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George Young, Giants Super Bowl architect, finally gets Hall of Fame nod

A place in Canton has finally been carved for the architect of the Giants’ first two Super Bowl victories.

George Young is headed to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The man who saved the Giants – not too strong or dramatic a sentiment – was selected Wednesday by a special, one-time blue-ribbon panel created to celebrate the NFL’s 100th anniversary. The panel picked 15 new members – 10 players from at least 25 years ago, three contributors and two coaches. The two coaches, Jimmy Johnson and Bill Cowher, were announced this past weekend.

Former Jets tackle Winston Hill was selected as one of the 10 new players for induction.

The Giants were an in-fighting mess in ownership and a flop on the field, with 15 consecutive non-playoff seasons, when then-NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle basically told the Giants in 1979 they had to hire Young out of the league office. Young played football at Bucknell and had previously been a coach with the Baltimore Colts.

It did not take long for Young’s sharp eye for talent and immense intellect – he had been a high school history teacher and coach in Baltimore – to turn the Giants around. He hired Bill Parcells to coach the team and selected Phil Simms, Lawrence Taylor and Carl Banks in the NFL draft, assembling the key members of championship teams that won Super Bowl XXI in Pasadena and Super Bowl XXV in Tampa.

Young’s tenure as general manager went from 1979 through the 1997 season. In that span, he won five Executive of the Year awards. He worked in the league office at the senior vice president of football operations from 1998 until his death in 2001 at the age of 71 from a neurological disease.

UK government to launch ‘radical assessment’ of Britain’s place in the world

UK government to launch ‘radical assessment’ of Britain’s place in the world LONDON – The British government has promised an integrated security, defense and foreign policy review which it says will be the most “radical reassessment” of the country’s place … read more

Today in History for December 16th

The Boston Tea Party takes place; World War Two’s Battle of the Bulge begins; Ludwig van Beethoven is born. (Dec 16) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Website: https://apnews.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP Facebook: https://facebook.com/APNews Google+: https://plus.google.com/115892241801867723374 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/ ​ read more

Forests bathed in shades of red are an enchanting autumn destination for visitors to Japan

Urabandai in the Fukushima Prefecture is a place that’s become very popular for nature sightseeing – and it’s at its best during autumn. … READ MORE : https://www.euronews.com/2019/12/09/forests-bathed-in-shades-of-red-are-an-enchanting-autumn-destination-for-visitors-to-japan Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/euronews?sub_confirmation=1 Watch our LIVE here: https://www.youtube.com/c/euronews/live read more