Today was a big day for a handful of former NFL players as they received news that they had been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton Ohio. You've heard and seen videos of players in Major League Baseball getting "the call from the hall" over the phone, but do you know how they do it in football?
This video surfaced tonight showing the President of the Pro Football Hall of Fame David Baker knocking on the doors to inform the players. Well here is how that works.
The players that are nominated to be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame are instructed to stay in their hotel room all day. They're not supposed to be on social media, not supposed to have much contact with people outside of their room. They are simply supposed to wait in their hotel room until 3:00pm where they either will or will not receive a knock on the door from David Baker.
If they receive the knock, their lives have just changed. They get the speech from Baker, shake the hand and begin celebrating with family. That's what you can see for former Vikings wide receiver Randy Moss in the video above.
If there's no knock right around 3:00pm...it's back to the drawing board for another year of waiting, that's what happened for former Vikings offensive lineman Steve Hutchinson in his first year of eligibility.