The 49ers may be playing in the Super Bowl, but that doesn’t mean they will get any Hall of Fame representatives in 2013.
Former owner Eddie DeBartolo and defensive lineman Charles Haley both missed the cut and will not make it into the hall this year. DeBartolo failed to get past the round of 17, while Haley was voted out in the final 10.
For the Raiders, wide receiver Tim Brown did not make it past the first cut of 17 either.
Many concur that DeBartolo was unfairly snubbed. During his tenure as owner of the 49ers (1977-2000), the team won five Super Bowls, hired a coach named Bill Walsh and drafted a quarterback named Joe Montana.
Haley spent 12 seasons with the 49ers, winning two Super Bowl rings in San Francisco and three more with the Cowboys. He is the only player in NFL history to have five rings.
Brown, who spent 16 seasons as a Raiders’ wide receiver, leads Oakland in every single major receiving category. Last month, he alleged former Raiders’ coach Bill Callahan of sabotaging the Super Bowl a decade ago.