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Michael Wilbon Thinks Cris Carter Should Get Into Canton

Anyone that's followed me either here or at The Daily Norseman for any length of time knows that I love me some Pardon the Interruption and, by extension, I love me some Michael Wilbon. Wilbon has given me another reason to be a big fan of his with his Hall of Fame selection column on ESPN.com today.

Cris Carter should have been selected already. I'm sure somebody in that selection room could tell you why he didn't vote for Carter; but since this is my space, I'll tell you why not voting for him makes no sense whatsoever. There isn't a single receiver in the NFL today I'd take over Carter at 30 years old. OK, maybe Larry Fitzgerald, but he's the only one. Randy Moss? Carter had the best combination of hands, footwork and body control this side of Jerry Rice, which is probably why he was No. 2 behind Rice in receptions and in touchdowns by a receiver. It's insulting that he's been passed over three times so far. If he'd played in New York or New England, he'd be in already.

Wilbon is exactly right. If Michael Irvin and Art Monk are in the Hall of Fame already, there's absolutely no reason that Cris Carter shouldn't be there.

Hopefully, in 45 minutes, this injustice can be rectified.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.