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Emmitt Smith, Daniel Snyder exchange pleasantries

emmitt.jpgWe interrupt our ongoing coverage of Free Agency Frenzy Lite to point out that Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith has taken aim recently at someone he never once faced personally on a football field.

Redskins owner Daniel Snyder.

Said Smith in an interview with SLAM magazine regarding playing against the Redskins:  “I loved defeating the Redskins,” Emmitt said, via Dan Steinberg of the D.C. Sports Bog.  “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.  And that makes me just want to pummel
somebody.  You know, you hate to see pride, wearing itself on his
forehead and his chest.  And to me, arrogance sticks out like a sore
thumb when you talk about him.  And the lack of compassion for others is
a problem.  Because it’s not that hard to be compassionate; you just
choose to.”

Snyder, who when we last heard from him was denying a report that he’d spent $600,000 on a pair of alligator desks and chairs, has taken the high road in response.

“I applaud Emmitt Smith’s induction into the NFL Hall of Fame and, from what I understand, he’s a heck of a dancer,” Snyder said in a team-issued release, deftly using Emmitt’s “from what I understand” qualifier.  “I think we’ve only met once briefly at an NFL function in 2000.  I will say, however, that I like to think of myself as being a compassionate person, except toward the Dallas Cowboys.”

We like Snyder’s response, although we would have liked it even more if it had included the phrase “blowed out.”  As to Emmitt’s comments, we’re having a hard time understanding his logic.  We thought football players were motivated by things other than the perception that the team’s owner lacks “compassion.”

Regarding his description of an owner wearing arrogance on his “forehead” and his “chest,” we’ve got a feeling that some might find some irony in that observation.

As to the notion of Snyder buying players, we’ve also got a feeling that if Emmitt had become an unrestricted free agent in 1999 or 2000, he would have been first in line to cram into his pockets whatever money Snyder was handing out. 

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71 Responses to “Emmitt Smith, Daniel Snyder exchange pleasantries”
  1. Doc Fluty says: Mar 6, 2010 1:33 PM

    that last paragraph is dead on accurate. everyone complains about synder until they get a check with his name on it

  2. Ravens Macg says: Mar 6, 2010 1:35 PM

    Washed up former player vs washed out egomaniac owner.

  3. downsouth49er says: Mar 6, 2010 1:37 PM

    What is it with PFT and their dislike of Emmitt? You guys never have anything positive to say about the guy. It’s like you’re a bitter ex who got dumped. Emmitt was right on about Snyder, he’s a clown who thinks throwing big money at players year after year is the way to win, which has yet to happen for the Skins. DUHHH Snyder!!!

  4. milehiclown says: Mar 6, 2010 1:38 PM

    I don’t know WHO transcribed Emmit’s comments but the person clearly does not speak jive.

  5. WetHog says: Mar 6, 2010 1:39 PM

    The story Chris Samuels told of how LiL Danny took care of a lot when Samuels had a death in his family. Something to the effect of flying family members in for the funeral and such. LiL Danny also did similar when Sean Taylor passed away. Seems compassionate to me.
    Stick to dancing Emmitt.

  6. east96street says: Mar 6, 2010 1:41 PM

    I was personally moved when Jerry Jones filled his private jet with medicine, food, and water and flew right down to Haiti. And the work he’s doing in Chile, right now, is nothing short of miraculous. Yes, no one personifies “compassion” better than that fine humanitarian Jerry Jones. I completely understand where Emmitt is coming from. Playing for a guy who routinely funnels millions of dollars in aid to the world’s needy must be a life altering event. C’mon! Snyder and Jones could be identical twins. Same dude, same attitude, same arrogance. Thank God Emmitt isn’t being drug tested anymore because his grasp on reality appears to be rather tenuous.

  7. Diggs says: Mar 6, 2010 1:41 PM

    Emmitt needs to keep his mouth shut. Every time he opens it, he continues to show his ignorance.

  8. TryTheVeal says: Mar 6, 2010 1:42 PM

    “You know you hate to see pride,wearing itself on it’s forehead and it’s chest”…….
    —————————————
    What in the hell does this even mean?…Good God Emmitt just keep quiet, you’ve already removed all doubt.

