Carl Eller

It’s about time Carl Eller got into the Hall. Why oh why do they never include video highlights of the inductees’ careers on the Hall of Fame Web site?!? Is it just me, or is that a no-brainer? On Eller’s Hall page their idea of "multimedia" are still photos. Very lame. Leave it to Minnesota Public Radio to fill in the multimedia gap by posting a Real Audio feed of Eller’s induction speech. MPR had Eller on their Midday show today. It was a very good interview that mostly covered his social activism rather than his football career. KSTP TV has a short Windows Media video clip on Eller’s speech at their site and Twin Cities Public Television ran an interview with Eller on their Almanac program.

What is it, though, about Minnesota inductees using their platform for social crusades? Alan Page did the same thing. I don’t recall Bud Grant‘s speech but he did not lack for political activism; he can easily get all worked up about Native American fishing rights.

Here’s something I can get all worked up about: Jim Marshall not getting in this year.