What if The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame acted like the Baseball Hall of Fame

And you thought baseball voters had it tough this year?

“Can you imagine the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame if it had a character clause?” wrote Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle. “It would be Barry Manilow, Taylor Swift and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. …

“Ty Cobb, on an average day, broke seven or eight Commandments before breakfast.”


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• At SportsPickle.com: “Notre Dame’s heralded 2013 recruiting class a hoax: ‘None of them exist.’ “

• At TheOnion.com: “Golden Tate claims he caught final Hail Mary in Falcons game.”

Stats of the day

• NBA and college basketball games Bill Walton played in: 607.

• Grateful Dead concerts Walton says he has attended: 835.

Ducking the truth

“A week after saying, ‘I’m not leaving Oregon for the NFL,’ Chip Kelly has agreed to be the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles,” noted NBC’s Jimmy Fallon. “Even Lance Armstrong was like, ‘Pick a story and stick with it.’ “

Recycled Lance

Among the top 10 other Lance Armstrong revelations, from CBS’s David Letterman:

• “Still never leaves the house without several vials of clean urine.

• “United States Postal Service paid him in stamps.

• “Has given up on making the baseball Hall of Fame.”

San Francisco treat

“All men are created equal. LIE. Not while Colin Kaepernick walks the earth,” wrote Rick Reilly of ESPN.com. “49ers fans should not just kiss his biceps, they should kiss his feet, his eyes and his brain. Can you believe this man spent a year cuddled up to a clipboard?”

Talking the talk

• NBC’s Jay Leno, on when it became obvious Lance Armstrong was using performance-enhancing drugs: “That one year he won the race on the stationary bike.”

• Times desk editor Tony Guadagnoli, envisioning the Jets’ next three-ring circus: “T.O., Te’o and Tebow.”

• Times reader Charlie Gay, on Notre Dame’s new defensive statistic: “Tackles for a lass.”

• Hornets rookie Austin Rivers, to The Associated Press, on who his mother was rooting for when he played against the Celtics team coached by his father Doc: “Me. Because she loves me more.”

Te’o of Woe Dept.

Turns out Notre Dame star Manti Te’o dedicated his season to a fake online girlfriend.

No need to wake up the echoes if you can just reboot ‘em!

Dwight Perry: 206-464-8250 or dperry@seattletimes.com