The show must go on

A brief rain shower put a damper on things prior to Saturday's Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony. (Ben Liebenberg/NFL)

CANTON, Ohio — There is electricity in the air here at the Hall of Fame. Literally. A massive downpour slowed preparations for tonight’s festivities, complete with lightning lighting up the sky.

Rain-soaked fans ran for cover with the actual Hall of Fame being one of the few places available to take refuge. Those who made it inside — yours truly included — were more than happy to wait out the half-hour storm among the busts inside the Hall. One Broncos fan in particular was not pleased with the rainy developments.

Things are back to normal now that the rain has subsided. The sun has even emereged. But it was downright ominous there for a while. The plan in case of another mini-monsoon was actually to hold things indoors here at McKinley High School with a limited amount of fans and friends allowed inside a considerably smaller auditorium. Here in the press box, we would have been left to watch the proceedings on a closed-circuit television.

Personally, I think they should just do it outside, rain or shine. The same way these guys were forced to during their playing days… Well, not Marshall Faulk. But the rest of them.

— Aron Angel

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