  9. danielcp0303 says: Mar 6, 2010 1:45 PM

    You tell him Emmitt

  10. John Harbaugh's Dad says: Mar 6, 2010 1:48 PM

    Maybe this will give all the angry Skins fans something else to occupy their time other than trying to formulate arguments about how bad of a signing Boldin is for the Ravens.

  11. Lavar21 says: Mar 6, 2010 1:49 PM

    Emmitt is a fool. I was told a personal story about a guy meeting Emmitt down in the caribbean at a casino. The guy approached Emmitt and said, hey sorry to interrupt Mr. Smith, I’m a really big fan. Emmitt shrugged him off, told him to get lost, and wondered aloud why anybody would ever approach him like that. Emmitt is an a$$ like the rest of the cowboys from his era (save aikman and novacek).

  12. grimsleeper78 says: Mar 6, 2010 1:50 PM

    F$%# you Emmitt!! F$%# you!!

  13. Ben Roetlisbunger says: Mar 6, 2010 1:52 PM

    Jerry Jones cringed when he saw Smith’s comments.

  14. wildstile says: Mar 6, 2010 1:53 PM

    Two people that I really do not give a shit about!

  15. Skins 28 says: Mar 6, 2010 1:56 PM

    Emmitt Smith is a retard! I don’t agree with a lot of things that Daniel Snyder has done for the Redskins, but to say that he is not compassionate is just absurd. HEY EMMITT…….WATCH CHRIS SAMUELS RETIREMENT PRESS CONFERNECE. Another example: Look at Joe Gibbs; he has never once said a negative thing about Dan Snyder. Another example: Darrell Green has never said a negative thing about Dan Snyder. Emmitt Smith needs to sit down, shut up, and enjoy retirement, or heck maybe he should go smoke crack and have rape women with the rest of the Cowboys. How is that for COMPASSION???

  16. Bruised Egos says: Mar 6, 2010 1:58 PM

    Emmitt Smith is one of the most overrated running backs in the history of the league. Walter and Barry would have run for 20,000 yards with the holes that Cowboys offensive line was opening. Emmitt may think he’s the best ever but he’s not even close. So what Emmitt is saying is that he wouldn’t have taken Snyder’s money if it was offered but he’s willing to charge people $350 for his autograph?

  17. stiller43 says: Mar 6, 2010 2:00 PM

    downsouth49er,
    Part of the reason might be the fact that Emmitt’s Cowboys beat Florio’s Steelers in SB 30.
    Most, if not all (really, it’s all), would be because Emmitt almost always makes a fool of himself when he opens his mouth, which makes him an easy target.

  18. The Wolverine says: Mar 6, 2010 2:01 PM

    Thank you Emmit (Blowed out) Smith for single handedly renewing the Redskin/Cowboy rivalry for 2010 and beyond. Only a true Cowboy and true moron (pint sized buffon) would utter those words. A clASSess Dallas punk that you are Emmitt.

  19. Sceptorx says: Mar 6, 2010 2:01 PM

    Glad to see Mr Synder took the high road.
    As for Mr. Smith , no matter what you say, your still a illiterate and will never have the money Synder has. That is a fact.

  20. cowboys1 says: Mar 6, 2010 2:02 PM

    Florio is just a cowboy hater to post something like this. its not like smith is saying anything new, as a cowboys fan I hope snyder owns the redskins forever

  21. achain says: Mar 6, 2010 2:04 PM

    downsouth49er,
    You realize that sticking up for Emmitt is a losing battle, right? This guy makes headlines by acting like he doesn’t know any better, and suprise, somebody calls him on it.
    Gotta love it.

  22. aDickRunsThisSite says: Mar 6, 2010 2:06 PM

    it takes a complete mental midget like emmitt smith to make daniel snyder look like the good guy.
    Emmitt STFU asap.
    you are certifying yourself as a complete moronic twit. What is Emmitt doing these days, polishing the shoes of the dancers on DWTS
    or is he polishing something else for jerry jones?
    inquiring minds want to know.

  23. SoCalSean says: Mar 6, 2010 2:07 PM

    “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.”
    Jerry Jones did it??

