Finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2012 are Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Jack Butler, Cris Carter, Dermontti Dawson, Edward DeBartolo, Jr., Chris Doleman, Kevin Greene, Charles Haley, Cortez Kennedy, Curtis Martin, Bill Parcells, Andre Reed, Willie Roaf, Will Shields, Dick Stanfel, and Aeneas Williams. For more information, please visit www.profootballhof.com.
From our man at Capital New York, Greg Hanlon...
Bill Parcells, who coached the Giants to two Super Bowls in 1986 and 1990, will likely get elected to the Hall of Fame this weekend.
It’s mildly surprising that people aren’t making a bigger deal of this. It is the 25th anniversary of the Giants’ first Super Bowl title, after all. It’s also interesting that Parcells took both of this year’s Super Bowl participants, the Giants and the Patriots, to the Super Bowl himself. And both of this year’s Super Bowl coaches, Tom Coughlin and Bill Belichick, coached under Parcells with the Giants and can correctly be called Parcells disciples.