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Emmitt Smith Retires  
User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1261 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.

#22 is a hall-of-famer for sure.

I'll miss you Emmitt.  Crying

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/3368508


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User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6799 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1249 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.


User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4681 posts, RR: 47
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1248 times:

Carried the Cowboys on his shoulders.


E. SMITH






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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7408 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1229 times:
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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

Next up, Brett Favre.



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User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1196 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.



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User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4681 posts, RR: 47
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1193 times:

It takes a great running game to have a great passing game....Credit is due to their offensive line, they made it happen - but E. SMITH took the hits.


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User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1192 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


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User currently offlineGuitrThree From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2045 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1172 times:

His retirement was way over due... next up? Eddie George... He's old too.



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User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4681 posts, RR: 47
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1172 times:

Has Jeff George officially retired yet?


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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7408 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 18 hours ago) and read 1156 times:
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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.


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