  24. Backinthesaddle says: Mar 6, 2010 2:07 PM

    Emmit is just not too bright. Great footballer….but just not the brightest bulb in the circuit.
    Also, the point Florio made about Emmit cramming his pockets full Snyder-cash if the free-agency situation had presented itself is dead on. If Snyder was going to offer him a big deal, Emmit would have been plenty willing.
    We all know Snyder is an impetuous, impatient guy that thinks he can BUY instantaneous gratification but lacks the insight and wisdom on how too actually achieve it. So Emmit is not really off base here. But I just can’t listen to Emmit and not think….”What a dope”.

  25. Brownwood26 says: Mar 6, 2010 2:09 PM

    Gotta love the irony of how this illiterate prick who played for JERRY JONES of all people is calling out Dan Snyder. As much as I hate Snyder, he stepped up the plate in the wake of Sean Taylor’s death and made a pretty generous donation for Haiti relief, as I recall. So while he’s a complete d-bag, I doubt he’s completely devoid of compassion. Meanwhile, Jerry Jones does nothing but line his pockets after erecting that stupid shrine to himself he calls a stadium.
    Cowboys talking about arrogance = Tiger Woods talking about cheaters

  26. habibfromnewdehli says: Mar 6, 2010 2:12 PM

    So it’s not okay to pay the most dominate nose tackle in football like he’s the most dominant nose tackle in football…
    But it is okay to spend a 1st round pick, a 3rd round pick, and more… on Roy Williams?
    It’s okay to make your offensive coordinator “head coach in waiting?”
    If there was anything to fault Daniel Snyder for right now… it would be NOT going after EVERYONE this offseason. I mean, THIS is the season to spend as much as you possibly can. There is NO CAP! Snyder should have signed Peppers, Dansby, Boldin, Marshall, Clifton, etc.
    Emmit… the Cowboys were relevant in the 90s. And you were a big part of that. You could run the football. But you’re horrible at speaking, and even worse at thinking or analyzing.
    Please… SHUT UP!

  27. Shrshot says: Mar 6, 2010 2:24 PM

    While Emmit was a great running back, he is a very dumb person who should keep his mouth shut when he has no clue what he’s talking about. Listening to him speak is like having dental work done…

  28. Bob Buckowski says: Mar 6, 2010 2:31 PM

    arrogance….
    Somebody ask Emmitt why he refuses to sign autographs for white women…….

  29. nflisking says: Mar 6, 2010 2:34 PM

    “forehead and its chest” ??? What in God’s name is he even talking about? Man he’s such a moron

  30. My Coke Can says: Mar 6, 2010 2:35 PM

    Maybe emmit should worry about taking some english cladses. He was sooo literate on the pregame show. Dude couldnt even form a sentence

  31. virtualplague says: Mar 6, 2010 2:40 PM

    Emmitt smith is the reason george bush hates black people

  32. lovemonkey84 says: Mar 6, 2010 2:41 PM

    Emmitt said what? “You know, you hate to see pride, wearing itself on his forehead and his chest. And to me, arrogance sticks out like a sore thumb when you talk about him”
    Hello, pot calling the kettle black?

  33. TheVulture says: Mar 6, 2010 2:51 PM

    Have to love a fine public school education.

  34. gp says: Mar 6, 2010 2:59 PM

    This guy is such a bonehead!
    I thought Snyder’s answer was so cool.
    Man, the boo-birds are gonna be out in Canton come induction day.
    In any event, ‘Emmett Gump’ has done more to regenerate this rivalry than anyone else could.

  35. NightTrainNeckTie says: Mar 6, 2010 3:00 PM

    What did Emmitt Smith do to Florio?
    Who would possibly take Snyder’s side on this? Let’s see, famously nice guy, who is the NFL’s all time leading rusher, a league MVP and SB MVP along with being a 3 time super bowl champion states the obvious about an owner who’s fan base hates him, then some gel hair’d lawyer from West Pennsyltucky tries to dig at the former player by playing on his inadequaices at public speech.
    Oh wait, let’s try and make fun of Emmitt Smith for winning a dancing competiton that happens to be the most watched show in our country. Because other all time greats like Jerry Rice and Lawrence Taylor were never on that competition either.
    He’s not Michael Irvin, it’s a reach to hate on Emmitt. BTW redskin fans that will get on here and hate on Emmitt; during his hall of fame career he had 15 100+ rushing yard games and 24 td’s versus the Redskins, so suck on it.

