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Emmitt Smith roasts Gator team on toughness

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by LAGatorDoc, Jan 30, 2021.

  1. hawaiigator

    hawaiigator All American

    Sep 9, 2018
    We for sure aren’t....see “shoe toss”
  2. jrcg8tor

    jrcg8tor GC Hall of Fame

    Aug 31, 2007
    Lest we forget, Emmitt basically opted out of his last bowl game after only gaining 17 yards on not many carries.
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  3. hobegator

    hobegator Senior

    May 16, 2017
    Hobe Sound
    Yes, but I also remember the All American bowl the year before. We had no offense and rode Emmitt for 100+ yards on a rock hard 30 degree field in Birmingham. Emmitt was plenty tough as a Gator and pro.
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  4. gatorranger7

    gatorranger7 All American

    Jun 8, 2007
    Played over a half in a crucial 1993 game with a fully separated right shoulder...essentially a 1-armed running back. And carried his team to victory, with over 200 yards rushing. One of the toughest things I ever saw an athlete do. Kerry Strug is another...but that was a 1-time deal for her. Emmitt was a crucial part of the offense after the injury and ran into that hole, or made a hole, time after time, against the NY Giants. It took overtime to win it, so did his team need him? Yes, you could say that.
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  5. wargunfan

    wargunfan GC Hall of Fame

    Jan 6, 2010
    Inside your head.
    The kids who got a participation trophy when they were playing soccer are now playing college football. What else should we expect?
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  6. mkfgator

    mkfgator GC Legend

    Aug 28, 2019
    Actually Emmitt addresses that in either that same interview or a recent one. He actually opted to play in the game when others would have sat out. One of his coaches pulled him from the game and told him he had done enough for the team, didn't need to get hurt and needed to go ahead and make the jump to the next level. Emmitt indicated in that interview it made him more seriously consider skipping his senior year. Other factors is Spurrier would have been the 4th OC he would have had to work under in 4 years, and he wasn't sure how he would fit, given he knew Florda had to do something about the passing game. He balanced all of those factors in making his decision. So , at least according to what what he said, he didn't make a unilateral decision to pull himself from the game bc he only had 17 yards rushing. Emmitt had plenty of great games , college and pro, on national TV. Florida's offense that year was all Emmitt. We could pass a bottle better than we could a football. Interestingly, he never mentioned in the article I read that Spurrier ever failed to approach him or talk him into coming back. I had heard that story for years. Emmitt took the high ground. He even mentioned he thought highly of his coach who pulled him bc it reflected how much the coaching staff truly cared about their players. A lot of respect for Emmitt Smith.
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  7. gatorranger7

    gatorranger7 All American

    Jun 8, 2007
    Damn, son. Remind me never to cross you. You carry a grudge a damn long time.
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  8. grant1

    grant1 GC Hall of Fame

    Nov 10, 2009
    The really funny part of it all is that if Mike Bianchi said exactly the same words, 90% here would be saying what a tool, douche bag he is.
  9. fredgarvin

    fredgarvin Freshman

    Oct 3, 2020
    Perhaps, but from what platform does Bianchi speak, verses the platform that Emmitt built for himself?
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  10. insuragator

    insuragator GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007
    316 vs the Lobos
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  11. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg Senior

    Jan 10, 2014
    North Mississippi
    Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner, ladies and gentlemen!
  12. Montanagator

    Montanagator All American

    Dec 13, 2009
    Mike Gundy proved your point about replacing starters to make a point. He lost respect and games for what? Chubbie still left him holding the bag.
  13. Crusher

    Crusher GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 19, 2007
    But only because he is a douche bag....
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  14. chemgator

    chemgator GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007
    This quote could also be applied to Bianchi:

  15. grant1

    grant1 GC Hall of Fame

    Nov 10, 2009
    “The problem I’m having with reporting today is it’s been watered down and guys are getting away with mediocrity. Kids don’t know how to tackle an issue. Kids don’t know how to work and the whole entire country has become ultra-sensitive. The whole entire country has accepted mediocrity. No-one is really striving to create the best in class standards for one another. To challenge each other to become the best that we can become. When we challenge people these days they all get offended because they’ve been challenged. They all think that someone is infringing upon their right, yet they want what the next person has but they’re not willing to go through what that person went through to get it. People are looking for shortcuts."

    Is Emmitt talking about reporters or players reporting to camp? He follows the "reporting" sentence with his disappointment with the players issues. He's not criticizing news reporters.