Thursday, August 12, 2010
Five (more) questions with Floyd Little
By Bill Williamson
Six months ago, I played five questions with Floyd Little shortly after he was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Thursday, we played it again, days after the former Denver Broncos running back was inducted into the Canton, Ohio museum:
Are you still on Cloud Nine from last weekend?
Little: “It hasn’t gone away yet. It was a fantastic experience that I will never forget. When I woke up at home [in Seattle] after the weekend, I was exhausted, but I’m still thrilled.”
Your speech touched many people. Where you nervous before giving it?
Little: “I didn’t sleep the two nights before, preparing for my speech. I had worked on it for months, but preparing to give it in front of millions of people, there was some anxiety. But it worked out well and I hope I gave people something they will keep with them for awhile.”
What was the highlight of the weekend for you?
Little: “The message from [United States Vice President Joe Biden, who went to Syracuse with Little] was special. For Joe to take time out for my induction was really special and then my son Marc’s presentation speech was really emotional. Those were two special moments.”
What was your thoughts when your bust was unveiled?
Little: “We got to preview it about a month early. But there were some finishing touches that made it fantastic. When I saw it, I thought, ‘Wow, this is unbelievable.’ ‘’
Did you receive any special phone calls after the ceremony?
Little: "I received many. But Sunday morning I got a call from Bill Cosby. I’ve known Bill since 1965 when we were on the Johnny Carson show together. Bill said he was really touched by my speech. That was a nice call.”