Following the lead of the Nobel Prize Committee, which awarded a Nobel Peace Prize to President Barack Obama–ostensibly for the good things he might do during his presidency–NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced that Detroit Lions rookie quarterback Matt Stafford has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Matt Stafford, Hall of Fame quarterback, looks for a receiver.
“Matt Stafford continues to improve week after week, and we have every confidence in the world that someday he’ll finish his career with Super Bowl rings, passing records, Pro Bowl appearances and with lots of the commercial endorsements Peyton Manning currently has,” Goodell said in a statement. “For that reason, we are inducting Stafford into the Hall of Fame.”
Stafford, the Lions’ first-overall pick in this year’s draft, was at a loss for words.
“Wow, and to think I never won the Heisman or led the University of Georgia to the National Championship,” he said finally.
Some veterans are very critical of Stafford’s induction.
“What am we, chopped liver?” asked Peyton Manning on behalf of himself and his brother. “We’ve actually won Super Bowls! We’ve been to the Pro Bowl! What more do we need?”
Former Lions quarterback Joey Harrington was also very angry about Stafford’s induction. “What if he flops like I did?” Harrington asked on his way to a Seattle Seahawks tryout.