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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Look I LOVE Rickey ... But, his speech!??! WOW ... Just WOW! I cringed as I heard other fans in my head saying "See, look how dumb the Saints and their fans are" ... It sounded TERRIBLE!!! I will take ...

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Old 08-08-2010, 06:25 PM   #21
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Re: Loved Ricky Jackson's Speech.

Look I LOVE Rickey ... But, his speech!??! WOW ... Just WOW! I cringed as I heard other fans in my head saying "See, look how dumb the Saints and their fans are" ... It sounded TERRIBLE!!! I will take heat for saying this, but I honestly felt a little embarrassed that he didn't have the decency to put together a small speech ...

Off the cuff from him was ridiculous when you're talking about the HOF induction!!!

In the end though ... SUPER GLAD that RICKEY JACKSON #57 is in the HOF ... Congrats to him ... He earned it! (Which I guess also means he can say/act however the hell he wants during this speech)
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Old 08-08-2010, 06:30 PM   #22
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Re: Loved Ricky Jackson's Speech.

Originally Posted by C17-BING View Post
Look I LOVE Rickey ... But, his speech!??! WOW ... Just WOW! I cringed as I heard other fans in my head saying "See, look how dumb the Saints and their fans are" ... It sounded TERRIBLE!!! I will take heat for saying this, but I honestly felt a little embarrassed that he didn't have the decency to put together a small speech ...

Off the cuff from him was ridiculous when you're talking about the HOF induction!!!

In the end though ... SUPER GLAD that RICKEY JACKSON #57 is in the HOF ... Congrats to him ... He earned it! (Which I guess also means he can say/act however the hell he wants during this speech)
I kinda agree...i just cant knock him..All those sundays with my brother watchin him play....man what a D Ricky was a monster LB..and really fired us up......i dont know about everyone but i wanted to see our D on the field back then more than the offense...
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Old 08-08-2010, 08:06 PM   #23
 
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Originally Posted by strato View Post
I kinda agree...i just cant knock him..All those sundays with my brother watchin him play....man what a D Ricky was a monster LB..and really fired us up......i dont know about everyone but i wanted to see our D on the field back then more than the offense...
I seriously doubt Joe Montana or others were *****ing or worrying about his "articulate rhetoric" when Rickey was stuffing the snot outta them when sacking and tackling them. He ought to have more sacks credited too since they did not start keeping track of them until a year or two after he'd been in the league. If there were a way to get those uncounted sack totals, it might make him the all time sack leader of the NFL.
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Old 08-08-2010, 08:48 PM   #24
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Re: Loved Ricky Jackson's Speech.

Im a Ricky fan, but speech was terrible. Seemed to me like he thought it up when he got up to the podeum. I know he's not exactly polished, but it was sort of embarassing.
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Old 08-08-2010, 10:10 PM   #25
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Re: Loved Ricky Jackson's Speech.

He was a football player not an English major, his job was to hit people not read them poetry!! How nervous and thrilled do you think he was to finally make it in the HOF. Give him a break about the speech.
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Old 08-09-2010, 02:19 AM   #26
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Re: Loved Ricky Jackson's Speech.

Somebody count how many times he said "my hometown".... Like I said, I love Ricky. My point is this, I'm not a "poet" either per say, but if I were to be inducted into something this important, I would have gotten some help from someone. It was just awful.
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I liked Ricky's speech, it sounded natural and real. Smith came across as pompous and fake to me. My favourite of the night was Dick LeBeau.
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Old 08-09-2010, 05:47 AM   #28
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Re: Loved Ricky Jackson's Speech.

Originally Posted by SmashMouth View Post
I seriously doubt Joe Montana or others were *****ing or worrying about his "articulate rhetoric" when Rickey was stuffing the snot outta them ...
There's your answer.

Look, I could make you a great speech. It's what I do, and I've been a speaker for almost 30 years.

I can't play linebacker in the NFL.

Have you ever heard Lawrence Taylor speak?
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Old 08-09-2010, 06:16 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by skymike View Post
Have you ever heard Lawrence Taylor speak?
Yes...but speaking of LT, I can't help think with all the sniffing JR was doing while "reading" his speech that maybe LT was somewhere in the audience.
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Old 08-09-2010, 07:52 AM   #30
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Re: Loved Ricky Jackson's Speech.

Well Rickey was himself thats for sure,,i will leave it at that...i want to know why Jerry Rice was rubbin that nose and sniffin like crazy..lol...he must have been listening to Barry White..
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