An unending drive to play

An unending drive to play

There are 64 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Aug 13, 2007, titled An unending drive to play. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. Watching No. 88 trot onto the field on a clear August morning during his 12th training camp, it's human nature to wonder how far he can go, how long he can stretch out this record-breaking, ...

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SAM

Terre Haute, IN

#1 Aug 14, 2007
And he does it all with more class than any of them (maybe equal to Rice, he was classy too).
iufan

Palo Alto, CA

#2 Aug 14, 2007
who cares? football sux colts sux this is a basketball state
Tony

Spring, TX

#3 Aug 14, 2007
As Colts fans, let's not take for granted what we we have and continue to witness with Marvin Harrison, we've been blessed in Indy with the likes of Reggie Miller with the Pacers, and both Peyton and Marvin's on the field and off the field character.
Lets go Colts

United States

#4 Aug 14, 2007
We have an article about Marvin every year and every time I see those numbers I just shake my head. Its nothing short of unbelievable how he has held up and continued his consistency.

I remember watching the NFL when I was a kid and thinking how awesome it must have been to be a fan of the 49ers when they had Joe, Jerry, and they were just tearing up the NFL. We have gotten to live that here in Indy during the past 10 years and I think its something we should be very appreciative of and even thankful for on some level.

We have got one of the best QBs ever to play the game, one of the best receivers ever to play the game and the best QB/WR combo ever in the NFL. Now my son will be asking me how great it must have been to get to see history being made in our small little corner of the country and I will tell him......it was special.
harrison fan

Fishers, IN

#5 Aug 14, 2007
marvin harrison is number one, and has more class in his little finger, etc. He will go on to break more records and will be in the Hall of Fame. Go Marvin! GO COLTS!
fan

Evansville, IN

#6 Aug 14, 2007
GO COLTS!!!!!!!!
njf

Chicago, IL

#7 Aug 14, 2007
Marvin Harrison gives me cold chills by the way he plays and the way he acts. He is a class act and he deserves to go down as one of the greatest ever
oh yea

Fishers, IN

#8 Aug 14, 2007
Marvelous Marvin! The best wideout in the game. He's not arrogant, flamboyant, or a show-boat. He just goes about his business and does it year-in, year-out better than anybody else.

I really hope Jason David gets the assignment to cover Marvin in the home opener against the Saints. Marvin would go for about 200 receiving yards and 3 scores...GO HORSE!
sdb

Cincinnati, OH

#9 Aug 14, 2007
in my mind he is the best there is and was including mr. rice even though rice is considerd the greatest ever. to me he is my alltime greastest reciever.
BET

Schiller Park, IL

#10 Aug 14, 2007
Rice is hands down the best WR of all time he very well be the best player of all time.

Of course Harrison is great...but here we going again with our fans exagerating someting in referance to the colts.
Delldude

Burnsville, MS

#11 Aug 14, 2007
I must agree when you look how some Pro Player's act up, its a wonder people pay BIG MONEY to see these classless individuals play.

Marvin, you are the MAN!!and a leader in every sense of the word, no matter what you ever want to accomplish after you retire from FOOTBALL. I just wish we had MORE Marvin Harrison's to show these kids how its done in the real world.
TMD

United States

#12 Aug 14, 2007
Yesterday the Star ran a story about Tiger winning the PGA championship and I made a comment about how we were privileged to watch, perhaps, the greatest golfer of all time.

One of the responses to my post was from a gentleman who reminded me of the otherwordly feats of Walter Hagen, a Tiger-like golfer during his era.

I mention this only to point out the obvious - Marvin is an extraordinary receiver who is one of a select few who has a realistic chance of matching or exceeding Rice's career numbers. However, the debate will rage on forever regarding who the greatest receiver of all time really is, regardless of who owns the records.

Jerry Rice's career began during a time when the rules were quite a bit different with regard to physical contact and hindering receivers. Jerry was big enough, strong enough, and fast enough to still compile huge numbers and set records that may never be matched.

Yes, Marvin is a gifted receiver in his own right, but he would not have near the numbers he has today had his career started before the emphasis on offensive scoring, and enforcing defensive pass interference began.

