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THE QUESTION

Canton's Veil of Secrecy

Is the NFL Hall of Fame induction process too cryptic and should voting be open to the public?

Posted by Emil Steiner on August 7, 2009 5:16 PM
FROM THE PANEL

Openess Yes, Fan Votes No

Let's leave important votes to the professionals -- those involved in voting the for Pro Football Hall of Fame are some of the best writers in the country.

Posted by Dan Levy, on August 9, 2009 9:28 PM

Remember Ozzie Smith

Experts know best but let's not forget the fans.

Posted by Mackie Shilstone, on August 9, 2009 12:52 PM

Fans Don't Deserve Vote

Fans are, by their very nature, biased and ill-informed, sometimes even face painted.

Posted by Josh Zerkle, on August 8, 2009 11:14 AM

Experts Know Best

When it comes to Canton and the HOF selection process, an aristocracy works just fine, if you ask me.

Posted by Jamie De Giorgio, on August 8, 2009 10:54 AM

No Room in Canton for Sanjaya

The HoF is an important part of an athlete's legacy and that decision is best left to 44 sports writers rather than the same millions of voters who let Sanjaya Malakar finish 7th in the 2006 edition of American Idol.

Posted by Jason Maloni, on August 7, 2009 7:40 PM

More Transparency, Please

As a longtime Pro Football Hall of Fame voter, I've also been a longtime advocate for more transparency in the voting process.

Posted by Leonard Shapiro, on August 7, 2009 7:00 PM

I Want a Golden Ticket

Given the amount of money we pump into the NFL, surely Goodell wouldn't want to begrudge true fans a little taste.

Posted by Emil Steiner, on August 7, 2009 6:41 PM

Canton is Fair

Of all the selection processes, the Pro Football Hall of Fame's is one of the most fair.

Posted by Joe Reedy, on August 7, 2009 6:25 PM

Why So Secret?

It's only equitable for Hall of Fame voters to be held just as accountable as the athletes about whom they wrote.

Posted by Gene Wang, on August 7, 2009 6:13 PM

FEATURED COMMENTS

ConradY: No one cares. If your life so wrapped up in pro football that this matters for more than 5 minutes, you really need to examine your priorit...

jrickperryjr: I think the public has a vested interest and or a right to be involved in the process of the Hall of Fame. The public is after all the audie...

Randy9: The problem I have is some of the best players are not voted in, Richard Dent a member of the 1986 Superbowl champion Chicago Bears continue...

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