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Michael Irvin Hall of Fame Speech

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Contrary to what some people think, Michael Irvin is a very intelligent person. Dude was one hell of a football player. Michael didn't have the greatest athletic ability but he made himself an all time great by hard work. 
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Irvin,Kelly,Kennedy,Sapp.... Lewis, Reed and Andre Johnson soon to follow Is there any school with more HOF'ers in the last 20 years ? Jimmy Graham and Vince Wilfork have a chance to get there ...Jerome Brown would have gotten there
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you sure about andre?
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+Dillon Ruby 2 time all pro 7 pro bowls....he'll end up with over 1000 receptions and over 14000 yards .....I think hell get in
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Every man has his faults and demons.Michael Irvin you've gained my respect!!
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The Playmaker. Thank you Mike for helping make all those years as fun as they were. You are the man.
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An inspiring, passionate and understanding man who's will to persevere was forged out of difficult circumstances. If you think doing drugs or committing adultery in any way lessens this mans impact on peoples lives you need to move. the fuck. on.  "look up, get up.....and never give up." - This is powerful beyond measure.  To condem a man for his actions without trying to understand that we are a product of the structure we exist in is the act of a coward. If you were at war with an army of 300 million independent, intelligent miracles of life what would you do?....you would let them fight with one another. you would give them reason to hate one another.   How can anybody get so infuriated with this mans decisions...yet look past the ruling class who send boys to their death in other countries, rape neighbourhoods, kill innocent civilians...this is trash. this is all utter garbage.  We have the unprecedented power to exercise our will and change the future...yet we waste time and energy condemning those for what we deem improper behaviour.  Remember; Don't Hate, Educate. 
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Not a huge fan of Michael Irvin to be honest, although I have no problem with him. However, why does it matter if he got caught with drugs? Doing drugs has a marginal amount to do with one's character.
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MICHAEL IRVIN IS MYYYYYYYYYY NIGGA
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Irvin has sucked dick for crack.  That's a fact.  He was broke and fully gay when ESPN gave him the job.  ESPN loves hiring fags. 
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LMFAO...I'm not too sure about that one cuz!
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Hahahahahahaha what a crybaby
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Thats what is wrong with this country....People like you.... people who dont hold the people who our children look up to at a high standard.......Why isnt Pete Rose in the Baseball HOF asseyes? These Halls were made for "Greats"....Just catching a football doesnt make you great, Its absolutely about the type of person you are and how you represent the League, your team , your family and yourself..... As for knowing football... LOL..... Ive probably played more football than youve seen......
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@yanksfan43 Well Jerry needs to sack Tony Romo for a loss! Permanently! Let him manage his restaurant. He doesn't know how to manage an offense!
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No, our talents/gifts are not given from 'god' its part of your genes, dedication and mainly hard work. You have to put the effort in to get success. So if your not talented at everything, is that 'god's' will? It's a cowardly way of thinking
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Unbelievable man?? really? He has been charged and prosecuted on cocaine possession, marijuana possession, rape and crack pipe possession......what an inspiration to all of us.....
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coming from the BIGGEST 49er fan....i love this guy..such a warrior and a great wide reciever...i would always hate the cowboys and badmouth them and irvin, but in my head i ALWAYS imagined a wr corps of rice and irvin....OHHHHHHHH MANNNN whattabeast
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good speech! cant wait to hear ray lewis speech when he will be announce into the hall of fame
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We was down 21 and Troy came in that huddle with those big blue eyes. He looked up and he said," Hey, I'm coming to you, no matter what." As a Wide Receiver that's all I ever to hear, Just come to me no matter what.
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ill say it in hes face if i was blessed with oppurtunity.. all those big words and bravado cant overshadow the fact that he still on that shit..
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It's a shame that Michael didn't thank Barry Switzer for that 96 superbowl win against Pittsburgh.
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He did thank the person responsible for that Super Bowl. Jimmy Johnson and Jerry who put that team together. Barry was just a clown along for the ride.
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evidence to support that? hahaha right... people need to work for themselves not for some 'god'. I believe in hard work, friends and family, not some imaginary 'god'
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as a 49er and fsu fan,I have always respected and admired Michael Irvin....great speach..
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I personally met Michael Irvin and he is the Real Deal. Great human being.
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Otherwise we go to hell, right? I don't feel like being intimidated into worship
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Hollywod could not have writtena better scene than this - the tears, the emotional inflection of his voice at the right moments, the raw passion.
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uhm hey LT is ranked #3 on all time so I don't know if your some romo fan who only likes shit players... but ask anyone who watched him they will say he deserves it.
