Summer 2024

Former NFL player and coach Bill Curry shares powerful message of unity on ESPN

Bill Curry played for legendary coaches Vince Lombardi and Don Shula. He was a center in the NFL and snapped the ball to Hall of Fame quarterbacks Bart Starr and Johnny Unitas.

Curry also had an extensive coaching career both in the NFL and college, most notably at Alabama, where he led the Crimson Tide to the 1989 SEC Championship and won Coach of the Year in the conference.

Over the years, Curry has also worked as an analyst for ESPN for their college football broadcasts.

Friday morning on the final show of Mike and Mike, Curry was asked to share some words wisdom and delivered a powerful message of unity through the game of football.

“On Friday Nights, the community huddles, and people sit together that never sit together the rest of the week,” Curry told Golic and Greenberg. “And when somebody’s son scores a touchdown, the most unlikely hugs occur. Those children that have been raised to hate each other by the sick folks in our culture, get in the locker room, they get in the huddle and they learn to love each other. That love and respect regardless of the color of one’s skin, regardless of their religion, regardless of national origin, it lasts the rest of their life.”

You can watch the entire 2 minute message below.