Deadspin HOF Nominee: Michael Vick

Long before this whole dogfighting business, Michael Vick / Ron Mexico / Ookie was a popular guy around these parts. It is amazing to us, even to this day, how few people know about the Ron Mexico story. Now, ironically, this whole "electrocuting puppies" business may assure even fewer find out about it. Shame, too: It's still pretty hilarious.

Last year, Vick's brother was nominated for the Hall, but he fell just short. Despite the stingy nature of the voters this year ... we'd have to think his older bro's got a pretty good shot. But what do we know? The real question: Could he give an induction speech from jail? We do love that he's coming up for nomination the day of his guilty plea. That makes sense.

But is he a Hall of Famer? Seventy five percent is the threshold for induction. Vote below: Polls will be open until next Monday morning.

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