  36. Drat says: Mar 6, 2010 3:04 PM

    I’ve read through Emmitt’s comments a few times now, and really, they are just a hoot. I hate someone wearing their grammar on their forehead. It’s not hard to be eloquent. You just choose to.

  37. FLBoyInDallas says: Mar 6, 2010 3:08 PM

    Dan Snyder’s unreported tweet to Emmitt from just this afternoon:
    “You are spitting kitty. Ftt Fttttttt. I am angry bear. Grrrrr. You are large watermelon seed stuck in my nose. Zermmm. I am small biting spider in your underwear. Yub yub yub.”
    Emmitt Smith’s retort shortly afterwards:
    “Like screaming and marking territory with urine? Let’s make banana enchiladas together in my bathtub. You bring the salsa.”

  38. imseantaylor says: Mar 6, 2010 3:09 PM

    You know, you hate to see dumbass, wearing itself on his forehead and his chest. And to me, dumbass sticks out like a sore thumb when you talk about him.

  39. DC Vikings Fan says: Mar 6, 2010 3:12 PM

    Whatever happened to the lesson your parents taught? If you have nothing good to say, say nothing.

  40. Peoples Champ says: Mar 6, 2010 3:14 PM

    Fightin’ words! These two need to take it to the octagon…LOL

  41. phillyeagleschamps says: Mar 6, 2010 3:18 PM

    Emmitts’ O line should be in the hall of fame , not him.
    He did wonders with the Arizona/Phoenix Cards.
    Danny Al Davis Snyder should run from him.
    Overated see Emmitt…..

  42. FLBoyInDallas says: Mar 6, 2010 3:20 PM

    Dan Snyder’s recently deleted personal ad on eharmony:
    “Neurotic midget with collection of warning labels and large, expensive black men seeks heavily tattooed lesbian infielder to sit at my alligator desk and pop bon bons into my mouth as I lay naked atop it.”

  43. God's Own Silver and Blue says: Mar 6, 2010 3:26 PM

    All that Emmitt hatred from the resident retards here gives me a warm feeling all over. Their teams likely shit their collective pants every time he stepped on the field against them.

  44. phillyeagleschamps says: Mar 6, 2010 3:41 PM

    All that Emmitt hatred from the resident retards here gives me a warm feeling all over. Their teams likely shit their collective pants every time he stepped on the field against them.
    We read Emmitt soiled himself quite often.

  45. Sceptorx says: Mar 6, 2010 4:05 PM

    All that Emmitt hatred from the resident retards here gives me a warm feeling all over. Their teams likely shit their collective pants every time he stepped on the field against them.
    O.K Emmitts brother your not fooling anybody Moron.

  46. Florio-is-a-tool says: Mar 6, 2010 4:05 PM

    Early in Dan Snyder’s reign of error it came out he had his employees bombard internet message boards supporting this rump swab, especially around season ticket renewal time. I suspect that’s what’s happening above.
    Yes, Danny pays a lot of money. He’ll change his schemes yearly to get that sexy athlete. But the guy has been the overseer of how many playoff wins? And his record against the Cowboys has been VERY compassionate – just check it out.
    In Snyder’s business dealings he’s really a crook. Yep, the old amusement park business really took off, eh?
    And who can forget suing season ticket holders because they lost their jobs? And that lengthy season ticker request list they keep locked in a safe? Reality is that the names could probably fit on a post-it note.
    And oh yeah, no signs at the truly awful Fedex Field? What an American Dan Snyder is.
    The list can go on a long time. I hate the Cowboys but the fact is Emmitt’s in the HOF and Snyder never will be. I doubt he’ll ever draft a HOF’er either – he’s that bad.

  47. doosemflodgy says: Mar 6, 2010 4:16 PM

    As a Redskin fan, I am very aware of the mistakes Mr. Snyder has made. That being said, Mr. Snyder was kind and professional with his words, I won’t be. Emmitt has no place to talk about intruding owners. His former boss was first of the worst. I have been and always will be a devout REDSKIN fan, but I really used to respect the Cowboys and the way they handled themselves under the caring blanket of Tom Landry. He was a terrific coach and a great human being. To be treated the way he was by the new owner from Arkansas was totally and completely lacking in compassion.
    Back to Mr. Smith. The first point I will make is that he was a decent running back, that is it. He was a product of a great offensive line and nothing else.
    I can’t understand why anyone would hire this man to open his mouth and comment on anything. He couldn’t find a coherent sentence with two hands and a flash light. I was embarrased for him when he would try to comment on football. It was awful, to say the least.
    Emmitt, look in your own backyard first. I don’t think you want to get into a war of words with Mr. Snyder, considering you are completely unarmed!

