Matthew and I spent the better part of Sunday sequestered in a small windowless conference room somewhere in the Golden State pouring over hundreds of reader comments in the hopes of elevating some to the TSG Comment Hall of Fame.
Okay, it didn’t happen exactly like that, but we have selected a few comments for induction into all three wings of the HOF.
A new wing has been added to the HOF for “unique and exceptional comments.” Basically, this wing will house distinguished comments that neither fall into the Jimmy Conrad Wing for funny commentary or the Bill Jeffrey Wing for astute technical commentary.
This wing has been dubbed the Hal Block Wing after The Hal Block Soccer League in Ramapo, NY. This is the youth soccer league that Matthew and I played in while growing up.
The first inductee is Eric Wheatley of the Baltimore Brigade who posted a comment about bringing the #9 for the Ninth Minute Salute for Charlie Davies because “a couple thousand doing so would be epic.” Little did we know at the time that Eric’s idea and efforts at RFK coupled with TSG’s Ninth Minute Salute and promotion would lead to this.