The Football Hall of Fame has released their Semi-Finalist selections, and it should be no shock that few surprises have emerged. A quick look sees a very familiar list, and few new names have emerged among this year's eligible players. The list includes (with our ranking listed in front)....
2. Curtis Martin: RB, Patriots & Jets
3. Will Shields: OG, Chiefs
4. Willie Roaf: OT, Saints & Chiefs
5. Cris Carter: WR, Eagles, Vikings & Dolphins
6. Cortez Kennedy: DT, Seahawks
9. Dermontti Dawson: C, Steelers
13. Tim Brown: WR, Raiders
14. Jerome Bettis: RB, Rams & Steelers
15. Andre Reed: WR, Bills & Redskins
16. Chris Doleman: DT/LB, Vikings, Falcons & 49ers
17. Rogers Craig: RB, 49ers, Raiders & Vikings
19. Charles Haley: DT/LB, 49ers & Cowboys
23. Aeneas Williams: CB/S, Cardinals & Rams
26. Steve Atwater: S, Broncos & Jets
35. Terrell Davis: RB, Broncos
41. Donnie Shell: S, Steelers
45. Kevin Greene: Rams, Steelers, Panthers & 49ers
68. Steve Tasker: Special Teams, Oilers & Bills
72. Karl Mecklenberg: LB, Broncos
Unranked. Clay Matthews Jr.: LB, Browns & Falcons
The semi-finalists also include former innovative coach, Don Coryell, former 49ers Owner, Eddie DeBartolo Jr., superstar coach, Bill Parcells, former Commisioner, Paul Tagliabue and contributors Ron Wolf & George Young.
For us, it gets worth debating when it gets stripped down to the Finalists. Want to bet we won't be surprised with that selection?