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Emmitt Smith cries while thanking Daryl Johnston

Posted on: August 7, 2010 10:22 pm
Edited on: August 7, 2010 11:37 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

Whether or not you think Emmitt Smith is the greatest running back of all-time (I don't; I'm not alone) , he was one of the all-time greatest backs to ever grace the gridiron, and he's a lock-job Hall of Famer. That probably explains why they saved his speech for last (well, that and the distinct possibility that he could offer up an amazing gaffe).

Emmitt moved through a list of people he wanted to thank -- Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin, Jimmy Johnson, Norv Turner, Jerry Jones and many more from earlier in his career -- and finally called out "Daryl Johnston, where are you?"

At this point, the crowd (which featured a LOT of Dallas Cowboy fans) went bonkers, screaming "MOOOOOOOOOOOOOSE!!" as Johnston stood up from his seat in the crowd.

"Darryl, you mean the world to me," Emmitt began, before thanking him first for his blocking and then, as the all-time leading rusher began to become clearly emotional, for treating Smith "like a brother."

"Without you," Emmitt said, wiping away tears from his face. "I know today would not have been possible. I love you, Daryl, from the bottom of my heart."

It was a pretty touching moment in what was an exceptional speech, even for the most cynical of Emmitt haters.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: February 2, 2012 12:33 am

Emmitt Smith cries while thanking Daryl Johnston

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 17, 2011 10:22 pm

Emmitt Smith cries while thanking Daryl Johnston

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Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: August 7, 2010 11:46 pm

Emmitt Smith cries while thanking Daryl Johnston

Emmitt is a Sigma not an Omega.  That's the greek letter for Sigma (looks like an E) branded on his arm.

Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: August 7, 2010 11:20 pm

Emmitt Should Have Worn A Kofi

Funny thing. A WR hangs around and piles up incredible numbers based on longevity, and he's automatically crowned the greatest ever. However, a RB also plays an extended career that enables him to pile up incredible numbers, and he is treated entirely differently. Doesn't the RB position require more durability than a WR? Nope. Emmitt isn't even in the conversation as the greatest RB huh? What's the problem? Did Emmitt not beat his woman enough, or be charged with rape enough times to be considered as manly as Jim Brown? Should Emmitt have worn a cake hat the last five years, and turned into an angry, bitter race baiter? Would that have done it for him? Or is it simply because Emmitt played for the Cowboys, and Texas isn't chic? An argument could be made for Payton, but Emmitt surpassed him. And Sanders never reached either of them, didn't have the stomach to play anymore, and walked away from the game. Yep, Emmitt should have worn the Kofi. Although he did have the Omega Dog thing burned into his bicep. That should count for something.

Since: Aug 7, 2010
Posted on: August 7, 2010 10:34 pm

Emmitt Smith cries while thanking Daryl Johnston

I hope someone asks Emmitt why he did not mention the University of Florida in his induction speech tonight.  Did he forget or what?  Wasn't that experience important.  Gators all over love Emmitt and are very sad to be forgotten.

Since: Aug 7, 2010
Posted on: August 7, 2010 10:32 pm

Emmitt Smith cries while thanking Daryl Johnston

What a shame that a great player and person like Emmitt Smith would forget to mention his college, The University of Florida.  I'm sure that the players and coaches there helped Emmitt accomplish his dreams.  He said great things, but he forgot to mention one important part of his life and that is too bad.  Gators all over the U.S. are sad about that and sad for you to have forgotten them.

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