Announcement FanSided Is Hiring! Check Out Our Openings Page. ×

Curtis Martin Moves a Stadium with Hall of Fame Acceptance Speech

Prev2 of 4Next
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse

Every speech was great. A particularly funny moment during the evening was when Jack Butler stepped up for his speech, and Steeler Nation was cheering away, he told them that “That was enough”. I guess he wanted to move it along.

After every one else had spoken, it was Martin’s turn.

Bill Parcells, who coached him in New England and with the Jets, did the introduction. You could tell from his words, the clear affection Bill has for Curtis. He spoke so wonderfully of him from drafting him with New England, through his years in New York where he became, as Bill put it, “A true professional”.

Then, Curtis took the microphone and captivated an entire stadium.

He opened with a funny joke, telling us about how Willie Roaf, also inducted tonight, wanted everyone to go with him for a manicure and pedicure. Men do that, but when you are talking about an offensive lineman, that is still big even in retirement, it’s very funny.

Curtis went on to talk about his family, and there wasn’t a dry eye in the building.

Prev2 of 4Next
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse

Topics: Alan Schechter, Curtis Hall Of Fame, Curtis Martin, Curtis Martin Hall Of Fame, Curtis Martin Hall Of Fame Speech, Curtis Martin Speech, Fireman Ed, Hall Of Fame, Jack Butler, NY Jets

Want more from The Jet Press?  
Subscribe to FanSided Daily for your morning fix. Enter your email and stay in the know.

19 hours ago

Terrence Fede: Scouting the NFL Draft

20 hours ago

Former Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson visits Florham today

1 day ago

Rex Ryan: Not on Hot Seat? Right Call if True