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Photo: Jimmy Johnson handing Emmitt his jersey on draft day

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    emmittsmith22
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    #TBT: With @dallascowboys head coach Jimmy Johnson, left, handing me my No. 22 jersey as the first-round pick in the 1990 @NFL Draft. #NFLDraftDay#DraftDay

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  2. viman96

    viman96 Thread Killer

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    LOL I laugh every time I see what Emmitt was wearing on draft day
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  3. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    Emmitt in the brown suspender/shorts with yellow polka dots. He looked like a clown that day. LOL
  4. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid

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    Unknown at the time that he would eventually be the NFL's all-time leading rusher
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  5. pacy

    pacy 82 WITTEN 82

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    I think he probably lost a bet or something.
  6. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    He was just a simple kid who enjoyed the little things in life.
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  7. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    I still have a newspaper picture of that in a draft scrapbook I did back then. I have articles and pictures out of newspapers and draft guides for each pick from the 1989 draft through the 1995 draft.

    There were some good articles I put in there too. One on Larry Allen from little Sonoma State was really good. It was out of The Sporting News I believe. The author of the piece was on the sidelines at a Sonoma State game when Larry was asked to pull out in front of a sweep. He said a cornerback came up to take on Allen's block and literally went about 15 feet through the air, lol.

    Those years were right through the heart of a dynasty. I still look at it every now and then.
  8. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    Emmitt was on The Ticket the other morning with The Musers. They asked him about that. Emmitt really didn't want to talk about it, but they all were laughing.
    Emmitt said that's about all he could afford at the time, it was in style [kind of] and the entire suit probably cost $45 or less.

    They asked if he still had it. he said no way, he thinks after he signed his first contract, he threw it in the trash.
    Wasn't one of Emmitt's more memorable moments.
  9. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    That was da bomb back in da day. I remember I had some pajama MCHammer pants back then. Of course, when I look at pictures of myself NOW, I ... looked like a clown. LOL!
  10. cej757

    cej757 Active Member

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    Everyone wore the Polka Dots back in the days. Just go back and watch any old Kwame video and that's where it all started from. He was the first to wear the Polka Dots and the girls loved it.
  11. OhSnap

    OhSnap Well-Known Member

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    Remember when Jimmy Johnson said he didn't think Emmitt was fast enough to pull a hamstring?........................................That was awesome.
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  12. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Wait a minute, Emmitt went out and bought that outfit for the trip to Dallas?
  13. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    He didn't say he speciffically bought it for that. He said in was the style back then, being popular and MC Hammer type thing.
  14. mldardy

    mldardy Well-Known Member

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    Yes I was just thinking of this. Kwame and the Polka Dots. Man what a horrible time that was for style.
  15. Titleist

    Titleist Active Member

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    I like how they used to bring out their playing number jersey instead of the tacky "1" jersey that they do with every first round pick...
  16. Afigueroa22

    Afigueroa22 Well-Known Member

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    Emmitt knew.
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  17. IAmLegend

    IAmLegend Well-Known Member

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    Emmitt's space-overalls never get old.
  18. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    Not too long after that he wrote down on a legal pad that one of his goals was to become the NFL's all-time leading rusher.

    People made some fun of that... after about two years, people stopped laughing.
  19. theranchsucks

    theranchsucks Benched

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    Where was the GM?
  20. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    man, back before color pics...been awhile.

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