The Hall Of Fame Is Going To Need A Champagne Room

This one's going to be tough for Redskins fans to swallow. Michael Irvin, in his third year of eligibility, is going to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was one of six players selected for Hall induction today, along with Gene Hickerson, Bruce Matthews, Charlie Sanders, Thurman Thomas, and Roger Wehrli. Absent from that list... Art Monk. Commence bitching, people of Washington.

But with all due respect to everyone else on that list, let's just focus on Irvin. I'm sure the rest of them are all fine people and players, but none of them have the potential to actually impact Super Bowl Week like Irvin can. The city of Miami is in danger right now. Tonight, wherever the Playmaker goes, hell will be raised, and poontang will be plowed. And if it has to be Cloris Leachman, then it has to be Cloris Leachman.

So congratulations, Mike. And congratulations, women of Miami.

(UPDATE: I'm working on getting video of Irvin's speech at the HOF press conference... coming soon.)

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