I stumbled across an interesting story while perusing the Syracusefan message board - Mark Kriegal from Fox Sports asks a very valid question - How the Hell did Dick Vitale get into the Hall of Fame? It's a perfectly valid question, backed up, in this idiot's opinion, by some equally valid facts.
Hall of Fame admission is becoming a joke in all the major sports, and this case in particular is a perfect illustration of that point. The biggest problem I have is that Vitale LOBBIED for entry, which is the equivalent of asking people to say nice things about you. I heard him on the interview circuit after it was announced he was going in and he compared himself to Susan Lucci, a reference to him being a Hall Finalist in 2004 and 2006.
Personally I don't like Vitale, but he's relatively harmless, so let's take a cue from him - Do you like Three Idiots on Sports? Please - come on, tell us, do you like us? Really, honestly - are we good? Shouldn't we be honored? Come on, we've been around almost a year - aren't we great? You must like us a little? We have to be PTPers don't we?