I will enjoy watching Marvelous Marvin and cheer him on as he approaches Jerry's numbers, but, regardless of what Marvin's final numbers are, I will always consider Jerry Rice the greatest of all time.
Pacer Hater

Lebanon, IN

#13 Aug 14, 2007
Marvin Harrison will go dowm as One of the best to ever play his position.Jerry Rice has all the numbers but I can't shake the image of him hanging on way too long.When guys are sticking around just to put up more records you can't help but to lose respect for them.Emmitt Smith,Jerry Rice,Barry Bonds,A.J Foyt,and now even our own Mr. Terrific Reggie Miller appear to be guys who just couldn't handle being out of the limelight.I don't see this happening with Marvin Harrison.Too much class and dignity.
rasheedj81

Philadelphia, PA

#14 Aug 14, 2007
Marvin is unbeleivable! I could watch him play forever.
Colts Man

Indianapolis, IN

#15 Aug 14, 2007
Marvin has 6 or 7 good yearls left, so he will shatter every listed record. Before Reggie's career is over, he will take over the number 2 spot on all lists.
drew

Baytown, TX

#16 Aug 14, 2007
Marv has more class in his little finger than the Pats whole over-paid, over-hyped new receiving corp has put together!

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Since: Jan 07

Camby, IN

#17 Aug 14, 2007
iufan wrote:
who cares? football sux colts sux this is a basketball state
appearently you care or you would've read the damn article, cock bag.
Veiw Fm Up Here

Saskatoon, Canada

#18 Aug 14, 2007
BET wrote:
Rice is hands down the best WR of all time he very well be the best player of all time.
Of course Harrison is great...but here we going again with our fans exagerating someting in referance to the colts.
BET there you go with those negative thoughts again!!! I thought you were going to work on that attitude of yours.
Lets go Colts

United States

#19 Aug 14, 2007
TMD wrote:
Yesterday the Star ran a story about Tiger winning the PGA championship and I made a comment about how we were privileged to watch, perhaps, the greatest golfer of all time.
One of the responses to my post was from a gentleman who reminded me of the otherwordly feats of Walter Hagen, a Tiger-like golfer during his era.
I mention this only to point out the obvious - Marvin is an extraordinary receiver who is one of a select few who has a realistic chance of matching or exceeding Rice's career numbers. However, the debate will rage on forever regarding who the greatest receiver of all time really is, regardless of who owns the records.
Jerry Rice's career began during a time when the rules were quite a bit different with regard to physical contact and hindering receivers. Jerry was big enough, strong enough, and fast enough to still compile huge numbers and set records that may never be matched.
Yes, Marvin is a gifted receiver in his own right, but he would not have near the numbers he has today had his career started before the emphasis on offensive scoring, and enforcing defensive pass interference began.
I will enjoy watching Marvelous Marvin and cheer him on as he approaches Jerry's numbers, but, regardless of what Marvin's final numbers are, I will always consider Jerry Rice the greatest of all time.
I agree with some of your thoughts. In regards to Tiger vs Jack I would say that Tiger is right now the best golfer to ever hit the links. He doesnt have to beat Jacks major record for me to think that, though he will obliterate it. Jack played in an era where the courses were smaller and wider. The overall talent not anything close to what it is today. Granted there were some great players, but after you got past about the top 10, the dropoff was huge. There are so many good players now. from 2-100 any one of those guys can win any tournament.

Now as for Marvin, I agree with you as well on some level. I think Jerry was more "wow" in his prime than marvin was. I also agree that the issue of who the best receiver of all time was will probably be an argument that goes on forever. Unless Marvin blows Jerry's numbers out of the water (which wont happen), there will be no clear-cut guy. I am not going to say I think Marvin is/will be the best ever mostly because I could care less. I say that because I dont think Marvin cares either. That, in the end, is what is great about both Jerry and Marvin. They both did it the right way with hardwork and a shut mouth their whole career. That is so rare these days that when you come across it, you cant help but be attracted to that type of demeanor.

I think Marvin is honored to be mentioned in the same sentence as Jerry and if that is good enough for him, it should be good enough for us.
FOOTBALL IS KING

United States

#20 Aug 14, 2007
iufan wrote:
who cares? football sux colts sux this is a basketball state
Football is the king of all sports, king of tv, king of ink in the paper, king of sports betting, ETC. Fantasy football alone gets more attention then basketball. College basketball is good but not even close to the excitement of football season. Get a clue bud.

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