Saturday, August 7, 2010

A True Hall Of Famer

Didn't Century 21 have the same jackets?
As a player, I never really cared to much for Michael Irvin or his antics. It probably had more to do with the Dallas Cowboys team he played for, since everyone jumped on the bandwagon back then. As time went on I grew a healthy respect for the man, even when he was on ESPN. He was elected to the Hall of Fame, even though that probably had more to do with who he played for because there are some receivers who have better stats. But he was enshrined and received one of those old Century 21, I mean yellow Hall of Fame blazers. The best part is how he put the yellow jacket to use two days after the ceremony. I'll let Irvin tell it.

Irvin, from the Chicago Tribune:

"I remember when I was inducted into the Hall of Fame and they gave me my Hall of Fame yellow blazer. I wore it for two straight days. Finally my wife was in bed and said she wanted to make love but that I had to take the coat off. I refused and kept the blazer on because I wanted to perform like a Hall of Famer on the field and off."

Spoken like a true player. A real pimp move Mike. He just became one of my favorite all time humans. Right next to the likes of Coleman Young and Bill Clinton. That yellow jacket deserves a spot right next to Monica Lewinsky's blue dress. I guess that's why he's the playmaker.