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just need to be around for five more years--hes a 1st ballot hof--
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I got paid $ for that gig. I don't really care for hairbands like you do.You seem to adore them so much you use them for your YouTube identity. Michael Irving got busted in a hotel room with two hookes and a duffle bag containing ...and I quote the police report here..."A human head sized rock of crack as well as a softball sized rock and several ounces of smaller rocks and powder" Keep worshiping your crackhead hero.
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In March 1996, Irvin was arrested on charges of cocaine possession at a hotel party celebrating his 30th birthday. After numerous court appearances amid a national media circus, which featured Irvin showing up to court in a full-length mink coat, he pled no contest to the charges and was sentenced to community service, ordered to pay a $10,000 fine, and put on 4-years probation.
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They began the tradition with Lawrence Taylor.
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Do you know the difference between charged with manslaughter and convicted of manslaughter?
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The point i was making is people must pay for their sin. Jesus Christ which many other religions talk about his existence died for our sins. and whoever believes in him in is granted ever lasting life. Christ paid for my sin. You are making a decision on what someone else says. I wouldnt make such a life altering decision on what someone else thinks. You can belittle my comments all you want. i am just trying to think about life altering decisions.
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There is no space for racists in modern society, shame on you !
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That was an awesome speech. It's a deep side of party-guy Michael Irvin I didn't know existed. I'm surprised.
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Even thought this speech is nice, I still can't get over the fact that this man nearly murdered a teammate with scissors over something as dumb as a haircut. He's lucky he isn't in jail for attempted murder.
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So i'm guessing your going to hell then, cause you've sinned. Of course he has to pay for his crime, that was a fucking stupid question. Another meaningless answer again, think about your answers. Look up Richard Dawkins, Bill Hicks and George Carlin and i bet you'll be questioning your religion
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whose cutting onions near me?!
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oh, really? so it was a slap in the face to Lawrence Taylor (class of 1999) who admitted to using crack cocaine during his career and also failed drug test...? And who also pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct involving a 16 year old? what you do off the field has nothing to do with what you do on the field. Taylor was one of the best and deserved the HOF spot as did Michael Irvin for being one of the best at his position. Dumb ass.
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May God bless you! I agree with everything you said.
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Why does he always pray to god for his talent, his talent is from hard work and commitment
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@DoesNotExist305 If by, "It's all about the U" you mean it's all about giving out cars, homes, drugs, tattoos, prostitutes, jewelry, clothes, and all other ways those cheat to obtain recruits, then yes, it is all about the U. Though, to be fair, Ohio State, USC, Auburn, and countless other programs gave away all the same stuff and actually managed to win a National Championship within the last 15 years with their cheats...so maybe it's not all about the U.
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"Not my crack pipe...I be holding it for a friend."
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how fuck in the hall of fame but not cris carter
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Idk mixed feelings on Irvin I'm a life long cowboy fan I just think u should get the hof if u have off feild problems like he did I was a huge fan but he will always be tainted for coke and crack but a very talented athlete
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ray lewis is already a preacher hes been setting that shit up for years
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Look up get up And don't you ever give up
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Dont "dumb ass" me....... LT doesnt deserve it either..... The highest honor should be reserved to those who preformed at the highest level AND acted like a useful member of the community....Michael Irvin is a piece of shit who just so happened to have the god given ability to catch a football......
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Are you blind? honestly? or are you just that dumb?
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OMG! I can't wait for Ray Lewis I know will be doing two things, I will definitely be listening but I will also be crying my eyes out.
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I hate the Dallas Cowboys as a football fan but I always hated Michael Irvin, but I had a hate for him cuz he was so good! Because of him my team couldn't advance to the playoffs!
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as a 49ERS fan Irvin was excellent...a big pain in the ass but he was excellent...that was way back in the day.....now those wars are over...its good to reflect and see how good he was....truly an NFL great !
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Thats nice where Aikman got a tear in his eye.Shows the brotherhood those guys had.
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There is no point in arguing this point further because it seems to me that we both have a different perspective on God. I believe the God of the Bible is our creator and there is evidence to support that and if you dont believe in Him I dont judge you. But in this life we must find out whats true. All people, myself included, are really selfish and prideful (sin) it is that fact that keeps many people from believing in God because they LOVE themselves so much. May I ask you what you believe?
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awesome speech cowboys 4ever .... always win or lose....
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I'm a hardcore 49er fan, and I have many reasons to hate the Cowboys (specially during Irvin's tenure during our rivalry in the 90's), but it's hard not to respect, and love this guy. -He's battled all the unthinkable demons of success, and came out clean on the other side. God bless Michael Irvin, he was always classy.
