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!