  48. efangule says: Mar 6, 2010 4:20 PM

    Emmitt Smith is a tool.
    The only reason he makes money is because Barry Sanders decided he wanted to be able to walk and carry his grand kids.
    Otherwise, he would have the second most yards.
    He should be praying to the Barry god every night.

  49. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 6, 2010 4:29 PM

    Snyder would have never thrown money at Emmitt Smith. Emmitt had actual talent. Better for him to keep throwing money at the Randle El’s and Adam Archuleta’s of the NFL.

  50. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 6, 2010 4:30 PM

    “What is it with PFT and their dislike of Emmitt?”
    Beat the crap out of the Steelers, beat the crap out of the 0-3gles, beat the crap out of the Redskins, basically every NFL team that Florio loves.

  51. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 6, 2010 4:33 PM

    “Thank you Emmit (Blowed out) Smith for single handedly renewing the Redskin/Cowboy rivalry for 2010 and beyond.”
    Sor about the last 20 years it’s been a one-sided rivalry. Redskins hate the Cowboys, Cowboys beat the shit out of the Redskins and move on.

  52. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 6, 2010 4:34 PM

    “your still a illiterate”
    Now that’s irony right there.
    Emmitt lost more money in his couch than you’ll earn in your entire life.

  53. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 6, 2010 4:36 PM

    “Maybe emmit should worry about taking some english cladses.”
    haha more Rhodes Scholars!

  54. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 6, 2010 4:58 PM

    “We interrupt our ongoing coverage of Free Agency Frenzy Lite to point out that Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith has taken aim recently at someone he never once faced personally on a football field.”
    So what, you’ve taken aim at a lot of guys that you’ve never personally faced on a football field. Including Emmitt Smith.
    “As to the notion of Snyder buying players, we’ve also got a feeling that if Emmitt had become an unrestricted free agent in 1999 or 2000, he would have been first in line to cram into his pockets whatever money Snyder was handing out. ”
    Don’t even pretend that you know how an NFL football player would feel about anything. Just because you sold out, don’t think that everyone else would do the same in the same situation.

  55. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 6, 2010 5:23 PM

    “I was personally moved when Jerry Jones filled his private jet with medicine, food, and water and flew right down to Haiti. And the work he’s doing in Chile, right now, is nothing short of miraculous. Yes, no one personifies “compassion” better than that fine humanitarian Jerry Jones. I completely understand where Emmitt is coming from. Playing for a guy who routinely funnels millions of dollars in aid to the world’s needy must be a life altering event.”
    Your sarcasm is noted. I get it, if you don’t read about it, it never happened. That’s another difference between Snyder and Jones. If Snyder does anything nice, a press release saying so is normally issued. Jerry Jones and his wife Gene work year-round with the Salvation Army and the only time you hear about it is on the Thanksgiving game halftime show, when the SA’s annual Red Kettle Drive kicks off, for instance. In 2001, the Joneses were awarded the Chairman’s Award by The Boys and Girls Clubs of America. In June of 2002, Gene and Jerry Jones were recognized as the recipients of the Children’s Champion Award for Philanthropy that was presented by the Dallas for Children organization. In 2003, the Family Gateway organization of Dallas presented Gene and Jerry Jones with the Annette G. Strauss Humanitarian Award. In April of 2005, Gene and Jerry Jones were recipients of the Hope Award, the highest community service recognition awarded by the Lone Star Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The Jones family is very involved with several other community-related organizations, including Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, Happy Hill Farm Academy/Home, the National Board for The Boys and Girls Clubs of America, the Kent Waldrep Paralysis Foundation, The Rise School of Dallas, The Family Place and The Family Gateway among many, many others. Jones flew players to join relief efforts into Oklahoma after the Murrah Federal Building was destroyed, into New Orleans after Katrina destroyed it, and NYC after terrorists destroyed the WTC towers and held fundraisers for all three disasters.
    But hate on. Can’t really blame you. Emmitt tattooed a “22” on the chests and faces of enough Giants defenders, can’t blame you for not liking him or Jerry Jones no matter how much charitable work they’ve done.

