HOF - Boston beats NY, Chicago, Dallas, and LA
posted at 8/21/2011 6:44 AM EDT
And now your first-round matchups:
No. 5-seed Chicago vs. No. 2-seed Dallas.
No. 3-seed New York vs. No. 4-seed Los Angeles.
Boston gets the No. 1 seed and the bye.
And, to be clear, the HOF ballots were composed of non-active sports figures.
How do you compare DiMaggio and Auerbach? You can't. DiMaggio was baseball elegance. Auerbach was Celtics green and victory cigars. They were singular. I won't even attempt to separate the two.
But I choose Boston over New York for no other reason than greatness spread over three sports compared to one. I'm not saying Boston's inaugural class is necessarily better than New York's, but simply more diverse in its accomplishments. So there.
Re: HOF - Boston beats NY, Chicago, Dallas, and LA
posted at 8/21/2011 8:29 AM EDT
Great article by Gene......tough calls all around.....really no wrong answers on this type of discussion....