On Saturday night, Jason Whitlock of FOXSports.com was upset. He was specifically upset about the omission of Willie Roaf from the seven-person class that will have their bronze busts placed in Canton come August, with or without a football game played the next night. Whitlock was generally upset about the process for determining who gets in, and who doesn’t, the Saturday before every Super Bowl.
Whitlock was sufficiently upset to call me out about my silence on the subject, suggesting that our deal with NBC has left me neutered in matters of this nature. Whitlock, as he explained during a Wednesday visit to ProFootballTalk Live, simply wanted to shame me into action — and it worked. The process needs to change, and Whitlock makes a great case for it during his latest FOXSports.com column and during his latest visit to PFT Live.
Instead of cutting the thing up into various sound bites, we’re presenting the entire clip here. It’s worth every minute of your time.