One day before Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, the NFL announced its 2012 class of Hall of Fame inductees. These men will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August to kick off the 2012 NFL season.
Despite many expecting Bill Parcells to make it into the Hall of Fame with ease on his first try, though, the long-time NFL head coach was left out. Parcells made the cut from 15 to 10, but did not make the final cut to five, joining all the wide receivers, including Cris Carter on the outside looking in.
Parcells is perhaps best known for serving as head coach of the Giants from 1983 until 1990, where he won two Super Bowl titles with them in two appearances, in 1986 and 1990. Parcells retired after that second Super Bowl win for a short time, before being lured back into action as the head coach of the Patriots in 1993. He stayed with team until 1996, ending his tenure there with a Super Bowl appearance in which New England lost to the Green Bay Packers. His most recent head coaching stint was with the Dallas Cowboys, from 2003 to 2006.
Parcells owns a career head coaching record of 172-130-1 in the regular season, with a postseason record of 11-8.
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