this description.
Jon Dorenbos (my leading candidate for the Magician-Athlete Hall of Fame)
The Jockstrap Hall of Famers
This refers to the players who may have a piece of equipment on display in the Hall of Fame wing one day, without any sort of induction.
2010 Jockstrap Hall of Famers
Kyle Vanden Bosch
Nate Kaeding (picture of missed field goal?)
D'Brickashaw Ferguson (the name earns him this spot)
The Randall Cunninghams
This is a tough category to define. Respectable and feared throughout the league, yet just not Hall-worthy.
David Akers (huh?)
The Ballot Busters
These guys already have earned a spot on the ballot and would make decisions tough. However, they still have some work to be a sure thing.
2010 Ballot Busters
These players won't get in the first time around but should make it after closer examination.
Donovan McNabb (this will be controversial, I know)
The Bust Planners
Construction for these players' busts should already be underway. Within a few years of retirement, these players will have their day in Canton, Ohio.
2010 Bust Planners
Players someday to reach the Hall: