EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants’ home opener Sunday vs. the Denver Broncos will feature a special halftime ceremony honoring Bill Parcells, the former coach who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame last month.
The Giants’ six living enshrinees are scheduled to attend the ceremony, which will be highlighted by Parcells receiving his Hall of Fame ring from Stephen A. Perry, the Hall’s president and executive director.
The other Giants’ Hall of Famers expected to attend are Y.A. Tittle, Frank Gifford, Sam Huff, Lawrence Taylor and Harry Carson. Each of them will be introduced by the Voice of the Giants, Bob Papa, and join Parcells on the MetLife Stadium field.
Carson, Perry and Parcells will make short speeches before a tribute to Parcells is shown on the stadium’s video boards.
The halftime ceremony can be seen LIVE on Giants.com since we know it won’t be shown by CBS.
On that note, the Giants also put in the names of players to be considered for the Hall of Fame 2014 vote. Each team places names in consideration and then the various committees of the HOF whittle the list down until the reach a group that get enshrined the following season. The Giants submitted 16 new names:
Michael Strahan, who should have been selected last year will be considered a favorite this time around. Tiki Barber, Morten Amderson, Brian Mitchell, Dave Meggett, Mark Bavaro, Bill Arnsparger, Dan Reeves, Sean Landeta, O.J. Anderson, Everson Walls, Lomas Brown, George Young, Dave Meggett, Herschel Walker, Sam Madison, and the other overlooked player that should be there is Phil Simms. Just for fun go ahead and compare Steve Young and Simms’ statistics and think about what each inherited when they took over the teams they won with. It’s a no brainer…If Steve Young is a Hall of Famer….so is Phil Simms.