In the past 8-10 years, there have been many WRs who seemed to be first or second ballot Hall of Famers but almost all had to wait longer. Some waited 6 or more years (Tim Brown, Art Monk, Andre Reed). Despite all being deserving of induction into the Hall, the voters selected only one receiver per year. I thought Marvin Harrison should have gotten in last year. They elected Tim Brown instead.
Hopefully the voters will elect both Harrison and Owens this year. They both deserve it.
Yes he HELPED bring a title to the city. And people appreciated it so much, they now complain he didn't win more. He also didn't play particularly well in those playoffs and anybody who is objective about it realizes Bob Sanders was at the very least, just as important as Manning. So I don't give him all the credit, especially considering he only plays one side of the ball. Other than the title those Pacers teams were the equivalent to the Colts in terms of yearly success, in a basketball crazed state.
The same teams win in basketball the same as football, so I'm not sure what that has to do with anything.