Will Someone Please Shut Michael Irvin Up!


I was sitting here all prepared to write up a real nice piece on the Hall of Fame inductions tomorrow.  Write up a “Football is finally here” piece about the fact that this weekend, you actually will be able to watch 60 minutes of pre-season action.  Then, I clicked over to NFL.com to confirm some information and found that Michael Irving apparently still wants to cry over his, “this is what it means to be Hall of Famer“.  Would someone please shut him up?

First of all, Irvin should just be happy he is even in the HOF.  Sorry, but getting in before Art Monk is still a freaking joke.  Yeah we get it Michael your thrilled, but Welcome to the royal family”?  Did I miss something?  When were you nominated by the HOF inductees to be the welcoming committee?  Michael also talks about this being compared to the “Mob” only better.  I am not kidding.  The difference is not however that unlike in the Mob when you die you die and in the HOF your still welcome as Michael “the Babbler” states, it’s really that if this were the Mob, Michael would have probably been “hit” years ago.

 Compared to 98 percent of the inductees, he should feel lucky to be there at all.  Let alone running off with his mouth about anything HOF related.  Your year is over, shut up.

I have learned however that there is a plan in place for Redskin WR Art Monk to honor his fellow HOF’er.  Monk is rumored to be preparing a tribute to Irvin during his speech.  Monk will begin to cry and exclaim, “Now I know what it’s like to be Michael Irvin.”  At which time a Canton Sherrifs officer will walk onto the stage, place Monk under arrest and announce, “No sir, NOW you know what it’s like to be Michael Irvin”. (Props to G for that inside scoop)

It gets worse though.  See, Irvin will be part of the NFL Network coverage of the event…watch ESPN…How many times will viewers hear “when I stood up there last year“.  My skin crawls with the very mention of it.  To me Michael Irvin is the little hood who stood at the Super Bowl and screamed “Give the man his due” in referring to former Dallas Cowboys HC Barry Switzer…hell I had to look that up because I couldn’t remember the Pro-Bowl hot dog eaters name….now there’s class for you.  Michael, he deserves no due…that wasn’t his freaking team…notice where he is now?  Not in the NFL.

While this weekend, should not be about Michael Irvin, Irvin is talking more than they are.  So who are they?  This year, the NFL welcomes a far more deserving group of men than Michael I. 

For you Phins fans, if you continue reading, I have included a Miami Dolphins prediction that should really get your juices flowing. 

 Darrell Green, the former Washinton Redskins standout was the little guy that always did.  Green was a powerhouse burst of energy.  His induction in the HOF is a culmination of on-field athletic achievements and off-field honesty.  In his entire career dating back to the 1983 draft (taken one pick after Dan Marino) Green’s name has never been mentioned in a bad light.  A true proffessional.

Art Monk, the Redskins get two this year and finally the long overdue wait for Monk comes full circle.  Monk only was in the top 5 of almost all the major categories in receiving history.  His numbers slightly better than a WR last year.  Many believe that Monks abscence from the HOF is due to his relationship with the media who actually vote on the inductees.  In any case, he is here, long overdue but here. 

Gary Zimmerman, the offensive lineman was a stallwart perennial pro-bowler who was a member of the 1980 and 1990 All-Decade team.  Playing for the Vikings, Giants, and Broncos, Zimmerman began his career in the USFL.  He finished his career in Denver.

Andre’ Tippett, I suppose you can’t really argue that he belongs in the HOF.  A member of the 1980 All-Decade team, his name was sidelined with those of Lambert, Taylor, Hendricks, and Singletary. 

Fred Dean was the defensive catalyst for the San Francisco 49ers.  His play in 1981 led him to be named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year.  Dean was the Jason Taylor of his day.  A small DE who used his speed and quickness to get around lineman and punish the QB.  He was the leader of the defense on the 49er’s 1st 2 Super Bowl championship teams.

Emmitt Thomas was an undrafted defenseman who had 58 career interceptions, 4th all-time.  Thomas was a member of both Chiefs Super Bowls and is this year Senior Committee electee.

While the focus will be on the inductees and their speeches, it will still likely stand as the year Michael Irvin wouldn’t shut up.  Of course he probabaly shouldn’t.  All of the above mentioned HOF inductees are more qualified to be in the HOF than Michael Irvin…of course so were 98% of the nominees who didn’t make the final cut.  At least they got something right this year, the 8 year wait for Art Monk has finally ended.  Now if only the face time of the man who can’t talk coherently would.

