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“22 in 22″ Day 16: The Heart of a Champion

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“22 in 22″ Day 16: The Heart of a Champion

Note:  This is the 16th part of a 22-part series.  Click to view Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, Day 9, Day 10, Day 11, Day 12, Day 13, Day 14, or Day 15.

Before Emmitt even arrived in Canton, Ohio for the enshrinement ceremony, we participated in a conference call with the Hall of Famer.

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This site is primarily about numbers.  I use statistics and math to represent sometimes complex phenomena in an effort to more solidly justify my arguments.  The numbers never lie.

Sometimes, though, there are times when the math just doesn’t do justice something.  Emmitt Smith had 18,355 career rushing yards, 164 rushing touchdowns, and is the only player in NFL history with 11 straight 1,000 yard seasons, though.  None of those accomplishments would have been possible, however, without the most important statistic of all:  1.  Emmitt was No. 1 in heart, determination, and perseverance.

“Time Warp 22″. . .Remember When?

September 19, 2005

On this day, Emmitt, along with Michael Irvin and Troy Aikman, was inducted into the Cowboys’ Ring of Honor.

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3 Responses to “22 in 22″ Day 16: The Heart of a Champion

  1. john coleman says:

    He was the absolute best in terms of leaving it on the field. The absolute grittiest son of a gun to play the position. More than anything else the “Heart of a Champion”, made him great. I know as a long time fan of the Cowboys, I have been guilty of not savoring the moment as I should have. We have had some truly great players and the hard times and drought make you appreciate them more. The triplets were truly three of the alltime best. Let’s seize the moment and appreciate those we currently have the opportunity to watch such as Ware and Witten.

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