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Postby bagobonez » Tue Feb 01, 2005 8:00 pm

The Dallas Morning News reports RB Emmitt Smith, the NFL's all-time leading rusher, vigorously denied reports Tuesday that he was about to announce his retirement. "Did you see my year last year? Do you think I'm ready to retire?" Smith asked. Smith is here for Super Bowl XXXIX festivities and, Monday night, took part in a dinner honoring past Super Bowl MVPs. Smith ran for 937 yards and nine touchdowns in 15 games in 2004, his second season playing for the Arizona Cardinals. He now has 18,355 career rushing yards in 15 NFL seasons
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Postby CC » Tue Feb 01, 2005 8:04 pm

Emmitt sounds pretty cocky for a guy that rushed for 937 yards and 3.5 ypc last year. He will most likely be replaced through the draft, free agency, or by Marcel Shipp; so now would have been a good time to retire.
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Postby Nilmerf » Tue Feb 01, 2005 8:09 pm

Yeah, he should retire now. He had exactly the same rushing yards in his rookie season as the last season (although less touchdowns). Definitely a sign to call it quits on a semi-positive note.
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Postby bagobonez » Tue Feb 01, 2005 8:23 pm

I agree. He should have retired when Dallas cut him. I guess he wants to put the record officially out of reach.
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Postby mtryanks12 » Tue Feb 01, 2005 8:25 pm

I don't know why he wants to keep playing again. Now is his best time to retire as he will most likely get very littl eplaying time next season. Is the Dallas Morning News a sports tabloid??
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Postby South Park Cows » Tue Feb 01, 2005 8:27 pm

I'd definitely not want to retire on a sour note, and this would be a perfect time to end his career, after a good season (for his age). Though, I guess I would like to see him call it quits after one last season with the Cowboys. He'd make the perfect mentor for an emerging Julius Jones.
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Postby TTTBone » Tue Feb 01, 2005 8:31 pm

I thought the Dallas sports media had been bought off, and now only reported on Eagles related news. Hmmm, I guess reporting on some has-been Cardinal RB still works for them. :-b
Didn't this guy once play for a better team than the Cardinals? I can't recall.
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Postby South Park Cows » Tue Feb 01, 2005 8:32 pm

mtryanks12 wrote:Is the Dallas Morning News a sports tabloid??


The Dallas Morning News is the morning newspaper for North Texas. They do have a sports section, though, not as good as the Star-Telegram's IMO.
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Postby bagobonez » Tue Feb 01, 2005 8:45 pm

TTTBone wrote:I thought the Dallas sports media had been bought off, and now only reported on Eagles related news. Hmmm, I guess reporting on some has-been Cardinal RB still works for them. :-b
Didn't this guy once play for a better team than the Cardinals? I can't recall.
These memories get to be pretty fleeting and meaningless over the years.


Yeah, those memories are pretty fleeting and meaningless, just like Green Bay's Super Bowl win in 1996. ;-)

And by the way, i got that info from FFmastermind.com, Dallas Morning News' cover story is T.O. talking about how he WILL play, and how he's going to perform a "miracle" on Sunday.
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Postby mtryanks12 » Tue Feb 01, 2005 8:47 pm

South Park Cows wrote:
mtryanks12 wrote:Is the Dallas Morning News a sports tabloid??


The Dallas Morning News is the morning newspaper for North Texas. They do have a sports section, though, not as good as the Star-Telegram's IMO.


I said it as a joke menaing that they may be writing false info into their paper.
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