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Ex-Giants GM George Young a finalist for Pro Football Hall of Fame

Carl Banks left off list of modern-era finalists

New York Giants’ General Manager George Young at press confe
George Young
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Yours truly has been begging for former New York Giants GM George Young to be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame for years. Try here, here and here.

Well, Young is now closer to enshrinement than ever as he has been selected as a finalist for the Class of 2020 in the Contributor category.

Here is part of what I wrote about Young last summer:

I’ve never been able to understand why Hall of Fame voters have turned a cold shoulder to the former Giants GM.

Young is the man who rescued the Giants franchise from a drought that saw them miss the playoffs from 1964 through 1980. He won Executive of the Year five times from 1979-1997. The Giants won two Super Bowl titles under his direction.

Young made one major mistake, letting Bill Belicheck slip away. Still, hard to believe he hasn’t garnered more support from Hall of Fame voters over the years. Let’s hope that oversight finally gets corrected this time around.

Former Giants linebacker Carl Banks wasn’t as fortunate. Banks, a semifinalist, was left off the list of 15 modern-era finalists

Here are all of the finalists: