I'm Not Quite Sure, But I Don't Think Records Carry Over From Last Year In The NFL, Emmitt

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Someone please tell me what in the world Emmitt is trying to say here....

I know there are about 20 things you could pick out of that video, but this is the one that stood out to me...

"They started last year 6-2 and now they're 6-3."-Emmitt Smith

Huh? What does that have to do with the question at all??? Does he even think these answers through? You know they get these ahead of time, so I have no idea what he's doing all week.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 12:20 PM


He's saying that they started well last year but had a terrible second half, so even though they are currently 6-3, they can't rest on their laurels. They have to win today to set the tone for the rest of the second half.

Nov 18, 2007, 12:49:00 PM  

"They don't want to do, or repeat what they did last year. And the reason they don't want to do that is because they would look very bad going down the stretch."

a) You don't need to explain to us why finishing the season 2-6 isn't desirable.

b) Somehow, your explanation is fucking wrong. I would think they're worried about missing the playoffs, rather than "looking bad".

Vegas Watch said...
Nov 18, 2007, 12:51:00 PM  

He tries to sound intelligent, but that's just not happening.

Nov 18, 2007, 12:56:00 PM  

Like MNF a few weeks, fox/siragusa just talked over the National Anthem during the standup for giants/lions

Anonymous said...
Nov 18, 2007, 1:01:00 PM  

Dammit....I missed it Anon. Can we please get people to stop this practice. This really bothers me...when did our anthem start getting so disrespected?

Nov 18, 2007, 1:07:00 PM  

The "bottom half" of the season - hilarious

Anonymous said...
Nov 18, 2007, 1:11:00 PM  

This wasn't exactly the most elequent thing ever said, but he had a point, and it had nothing to do with things carrying over from last year. He said they choked their season away last year and they don't want to do it again.

Anonymous said...
Nov 18, 2007, 1:12:00 PM  

No Anon...that's what he was trying to say. Big difference.

Nov 18, 2007, 1:15:00 PM  

Did anyone get footage of Rich Gannon talking about "ball" care?

Nov 18, 2007, 2:02:00 PM  

I really need to get a job where I'm home on Sunday. How can I live with myself knowing I am missing such comedy? Wait this isn't comedy? I think we should rename Emmitt. His new nickname is Private Joker.

Jeremy said...
Nov 18, 2007, 2:43:00 PM  

Could we get ESPN to use subtitles when Emmitt speaks?

Would it matter? Prolly not...

hollywood wags said...
Nov 18, 2007, 3:35:00 PM  

Ian Eagle just said, "He grabbed the wrong part of Boller's equipment."

Nov 18, 2007, 3:44:00 PM  

Or maybe it was Solomon Wilcotts. One of them.

Nov 18, 2007, 3:46:00 PM  

The practice of talking over the anthem started when we were given dishonest honey in our supermarkets.

hollywood wags said...
Nov 18, 2007, 3:48:00 PM  

Aren't all these shows completely scripted? Maybe he has trouble seeing the teleprompter?

Anonymous said...
Nov 18, 2007, 3:50:00 PM  

Could you see him wearing big Eric Dickerson goggles, maybe the Horace Grant model, just to see the prompter?

hollywood wags said...
Nov 18, 2007, 3:54:00 PM  

WTF?????????????!!!!!!! I am seriously embarrassed for him (well, not really), ESPN needs to put him out of his misery. He is AWFUL! I feel bad for the other people on Countdown, what must that be like? You want to be nice I guess, but they have to be thinking wtf everytime he opens his mouth. Oh, and Barry was better.

Joe D said...
Nov 18, 2007, 5:16:00 PM  

Yeah everyone defending Smith's point would have a better case if the Lions went 3-13 last year and as such didn't start 6-3. Their wins were even distributed pretty perfectly (weeks 2 10 and 17).

Jake said...
Nov 18, 2007, 8:17:00 PM  

Sshould have been "hadn't gone"

Jake said...
Nov 18, 2007, 8:17:00 PM  

I actually understand the 6-2/6-3 part. It was after that when things started going off the rails. I think his problem is that he blows right through the punctuation when he reads the teleprompter. He may make more sense if he didn't turn everything into a giant run-on sentence.

Nov 18, 2007, 8:30:00 PM  

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