Modell in the Hall of Fame?

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As the Pro Football Hall of Fame's selection committee gets ready to elect its 2007 inductees next month, rumors have already started circulating that Art Modell may be among the honored, according to Examiner.com. While this may make Clevelanders wince in agony, one man is championing such sacrilege: Ravens fan Jim Wallace. "Why does Modell belong in the Hall of Fame?" he asks. "Today's billion-dollar TV contracts — the life blood of the NFL — all can be traced back to the hard work of Modell." Wallace goes on to say that without Modell, Monday Night Football may never have existed. Sure, Wallace is entitled to his opinion, especially since Modell didn't commit the greatest football swindle in NFL history against his city. Why should he hold a grudge on Cleveland's behalf? —Denise Grollmus

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