Bardia Shah-Rais is a Senior Producer of NFL Total Access. He is on the scene in Canton, Ohio and will be filing blogs behind the scenes at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
CANTON, Ohio — Good show tonight. Troy Aikman was in rare form with his former Cowboys teammate, Michael Irvin. Troy told a great story on the air about what lengths Michael went through to get the ball.
Rod Woodson is such a class act. As his friend and Hall of Fame presenter says, Rod is a reluctant celebrity.
Deacon Jones also weighed in on the class of 2009 as only Deacon could.
After the show, Irvin told a poignant story about the great Bob Hayes. He was a mentor for Michael in his younger years as a Cowboy, and Michael would regularly visit with Bob before he passed away.
The Total Access crew has a pool on who cries first when Rod gives his speech. Rich Eisen is the leader in the clubhouse, but Mariucci is gaining on him.
— Bardia Shah-Rais