"If it were my decision Pat Tillman would have been a 1st ballot Hall Of Famer."
It was a gracious thing to say, a gesture of remembrance and respect.
|Peter King: It's my football, and |
don't you forget it.
He then went on, apparently forgetting that brevity is the soul of wit, (not to mention the soul of Twitter):
"IMO: Silly to confuse patriotism with athletic greatness. Some will disagree with me. That’s fine. It’s a free country."
Predictably, his open invitation to disagree with him ignited a Twitter brush fire that he then spent the remainder of the day trying to fight, basically by saying the same thing over and over:
"Football players should be judged for the Hall of Fame based on their football credentials. Nothing else."
"My feelings about this, as a voter for the Hall, is players should be judged for football only. Nothing else."