AA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 58 Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1137 times:
Just saw that #22 Emmitt Smith retired.
I loved this guy. I will not compare him to Peyton in this thread, but man he was one hell of a running back, not to mention one hell of a guy. I met him on two separate occasions, and he actually spoke at my highschool. The man was an icon in Dallas. I will miss watching this guy. I feel old now, I remember his first game, and I now know his last.
Slider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6625 posts, RR: 36 Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1125 times:
Emmitt certainly was a class act and warhorse.
Great RB. We'll be able to now start arguing about his relative importance atop the pantheon of the all-time greatest RBs: Brown, Payton, Sanders, etc.
Personally, with deference to the great Jim Brown, I'd say Sweetness was the greatest of all-time. Played on some horrid teams, and pound for pound was the toughest, most durable, had the most tools in his game, and just jaw-dropping ability. Plus, there wasn't a finer person and classier guy than Walter Payton. I miss him a great deal. Strange, being a Packers fan and all. But even though I hated (and still hate!) the Bears, you couldn't not like, respect and appreciate Sweetness.
AA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 58 Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1072 times:
Aero- no way he held the Boys in his shoulders, at least not during Dallas' dynasty days.
Irvin, Johnson, Harper, Bates, Novacek (sp), Aikman, not to mention that Cowboys O-line was one of the best of all time. Those men were gigantic. I think the smallest guy was like 6'3'' and 320 or something. The average weight for the line was close to 340 or something.
AA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 58 Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1068 times:
Don't get me wrong I agree with what you said. But I think the weight was distributed on him, Irvin, Aikman and the O-line. I think he was the best ever, I know I may get crap for that, and I may be parcel being a Cowboys fan and all. but i must stay true
Jetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7366 posts, RR: 51 Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1032 times:
Emmit Smith is going back to sign with the Cowboys, so he can retire as a Dallas Cowboy. He won't play, but he will be on the roster as an inactive player. Then when opening day rolls around, he will retire.