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 Post subject: Emmitt Smith, Hall of Fame
PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 5:08 pm 
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One of my all-time favorite athletes because he was one of the very few whose off the field grace and demeanor matched his on-field greatness. He was the best running back I've ever seen because of his all-around greatness and winning ways (consider that those great Cowboy teams NEVER won a game he didn't play in).
Just finished watching him on that Homecoming show with Rick Reilly. This guy is really a wonderful human being, and this is coming from an uber-cynic.


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 Post subject: Re: Emmitt Smith, Hall of Fame
PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 6:51 pm 
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As a Steelers fan it is hard for me to say this but Emitt was a great player.

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 Post subject: Re: Emmitt Smith, Hall of Fame
PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:41 pm 
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A really entertaining night. Floyd Little gave a great speech.


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 Post subject: Re: Emmitt Smith, Hall of Fame
PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:17 am 
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Genmet wrote:
A really entertaining night. Floyd Little gave a great speech.

Yes. I also thought Dick LeBau's was great too. The whole Steelers organization shut down camp to go to the night.

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 Post subject: Re: Emmitt Smith, Hall of Fame
PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:05 pm 
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As a Giants fan I always hated him as an opponent, but always appreciated his skills. Like Chipper, on a smaller scale.


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 Post subject: Re: Emmitt Smith, Hall of Fame
PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:56 pm 
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SHPIDA wrote:
As a Giants fan I always hated him as an opponent, but always appreciated his skills. Like Chipper, on a smaller scale.


That Emmitt/Hampton duel to end the 93 season was riveting. Hampton was a really good player, and that game might have been Emmitt's finest moment. It kind of typified his greatness, doing anything possible to help his team win.


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 Post subject: Re: Emmitt Smith, Hall of Fame
PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:55 am 
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Back in the 1980s, I worked with a football coach who was a graduate assistant coach at Florida when Emmitt was recruited to go there.

Emmitt had a huge high school career, but he was not projected to be a great college player because he supposedly lacked the size to run over people and the speed to run away from people.

There were a lot of so-called experts who criticized Florida for recruiting him based on his press clippings.

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 Post subject: Re: Emmitt Smith, Hall of Fame
PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:45 pm 
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Chico wrote:
Back in the 1980s, I worked with a football coach who was a graduate assistant coach at Florida when Emmitt was recruited to go there.

Emmitt had a huge high school career, but he was not projected to be a great college player because he supposedly lacked the size to run over people and the speed to run away from people.

There were a lot of so-called experts who criticized Florida for recruiting him based on his press clippings.


I was a football player in the 80's in NY the same time Smith was in HS and knew all about Emmitt Smith. This was before the internet... etc... That's how popular he was as a HS football player.

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