The new 2013 Hall of Fame class was just announced. There were four clear Hall of Fame choices who were in their first year of eligibility in this year’s group of fifteen finalists. Three of them made it: Larry Allen, Warren Sapp, and Johnathan Ogden. The fourth, Michael Strahan, did not get selected, and will likely wait until next year when the Super Bowl is in New York.
Cris Carter got into one of those spots, finally breaking a logjam at wide receiver and being selected ahead of Andre Reed and Tim Brown. Bill Parcells got the other spot, as Parcells had previously been up for nomination as a finalist back in 2002, before returning to coaching, and just got back on the ballot last year. Parcells was definitely getting in at some point, and the only question was which class and which players would he supplant.
Meanwhile, Curley Culp and Dave Robinson both got in as senior candidates.
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