You made it this far?  Good for you.  Crazy Miami Dolphins prediction for you.  John Beck will be traded before game one of the season.  No this is not some inside dope from a contact, this is just a weird gut feeling…maybe it’s the gas that developed from seeing Michael Irvins’ face attatched to the HOF.

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  • http://phinphanatic.com Brian Miller

    Welcome all Cowgirl fans to Dallas Cowboys AFC East.  While I am aware that you are locked and loaded with all your Michael Irvin statistics get over it.  Art Monk should have been in years before Irvin’s name was even mentioned. 
    Enjoy the site and please feel free comeback and bitch when the Dolphins trade for more members of your team.

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  • sir dominate

    this is such BS…Michael Irvin was one of the hardest working players in the game (when he wasn’t snorting cocaine lol) and his attitude and toughness made the cowboys of the 90′s who they were…he cared deeply about his team and played with pride so don’t give me that BS that he doesn’t deserve to be in the hall

  • http://insidetheiggles.com/ Ian – Inside the Iggles

    This is the best thing you have ever done at Phin Phanatic! Michael Irvin is a piece of shit, and he should be elected to the hall of shame.
    He does need to shut up too, because every time he speaks, he says something stupid. That is why ESPN fired him for making racist remarks about Tony Romo.

  • http://phinphanatic.com Brian Miller

    I forgot about the Romo remarks LOL.

  • http://phinphanatic.com Brian Miller

    Sir D:  I am very sorry, you are right.  I completely missed the statistical categories…LOL.  I went back and looked at the HOF list of statistics.  Michael Irvin is the All time league leader in “Team Pride” and the 5th overall all-time leader in “Caring for his Team”.  He is not in the top 5 though for “Attitude and Toughness”.  He did however make the “I’m an Idiot” top spot of off-field stupidity. 

    Looking at some other numbers that voters use to elect HOF’ers…such as Yardage…Michael Irvin ranks 16 out of 20 and Art Monk ranks numbe 12.  In the category of “Receptions”, Irvin ranks….you know, I’m not sure, he isn’t on the top 20 list…Art Monk is though at number 7.

    Now, Michael Irvin also has what 4 Super Bowl rings to Art Monks…2?  So I guess two more Super Bowls is the reason he got in before Monk.  Sorry but Michael Irvin has no business being the HOF over at least another 30 or 40 former players who are eligible.

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  • Youguysareracists

    You guys are all idiots!!!  Freaking OJ Simpson is in the freaking hall. All this guy did was some drugs. Big deal. You guys probably all tried it in college too. The guy had a tough childhood. Cut him a break. He has a emotional problem, he didn’t shoot anyone. He only hurt himself. He is a good guy with problems that need help.

    His numbers say hall of famer. He is probably more of a saint than many guys in there that didnt get caught or had  more sleezy intentions than him. He didn’t kill anyone. Check him into rehab and stop finding the weakness is others and look in your own self rightous mirrors

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    to all you phinatics and you too ian, kiss my ass, and micheal irvins, and the rest of the dallas cowboy faithful. he was voted in asswipes, so somebody must have thought him worrthy. yeah monk should have gone too, and he did. bullet bob hayes was a cowboy wr that should be there too. he did’nt have the stats, but he changed the f%$#@*&^ game you worthless tards. thats what goes with stats, the players impact on the game in the time frame he played. it’s all factored in assholes…….THINK BEFORE YOU FART NEXT TIME

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    oh, by the way, love to see fatass with you guys now. good luck. he’s already statring to do the same thing to you guys as he did to us. strip all your legendary names away so he can be the big fuck in town……fatass

  • http://phinphanatic.com Brian Miller

    Dave:  As to “fat ass” well you should be happy you had him in Dallas.  As I recall the Boyz were pretty worthless until he got there.  What big names did he dump in Dallas?  Emitt Smith?  Do you hear any of us crying because JT is gone?  Nooooo.

    As for Irvin, sorry dude, Bob Hayes…yes, Michael Irvin…nope.

  • http://phinphanatic.com Brian Miller

    Racist: First of all, it has nothing to do with his skin color or I wouldn’t be wanting Art Monk in now would I?

