A fine list.. and I would probably not bump anybody off it.. I would just rank them differently.. It's a fun discussion and one I appreciate because we've had it without belittling one another or acting like 15 year olds.. Just a good ole fashioned sports argument.. as it should be.. But I am not "belittling" Emmitt's lines.. I am simply stating that two dozen other backs ran behind those lines during his career and none put up the kind of numbers Emmitt did. Also two dozen different guys comprised those lines during his career (all 20 something of them were all pros?) and only Father Time slowed down Emmitt's production.. And we know Father Time gets everybody.. But it took Father Time longer to get Emmitt than any of the other backs on the list. You keep poo pooing his 4000 carries like it's something "any old back" could have done.. Yet there is exactly one member of the 4000 carry club.. And his name is Emmitt Smith. Not the biggest.. not the fastest, not the strongest.. not the most elusive.. but in my humble opinion .. simply the best. If I have one game to win against the forces of darkness with the fate of the universe in the balance.. He's the guy I want on my team.. Because I can ask him to do anything ... run inside, run outside, runs screens, catch it downfield, block, short yardage.. draw plays.. toss plays.. traps. Left side, right side. You name it, Emmitt could do it.. Sure you can name a half dozen guys better at any one or two aspects of the game than he was.. But you can't name any guys better at all of them.. Payton and LT are the only ones even on his level. What if Brown and Sanders had played longer? What if works both ways.. What if they blew out a knee in year 10 or 11? Like OJ did.. If either of them had Emmitt's desire they both would have kept playing.. They didn't.. so I say again, they don't get extra points from me for quitting..