Curtis Martin bares his soul in HOF speech

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  1. Playoffs

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    In his Hall Of Fame induction speech, Curtis Martin bares his soul about the violence he grew up in...

    excerpt, read complete transcript here: http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.aspx?PlayerId=299&tab=Speech

    Video highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WV6ZVDgbSAs
     
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    I thouhgt the parts where he admitted that he really did not give a darn about football were a greater admission.
     
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    I'd like to see his and his mother's story made into a movie. Inspirational.
     
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    Wow. I heard about the speech, but reading it in it's entirety is moving on many deep levels. Just amazing story and HOF speech.
     
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    Likewise. Equally impressive that it was impromptu. That has to come from the heart. A very moving speech indeed.

    And he has a pretty wife. :)
     
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    I'm going to watch him giving the speech when I get home tonight. Like you said, impromptu and just a train of thought.

    I have never given Curtis Martin much thought. Just a football player. But now I see him in a completely different light, much more than just a football player. His confession about his feelings for football were something we don't hear from HoF players. Honest and straight from the heart. He was not trying to impress anyone, but just telling it like it is.

    And he took care of his mom. Much respect.
     
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    Impressed the heck out of me.

    Him saying he was grateful to receive some of the pain his mother passed on to him from the torture she endured from her husband ..... wow, this is a man.
     

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