    As for his statistical numbers…do you know how they rank today among NFL WR’s?  Look at my earlier comment.  Not in the top 20, not the top 10, the top TWENTY in receptions.  He is 16th in yardage…WOW those are serious HOF numbers right there.  16…man I am sorry.

    The Only reason that man is in the HOF is because he did some serious ass kissing and had Aikman talking him up to everyone. 

    Then he has the mindset to run off with his mouth about it.  Do you hear Marino, Bradshaw, Montana, Kelly, or anyone else running off with their mouth?  Aikman?  Hell no, do you know why, they all know they belong there and didn’t get lucky because they pulled one over on the voters.

    Secondly – OJ Simpson was in the HOF long before he killed Nicole and if they took his bust out of Canton, I would be fine with that too.

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    i still say people get put in the hall because it’s HOW THEY IMPACT THE GAME WHILE THEY PLAY. stats are the measuring factor, but how do you measure the intangibles??? sure somebody will put up good #’s if they play 15 years and can stay relitively healthy???? but look at gale sayers. not a super record breaker, but he holds a few. what if sayers would have had the medical technology we have today to repair his knees????? sayers would own the record books. he was the greatest pure runner maybe ever??? he changed the game in his window. he impacted!!!!!! irvin was a problem child. he was very vocal. he pissed people off. he had crimminal problems. but he impacted that dallas team of the early 90′s like no other player there. we won 3 bowls in a 4 year span because of him. and if you remember the championship game at sanfran, we spotted them 14 points and came back to tye at halftime because of him. and had deion sanders been called for interference on irvin, like he did, that game would have had a different outcome and dallas would have been the first team to win 4 in a row. thats impact asshole. and it infuriates me to think that people look at irvin and say that he did this wrong and that wrong……well assholes HE PLAYED THE GAME> AND PLAYED IT LIKE A CHAMPION. he’s in the hall!!!!!!! and he was voted in!!!!!!!!!!!!! oj simpson deserves to be there too…. and pete rose deserves to be in baseball’s. it’s how they impact THE GAME. so get off your fuckin bandwagon and open your eyes

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    and you can keep fatass, good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!! yeah he helped build our team back through the draft, but i still hate the sob for passing on steven jackson. i’ve never understood that draft move and never will. he’s an arogant sob and his moves throughout his career prove it. so good luck again. and i’m glad we DON”T have him anymore

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    oh and bye the way, will you guys be sreamin someday that terrell owens should’nt go to the hall because he’s a so called trouble maker for a football team??????

  • http://phinphanatic.com Brian Miller

    There was a lot of tanin in that wine.  Would you like some aged parmagiano with that?  How about some roasted red-pepper crackers.  No one is denying that he wasn’t a good WR, just that he still runs off with his mouth, and should just be gratefull that he is in there at all.  There is still no way that you or anyone else can convince me that he deserves to be in the HOF more than a good dozen or so others…regardless of how he impacted the Cowboys.  Sorry, that is a weak argument.

    He is in the HOF good for him, now tell him to shut up about it already.

  • http://phinphanatic.com Brian Miller

    Thanks we will keep him and hopefully when he leaves Miami we will better for it and hate him too.  Your team is what it is because of him, you should be happy.

    Terrell Owens?  If his numbers are hall worthy than yes he should be in the HOF…but those number now have to be more than Irvin’s…oh wait, they already are.

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    it ain’t just about the #’s. owens is that type of impact player as well. he impacts a team wherever he goes. he leaves a “mark” and thats what people remember. that is what the hall is all about. remembering the great ones who left their “mark” on the game. parcells is a great general manager. period……no arguement from me. i am greatful for how he “helped” rebuild our team. but he did’nt do it by himself like he likes to take all the credit for. he’s not the greatest coach, and he’ll be the first to tell you that. his job has always been personell. he sucks at individual communication with players, as some of his great ones will say as well. it took LT a long time to breakthrough his “shell” as a coach and have parcells be approachable for him. LT went through a lot of personall problems and parcells finally learned to deal with players on a personall level because of LT. but parcells has publiclly said in the past, it’s not his job to make friends, but to win. so that in it’s self, makes you a good personell general manager, not a coach!!!!! you gotta get to your players to coach them. i still don’t think parcells as a great coach, and i hate some of his general manager moves as well. things did’nt work for him here in dallas as he’d liked so he left. things did’nt work out at the jets either, just ask BILL BELICHECK. so parcells ain’t just all that….in somepeoples book. so again good luck, miami will need it.

