Today marked the beginning of voting for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. There are numerous finalists who deserve to get in, but only 10 men would be named finalists today out of the 15 men listed on the ballot.
The men lucky enough to survive the first cut were offensive guard Larry Allen, offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden, head coach Bill Parcells, receiver Cris Carter, and defensive tackle Warren Sapp. The two senior inductees were defensive tackle Curley Culp and linebacker Dave Robinson.
Of all the names on the ballot, I thought Bill Parcels was the most deserving.
Parcells took the Giants, Patriots, and Jets from doormat status into contenders. He is one of only two coaches to have taken more than one team to the Super Bowl. He took four teams to the playoffs, and ultimately won two Lombardi Trophies.