On the day before, the Super Bowl the Hall of Fame Class for 2013 was announced. It was very emotional for most players. The players that will be going to Canton are the great Head Coach Bill Parcells, Warren Sapp, Cris Carter, Jonathan Ogden, Larry Allen, Curley Culp and Dave Robinson.
Bill Parcells won 1986 and 1990 Super Bowls with the New York Giants. He was successful everywhere he coached. Parcells finished with a 172 wins in 22 years of coaching. He also coached the New York Jets, Dallas Cowboys, and New England Patriots. Lawrence Taylor considers him to be the driving force to how he became such a great linebacker.
Sapp was defensive tackle no one wanted to face. His 96.5 sacks was second highest sack total in NFL history for a defensive tackle. Sapp was Defensive Player of the Year in 1999. He helped the Tampa Bay Buccaneers win their only Super Bowl in 2002. Sapp makes it into the Hall on his first year of eligibility.
Cris Carter broke down and cried tears of joy when he found out he was a Hall of Famer. Carter’s career was highlighted by 130 touchdown receptions, 1101 receptions and 13899 yards for a career.
Ogden was the first player the Baltimore Ravens ever drafted. He helped the Ravens win a Super Bowl in 2000. He opened up holes for running back Jamal Lewis when he rushed for 2066 yards in 2003. He reached the Pro Bowl 11 times in his career.
Larry Allen helped the Dallas Cowboys win a Super Bowl title in 1995. He was one of the strongest linemen to ever play the game. There is video around the net that he benched a rumored 700 lbs in his playing days. He was constant force that blocked would-be tacklers for the great Emmitt Smith.
Curely Culp prominence was the Kansas City Chiefs. He help the Chiefs win Super Bowl IV with his great defensive play. He was a 6 time Pro Bowler. He did play for the Houston Oilers and Detroit Lions during his career. He last played in 1981.
Dave Robinson is another Green Bay Packer to make it to the Hall of Fame. He was an outside linebacker who helped the Green Bay Packers win two Super Bowls. Robinson played 10 seasons with the Pack from 1963 to 1972. He would end his career with the Washington Redskins. He played with Washington 1973-74. He was part of the All-Decade team of the 60s. Packers’ greatness continues to shine as Robinson becomes the 22nd Packer to be elected to the NFL Hall of Fame.
It was an interesting class for the Hall of Fame. Definitely, congratulation goes out to all of the inductees for their selection to Canton.