The Latest: Tim McGraw got HOF weekend off to rousing start

Tim McGraw performs at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium as part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's weekend events, Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Gene J. Puskar

CANTON, Ohio (AP) The Latest on the Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions (all times local):


3:45 p.m.

Fans headed to Saturday night's Hall of Fame induction ceremony who also attended Friday night's Tim McGraw concert to kick off the weekend were still buzzing about the show.

McGraw, a huge football fan, had Hall of Famers Jim Kelly and Mel Blount come on stage at the end of ''Something Like That.'' Blount even did a little singing, and Kelly called McGraw ''a Hall of Famer for one night.''

Several fans said they were impressed that the country star's opening song, ''How Bad Do You Want It?'' featured football videos behind the stage and around the stadium.

A Packers fan from Milwaukee, wearing a No. 4 Brett Favre jersey who identified himself only as Lou ("no last name, please; I ain't supposed to be here'') said he especially enjoyed when McGraw changed a line in ''I Like It, I Love It.'' The lyric usually is: ''I ain't seen the Braves play a game all year,'' but McGraw substituted Packers.

''Hey, Tim McGraw one night, Brett going into the Hall of Fame the next,'' Lou said. ''That's heaven.''


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