  56. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 6, 2010 5:34 PM

    “He should be praying to the Barry god every night.”
    Why would he pray to a quitter that screwed every teammate and fan he ever had in the ass?

  57. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 6, 2010 5:43 PM

    “As a Redskin fan, I am very aware of the mistakes Mr. Snyder has made. That being said, Mr. Snyder was kind and professional with his words, I won’t be. Emmitt has no place to talk about intruding owners. His former boss was first of the worst.”
    Yep and he won three Super Bowls. Snyder has barely managed three winning seasons since he bought the team. It’s called “mismanagement”.
    “I have been and always will be a devout REDSKIN fan, but I really used to respect the Cowboys and the way they handled themselves under the caring blanket of Tom Landry. He was a terrific coach and a great human being. To be treated the way he was by the new owner from Arkansas was totally and completely lacking in compassion.”
    OMG, heaven forbid a guy fire somebody. Snyder’s done enough of that himself. Gibbs. Schottenheimer. And the best coach he ever had, Norv Turner.
    “Back to Mr. Smith. The first point I will make is that he was a decent running back, that is it. He was a product of a great offensive line and nothing else.”
    Lots of guys played behind great offensive lines. Funny how most of those guys weren’t considered “great” until Emmitt got there. You won’t see Stepnoski, Williams, Newton, Tuinei, etc etc in the Hall of Fame. Maybe Larry Allen but I doubt it.
    “I can’t understand why anyone would hire this man to open his mouth and comment on anything.”
    That’s ok, you don’t have to understand it.

  58. doosemflodgy says: Mar 6, 2010 6:01 PM

    I had no idea this was the .VoxVeritas blog. I’m suprised Mr. Florio would allow such a babbling idiot to monopolize this entire page with his vile hatred for humanity. But since opinions are like………..well you know, babble on my friend!

  59. Tim Couch says says: Mar 6, 2010 6:24 PM

    emmitt is a rahtard. yawn.

  60. TryTheVeal says: Mar 6, 2010 6:25 PM

    Thats like 10 comments in a row Vox…..You do realize everyone here considers you to be an internet troll, right? with no other purpose in life but to sit here, day after day, hour after hour worshipping MEN, sounds kinda weird huh….But i guess if this is you’re fate in life, that’s even weirder….But you keep up the good fight loser, I’m sure Emmitt. Irvin, Troy and Jerry appreciate all your efforts….Keep up the good work bitch, maybe someday it won’t turn out to be a be a waste of time and energy…..But i doubt it.

  61. doosemflodgy says: Mar 6, 2010 6:38 PM

    Vox. Snyder never fired Gibbs. He retired, twice.
    This is an excerpt from the Dallas Morning New in 1989. Just thought you might be interested.
    “This is like Lombardi’s death,” National Football League commissioner Pete Rozelle said from his home in Harrison, N.Y. “There are relatively few coaches whose careers compare with Tom. No question he’s a Hall of Famer in my opinion. He’s not only been an outstanding coach but a tremendous role model for kids and our fans. He has contributed a tremendous amount to the league.”
    BTW, do you have an original idea or thought or do you just sit back and pick at everyone else. Come on, tax that thing you use for a hat rack.

  62. DeeDubb says: Mar 6, 2010 7:09 PM

    Poor, poor Emmitt. What an ignorant man. Excellent response by Snyder and bravo to Florio for taking an objective approach to a story concerning the Redskins…or does he just hate DallASS that much more??
    Guess we’ll never know…

  63. KisharpSkinsFan says: Mar 6, 2010 8:45 PM

    When I graduated from my high school in 1996, the football field was probably the worst kind of football field you could imagine. Our football coach tried for years, before and after I graduated to get the field done and a stadium built. He could not get the city or anybody to help pay for it, even though we were a championship team and had been in the championship game every year in the decade. Daniel Snyder found out and had a stadium built, in southeast Washington, DC where kids had been abandoned and no one wanted to help them. He saw a need and met it. And it is a beautiful stadium.
    To me, that is compassion. So Emmitt Smith should check his facts before he speaks.
    By the way, truth is if Barry Sanders had not retired when he did, HE would be the all time leading rusher in NFL history. And Barry got all them yards playing for the Lions.
    P.S. Walter Payton would have never made such statements because he was a man of dignity and honor. Emmitt should learn such things.

