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Parcells Gets The Call To Canton
- Updated: February 3, 2013
Bill Parcells, the first coach to lead the Giants to two Super Bowl titles finally gets the call for Canton.
After a legendary career that also saw stops in New England, the Jets, Dallas and as a Front Office executive with Miami, Parcells takes his place among other legendary coaches in the Hall of Fame. Named head coach of the Giants in 1983, Parcells led the Giants to an era of dominance. Winning 10 games or more 5 times, and 5 times making the postseason, and 3 NFC East Division titles to go with his 2 Super Bowl victories.
After a brief stay in New England, where he would take the Patriots to the Super Bowl, becoming the then 2nd coach to bring two different franchises to the Super Bowl, he would helm the Jets, leading to a brief turn around that included an appearance in the 1998 AFC title game. And some might praise the Parcells years (1997-1999) in Green & White as bringing a sense of swagger to the franchise that still permeates the team to this day. Parcells would finish up his coaching career with the Dallas Cowboys from 2003-2006.
Finishing with 172 wins, which is good for 11th all-time, Parcells would be hired to be the Executive VP of Football Operations in 2008. A job he would hold for only a year.
Parcells will be inducted on August 3rd, as part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s 50th Anniversary celebration. Also inducted in the class of 2013 will be Dallas Cowboy Offensive Lineman Larry Allen, Minnesota Viking Wide Receiver Cris Carter, Kansas City Chief and Houston Oiler Defensive Lineman Curley Culp, Baltimore Raven Offensive Lineman Jonathan Ogden, Green Bay Packer Linebacker Dave Robinson and Tampa Bay Buccaneer Defensive Lineman Warren Sapp.