Former Miami Dolphins Vice President of Football Operations (aka Football Czar) Bill Parcells was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame last night. While he was inducted as a coach, looking at his time with the New York Giants, New England Patriots, New York Jets, and Dallas Cowboys, Parcells did also mention the two owners of the Dolphins, H. Wayne Huizenga and Stephen Ross, for whom he worked.
Obviously as a Dolphins fan, I have a special place in my heart for the dislike I have for Parcells. I can't elevate to hatred, because that position is currently filled with how much I despise that head coach at Alabama, along with the way I loathe the Jets. However, I have to give Parcells credit. He gave a great speech - and he did it all without notes.
It was a very Parcells speech, mixing life lessons, players, coaches, and executives who impacted him, and a little humor. It was a coach's speech, and it was a good one.