1. Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Curtis Martin is pure class, so it’s always a pleasure to catch up with him. I had the chance to do so on Friday after he was baptized in the Jordan River. “I’ve been baptized previously, but the honor of being baptized in the same place that Jesus was baptized was something I could not pass up and something I’ll never forget in my life,” he said. “This whole trip to Israel has been one of the best experiences in my life.” The trip, which ends Tuesday, was organized and paid for by Patriots owner Robert Kraft and included 19 HOFers, among them Martin, former Patriots John Hannah, Raymond Berry, Andre Tippett and Mike Haynes, and former Bills running back Thurman Thomas.