Hall of Fame battle coming?

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Hall of Fame battle coming?

Insiders told CSNChicago.com that Saturdays debate among the Hall of Fame electors was likely to be one of the most interesting and possibly most heated in some time. Besides the annual difficulty of deciding who among a cluster of greats was more great, this year has two contributors on the ballot and thats never easy.

One is former San Francisco 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo, who transformed the 49ers into perennial Super Bowl contenders. And the other is Bill Parcells, who had 14 winning seasons in 19 years as a head coach and won two Super Bowls coaching the New York Giants.

Both coaches in this Super Bowl were Parcells' assistants, Tom Coughlin handling receivers and Bill Belichick handling multiple duties on defense.

Absolutely Parcells should be selected, said Belichick, who was Parcells defensive coordinator after coaching special teams and linebackers. Bill has done a tremendous job in his time in the National Football League, really taking five organizations from not a very high point to a very high point.

Bill is a tremendous coach, a great influence in my career and on me personally. I think hes had tremendous accomplishments in the game, not only his record but also his development of players and coaches and just the impact to the National Football League. I cant imagine him being left out of the group.

One Tom Brady stat that is guaranteed to make Bears fans depressed

One Tom Brady stat that is guaranteed to make Bears fans depressed

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are headed to the Super Bowl.

Ho hum.

Just another year in the NFL.

Brady's excellence has blown well past historical proportions and is now getting into the territory of surreal. 

Following Sunday night's victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship game, The MMQB's Peter King released this whopper of a stat:

That is a punch to the gut of Bears fans who have seen their favorite team make the playoffs only once in the last decade and tally just four postseason victories over the past 26 seasons (dating back to 1991).

[SHOP: Gear up Bears fans!]

However, the Bears shouldn't feel too bad. King singled them out, but he could've formed the Tweet around more than two dozen other teams because Brady's 24 postseason victories are more than 25 (!!) NFL franchises and tied with another (the New York Giants) all-time.

Yes, that means Brady has won more playoff games than the Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens, Washington Redskins and on and on.

Only the Pittsburgh Steelers, Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders have more postseason wins than Brady and the Patriots only have seven playoff victories in games without the three-time Super Bowl MVP at quarterback.

And if it makes Bears fans feel any better, Brady has as many playoff wins by himself as the Detroit Lions, New Orleans Saints, Arizona Cardinals and Houston Texans combined.

Brady's run of success with Bill Belichick and the Patriots is remarkable and likely won't ever be duplicated (let alone surpassed).

In less than two weeks, Brady will play in his seventh Super Bowl — the most ever for one player — and as such, means we've seen Brady in 13.7 percent of the Super Bowls all time (h/t Business Insider).

The Atlanta Falcons, on the other hand, have been around since 1965 and are headed to only their second Super Bowl in franchise history.

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