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Cris Carter, Chris Doleman Named Semifinalists For HOF Class Of 2012

Posted by Mike Wobschall on November 25, 2011 – 10:23 am

Two former Vikings teammates are among the 26 semifinalists being considered for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2012. Cris Carter and Chris Doleman, teammates in Minnesota from 1990-93, ’99, are among a deep class of semifinalists for inclusion in next year’s class. Both Carter and Doleman were also semifinalists and finalists a year ago.

To view a list of the semifinalists, click here.

The Hall of Fame’s Selection Committee chose the 26 semifinalists from the previously announced list of 105 preliminary nominees. The list of 26 semifinalists will be reduced by mail ballot to 15 modern-era finalists (plus 2 nominees from the Seniors Committee), with an announcement of the finalists to come in early January 2012.

The final step comes on February 4, 2012, when the 44-member Selection Committee meets in person to discuss and evaluate the merits of each of the 15 modern-era and the two senior candidates. An independent accounting firm tallies the voting that day to determine the new class of enshrinees.

Although there is no set number of Enshrinees for any Hall of Fame Class, the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s current ground rules do stipulate that between four and seven new members will be selected each year. No more than 5 modern-era nominees can be elected in a given year.


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30 Responses to “Cris Carter, Chris Doleman Named Semifinalists For HOF Class Of 2012”

  1. By Mike B. on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    Congrats to Chris Doleman and Cris Carter. Both players deserve to be in the NFL HOF. Long overdue for Cris Carter. Take care.

  2. By Viking Joe on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    They both deserve to be Hall of Famers !!!!!!

  3. By Frederick Jones on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    Okay, so I’m a little bit nuts!~~~

    But our Vikings administrators need HELP!

  4. By Frederick Jones on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    Building a football team is a little like building a fire:

    We have our big logs in Adrian Peterson and Jared Allen.
    We have our slightly smaller wood as in Percy Harvin.

    But if you put to much of that big wood on the fire all at once you won’t be
    able to build any fire at all.

    That’s what we have right now, administrators fighting to put on the big wood.
    To build this team we need a GENERAL MANAGER (FIRE BUILDER) to
    control what goes on the fire!

    to be continued….

  5. By Rocksalt on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    BOTH DESERVE TO BE IN HOF! ESPECIALLY CC ALREADY……..

  6. By Frederick Jones on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    Back to Building a Fire:

    If you are the Packers or some other winning team, you have a roaring fire, and do not have to worry too much about adding BIG WOOD. (Don’t worry…fires do go out and then the Packers have a chance to falter.)

    NOW you need a SPARK to start a fire…this could be Ponder or the Head Coach or even the GENERAL MANAGER.

    You must have paper or some other very flammable material. The Vikings certainly have that!!!

    What is missing is the SMALL WOOD or KINDLING to keep a consistent fire going so we can start the BIG WOOD.

    What is the KINDLING? It is the positions MOST administrators ignore or think they can TRAIN…lol x 3000! Special teams players, Offensive Linemen, and Defensive Backs. THEY ARE THE KINDLING WHICH MAKES THE fire GO!

    YA SEE…If you have too much BIG WOOD you will smother the FIRE!
    (UNLESS you are a winning team (HUGE FIRE) Then the more wood the better!

  7. By Frederick Jones on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    Admittedly this is not a perfect analogy.

    But the Vikings had and still try to put TOO MUCH BIG WOOD ON THE FIRE.

    Example: Randy Moss. Randy will not tolerate a loser. Hence he was a very big
    piece of wood that helped smother our fire.

    Did the Head Coach have input on the Randy Moss trade? I doubt it.

    Rudolph and Gerhart are potentially BIG WOOD. But first we must have the kindling to get them going!!!

  8. By VegasVike on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    Cris Carter is a class act and should already be there! Good luck to both guys.

  9. By Bigfan1 on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    What’s taking the committee so long to admit these two, do it.

  10. By TITANIUM TITUS on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    Had CC been in one hyperbolic– it would have been done years ago.

  11. By TITANIUM TITUS on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    Hey– I meant Superbowl– I had misspelled and quickly hit spell check– must have hit the word right below. Sounds poetic, but it was not on purpose.

  12. By Rocksalt on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    Rudolph and Gerhart need something…..

  13. By NovaScotiaVike on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    Titus, I’m dissapointed. Spellcheck?

  14. By Rocksalt on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    better to be poetic than technically correct, especially if one wishes to create, rahter than simply edit…..

  15. By Rocksalt on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    blue-blood, upper -crust pronunciation of rather…….

  16. By Rocksalt on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    the real Nova! how are you?

  17. By NovaScotiaVike on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    That wasn’t me, Rock. I’m not posting while this cr@p continues. Anything you see with my name isn’t me. Someone is getting their “kicks” impersonating me and other bloggers. The true definition of “loser”.

  18. By Rocksalt on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    ok…..guess you are fine.

  19. By Rocksalt on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    sh!t, Nova- I had the same thing the other night……p!ssed me off so I left……sorry dude.

  20. By Rocksalt on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    I will join you, brother…… signing off……..any Rocksalt messages after this will be the imposter, until otherwise notified. Loser Imposter!

  21. By paul on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    Fred Jones, don’t forget the match..

  22. By Justin F on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    I want Cris Carter inducted. But I bet he’ll not make the finals.

  23. By Justin F on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    It’s funny that Clay Matthews is nominated (not THE Clay Matthews, but the older Clay Matthews).

  24. By Frederick Jones on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    @Paul,

    What are your thoughts?

  25. By Frederick Jones on Nov 26, 2011 | Reply

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
    By the way, will someone please explain why the Wilfs are considered such great owners? I’m not seeing it.
    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  26. By Justin F on Nov 26, 2011 | Reply

    Fred, we get your point. You are highly critical of the Wilfs. No need to spam every single blog with it.

  27. By Parody on Nov 26, 2011 | Reply

    THat’s Fred for you. He’s bent on spamming these blogs with the same posts over and over again, questioning the leadership of the team. Somehow he seems to think it will have an effect…as if owners will read the blogs if he complains enough…or if other fans will join his cause and find a way to do something effective if they read the same whining complaints enough times…

  28. By vikesfansteve on Nov 26, 2011 | Reply

    Carter’s abrasive personality is why he keeps not getting in the Hall.

  29. By thatissomeBS on Nov 27, 2011 | Reply

    I refuse to recognize the validity of the NFL Hall of Fame as long as Cris Carter is not part of it. The only reason he did not own most receiving records was because the greatest player in NFL history already had them.

  30. By DaVikings on Nov 27, 2011 | Reply

    Cris Carter should have went in last year! He was better than some of those that went in last year!!

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