The National Football League will be announcing its Hall of Fame Class of 2012 this afternoon, with the NFL Network airing the announcement live at 4:30 PM Central time. I'm guessing that the NFL Network will be streaming this announcement on their website, and if that's the case we'll get a link for it up here.
We've been over this whole thing numerous times. . .the Minnesota Vikings have two players that are eligible for enshrinement again this year in defensive end Chris Doleman and wide receiver Cris Carter. We all know that it's nothing short of completely and utterly ridiculous that Carter isn't already in, and it seems like this would be a good year for him to get in. . .it isn't a particularly strong class and, quite frankly, he's better than the other wide receivers that are eligible this year along with him.
Doleman has a shot to get in, I think. . .maybe some of the attention from Jared Allen's chase for the sack record will make people notice Doleman. I'm not sure if he gets in this time, but it wouldn't be the biggest shock ever if he did, either.
The announcements are coming in about half an hour, ladies and gentlemen. We can discuss and (hopefully) celebrate at least one of our team's greats winding up in Canton this year as it happens.