When Michael Irvin Talks, People Listen (And Continue To Assume He’s A Moron)
Michael Irvin, three-time Super Bowl champion, Hall of Famer and current NFL Network talking head, recently stated on a conference call promoting NFL Network’s “Undefeated Week” that he would stand by his comments during an NFL Network studio show on Sunday that he would gladly trade his Super Bowl rings and Hall of Fame bust for an undefeated season.
Say what? Is Irvin back on the rock?
Via Barry Horn’s Sports Media Blog:
So I asked Irvin which of his two Super Bowl rings he would return, figuring that an undefeated season meant the playoffs and a Super Bowl championship as well. But no. Irvin apparently would take 16-0 and a first-round playoff elimination.
“I’d give them all back for perfection,” Irvin said. “Being the best for a season (Super Bowl champ) is great but being one of the greatest of all-time is something else.”
Hoo boy. Can he possibly be serious? Sure, an undefeated season would be a nice career highlight, but I guess anything goes when you’re talking about Irvin. Look at how he dresses, for Christ’s sake, let alone his comments regarding Tony Romo during his appearance on the Dan Patrick radio program in 2006:
Irvin comes back with, “No, that’s not the only way … but it’s certainly one way … [maybe his] great, great, great, great Grandma pulled one of them studs up outta the barn [and said] ‘come here for a second’ … back in the day …(more sinister laughter)”
That remains one of my favorite all-time moronic quotes by a “respectable” member of the media.
Nevertheless, you have to admire his moxie and the fact that he refuses to back down regarding his comments about a perfect season, but I think before it is all said and done, Irvin will likely blame these idiotic comments on his brother.
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