TO KNOW LIST 5: It's an imperfect system

Dillon, Dennis
February 2006
Sporting News;2/3/2006, Vol. 230 Issue 5, p5
The article focuses on some of the strengths and weaknesses of the voting system for selecting players who qualify for Pro Football Hall of Fame. There are several things selectors like about the process. Among them are the face-to-face discussions during the selection meeting and the fact that two Seniors Committee candidates automatically make the list of 15 finalists. But there also are some kinks in the system. Deliberation comes too late. Only the 15 finalists' merits are debated by the voters. A lot of deserving candidates on the preliminary list never get their day in court.


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