Saturday was a great night for anyone who is a fan of the NFL, and St. Louis Rams fans were more than well represented by running back Marshall Faulk, who was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame along with Deion Sanders, Shannon Sharpe, Richard Dent, and others. If you missed Faulk’s speech, you should probably check it out, because it was fantastic. If you are going to watch it, make sure you set aside a good chunk of time, because it ran for close to 35 minutes. Since it’s so long I’m not going to post it here, but I’m sure you can see it on YouTube if you are so inclined.
Faulk was, in my mind, the most important piece of what was the greatest offense in the history of the NFL in the Greatest Show On Turf. Faulk really did everything, and not only that, but he did everything very, very well. He revolutionized the running back position, and when he was at his peak, I don’t know if there has ever been a better all-around back to ever play the game. He was truly a joy to watch, and he undoubtedly deserves this honor. I know I had nothing to do with it, but I felt a certain sense of pride watching him on the stage discussing his great career. I’m going to put a few quotes after the break, but I still recommend you find somewhere to watch the entire speech if you are interested.