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Is there an East Coast bias against the Broncos in the Hall of Fame?

Jim Saccomano joined The Afternoon Drive to discuss this issue and had some very interesting answers.

The question has been asked ad nauseam by those in the Denver Broncos organization and Broncos Country. When it comes to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, why is there a severe lack of under representation in Canton, Ohio?

For those who don’t know, there are four Broncos in the Hall of Fame. It’s beyond shameful and a huge slight on the museum. So how does the 46-member committee continue this charade?

On Friday’s The Afternoon Drive, Eric Goodman and Les Shapiro had Jim Saccomano on the show. Saccomano is the longtime media relations director and resident historian for the organization. If anyone can shed light on Denver and the Hall of Fame, it’s him.

One of the most popular theories thrown around, especially from fans, is there is an East Coast bias. This was one of the questions posed to Saccomano.

“I think each human being is not a biased guy,” he told the guys. “But I’ll say this: There are like eight voters west of the Mississippi River. All of the others (38) are East of the Mississippi River.

“I just think it’s human nature for a guy who is in Philadelphia, without getting on an airplane, sees the Redskins, the Giants, the Jets, the Steelers, the Ravens - you get my drift.”

It’s an interesting subject that doesn’t have an answer, as Adam Malnati and I also discussed this week. The hope is the Broncos will finally start to receive the representation they’re due. I just wouldn’t hold my breath.

Bonus listen

MHR’s Tim Lynch joined the show to talk about how much patience Denver fans should have with Trevor Siemian.