[Note by Ed Valentine, 02/04/12 6:38 PM EST: Parcells, much to my amazement, was not elected. ]
Will former New York Giants coach Bill Parcells be voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame today? The 44 voters are meeting today to determine that, and the view from here is that Parcells should be voted in.
Here is the full list of candidates for enshrinement:
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.
I don't know how you would vote against Parcells today. Two Super Bowl titles with the Giants, a Super Bowl appearance with the Patriots and playoff appearances as head coach of both the New York Jets and Dallas Cowboys. Tuna finished his career with 172 victories.
After Parcells I'm not sure who else is voted in today. You can build good cases for Martin, Brown, Carter and Bettis. Candidates need 80 percent of the vote to get in which means just nine "no" votes would eliminate them.