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    and hell the the wine and crackers sound great, i’m more of a beer and burger man myself as you can probably tell in myspelling abilities, but that in noway takes away from my understanding of football “tech” and how this game is played. football is a science, a “chemestry” so to speak. it’s all in the right mix, and sometimes the “DR.PEPPER” formula is just right. parcells missed on his formula here i beleive, and it’ll take a lot in miami. at his age wil he have the patience he did in NY and NE????? he did’nt it JET land or COWBOY country?????? good luck

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    if i was in the hall of fame as a pro i would be on cloud nine as well. irvrin is greatful to be there. probably more greatful than most. he never thought that he would be, and thats why he’s so moved by being there. the players that you mentioned before knew they’d be there. irvin felt he never would. so put yourself in his place and imagine how it must feel?????? your in the HALL. what an honor. an i respect irvin for realizing that fact. it’s the greatest honor to what has become his life. FOOTBALL. in every other part of his life he looks at failure, but in the realm of football, he’s one of the greatest ever to play the game and his pears confirmed that. so yeah he’s livin his dream and his insides are exploding with joy. all the shame he brought to his mother and family at times in his life killed him, but to be great at football and make his mother proud of one thing he accomplished, makes him feel great. he made his mother proud of having him. thats a man’s life, son. maybe you should focus on those aspects alittle more.

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    say what you want, but micheal irvin is a “man”. men make mistakes in life. but he did’nt let those mistakes end his life. he used them to learn how to be a man in the end. thats what life is all about

  • kenneth t

    a few things….

    irvin didnt say anything racist about romo so kill that mess.  he got in trouble with espn with the weed incident he blamed on a family friend.

    comparing a smaller speedier wr with a bigger playmaking wr is apples and oranges.  both were great. what is a surprise however is that that aikman got in before irvin.  without irvin or smith aikman would be aj journeyman at best.  hes always been garbage and those shots to the head shows that its the team he was around not the qb itself that made the difference.

  • http://phinphanatic.com Brian Miller

    hey, you’ll get no argument from on Aikman…LOL.

    Irvin was a very good receiver, but you know what, so was a lot of other WR’s who posted a lot better stats.  The fact is, they didn’t win any Super Bowls, and loud mouth did.  He’s in the HOF…good for him.  To me, the HOF is getting a tad watered down these days.  I wont be admiring his HOF bust anytime soon I can assure you.

  • Youguysareracists

    It is racist! If a white guy did this we wouldn’t be talkin about it. Look at the actors who have fallen down and they are forgiven over and over. A black man makes mistake and white people are putting jail pictures of him and calling him a bad guy. This country has a double standard. Forgive the rich white folk who make this mistake, but a black man with a hard life makes this mistake and you all hate him. It is all about not giving the guy his due. Irvin has tried to set his life strait just like those white actors have. Cut him the same break 

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    that’s why it’s all about impact, leaving your “mark” on the game get you into the hall. we know why e.smith will make the hall, but you name some names of players that left their mark on the game mor than troy aikman, or micheal irvin????? remember it’s abou the history that you leave that people will remember you by……love him or hate him. you’ll always remember who micheal irvin was…….i’m waiting on that list of 20 some people that are more deserving and left a bigger mark on the game

  • http://phinphanatic.com Brian Miller

    Dude, believe me, the only way I am going to rember who Michael Irvin was is because he won’t shut up long enough to let me forget about him.

    Mark on the game?  What the hell did Irvin ever do to leave a mark on the game?

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    irvin was the catalyst for 3 superbowl win in 4 years. he was the team leader in that locker room. he was a workout warrioir. he showed thos eyoung guys how to approach the game.  he empowered the dallas cowboys, the team of the 90′s. that’s his mark. now you said there is at least 20 players that deserved to be in the bowl ahead of irvin, based on stats alone. i don’t base my criteria on stats alone nor do the voters to put players in the hall. but you apparently think thats all that counts. so i’m waiting for that list of who deserves to be in the hall more than irvin. if you want me to see it your way, than prove it. don’t just give me your hatred for irvin and your biased opinion, but prove your ass. i don’t have to prove anything, the voters already took care of that for me. they put irvin in the hall based on their criteria. so now it’s your turn smart guy you prove why he should’nt be in the hall, and who all should go ahead of him. you shot your mouth off with this blog, now back it up, i’m waiting

  • http://www.miamidolphins.co.uk Shady

    Seeing as opinion is subjective there’s no such thing as “proof” of an opinion. The guy isn’t an Irvin fan. If you were gonna convince him otherwise it would’ve happened by now. You take exception to having your hero bashed. Guess what? Happens to everybodys hero’s all over the net 365 days a year. You disagree, we get it. Get over it.

