CANTON, OHIO — Floyd Little waited seemingly forever to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, and then he is slotted in between Jerry Rice and Emmitt Smith. That just does not seem right.
To use a concert analogy, Rice might as well have yelled, “Here’s a song off our new album,” as the crowd moved en mass to the restroom after the receiver’s speech.
Little’s speech could be the equivalent of being the song the Black Crowes play between “She Talks to Angels” and “Remedy.”
One guy in the press box quipped that he was the Zamboni between periods.
But the Little family really delivered the goods. Gil Brandt remarked that this has been a tremendous group of presenters, but Marc Little might have been the best.
Little took some time to thank all of those who helped get him inducted, including Jim Gray. Funny, that name did not draw any sort of reaction from the Ohio crowd, consider Gray was a part of LeBron James “The Decision.” Maybe it was a good thing everybody was in the restroom.
— Adam Rank