Bill Parcells made the cut and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, while Michael Strahan misses out.
Single-season sacks leader Michael Strahan and two players who tried to block him are among 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Fans can thank Art Modell for laying the groundwork for the extensive, multi-platform coverage they see today. Without those first network contracts, none of it would have happened.
All the good things that Art Modell did for the NFL don’t matter at all. He may have been a likable man and an innovator with plenty of television know-how, but he took the Browns out of Cleveland, and that will forever be his legacy.
The Ravens said Modell died of natural causes early Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he had been admitted Wednesday.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was right when he said fans “don’t care about the details” of contract negotiations. But he better keep his fingers crossed that doesn’t change anytime soon.