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Eric from BBI : Admin : 8/2/2014 5:20 pm
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It certainly  
Mr. Nickels : 8/2/2014 11:55 pm : link
was a walk down memory lane hearing all those names.

I hope this inspires the team in some way. Hearing a Hall of Famers talk about their future Hall of Fame Head Coach and Quarterback like that. I would love nothing more than for Eli to make it rain all over the league this season.
proud  
Fish : 8/2/2014 11:58 pm : link
Again of this team and its players. Great speech Strahan.
Besides Eli moment  
Fort Mill Mike : 8/3/2014 12:00 am : link
And his family, I loved that he ticked off the names of those Giants from the late 90s to 2000, especially Robert Harris (wasn't his career cut short by a dark eye injury? Or was that someone else?) and the Hammer.
he gave out a lot of love  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 8/3/2014 12:03 am : link
even to guys like Dave Tollefson...Cedric Jones.
loved the Sehorn and Plexico references from Mike  
B in ALB : 8/3/2014 12:03 am : link
The Eli bit was awesome. Fassel and Fox was classy as hell. Jesse was great and he rightly mentioned guys like Tiki, Simms, LT, the great oline, the Hammer, OSI, Tuck, AP, OJ,and many others who I've forgotten.

Great speech by Strahan. Really great.
Fort Mills  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 8/3/2014 12:03 am : link
Memory may be failing, but I don't think Robert Harris had an eye injury.
Man that dragged on forever. Some good speeches  
glowrider : 8/3/2014 12:04 am : link
Most needed editing. Whatever, they earned it. Loved seeing John Madden and he had a very powerful intro about the state of Punters/kickers as football players. Great to see Jim Kelly there.

Claude Humphrey stole the show. Between going to church, sex, beer naps and fried chicken it's mind boggling how he ever found time for football. I was in fits.

Aeneas Williams: "Begin with the end in mind; die empty" was the strongest theme/line of the night for me.

Turned the channel when Andre Reed was starting cause I was already bored and I turn back on like ten hours later and he's still blabbing.

Strahan represented himself and the organization very well. Lots of Giants there. Love the gap on the bust. Icon immortalized.
...  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 8/3/2014 12:04 am : link
Like that he mentioned the  
TheNeumann64 : 8/3/2014 12:05 am : link
3 eras he played in. Crazy to think that he was drafted just a few months after Ray Handely was fired, and played with guys like LT and Simms, but also played with Eli, who could very well play another 6-8 years or so. Quite the career he had.
I look forward to the day  
spike : 8/3/2014 12:06 am : link
Eli and Coach Coughlin are inducted into the HOF, but hopefully not too soon!
everything was perfect  
Route 9 in LEH : 8/3/2014 12:11 am : link
Except for Kelly Ripa..
Anywhere to see the entire speech?  
Matt M. : 8/3/2014 12:13 am : link
I saw part of it, but not the whole thing.
What were those knuckleheads yelling  
Fort Mill Mike : 8/3/2014 12:13 am : link
when Strah was talking about Osi before the Super Bowl?
I barely heard it  
Route 9 in LEH : 8/3/2014 12:14 am : link
Did they say something about Brady?
Pretty cool that John Fox  
Dave in Hoboken : 8/3/2014 12:17 am : link
reworked the Broncos schedule to be there.

Great speech by a great Giant.
I can only find the first  
Matt M. : 8/3/2014 12:20 am : link
3:57 of the speech.
RE: Anywhere to see the entire speech?  
spike : 8/3/2014 12:22 am : link
In comment 11791337 Matt M. said:
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I saw part of it, but not the whole thing.


Im sure it will be on Giants.com pretty soon… or youtube.

No mention of Brady. Just Erik Williams and Jon Runyan, when it comes to opponents.
Loved the Eli part.  
bceagle05 : 8/3/2014 12:24 am : link
Eli gets a lot of shit from the critics, so for Strahan to give him those props in a building full of NFL legends and a nationwide football audience was a class move. Really loved every second of the speech - I've never been a huge Strahan fan but he scored some major points with me tonight (not that he freaking cares).
the  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 8/3/2014 12:25 am : link
best thing you can say - which is what I hoped for the most - is he represented himself and the franchise extremely well. Very proud.
Eric  
Fort Mill Mike : 8/3/2014 12:25 am : link
Yeah I could be confusing a Robert Harris injury with other Giants eye injuries, like Grian Williams and Cedric Jones. In fact, I could be getting more confused but the more I think about it, was it maybe that Harris as a rookie, poked Williams in the eye?

I don't man, I'm AARP eligible now. Memory's uh, um...forgot what I was going to say.
...  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 8/3/2014 12:28 am : link
Brian Williams suffered a career-ending eye injury.
Strahan closing the show  
Fort Mill Mike : 8/3/2014 12:29 am : link
Got me even more pumped for the game tomorrow.
Brian  
Fort Mill Mike : 8/3/2014 12:30 am : link
Williams. Didn't notice my typo. Past my bedtime :)
RE: RE: Anywhere to see the entire speech?  
Mr. Nickels : 8/3/2014 12:33 am : link
In comment 11791350 spike said:
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In comment 11791337 Matt M. said:


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I saw part of it, but not the whole thing.



Im sure it will be on Giants.com pretty soon… or youtube.

No mention of Brady. Just Erik Williams and Jon Runyan, when it comes to opponents.


