SIMPSON KILLS CHANCES WITH CALIF. SPORTS HOF: The first induction ceremony for the California Sports Hall of Fame was last night at the Anaheim Hilton.
The 2007 Inductees included Magic Johnson, Bill Walsh, Reggie Jackson, Eric Dickerson, Marcus Allen, Kellen Winslow, John Wooden, Tom Flores, Jackie Joyner Kersee, Jackie Robinson, Jerry West, Rafer Johnson, David “Deacon” Jones, Elgin Baylor, Chick Hearn, Wilt Chamberlain, Bob Mathias, Tommy Lasorda and Jim Plunkett.
Funny, there seems to be one prominent legendary California-based sports figure missing from that illustrious list (no, not Greg Brock), which is surprising, considering the CalHOF’s website claims that “Inductee finalists will be determined by a thorough selection process.”
Perhaps this facial hair faux-pas is what killed his chances. Or maybe the induction committee didn’t bother to canvas the credible opinions of key members of the media.