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Haley Hoping For Hall Call



    Charles Haley has a Super Bowl ring to fill an entire hand. In case you're not familiar with (normal) human anatomy, that's five Super Bowl rings. No one else can claim that — not Terry Bradshaw, not Joe Montana, not anyone in the Hall of Fame.

    Now, Haley is going for his fifth try to get into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, a class which will be announced on Saturday. So far, it hasn't gone well for Haley, who is often seen as a guy who was fortunate to play on great teams in San Francisco and Dallas but was a good, not great player. Also, he was hated by the media and many teammates for his sometimes irrational behavior that has since been diagnosed as bipolar disorder, for which he takes drugs to control.

    It's not looking too great for Haley this year, despite his 485 tackles and 100.5 sacks in 120 career starts. He was a two-time All-Pro, but this year he's going up against a more recent, more decorated player who played the same position he did. That's not a good sign for Haley.

    Michael Strahan is up for induction for the first time this year, and the former New York Giant who was the leader of their defense that helped them go on two surprising Super Bowl title runs. Both of those times, the Giants beat Tom Brady and the New England Patriots juggernaut.

    Strahan had 141.5 sacks in 205 starts and is the NFL record holder for most sacks in a season when Brett Favre infamously fell down to get him his 22nd sack of the season in 2001.

    Guys like Marvin Harrison are also first-time eligible this season, and you have to think both he and Strahan will be first-ballot guys. So it's looking like it could be another year of disappointment for Haley.