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He's not perfect. No one's claiming he is. But he overcame a lot of adversity to achieve a high amount of success and shockingly people admire that. And you brag about opening up for Van Halen who's known for using drugs, your Seahawks also have had several players busted for using PED's (albeit they're using drugs for a different purpose).
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I love this speech. Micahel Irvin is a marvelous speaker.
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SO sit there and tout your heros, but be careful as to who your children emulate...
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@GOLFWANGWOLFGANG1 Nice grammar and spelling bro.
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give me yor home address and illcome show you wat a nigger does to crackers who talk shit on youtube. ill come blow your goddamn head off
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The best Hall of Fame speech i've ever seen. The second best is last year's speech by Shannon Sharpe. Both Michael and Shannon are great friends, and both shared such emotion in their speeches. I get teary eyed every time i see either speech. Very emotional!! Awesome speeches!
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@diedahero Lol every single school gives out benefits to its athletes. Every single one. That does not have anything to do with how athletes perform on the field however so shut the fuck up. It's all about the U.
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Are you really stupid enough to believe making terroristic threats online won't get the cops knocking on your front door? Think a little or you will be given time to reflect on your idiotic threats.
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It was a weed pipe, and he had taken it away from a friend.
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I am okay if you don't like my music.I am not seeking your approval. So big deal unless I respect your playing.From what I can tell you are either a hack or you just dream of the band in your YT name. I did just assume you love the Cowboys. I still think you do. Here comes the biggest lesson of all. The Seahawks ARE MY TEAM. That is the difference between the 12th man and every other fanbase. You will learn in time or you will wallow in ignorance forever dim and unaware of the truth. GO HAWKS!
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One of the greatest of the great Miami Hurricanes of all time. One of the greatest of the great Dallas Cowboys of all time. I only wish he would of played for my Dolphins. It's all about the []_[]
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just because i have a band name as my username does not mean i "dream" about them. do you see how stupid you come off when i just told you that cowboys werent my team yet you still assume they are? that wasnt a lesson. did you not go to school cuz you dont even know what a lesson is lmao! you dont own a part of the seahawks so they arent yours, understand? wow, i was hoping that you would comeback with something intellectual or logical but you disappointed, just like you did with your parents
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because cris carter never won a championship dipshit
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LOOK UP, GET UP, AND NEVER GIVE UP
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I ask you who gave you life? Who is responsible for giving you your genes that control all of that? I agree that we have to use what we are given to be successful but "a cowardly way of thinking" is thinking God didnt give us all that we have. I am talking about the ONE TRUE GOD of the bible.
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Man i tell ya Micheal Irvin is a special man not because of his ability to play football, but because is not ashamed of his faith nor his emotions, we need more men like him and Dieon Sanders to come along an show people that this gift of talent the Lord has given you should be acknowledged while giving God the glory at the same time and im so proud that Deion and Michael arent timid in prasing the Lord. Much admiration to you brothers for making the name of Jesus noticed amongst the masses.
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He couldn't win a first grade spelling bee? That's odd coming from the guy who misspelled "the." I wont even mention your numerous grammatical errors.
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@willdabeast33 It's more for his life. Mike had a.. troublesome life. There may not be another football player who faced as much trials and tribulations as Mike had. Well actually there are a few, but damn that man worked his ass off :)
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TRAIKMAN LED THEM! GO GO GO COWBOYS!!!!!!!
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OH, Excuse me if I dont cry for the millionaire who had the world by the balls a snorted it all up his nose.
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I was a Giants fan and I hated the Cowboys and hated Michael Irvin but now that it's all said and done, I gotta say he's a badass, otherwise I'd just be a hater. Big fan of his, one of my favorite dudes to "hate" (lmfao)
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That's a real man, now watch michael jordans terrible conceded speech
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as a redskin fan i hated the cowboys...but as a hurricane fan....i loved the playmaker...its all about the []__[] first!!!
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What a truly blessed individual, wish we had more like him, God Bless You Michael Irwin, amazing speech.
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I did not know they let old crackheads in the HOF.
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One of the best speeches of all time period!!!!
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wow...no comeback so you bring up a random team and attempt to insult me by claiming im a cowboys fan? lesson #1. if your gonna insult me with a team why not be the chiefs who went like 2-14? cowboys arent a bad team. lesson #2. dont just blow off everything i said, makes you look like a chump. lesson #3. the seahawks arent yours. you can say they are your favorite team, but dont say my. lesson #4. stop trying to insult me with lame things like a false favorite team or my username, stupid. lmao!
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Dez needs to put this on his Iphone or IPad and listen to it every single morning when he wakes up.
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