Deion Sanders, the next big college football head coaching hire, is upset with how many players are now getting inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and he’s not going to take it anymore.
During his appearance on The Dan Patrick Show this week, Sanders said, “What is a Hall of Famer now? Is it a guy who played a long time? It’s so skewed now, I don’t know what’s what. Once upon a time, a Hall of Famer was a player who changed the dern game, who made you want to, to provoke you to reach in your pocket and pay your admission to go see that guy play. Forget the rest of the team. You wanted to see that guy. That’s not a Hall of Famer anymore. Everybody Tom, Dick and Harry, you’re a Hall of Famer, you’re a Hall of Famer, you’re a Hall of Famer. They let everybody in this thing now. It’s not exclusive anymore. And I don’t like it.”
So what is Deion’s definition of a Hall of Famer?
“Someone who changed the game. Had a profound take and a profound influence on the game. Randy Moss, Hall of Famer. Like, like, you don’t even have to think about that,” said Sanders.
“Barry Sanders?” Dan Patrick asked.
“You don’t even have to think about it,” Deion replied.
“Eli Manning?” asked Patrick.
“You get the point of the thought,” Sanders replied.
“I love me some Eli,” he clarified. “If you have to think, it shouldn’t be.”
Sanders added that he doesn’t like the fact that it seems like automatically there are five or six new members inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame each year.
“Why does it have to be? It should be based on, ‘Are you that guy?’ Not just because we have to meet a quota,” Deion stated.
Check out Deion’s full interview on The Dan Patrick Show below…