“Pro football is like nuclear warfare, there are no winners, only survivors.”
~ Frank Gifford
Thursday, after touring the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and exiting the resplendent city of Cleveland, I drove south through Cuyahoga Falls, Akron and on down to Canton, Ohio to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
My plan was to go to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Friday but I decided to drive by there just out of curiosity before finding a place to sleep. Luckily, I did! I pulled into the parking area to find dozens of large white party tents and people scrambling to and fro with crates, cameras, cables, chairs, etc.
A security person stopped me and told me that this was the biggest weekend of the year for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. They have the official induction ceremony of this year’s inductees, a football game, TV and radio shows broadcasting live, autograph sessions and a bunch of other events too numerous to mention that happen on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. So…it was five o’clock and the museum closed at eight o’clock; bottom line…even though I was exhausted from driving and touring the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, if I didn’t go into this Hall of Fame, I wouldn’t get in until Monday and for those of you who don’t know me, I’m not a fan of crowds so staying for the weekend festivities was not an option and I had no inkling of sticking around just so I could pay Steve Young $120 for his autograph. (Tom Brady…maybe.)
So I went in, paid my twenty-four dollars for admission and took a self-guided tour. I stayed about two hours, saw everything that had to do with the New England Patriots and departed an hour before closing. If you’re a football fan, this place is worth a visit.
I’m sure there were other teams represented besides the New England Patriots but…
I hope you’re a New England Patriots fan.
The gam continues…