Apropos of nothing, does the Hockey Hall of Fame receive public funding? I've been fuming about this.
In case it's not clear how ridiculous things have gotten, have a look at a typical Maple Leafs roster from the JFK-Beatles era. Quite the high-powered lineup, no? With Duff, that team featured 11 future Hall of Famers and counting. The 1927 Yankees don't have this degree of representation in the Baseball Hall of Fame--yet somehow that group of Buds conspired to finish fourth in a six-team league and expire in the first round of the playoffs. And yet, believe it or not, the big Hall issue surrounding the team is "Hey, how come they haven't put Carl Brewer in the Hall yet?"