As many of you know the voting is finally in and the Hall of Fame results are official. Coach Bill Parcells will be taking the magical ride to Canton, Ohio to get inducted while Michael Strahan will have to wait one more year at least.
Regarding his election to the Hall of Fame, Bill Parcells had this to say:
“I’m honored, I really am,” said Parcells, who was a finalist last year. “It’s just unbelievable. When you start in this business you’re not aspiring to do anything but win games and keep your job. After a while your aspirations change to try to win division and win playoff games. After that to the championship level if you can get there. When it’s all over with, like it has been for me for a few years, you obviously think about it some. I’m just very appreciative of everything.”
New York Giants President and CEO John Mara had the following to say regarding the new Hall of Famer:
I’m very happy for Bill,” “This is long overdue. He’s one of the best coaches in NFL history. He turned our franchise around. We went through a long period in the 1960’s and 70’s when we were a laughing stock. When Bill took over in 1983 he survived a very difficult first year, but then turned us into a perennial playoff contender and won two Super Bowls for us. He coached three other teams and everywhere he went, he had great success. I’m very happy that he will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.”
According to Giants.com, Bill Parcells will become the 19th player/coach who played a “significant” amount of time with the New York Giants to be elected to the Hall of Fame. The Giants rank are third among all NFL franchises with the number of players/coaches who have been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Class act Michael Strahan congratulated Coach Parcells and took to Twitter to quickly talk about his own Canton chances:
Congratulations to the 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame class. Parcells, Ogden, Allen, Carter and Sapp. Enjoy the well deserved honor….Thanks for the HOF tweets. I Love you all and I hope I eventually make it in. I look at it as a delayed blessing and I have many now!
Certainly, we all hope that Michael will be joining Coach Parcells in the near future.
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