Kelly, inducted into the hall in 2002, in May completed radiation and chemotherapy sessions to treat sinus cancer, which spread from his jaw.
The contest will be played a day after the Hall of Fame inducts seven new members, including one each from the Bills and Giants.
Giants great Michael Strahan is beyond excited to be selected as a member of this year’s Pro Football Hall of Fame class. “It’s incredible,” he said.
If it wasn’t personal before, it definitely is now. Warren Sapp took his feud with Michael Strahan to a new low when he made reference to the Giants legend’s “gap tooth” and challenged him to a one-on-one meeting anytime, anywhere.
Since 2009, the NFL has made Canton the home of the Lombardi Trophy, so that football fans all over the country can see it in person. And now Baker can see it every day.
Parker was a Portsmouth native who played football, basketball and baseball at Duke University, then starred with the NFL’s Brooklyn Dodgers from 1937-41.
Parcells was joined at the ceremony by the other five living members of the Hall of Fame who played for the Giants.
Donovan made a name for himself as a feisty defensive tackle for the Baltimore Colts, helping the team to world championships in 1958 and 1959.
As Parcells stands on that stage in Canton, he will not only represent the height of coaching, but how luck plays so much into greatness regardless of one’s potential.
He got his monicker from a fictional fish that got no respect, but Bill Parcells got the ultimate nod on Saturday.
The opportunity is there. It’s time for the voters to give Bill Parcells his due.
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.
Would Tom Coughlin and Eli Manning be Hall of Famers if their careers ended today? One legendary Giant certainly thinks so.
Tomlinson said Monday he would rather be enshrined in Canton without a ring than win a title sans his Hall of Fame resume.
Eli Manning, Pro Football Hall of Famer? Not according to one former Giants teammate.