If there is one phrase that I never, ever thought would ever be applied to me, it is “Hall of Famer.” It’s not that I don’t have dillusions of grandiour, because I do. I just realistically never imagined that I’d ever get to use that phrase for myself.
Well, in case you haven’t guessed by now, in a few short months, I will be able to say that I am a member of a Hall of Fame. It’s not an individual induction so I guess it’s not “me” in particular that is a member of the Hall of Fame, but rather a team that I was a part of. The football (American) team that I played on as a freshman at my alma mater is being inducted into the Hall of Fame at homecoming this year. I got my official invite letter today.
We were the first team to win the division and a berth in the playoffs in something like 60 years. Or maybe it was since the 60’s. I can’t remember. It was exciting though.
So, it’s not me in particular that is Hall of Fame worthy, but rather something that I was a part of. And isn’t that just as good if not better? I think so.
I’d like to congratulate my fellow teammates on the 1997 Jamestown College Jimmies Football roster. We’re Hall of Famers!