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OT: Martin in...Parcells not HOF 2012
too bad Tuna never made it. Really glad Martin made it...
Congratulations to Curtis Martin on election to the NFL Hall of Fame
Re: OT: Martin in...Parcells not HOF 2012
Tuna will make it. I hope that the biggest douchebag in the media today, C. Carter, never makes it, that phony f#$%. I also hope that Julian Edelman somehow, someway sticks it right up CC's highway tomorrow. Return for a TD on a punt return?
Re: OT: Martin in...Parcells not HOF 2012
He's clearly a moron and a douche, as well as hates the Pats, but do the voters have something against him? He should easily get in compared to some of the other WRs in the HOF.
4th in catches, 8th in yards, 4th in TDs.
Yes, congratulations to Curtis "I Hate the Patriots" Martin. Congratulations also to his former team, the New England Patriots, for winning three Super Bowl titles while Martin won zero Super Bowl titles with his new team. Congratulations also to the Patriots for surviving the left-handed tactics the Jets (read: Parcells) used to screw over the Patriots and force a change in the salary cap rules in absconding with Martin following the 1997 season.
Let's see over the next few days how much homage Martin pays to the Patriots, the team with which Martin made his only Super Bowl appearance with.
Is it just me or does anyone else perk up in excitement when a moderator unleashes a tirade?
I never thought of it as an "I hate the Patriots" move.
More like a "I love $6 million a year" - an unprecedented amount at the time
The fact that Parcells added a poison pill that made it more difficult for the Pats to re-sign him even if they wee willing to pay that amount was a bitter one to swallow at the time,l but it was within the rules
If I were Curtis I'd have taken that deal too
I'm glad for him... He worked hard for it... Many thought he was injured goods from the get go and would never make it in the NFL.
ahhhh, Chris Carter didn't get picked.....:singing:
Curtis Martin is a JET....... Therefore, I couldn't give a rats royal arse that he got in. He take solace in his bust at Canton, while his compatriots that stayed can take solice in their Rings. After all. You play the game for rings..........
You know, Chris Carter just disappears when the Hall of Fame announcements come out.
Good for C Martin gave us good seasons and helped us get to a SB.
Glad for D Dawson great player.
Cumar followed the Tuna to the swamp, Tuna bailed out of the swamp once BB resigned on a cokctail napkin and a HOF RB career was just wasted...
Parcell's will get in. But he didn't really deserve to get in on the first ballot based on his body of work, much of which is media driven hooey. He was a unique motivator once upon a time and he attracted some of the best and brightest to serve him for a time. He won two rings with the Giants, one of which as the result of a HOF defensive game play turned in by his DC (who has since won 3 rings as a HC & defacto GM and will be competing for a 4th with another of Tuna's assistants vying for his 2nd).
I have a feeling some of the mediots in that room probed the legend of the turnaround genius and came to the realization most of them were random and none of them were sustained (let alone based on anything he did which often included placing teams in cap hell).
I love a good Mod rant also, but I imagine BobGeorge is rooting for Deion Branch tomorrow, so pardon me for not feeling the same outrage towards Curtis Martin. It is a business. 95% of these guys don't grow up in New England. They have every right to make economic decisions for themselves. At least he didn't sit out half a season like our left guard did. Let's be real.
Curtis also attended MHK's funeral and spent considerable time at the shiva at Mr. Kraft's home.
A class act. Congratulations, Curtis. You deserve it.
I didn't come here to troll, just to read, but this post is just unbelievable coming from a Pats fan. So the Jets following the rules to the letter at the time in signing Martin away from the Pats is a "screw job' and "left-handed tactics?"
What does that say about the Pats and the years they spent actually breaking the rules by spying on other teams to gain a competitive advantage. Or how Kraft stole Belichick from the Jets or how Belichick screwed the Jets by resigning after taking Hess' millions to stay on as Parcells' successor? If any fan of a team should not be calling out another team for screwing or stretching the rules or for stealing from another franchise, it is a Pats fan.
