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VIDEO: Michael Irvin addresses Miami locker room

Posted on: April 25, 2011 3:51 pm
 

Posted by Adam Jacobi

At the University of Miami, perhaps moreso than any other school, the football players stick around with the program long after their college careers are finished. If it's summer at Miami, guys like Clinton Portis, Jeremy Shockey, and Andre Johnson will be there at the university, doing their off-season training and imbuing the players with a sense of tradition and responsibility. It's pretty cool.

And yet for all the limitless pride and commitment to the program, there's one man who reps the U harder than anybody else, and that's Hall of Fame wide receiver/talker Michael Irvin, who won a national championship with the 'Canes in 1987 before heading to the Dallas Cowboys. Irvin's still in Miami, hosting a sports radio show, and as long as he's down there, he'll always have something to say to the team. So here's new head coach Al Golden bringing Irvin in to address the team before its annual spring game this weekend.

Look, if you can't get up for that, then football's obviously not your sport. It's my sport, though, and even though I'm not a Miami fan (I don't hate them or anything, they're just not my team), I'm still thisclose to ripping my shirt off and running down the street while throwing up the U. I don't really know what going shirtless would accomplish but it seems like a necessary step. Maybe I'll shave the U into my chest hair first. Wait, why am I still writing these things down? END POST! END POST!

Comments

Since: Apr 2, 2009
Posted on: April 27, 2011 12:11 am
 

VIDEO: Michael Irvin addresses Miami locker room

You make a good point.  But you have to consider that Penn State did not join the Big Ten conference until the early to mid 90's. Miami has not won a conference championship since it has been in the ACC. Also, I would like to compare graduation rates, because football is not all about how many national titles and wins you have. Most college players do not go to NFL so we should compare academics too. Another thing to point out is Penn State had a couple of undefeated seasons which I think they got cheated out of national title opportunity. For example, 94' that team I think was one of the all time Penn State great teams and should have won the national title but got ripped off. You make a great point and I do respect Miami's history but now i think the program got away from its old ways.



Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: April 26, 2011 7:23 pm
 

VIDEO: Michael Irvin addresses Miami locker room

PENN STATE  EST. 1887  

Claimed national titles2Conference titles3Heisman winners1        
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI  EST. 1926                                                                                       


Claimed national titles5Conference titles9Heisman winners2
   
Sorry I had to do this, but history does not lie!  Look at the big picture before you proceed to slander one's team. All that with 39 less years experience! 



Since: Apr 26, 2011
Posted on: April 26, 2011 4:50 pm
 

VIDEO: Michael Irvin addresses Miami locker room

What I saw was a former player trying to influence the young team to work their hardest because they were given the opportunity to play at the "U" and no matter what Irvin did after he was in the pro's you can't take away the fact that he worked his butt off to get there- he was trying to motivate them and maybe they will see that he cleaned up his act and thought enough of the school and the team to want to give them a bit of advice. Do you think the new coach is advocating Irvin's past behavior? No – he is asking the younger players ti work hard like Irvin did.... what kind of drugs did some of these people do that can't see that?
Good God people, I think Jesus might have a tough time playing for some of these fans if they were coach- do you see where some of the athletes come from and what they grow up in and around? Don't worry non of these fans will ever be a coach, because they have no people skills. People that play football, not machines. I thought the speech was inspiring and was a good way to fire them up- it's that simple- don't bring into it every bad kid that every played at Miami...

I'm not even a Cane fan but I thought it was good for the school.





Since: Apr 2, 2009
Posted on: April 26, 2011 3:01 pm
 

VIDEO: Michael Irvin addresses Miami locker room

D-Dodd, It is funny that your accusing me of saying Miami players getting arrested. I never said that. Also, search "Thug U" into Google and see what university comes up. Penn State graduates more student athletes than Miami. Penn State has more all time wins then Miami, and Penn State has the winningest coach, and way more class than Miami. It's sad that Miami cannot even win a championship in its own conference.



Since: Sep 1, 2010
Posted on: April 26, 2011 2:46 pm
 

VIDEO: Michael Irvin addresses Miami locker room

   Hey Miami So is it University of Miami or Miami University. I dont know why you all call yourself the  " U " the real " U " is the UNIVERSITY OF UTAH  I think you all mean the " M " not the  " U " GO UTES!!!!!!!!




Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: April 26, 2011 2:33 pm
 

VIDEO: Michael Irvin addresses Miami locker room

Yes it is Irvin, and not Irving, you would think "real" football fans would know this. I showed this to a group of actual "football fans" that do not root for Miami, and they all said the same thing.  Thats a huge motivation for these kids, drugs aside, the kids will react to an icon like him.  NFL network had no problem hiring Michael Irvin, does this mean you so called "fans" still support the NFL?



Since: Apr 18, 2010
Posted on: April 26, 2011 11:09 am
 

VIDEO: Michael Irvin addresses Miami locker room

Not to mention a room full of strippers and trunk full of blow



Since: Apr 18, 2008
Posted on: April 26, 2011 11:07 am
 

VIDEO: Michael Irvin addresses Miami locker room

Nobody could ever accuse Michael Irvin of not competing whether you beileve in his methods maya be questioned. I miss the days when the U had the swagger it was fun to see them dominate and fun to see them get beat . I hope they are back they will always have the athletes to compete for championships but will they have the leaders?



Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: April 26, 2011 10:56 am
 

VIDEO: Michael Irvin addresses Miami locker room

A TOTAL JOKE!!!  There is no way any university president/dean/head football coach should  have allowed this to happen.  "What it iakes to win"  really Irvin???  Your teammates were thieves, coakheads, and guys that could not read.  Smart move Golden, bring in a dirtball to talk to young kids, I think i see where this is going.



Since: Jun 10, 2010
Posted on: April 26, 2011 10:08 am
 

VIDEO: Michael Irvin addresses Miami locker room

Um, really?

SMU got the "harshest treatment" of any program in NCAA history.  Check out ESPN's "30 for 30" documentary, Pony Excess .  USC (and now Ohio State) was caught doing basically the same thing, pay-offs to players and agents.  No one, particularly high-profile state schools,  will ever get the death penalty again b/c it cost the university, conferences, NCAA and TV money.  Hell, it set SMU back 20 years!


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