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NFL Betting: The 2012 Hall of Fame Inductees and Those Who Were Snubbed

Written by Gaby Varji   
Monday, 09 July 2012 22:02

2012 Hall of Fame InducteesThe BSN Sports picks experts were not surprised at the list of finalists for the 2012 NFL Hall of Fame induction class, but they were a bit surprised by who did not make the list of inductees. The list of actual 2012 inductees includes:
- Curtis Martin (RB – New York Jets)
- Cortez Kennedy (DT – Seattle Seahawks)
- Willie Road (OT- New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs)
- Chris Doleman (LB/DE – Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers)
- Dermontti Dawson (C – Pittsburgh Steelers)
- Jack Butler (CB – Pittsburgh Steelers) Join Now to Bet on this Game!

All of those players are great football players. But the list of finalists that did not get voted in is causing more discussion than the list of inductees. It was a long list of finalists, but let's take a look at the top ones that have the online NFL betting world a bit puzzled.

Andre Reed (WR – Buffalo Bills)

Andre Reed is 10th on the all-time NFL receptions list and 12th on the all-time career receiving touchdown list. He was a seven-time pro bowler and is eighth on the all-time yards per reception list. But Reed just cannot get voted in to the Hall of Fame and, at this point, he will probably never make it. With former Buffalo teammates Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas and Bruce Smith already in the hall of fame, it will always be an NFL mystery as to what the Hall of Fame voting committee has against Andre Reed.

Cris Carter (WR – Minnesota Vikings)

Cris Carter should make it into the Hall of Fame based strictly on the volume of great wide receivers he has mentored throughout his career. He is eighth on the all time receiving yards list, eighth all time in touchdowns scored and fourth all time in receiving touchdowns. The price per head bookie experts see Hall of Fame numbers in that list, but the writers who vote on the inductees do not. Cris Carter is a Minnesota Vikings' legend, and he should be in the Hall of Fame.

Charles Haley (DE/LB (Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers)

Charles Haley was a five-time pro bowler and this is the third time he has come up for voting in the Hall of Fame ballots. The thing that keeps Haley out of the Hall of Fame is not his resume as his NFL resume is one of the more impressive in the entire 2012 class. It was his attitude as a player and his off-season antics that constantly took away from his on-field heroics. It never looked like Charles Haley took playing in the NFL seriously, and that will probably keep him out of the Hall of Fame for good.

Bill Parcells (Head Coach and Front Office Executive – New York Giants, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins)

Fans will always wonder how Bill Parcells gets bypassed by the Hall of Fame voting committee while Weeb Ewbank, Ray Flaherty and Hank Stram enjoy the Hall of Fame recognition they deserve. Getting snubbed by the Hall of Fame probably doesn't bother the "Big Tuna" very much, but it should bother anyone who holds the NFL in high regard.

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