CANTON, OH - AUGUST 04: Michael Irvin waves to fans during the Class of 2007 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony August 4, 2007 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Like most players who have won enshrinement in Canton, when Michael Irvin was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007, he felt an overwhelming sense of pride. One would imagine, though, that few Hall of Famers have taken that pride, and worn it to the bedroom.
Irvin recalled, in a recent piece in the Chicago Tribune, wearing his golden Hall of Fame blazer everywhere after he was inducted--and we mean everywhere.
“I remember when I was inducted into the Hall of Fame and they gave me my Hall of Fame yellow blazer,” said Irvin. “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.”
Knowing what we know now, it certainly seems that a series of heartfelt high-fives are in order for Irvin, for doing what most young football players can only dream of, and then relaying the story to the Trib' for our collective delight and amusement. So kudos to you, Michael Irvin. Kudos.
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