    And have a nice day! :)

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    no i’m not here to protect my “hero” irvin. i’m just saying that anyone who can stand up and bash someone that gets put into the hall of fame and say he does’nt deserve to be there better have a damn good reason to do so other than just his opinion or his dislike for a player. irvin busted his ass his entire career and his peers took notice to that, and so did the hall voters. they put him in. and then some jackasses stand up and say irvin don’t belong there???? who the fuck are they to say so????? ok your entitled to your opinion, but YOUR opinion don’t mean shit, cause irvins in the hall. but when you make the statement that 20 other people deserve to be there more, i’d sure like to see that list and see how wrong the voters were based on some jackass’ opinion. so if i’m pissed i have the right, so you get over it. cus i’m still waitin for that list, and that ain’t “proof” it’s just backin up your opinion then isn’t it?????????????

  • http://phinphanatic.com Brian Miller

    Michael, I’m curious to know how you found our great site?  Now that I see it really is you, because no one can be that obsessed with someone, so it must be you…curious, did you do a search for your name?  Art Monk told you didn’t he?

  • http://phinphanatic.com Brian Miller

    Actually Dave, thanks for visiting the site, seriously how did you find it?  Oh, and don’t worry, I still will be posting my top 20 guys who should have been voted in before Irvin, tomorrow…just for you…:) Make sure you let your fellow Cowgirl fans know…:)

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    i’m on the landryhat fansided network. i visit these sites to banter about football discussions. i see that ther are some great football fans in this community and i love to talk football. i am a cowboy fan thru and true, but i’m a fan of ALL football. i know there are lots of players that belong in the hall and have not gotten there. i feel for these guys too. some might never make it, or maybe never live long enough to know the thrill that irvin felt. all i’m trying to say is that when a player gets voted into the hall, it has to be the greatest statement of their entire career. put all super bowl trophies aside, cause this is the accumination of everything they’ve ever done. and anyone that gets there, most certainly deserves it. no one know that more than the guys who’ve left blood, sweat, and tears on that field. to say someone DOES”NT deserve to be there is wrong, to say that others are more qualified to be there????? opinion….so i gave you mine, and told you why. without irvin we don’t have 3 super bowl trophies. so as a cowboy fan, i stick up for irvin cause i saw what he gave. yeah, i did’nt agree with what he did off the field. i had to raise a son, and tell him that irvrin and some of the cowboys at that time were not good role models. as a father and a fan of the game i have a good perspective of life. it ain’t always “rosie”. but i do know as a man that has made my share of mistakes, i’m damn glad to see that i’ve had plenty of second chances and have made the best of those chances. apparently so did irvin. so back him, damn right, not just as a cowboy fan, but as a fan of the game of football. you just tapped into one hell of a fan here son. i know my game. i’ve played it, i’ve gotten my ass beaten down, and i’ve helped win with a team. i’ve followed it since i’ve been 7 years old. and i’ve studied the history of this game. irvin deserves to be there. no matter who you write on that list. that is a fact

  • theMBIIIeffect

    The point that I’ll make in this argument is that Irvin did more with his time in the league than Monk did. Art Monk played 14 seasons. Irvin played 10 seasons plus the first four in ’99 before his career-ending injury. Considering the difference in time on the field, Irvin has every right to be in the Hall of Fame.

    Irvin’s highest rec. yards (season): 1603 in ’95
    Monk’s highest rec. yards (season): 1372 in ’84

    Irvin’s yards per game (career): 74.9
    Monk’s yards per game (career): 58.6

    Irvin’s most touchdowns in a season: 10 in ’95
    Monk’s most touchdowns in a season: 8 in ’89 and ’91

    There are also tons of categories where Monk has an edge over Irvin, like yards (Monk leads Irvin by 817 yards) and touchdowns (68 to 65). But there’s one category where Monk holds a firm lead over Irvin: games played. Monk played in 65 more games than Irvin, but the numbers are still pretty close. Irvin was more impressive than Monk while he was on the field, Monk just happened to stay on the field longer. Does that make Irvin any less deserving? I don’t think so. Should Monk have been in the HOF sooner than Irvin because of Irvin’s character issues? Definitely not. That’s just something that Irvin-haters go to when they’ve been proven wrong and have nothing else to say. I’m not putting Monk down, I’m glad to see that he got into the HOF. But Irvin is every bit as deserving as Monk to have his bust at Canton.

