February 3, 2013

Pro Football Hall: Parcells makes it on fourth attempt

Bill Parcells makes it in a year that's as notable for those who didn't make it as for those who did.

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Warren Sapp, Chris Rose
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Warren Sapp, right, shows Chris Rose, the host for the announcement ceremony, just how happy he was Saturday upon being named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Allen played 203 games over 14 seasons, spending the bulk of his career with the Cowboys. He played every position on the offensive line except center and was a first-team All-Pro seven straight seasons.

Ogden spent a dozen seasons with the Ravens, a lineman who led the way for Jamal Lewis to become just the fifth running back in NFL history to rush for 2,000 yards in a season. Ogden was a six-time All-Pro and was voted to 11 Pro Bowls.

Like Sapp, Allen and Ogden were first-year selections.

Ogden shared the moment with his family. He called his mother "first thing," and also told his 7-year-old son.

"He's real proud of his dad," Ogden said.

He watched nervously as the announcement was made.

"It's like going to the hospital with your wife to have a baby. You can't do anything about it," Ogden said. "You hear everybody say you're a first ballot for sure, but you never really know. A lot of good well-deserving guys didn't get in on the first ballot."

"When I got drafted (by Dallas), they'd just won a Super Bowl," Allen said. "When they threw me in, I just didn't want to be the one to mess it up."

 

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