Originally written on Zone Blitz  |  Last updated 2/2/13
The Class of 2013 Hall of Fame was announced Saturday, with Lary Allen, Cris Carter, Curley Culp, Jon Ogden, Bill Parcells, Dave Robinson and Warren Sapp making the cut. The final 10 candidates were Michael Strahan, Parcells, Allen, Jerome Bettis, Carter, Charles Haley, Ogden, Andre Reed, Sapp and Aeneas Williams. While several of the finalists were strong holdovers from previous votes, this was a strong class of former players who were in their first year of eligibility. In addition to finalists Ogden, Allen, Strahan and Sapp, first-year eligible candidates included safety John Lynch, running back Priest Holmes, quarterback Steve McNair and kicker Morten Andersen. The finalists also again included three wide receivers – Cris Carter, Tim Brown and Andre Reed – who reportedly each have factions of support among Hall of Fame voters but who individually had not been able to garner enough support to be elected. This year’s vote did/did not clear up that logjam, which only will/would hav...
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