  • http://phinphanatic.com Brian Miller

    MBIII – While I wont deny that Irvin at some point should have been a serious consideration for the HOF, I do not believe that his enshrinement in year 2 was worthy of his statistical stats.  Not when you factor in his off-field issues, and despite the fact that you want to argue that they shouldn’t be involved in the debate, they absolutely should be.  While they should not deter him from getting in, the fact that the media who vote on enshrinees have held others to a more strict guidelines in terms of how they act and/or talk to the media is complete BS.  IF Irvin had ever declined interviews or said nothing, these guys likely would have waited another 5 years to put him in.  Sorry but it is true.

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    again that is opinion. MBIII nailed your ass on the stats. thank you my man, i knew us cowboy fans would stick to this. some players do have off field issues and some of those issues will hold one back, such as bob hayes. but really , if you check stats and stats only then hayes may not be deserving of the hall. i’m saying he does because he changed the game he played. yeah, he sold drugs to make money after he was out of football. yeah he did prison time. but when hayes was on the field, he did’nt offer the d-back across from him a bag of weed. he was one hell of a wr. thats what irvin did as well. whatever happened in his life, he overcame, and by watching his proformance on the field you’d never dream he had off-field issues. it’s what you give to the game. as i said it’s the “mark” you leave on the game. not many left a mark like micheal irvin

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    bad or good, micheal irvin left the game of “football” a better place for him having been there and played in it. he maybe more remembered by the bulk of fans, and hated, because he played for the dallas cowboys. the cowboys have always drawn more attention then most teams. this puts them in the limelite. and when there you have to live to that level. irvin failed on that level. he openly addmitts to it. he tells young players of his downfall. he does this at the blessing of goodell and the nfl. irvin seems to want to makeup for hismistakes. he wants to give back to the league that has forgiven and honored him. thats not a bad guy. thats a man trying to make amends. i respect that and apparently so do some others. granted that should’nt put one in the hall, but apparently as a whole package, career stats, and the “mark” on the game is enough.

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    and you changed your song and dance. you said that irvin did not belong in the hall, and now you say that you won’t deny that he was deserving of consideration at some point. what the hell is it????? i think you just went on an irvin bash because his name came up at this last enshrinement and you took a shot at him. thats why i’m here. thats why i’m pissed. because you guys just say shit cause you hate. thats what you base your opinions on hate. well i hated art monk, and the smurfs, and theisman, and the hogg shit of the 80,s, but they were a hell of a team and they kicked our asses in that time frame. some of those guys deserve to be in the hall whether i hate them or not. stop hatin on irvin is my call. he was a great “football” player whether you hate him or not

  • http://phinphanatic.com Brian Miller

    o.k. Dave, enough, your little man crush is almost to the point of scary.  FACT:  Michael Irvin’s numbers do not rank in the top 10 in any single statistical category.  Fact:  Michael Irvin has had more off-field issues than many of the ex-players that have better numbers, less off-field issues, and are still awaiting enshrinement.  Fact:  Michael Irvin was a very good WR who was one of the reasons that Cowboys one 3 SB’s.  Fact:  Michael Irvin did not leave any “Marks” on the NFL.  Nor did Art Monk.  He did not change the face of the game, or the way the game was played at that position.  Sorry, what “mark” do you think he left? 

    Michael Irvin may be HOF worthy…but not now.  There are 20 others I would have put into the HOF before Irvin.  No way would have put that guy in on attempt number 2.  The HOF is supposed to be about honor and when you get voted in is a much an honor as when you don’t.  Irvin, regardless of his attempts at late to change his life, is still only moderately worth HOF consideration IMO.  I don’t hate Micheal Irvin, and I don’t hate the Cowboys either.  What I do find funny is the fact that Cowboys fans can’t see through all the BS with their team.  Much the same way Jets fans are.  People don’t “Hate” the Cowboys, you have to respect their history. 

    Michael Irvin, HOF?  Someday sure, when the precedent for letting WR’s in without the background numbers to back it up is broken…oh wait…MI already did that.  Too bad.  And for what its worth, it’s not some over the weekend BS attempt at humor, I said the same thing last year.

