Monday, August 06, 2007

Irvin's Greatest Performance

To be honest with you, I teared up during the videotaped intro for Michael Irvin's induction into the Hall of Fame. Then I teared up during Jerry Jones' intro. But I don't feel as bad about that. Jerry teared up too. Who says you can't show emotion with a face full of botox?

Michael Irvin wore the standard HOF uniform. Yellow jacket, blue tie with little thingies all over it. But he accessorized with tear snot. Lots of tears and lots of tear snot. Unsurprisingly, Michael Irvin gave a speech with a lot of emotion. Unsurprisingly, Irvin gave a long speech - over 26 minutes.

My favorite part was his tribute to his young sons.

"I say, please, help me raise them for some young lady so that they can be a better husband than I. Help me raise them for their kids so that they could be a better father than I. And I tell you guys to always do the right thing so you can be a better role model than dad."

If you haven't gotten an opportunity to see it, check out part 1 and part 2 at You might get something in your eye towards the end of part 2.

Update: Some highly illegal highlights have yet to be pulled from youtube.


Jarrett Carter said...

I didn't see it, but from your assessment it appears he didn't make a total coon out of himself.

And that's a good thing.

Mr.Blackman said...


I teared up too. What comes from the heart goes to the heart

chancelot said...

it was an amazing speech, play on, playmaker, play on.

DP said...

Well...EVERYONE wasnt impressed.

The wife went PLUM OFF.

I am transcribing it as we speak.