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Quick! Im debating Emmitt vs Barry on ESPN boards and I need a quote...

Discussion in 'History Zone' started by EMMITTnROY, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. EMMITTnROY

    EMMITTnROY Well-Known Member

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    this guy that is full of crap and making stuff up had a quote from Jimmy Johnson saying that he called Sanders the best of all-time.. I know for a fact thats bull because I have heard Jimmy say PLENTY of times that Emmitt was the best ever.. does anyone have a quote by Jimmy that I can use to back it up?
  2. Cowboy4ever

    Cowboy4ever Well-Known Member

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    Why not just quote the record book,, it clearly says that Emmitt was the best.
  3. Hoov

    Hoov Senior Member

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    sorry i cant think of one. But ask him who he would rather have running the ball into the endzone on 4th and 2 with time running out. emmitt who was money at the goal line or barry dance too much and lose 3 yards.
  4. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    Barry Sanders is the best Rb I have ever seen carry the ball, even Emmitt agrees.
  5. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    isn't this like debating which is better - a lamborghini or a ferrari?

    both are bad arse and it's up to personal taste after that. sheesh - bored people.
  6. Catch-22

    Catch-22 Member

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    Emmitt himself said that Barry Sanders and Walter Payton were better runners "by far"
  7. cowboys#1

    cowboys#1 Finish!

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    this is easy.....who is #1 in the record books?????
    barry was a freak with the ball but if you look in a dictionary under the word quitter you will find barry's picture in front of it....
  8. EMMITTnROY

    EMMITTnROY Well-Known Member

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    ive debated this many times and schooled many people.. i just wondered if anyone had a quote from Jimmy cause I have heard him say with my own ears a few times that Emmitt is the best ever..
  9. Cowboy4ever

    Cowboy4ever Well-Known Member

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    I have actually had this debate back in the day.. when they were both playing.. and I still contend,, that Sanders was the best pure runner,, maybe to ever dress,, but Smith was the best all around back out of the two.. and i would take that 10 out 10 times,, every day.
  10. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    This is worthless arguing over. I'll take Emmitt's yards, postseason stats, his Super Bowl rings, and the fact that he never quit on his team and let Sanders fans have all of the highlights and touting of him being the best RB ever.

    Rich..............
    Sanders = most overrated player I've ever seen
  11. PoetTree

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    The quote:

    "Barry Sanders is a very exciting runner, with all the things he can do. He's very fun to watch. So, if I'm a fan and I want to watch someone run the ball, I'd want to watch Barry Sanders. But if I'm a coach and I want to win championships, then I'd want Emmitt Smith."

    And yet, another:

    "What makes Emmitt special... is that he’s got just such tremendous pride. He wants to be the very, very best... and that’s what drives him during a game, that determination. He’s a great player... and the greatest running back I’ve ever seen in my life."


    And there ya have it. These are most definitely Jimmy Johnson quotes. I've used both in articles that were thoroughly researched. It's a fact. Good luck on the imminent ***-kicking you're gonna give whoever you're debating with.

    :cool:















    Peace and Love

    - PoetTree -
  12. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    if you can't even get a jimmy quote on emmitt when you need it, i don't even wanna know what you consider "schooled".

    then again i don't even wanna know why people waste their time arguing over rb's who both were damn good at their game. just let it go at that cause i've got a feeling the sanders guy probably thinks he "schooled" you.
  13. gbrittain

    gbrittain Well-Known Member

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    If the debate is who is the better runner then Barry wins and what Emmitt said is correct.

    If the debate is who is the better RB then Emmitt wins.

    Who was the better passer Dan Marino or Joe Montana? Dan Marino was the better passer.

    Who was the better QB? Joe Montana.

    Two different questions two different answers.
  14. locked&loaded

    locked&loaded its redskin season

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    how bout they took barry out inside the 20... or he coudlnt get short yards for bull
  15. lurkercowboy

    lurkercowboy Active Member

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    List the starting offensive line for the 1-15 Dallas Cowboys of 1989.

    Mark Tuinei, Nate Newton, Mark Stepnoski, Kevin Gogan and Crawford Ker.

    These guys couldn't even spell "pro bowl" in 1989. After Emmitt arrived, 80% of them suddenly became great players.
  16. cowboys#1

    cowboys#1 Finish!

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    sanders= quitter
    emmitt= heart
  17. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    Define "pure runner."

    Sanders was afraid to get hit and was that way back in high school. Because of that, he make constant ill advised cutbacks to avoid the hits. Sometimes it worked wonders for him. But too often he gave up the sure 4-5 yard gain and got a 3-4 yard loss instead.

    To me, a "pure runner" has to be able to see the hole, use the lane that has developed for him, and take the hit.

    Rich..........
  18. Chief

    Chief "Friggin Joke Monkey"

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    Just tell your foe that Emmitt was a diamond among trash. That'll "school" him.
  19. Cowboy4ever

    Cowboy4ever Well-Known Member

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    Well whatever his reasons were,, the man could cut on a dime and not lose speed,, that is a freak of nature. I never seen anyone that was able to come close to Sanders with his body control being able to shift his body on the move. That is all i meant.
  20. doomsday81

    doomsday81 New Member

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    I used to argue Emmitt all the time myself but I found it to be a moot point a few months ago when on "Quite Frankley" Emmitt was asked who the best running back of all-time was he said, "Barry Sanders by far. He's the best I've ever seen. As far as a runner goes, I don't think I'm even in his class. That boy could do things none of us could do."

    He might of just been saying it but he really had no reason to and Emmitt isn't known for being a guy that says something just to say it. Anyway, I thought that was interesting.

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