    Climb down off your throne and realize that there is an NFL outside of Dallas.  It’s funny you guys run off with your mouth an awful lot in support of team that has done very little in terms of success the last 10 years.  I mean really, how are the Giants treating you guys?  At least in Miami we realize what our issues are.

  • http://thelandryhat.com thelandryhat

    Brian, you are way out of your element here. Stop before you fall in the trap. This post was absurd and you know it. I personally told all my readers NOT to come here and argue with you. It’s the same old bored blogger writing some BS post about the Dallas Cowboys. Not original. You are now the 8th sister blog to slam the Boys. Why is this happening? Maybe because it provides a healthy boost in unique page hits, but you won’t be getting those returning hits. This was just BS. Worst you have ever come up with. You should be ashamed of yourself.

  • http://phinphanatic.com Brian Miller

    Ashamed?  Not at all, aside from the ramblings of a few of your blind faithful, the argument of Michael Irvin’s election into the HOF went all the way back to his first year of eligibility all over the mainstream Media.  It is a valid argument and outside of the Dallas faithful Michael Irvin is quite annoying. 

    We here in Miami have to listen to all the rants about our 72 team popping corks every season and Mercury Morris run off with his mouth as well.  Should someone shut him up?  Probabaly, but it gets a rise out of the NFL faithful and last year it was thorn to the Cheatriots. 

    Michael Irvin “Got his Due” not he should just fade away and quietly enjoy the fact he is in there.  “The Royal Family”…Please.  When he puts up HOF numbers instead of a questionable “mark” on the game, then he can spout off.

  • http://phinphanatic.com Brian Miller

    Oh and Dan,

    Unlike some of the other “bloggers” that have taken a swipe at the Cowboys…I haven’t.  I took a swipe at Michael Irvin and Michael Irvin alone.  Although, your exceptionally biased power ranking did crack me up.  At least I rated them a more realistic number 2.

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  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    i’m done, man crush????? yeah right… i think micheal irvin was one hell of a wr. he lead this cowboy team by example. we won thru that. we have 3 bowl trophies to show for it. micheals in the hall voted in by his peers and his critics alike. i rest MY case

  • http://thelandryhat.com thelandryhat

    Nice try, Brian. Irvin is a Cowboys. Same thing.

  • http://phinphanatic.com Brian Miller

    You know what, who the hell cares, the little bitch is in the HOF…in my opinion it distracts from those who deserved to be in there hands down.  I don’t see Irvin as 2nd ballot HOF.  More like an 8th try kind of guy.

  • http://phinphanatic.com Brian Miller

    TLH – no, I have no beef whatsover with the Boyz…Irvin may be a Cowboy for life, but as an individual, sorry, I have no issue pointing out the problem with an INDIVIDUAL…if Cowboy fans want to take that personaly well than that is a “personal” problem.

  • theMBIIIeffect

    I can’t wait to see your list of 20 players that should have gotten into the HOF before Irvin. I’m going to grill your ass tomorrow.

  • theMBIIIeffect

    And we aren’t blind to our problems in Dallas. We have the most combustible locker room in the NFL. Our head coach knows damn well that his job is grooming offensive coordinator Jason Garrett into a head coach. Jerry Jones should never be on the sidelines. Our QB turns in lackluster performances in the playoffs. Roy Williams is an undersized linebacker playing safety.
     
    But you of all people shouldn’t talk to people about a team having problems. How’d the Giants treat you guys? Now people in London know how bad your team sucks, too. How does it feel to trade away the face of your franchise and lose another key player in free agency? Who’s your most recognizable player now? Ricky Williams? It’s not Jake Long because nobody gives a shit about linemen.

  • http://phinphanatic.com Brian Miller

    Actually, Im quite enjoying a very long overdue overhaul on this team, including losing Jason Taylor and Zach Thomas that to me was extremely nescessary to even restart this franchise…so, It feels kind of nice to finally see someone trying to fix it.

  • http://phinphanatic.com Brian Miller

    and MBIII…despite what the perception is, I have no problem with the Cowboys and recognize them as a very good team and have repeatedly predicted the Boyz and Pats in the SB this year…my issue is with Irvin not the Cowboys.  Didn’t like him as a player, don’t particulary care for him now, although at least he got his Sh3t together.