Emmitt Smith, Perhaps The Greatest Of All Time

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Last month, a day before the Super Bowl, Emmitt Smith (pictured here playing for the Arizona Cardinals) was inducted into the Hall of Fame.  As a member of the Dallas Cowboys, who won three Super Bowls in the 1990’s, he was to make yet another appearance on Pro Football’s biggest stage Smith would once again stand on the 50 yard line, but this time preside over the ceremonial coin toss.

(Emmitt Smith at the Super Bowl, where he tried to steal the Super Bowl coin.  He thought he got away with it too.)

With 18,355 career rushing yards, he stands alone atop as the All Time leading rusher. With over 165 scores, he will surely be recognized as one of the most dangerous offensive players to ever grace an NFL field. After his playing career ended, he became an NFL Analyst for ESPN.  His ability to speak and break down game film was as successful as Magic Johnson’s the Magic Hour. His constant rambling and unintelligible babble was too eloquent for the casual NFL fan, he was asked to not come back.

Emmitt Smith recently made news when he called out the Redskins organization and namely owner Dan Snyder.  That is not a fair fight, as Emmitt is a proven champion while the Skins have been no better than mediocre over the last decade.  Smith had some telling words for the owner and his team, no doubt edited to accommodate people who are accustom reading proper english.

“I loved defeating the Redskins. I loved it, I loved it, I loved it with a passion. And I loved it more when Daniel Snyder got the team, for a number of reasons. I did. Because here is a guy who thought he could build a football team just because he has the money to buy players. There’s more to it than that. And he’s not a compassionate person, not a compassionate person at all from what I understand.”

Emmitt said this peice for an interview with SLAM magazine, where he thought he was being brought in to be interviewed about pogs. Even to this day his rivalry with the Redskins continues.

(Smiths last game as a Cowboy.  Loss to the Redskins in 2002 season finale.)

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