The Pro Football Hall of Fame and the NFL Network had a two-hour special to reveal the Hall’s Centennial Class on Wednesday.
While it most definitely increased their ratings, it did not sit well with a guy who was not named.
Former Cowboys wide receiver Drew Pearson was visibly angry when the 13 names were read and his was not among them.
“They broke my heart. They broke my heart,” Pearson said, in what appears to be a house full of friends and supporters and at least one television camera. “And they did it like this. They strung it out like this.”
Here is even longer video of him crying:
Pearson was a first-team All-Decade receiver for the 1970s and now remains as the only member of that list who has not been voted into the Hall already.
Even second team 1970s All-Decade wideout Harold Carmichael was one of the 10 players named during Wednesday’s show.