  64. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 6, 2010 11:04 PM

    “By the way, truth is if Barry Sanders had not retired when he did, HE would be the all time leading rusher in NFL history.”
    If your aunt had balls she’d be your uncle. Fact is Barry didn’t. He quit. And his exit strategy was to hurt his teammates and fans as much as possible on the way out as well as abscond with several million dollars that the Lions had paid him in good faith just a couple of years earlier. In fact they had to sue him to get it back. Sorry to bust your bubble about Barry Sanders. It is what it is, not what you’d like it to be.
    “Walter Payton would have never made such statements because he was a man of dignity and honor. Emmitt should learn such things.”
    Payton loved Emmitt like a brother, and the Payton family treats Emmitt’s family like family and vice versa. Last I heard their families spend holidays together.
    “E, I want you to do me a favor. I just want you to talk to my son Jarrett. I want you to talk to him and be there for him as much as you possibly can.” – Walter Payton
    “Emmitt said, ‘I’m going to be someone you can talk to. If you ever need somebody, I’m going to be here.’ That’s when he just resembled my dad in a way. It kind of scared me, the way he talked to me, the way he was, and the way he joked around. He’s just been a help for me. There’s other things that drive him besides football, and that’s what I like.” – Jarrett Payton
    “Walter is looking down smiling from ear to ear. He once said that if anybody breaks his record, he hopes it is Emmitt because he would do it with the class and the dignity that the record represents” – brother Eddie Payton
    “I am so proud of you, Emmitt. Your hard work and determination, your being true to the game, are a part of your success. I feel we’re truly blessed having you as a friend and part of our life.” – wife Connie Payton
    “I know Emmitt and Pat are all-around good people. They’re just real people, just down to earth, which I think is the best. There are people who do well, who don’t stay focused and get caught up in the attention. And it’s hard not to let that affect you. But someone like Emmitt is not afraid to be a role model. When I met him, I felt like I had known him forever.” – Connie Payton
    “I was kind of sorry to see the all-time rushing record go, but I guess it was time. If it had to be anyone, I’m glad it’s Emmitt.” – son Jarrett Payton
    “This is as great of a moment for me and my family as it is for you.” – brother Eddie Payton
    I’m sure you know better though.

  65. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 6, 2010 11:08 PM

    “Poor, poor Emmitt. What an ignorant man. Excellent response by Snyder and bravo to Florio for taking an objective approach to a story concerning the Redskins…or does he just hate DallASS that much more??”
    Why would anybody hate the Redskins? Every team wants to play them.

  66. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 6, 2010 11:09 PM

    “Vox. Snyder never fired Gibbs. He retired, twice.”
    Sure.

  67. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 6, 2010 11:10 PM

    “Thats like 10 comments in a row Vox…..You do realize everyone here considers you to be an internet troll, right?”
    I know. You know that all a troll wants is responses, right? Do you have a point?

  68. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 6, 2010 11:11 PM

    “I had no idea this was the .VoxVeritas blog.”
    You have no idea about a lot of things, simp.

  69. imseantaylor says: Mar 7, 2010 8:52 AM

    Dear .VoxVeritas,
    Go away.
    Sincerely,
    Everyone

  70. pdxbolt4life says: Mar 7, 2010 7:52 PM

    imseantaylor says:
    March 7, 2010 8:52 AM
    Dear .VoxVeritas,
    Go away.
    Sincerely,
    Everyone
    *********************************************
    Oh, and GFY while you’re at it Vox.

  71. ebiaglhlt says: Mar 18, 2010 4:48 PM

    Lets not forget Jones fired his only superbowl winning coach because he wouldn’t be a puppet. Not to mention the amount of money he has spent to “Buy” a team. At least Snyder seems to have learned a lesson. He has hired people to make decisions now that may truely give the skins a chance to be a winning team again

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