Simple, he wasn't that good to be in the NFL Hall of Fame. Take nothing
away from Pat Tillman though, he was truly a hero and a patriot in my book.
More importantly, do enough people know that Pat Tillman was used by the Bush
Administration and the far right in the same way that Jessica Lynch was? His
family said so and although he was a true patriot--I don't think George W
would want to be left alone in a room with the Tillman family.
Pat Tillman was one of the select few players over the course of several wars
that voluntarily gave up a life of wealth, fame, and comfort in order to go
downrange for us all. In making the ultimate sacrifice, he entered a Hall of
Fame greater than any the mere NFL could bestow. This Ranger already stands in
the company of others such as Frank Merrill, James Rudder, Gary Gordon, Randy
Shughart, and Gary Littrell, who among others are all heroes for the ages. What
the NFL does or doesn't do in its petty and superficial failure to
recognize him changes none of this. Lead The Way, CPL Tillman!
Tilman is a true patriot and America mourns his and many thousands of others who
died serving our country after 9/11. I don't know if that makes him a Hall
of Famer though. God Bless him and his family and all those that have served in
the name of freedom.
What he did on the field did not warrant the Hall of Fame. However, I would say
walking away from a contract offer, worth millions of dollars, to do what he
did, would be doing something, as a football player, that merits the hall of