He mentioned Brady when he said Osi came up to him breakfast of the Super Bowl and said they had to sack him to win the game.
Strahan just killed that speech  
GP : 8/3/2014 12:43 am : link
Awesome. Good vibes on season eve.
Strahan was great. Really proud to be a fan of the NYG organization.  
Phil in Joisey : 8/3/2014 12:58 am : link
The only surprising aspect of the night was that it seemed that it was not a huge Giants crowd...seemed the Buffalo folks turned out in much greater numbers.
Incredible speech from Strahan  
NYMase : 8/3/2014 12:59 am : link
Absolutely killed it and was a great way to end the night...He represented the Giants very well and made all Giants fans proud

Congrats to Michael Strahan - HOFer
RE: Strahan was great. Really proud to be a fan of the NYG organization.  
GP : 8/3/2014 1:03 am : link
In comment 11791365 Phil in Joisey said:
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The only surprising aspect of the night was that it seemed that it was not a huge Giants crowd...seemed the Buffalo folks turned out in much greater numbers.


Not that surprising. A Bills fanbase deseparte for something to celebrate only 3.5 hours from Canton, compared to 7 hrs for NYC.
I thought his comments about Tom were very classy ...  
Manny in CA : 8/3/2014 1:19 am : link
He gave him a lot of respect (while acknowledging that he and Coach didn't get along). Which proves the point that you & your boss don't have to like each other to have success.

Kind of feel sorry for the Bills fans. The HOF IS their Superbowl. They kind of remind me of the old Cleveland Brown, rabid & die-hard but still lost their team to Baltimore.
RE: the  
Ralph.C : 8/3/2014 1:24 am : link
In comment 11791353 Eric from BBI said:
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best thing you can say - which is what I hoped for the most - is he represented himself and the franchise extremely well. Very proud.


This exactly.
RE: What were those knuckleheads yelling  
blakjedi : 8/3/2014 1:30 am : link
In comment 11791338 Fort Mill Mike said:
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when Strah was talking about Osi before the Super Bowl?


They were yelling "stomp them out".
Couldnt have been better  
kazuhei : 8/3/2014 1:53 am : link
Strahan represented us perfectly. Respect to LT, the greatest Giant of all time. Respect to Eli. Not just respect, but beyond. Also to Coughlin, and everyone. Including Tyree's helmet. Strahan is the man.
Gave a nod to ownership, too,  
bceagle05 : 8/3/2014 2:02 am : link
especially The Duke. He really did nail it, it was a shame Reed put everyone to sleep beforehand.
Anyone get the feeling  
kelsto811 : 8/3/2014 7:37 am : link
when the whole bit with Runyan occurred...Runyan was clapping but inside his head going "what a douche"...hahaha
Here's one link  
mushroom : 8/3/2014 8:24 am : link
to the entire speech
Link - ( New Window )
I enjoyed Strahan's speech. He certainly had a lot of  
Jimmy Googs : 8/3/2014 8:36 am : link
former players and coaches show up for him and he found and recognized many of them in the crowd.

Kudos to Jim Fassel and John Fox for coming in...
I loved  
commonthe0ry : 8/3/2014 8:38 am : link
the nod to Ruynan: By the way John now that we are no longer laying, the right foot gave you away lol
Buffalo is only a few  
RonJohnson : 8/3/2014 8:39 am : link
hours away. They always get a lot of people
that was a great speech...a great moment for the Giants  
George from PA : 8/3/2014 8:56 am : link
I am pumped for the season.....
That was one of the better HOF speeches I have seen  
steve in ky : 8/3/2014 9:11 am : link
A pleasure to see someone as talented and successful as he to display such humbleness.
Just watched Strahan's entire speech on Youtube.  
Big Blue '56 : 8/3/2014 9:25 am : link
Yes, it was a great speech..Always touched by the TC and Eli allusions..

Matt M et al, here's the Youtube link to Mike's speech..
Link - ( New Window )
a nod to  
spike : 8/3/2014 9:35 am : link
Congressman Runyan now, representing south Jersey.
I watched it live last night with my 8 year old son..  
JCin332 : 8/3/2014 9:44 am : link
The more I think about it the more I like it..he hit on all the right themes and kept it from being too long..

Like a lot of people above I especially loved the TC and Eli anecdotes..

Fiddy Six thanks for posting link will rewatch at some point today..
Great Speech  
Blue Blood : 8/3/2014 9:49 am : link
and I love the nod to Eli.. cause he gets WAY too much flak..
As expected Mike did the organization and us proud.  
bigblue1124 : 8/3/2014 9:56 am : link
What a great Giant and person a true class act. No surprise he is a successful as he is outside of football. The man get’s it in regards to football and life. No one gets to a point in life without help in some way shape or form. And I believe he hit every point for him.
Enjoy your ride Mike you deserve it.
"We just didn't beat them"  
Stan from LA : 8/3/2014 12:12 pm : link
"We STOMPED THEM OUT!"
Nailed it  
Sec 103 : 8/3/2014 2:33 pm : link
Congrats 92, your class has shown through.
A dad to four , a great Giant/human being to many others
Strahan,  
AnishPatel : 8/3/2014 3:29 pm : link
talking about Eli was the best. MS really is a very good public speaker. So much difference from the other guys speaking and then Strahan.
Anybody remember the time Strahan broke his ankle in training camp?  
bigblueheadache : 8/3/2014 4:29 pm : link
He was a rookie. It was a pre-season game and he recorded a sack and he was so excited he jumped for joy and when he landed, he broke his ankle, and I believe he was out for most of the year. Does anybody remember that? Amazing to think a Hall of Fame career started from such an inauspicious start.
MS was fantastic!  
PeterS : 8/3/2014 5:43 pm : link
They need to limit them to 15 minutes, though. I thought Andre Reed was going to get out his grade school report cards. Anaes Williams was very good except for the end when he miserably failed to get some kind of cheer going. Claude Humphrey "old school" good. Walter Jones, "yawn". Did Ray Guy even make a speech? (sarcasm off)

Way to go Michael!
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