Bill Parcells is now in the same company as Vince Lombardi.

"It's beyond comprehension, really,'' Parcells said last night. "It's just unbelievable.''

Believe it. The Giants hoped to cover the Pro Football Hall of Fame with a Big Blue brush, with Parcells and Michael Strahan among the finalists for the Class of 2013. They fell one stroke short. Their two-time Super Bowl winning head coach made the cut, but after getting to the round of 10, Strahan did not gain admittance in his first year of eligibility.

Parcells made in his second try.

"When you start in this business, you're not aspiring to do anything but really trying to win games and keep your job,'' Parcells said from his home in Jupiter, Fla. "Then, after a while, your aspirations change to try and win divisions and win playoff games, and after that, to the championship level if you can get there. You know, when it's all over with like it has been for me for a few years, and your name is mentioned, you obviously think about it some.