Sad news everyone. The great Emmitt Smith, who has entertained us for two years on ESPN with his perplexing and horrible grammar, has not had his contract renewed by ESPN.
This is tough for me because Emmitt and I both started our media careers at about the same time, Emmitt on TV, me blogging in my parents basement. As a blogger, I will always appreciate what Emmitt did for me. Anytime I ran out of material, I could always count on Emmitt to say something stupid to get me going again.
Unfortunately, ESPN did everything humanly possible to erase the neverending parade of clips of Emmitt butchering the English language that were thrown up on YouTube, but at least we have this hilarious compilation from the Jimmy Kimmel Show. But as I said, it's just a small tidbit of the greatness that was Emmitt Smith.
If you want the full version, Walter Football has compiled just an absurd amount of Emmitt quotes over from over the years. They're not in video form, but they're still awesome. My favorite quote?
"The Bengals doesn't have heart much like the scarecrows in the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobes."
We'll miss you, Emmitt. I expect you to blowed up some other line of work, no question.
Emmitt Smith out at ESPN [Dallas Morning News]