Last month, former NFL cornerback Fred Smoot declared that no one likes former NFL running back Emmitt Smith.
Now, Smoot has revised his remarks. A little.
“The only person who likes Emmitt Smith is Mike Florio,” Smoot said in his latest Reddit AMA, via Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post. (I’m still not quite sure what that is, but it’s next on my list after figuring out how to get my microwave to stop flashing 12:00.)
Smoot’s adjustment flows from the article we wrote in response to his prior slap at Emmitt, in which I vouched for the all-time rushing leader.
The former Redskins’ aversion to Emmitt seems to come from a somewhat playful dislike of the Dallas Cowboys. Indeed, that’s the only reason Smoot could give for supporting the notion that nobody (except me) likes Emmitt. Which could make it hard to explain why, you know, Cowboys fans wouldn’t like Emmitt.
But it’s clear that Smoot doesn’t like the team Emmitt played for.
“Cowboys — gross,” Smoot said.
Given Smoot’s apparently high bar when it comes to that specific label, that’s saying a lot.