While you have every right to blow your horn about your team playing in the SB tomorrow, to knock Martin - one of the classiest players to play in the NFL - is completely classless on your part. Why rain on his parade, which obviously has nothing to do with the Pats on the field performance?
true - he was a class act and Parcells was like a father figure to him, more than playing for the Jets he wanted to be with his father figure when Tuna moved on to the swamp. Will Tuna give the hall speech for Cumar?
I agree. The Legend of the Tuna took a haymaker to the chin this evening.
Belichick gets in on the first ballot - no-brainer.
This is the biggest story out of Indy today.
As you can see by my previous post, I fully agree with you about Curtis Martin....but....
I'm sorry. What "spying" did the Patriots do on other teams? Please elaborate.
So, I take it you'll come back in here tomorrow and congratulate Ellis and Ihedigbo publicly for finally getting their rings...... right?
Dude, no offense, but go visit some draft sites or otherwise engage in some off-season activities..... Some of us are still trying to enjoy the rest of our season. We don't need Jets trolls in here.
I have a feeling it has a lot more to do with there being a handful of guys in the room he treated very poorly over the years.
[Whatever the poster who names himself after the old drunk who tried to kiss Suzy Kolber writes on this forum will be edited out until he explains himself for misrepresenting the "spying" allegation he threw at the New England Patriots organization].
[The poster does not understand that there was NO "spying". The cameraman used no deception whatsoever. He was on the field in front of 70,000 spectators in the opposing stadium closest tothe NFL headquarters and media personnel, dressed head to toe in New England Patriots official garb. He took video from an unauthorized area of the stadium, however, he was out in the open and used no deception whatsoever. The only thing different from what 31 other teams did, and continue to do, is what PART of the stadium he was filming from.
The poster, is severely ignorant of that fact.].
no new posts in here, oh well moving on
I admit that Jets fans have to eat crow on this season and I'll be glad to congratulate the Pats players and fans on a deserved win (unlike the AFC Championship game which should have sent the Pats home). As for Ellis, what exactly has he accomplished this season to validate the Pats paying him $4 million a year as opposed to the Jets offer of the vet minimum? Did Ellis really earn his ring? All he has done is wear the Pats laundry for a year and collect an undeserved pay check for 14 tackles and 1 sack. The Jets had some personnel issues this year, but losing Ellis was not one of them, despite the media's attempts to make that a story this week.
Ihedigbo is a JAG, nothing more.
Good luck tomorrow. In all honesty, it is a no-win situation for Jets fans. I am rooting for my box numbers.
Nice forum you guys run - erasing people's posts.
You wrote a libelous claim that is patently untrue on the day before a SB that your team has no part of. Then you write you are not here to troll.
You deserve the team and coach you root for.
BOY .. mike francesca will be crying the blues on monday.. on friday he said it would be a travisty that parcells didnt make the hof... well and how he has been ragging on the pats all year long... i hope mike on monday will be eating some humble pie on wfan... YO SOY FIESTA FRANCESSA... but congrats to martin.. wish he would have stayed a pat, but pete caroll was not bill parcells...
Still irked at Parcells for announcing
his departure the week of the SB.
One thta was within the grasp, one that would have denied
BF his one win, dammit.
The move to NY really began the modern
real time Jets hate.
Continued with the Magina.
Martin, first class good man,
benefited from the standard NY hype.
Never really blamed him, felt he must have been
heavily influenced by BP,
to whom he shows continued loyalty.
This reflects well on CMs character.
A characteristic absent in BP.
That, and the fact that it is mainly sportswriters
voting is likely why he did not get in.
Bill spent a lot of time joyously skewering the press,
something I really liked about the guy.
I will also say, it was he that brought pro football
to Boston to stay, I am thankful.
but, announcing the departure the week before the SB?
People here yapping about BB dropping mr fancy haircut before the game.
here, the coach dropped the team before the game.
BP in the end,
all about BP.
Good for you Curtis, but you should have stayed right here,
Why should Martin pay homage to the Patriots? He played a small part of his career here.
As if a professional athlete - a Hall of Fame professional athlete is bothered by a message board posting of "Ha ha, you never won a Super Bowl." Wow, keyboard warrior, you showed him!
Congratulations to all those elected, and particularly to Mr. Martin. Thank you, sir, for the memories.
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