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Emmitt Smith Retires

Fri Feb 04, 2005 8:16 am

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

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RE: Emmitt Smith Retires

Fri Feb 04, 2005 8:38 am

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.
 
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RE: Emmitt Smith Retires

Fri Feb 04, 2005 8:45 am

Carried the Cowboys on his shoulders.


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RE: Emmitt Smith Retires

Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:04 am

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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RE: Emmitt Smith Retires

Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:43 am

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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RE: Emmitt Smith Retires

Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:47 am

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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RE: Emmitt Smith Retires

Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:50 am

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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RE: Emmitt Smith Retires

Fri Feb 04, 2005 2:00 pm

His retirement was way over due... next up? Eddie George... He's old too.
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RE: Emmitt Smith Retires

Fri Feb 04, 2005 2:02 pm

Has Jeff George officially retired yet?
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RE: Emmitt Smith Retires

Sat Feb 05, 2005 6:07 am

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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