Here we are in the National Football League playoffs but for us that it means it is time to discuss the potential class of the 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Finalists have been announced, and along with regular contributor, Spheniscus, we will go back and forth with each candidate and openly debate as to which player would be a worthy Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee.
Committee Chairman: Spheniscus, we go to a team I am sure you are familiar with Jason Taylor, the former Dancing with the Stars contestant and Miami Dolphin. Taylor is a member of the 100 Sack Club and Defensive Player of the Year. I think Taylor is getting in, but I think they are going to put him on the backburner for one year. Thoughts on Taylor’s Hall of Fame candidacy and why so many NFL players go on DWTS?
Spheniscus: Jason Taylor is getting in this year. He is the only person in the defensive front seven on this year’s finalist list. There is no one to compare him to, so there is no one to keep him out. He will be first ballot.
As for why he was on Dancing with the Stars, Jason Taylor is the handsomest man to ever play in the NFL. If you want to transition into the media in something other than a football broadcaster, what better way than winning over suburban moms?
Committee Chairman: I though Kyle Orton was the best looking NFLer of all time?
Taylor probably will be first ballot, despite this feeling I have about him being delayed one year. Maybe that is wrong as the NFL Network is counting on those suburban mom eyeballs tuning to the ceremony.
For what is worth, and we might be done debating Taylor here…I really hate Dancing with the Stars. I haven’t heard of half of these people who compete, and I don’t think I have reached the Clint Eastwood “Get off my lawn” phase of life. Real stars don’t have that kind of time to compete for that long.
Spheniscus: Kyle Orton? You into guys who look like they are somehow middle management the last remaining video store in your province?
Yeah, Taylor is in. Great player, no competition on the ballot, easy vote to make. And clearly you need to watch much more Disney Channel, bad reality TV, and 80s reruns to enjoy Dancing with the Stars. It’s the Midwestern Mom training course. Oh, and eat more Papa Johns. Rumor is that Peyton Manning will be joining the cast next season.
Committee Chairman: Orton would look good in a nametag, wouldn’t he? As for Disney Channel, I don’t have any kids (I think, or at least in this country anyway) so I will have to trust you on that one.
Taylor has my vote and likely the one that matters. As for Peyton, he won’t win DWTS, but Tee Martin will win the year after too much less fanfare.
Spheniscus: Hahahahaha. That’s it. That is the sickest burn of Peyton Manning’s life. Well played sir.
I have nothing else to say other than Taylor is waltzing in this year.