Owens told the media after his speech that, at first, the Hall of Fame wasn't going to give him his gold jacket ahead of time unless he was there.
"The two pillars of my life are family and football", said Urlacher who went on to thank his late mother for showing him the value of hard work. Instead, the diva wide receiver had his gold jacket mailed to him and performed his acceptance speech almost 600 miles south of Canton, Ohio at his former college, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
"These writers disregarded the system, the criteria and bylaws in which guys are inducted, and ultimately the true meaning of the Hall of Fame and what it represents. 'Momma, it was not about me.' I had to go get it for us", Moss added.
Owens arrived to the ceremony in style, sporting a suit with the Pro Football Hall of Fame logo. The man played his entire career this way, leading most of us to assume the only predictable part of Owens' personality was that you truly couldn't predict anything.
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Sure enough, Owens didn't hold back during his speech.
Near the end of his speech, Owens asked anyone who had ever felt isolated, misunderstood or bullied to stand up.
"I love you too", Owens said before pausing, according to Sports Illustrated's Greg Bishop.
Not even with all the accolades and all the honors that Brian Urlacher began compiling not long after he was selected by the Bears with the ninth pick in the 2000 NFL Draft. Several fans even shouted words of encouragement on the multiple occasions where Owens was so overcome by emotion that he couldn't speak.
Missing the Hall of Fame's other seven inductees and all the pageantry of Canton was no loss for Davis.