For the first time since he became eligible, John Lynch is one of 17 finalists for the Hall of Fame. Among the other 16 finalists? A punter and a kicker.
The voters have deemed a punter and a kicker more worthy than Terrell Davis (a league MVP, SB MVP, 2,000-yard rusher, and best player on two SB-winning teams), Karl Mecklenburg, and Steve Atwater.
They're not as bad as the hacktastic baseball voters, but they're not that far behind.