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Old 07-29-2008, 12:06 PM    (permalink
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CARTER IN, EMMITT OUT ON SUNDAY NFL COUNTDOWN

Posted by Mike Florio on July 29, 2008, 10:34 a.m. EDT
Itís official. Emmitt Smith will not be part of ESPNís two-hour pregame show, NFL Countdown, in 2008.
ESPN is expected to make the formal announcement soon.
Emmitt will be replaced by Cris Carter, whose enhanced visibility could help his chances of getting into the Hall of Fame on the second try. (Then again, if Carter does a bad job or comes off as a blowhard, it could hurt him.)
Emmitt will remain on Monday Night Countdown, and heíll have a role on the Sunday morning pre-Countdown version of SportsCenter.
The Sunday NFL Countdown lineup will consist of Chris Berman, Mike Ditka, Carter, Tom Jackson, Keyshawn Johnson, and Chris Mortensen.
Monday nights from Bristol also will feature Berman, Ditka, Carter, Jackson, Johnson, and Mortensen. Stationed at the game sites will be Stuart Scott, Smith, and Steve Young.
Also, it appears that Suzy Kolber and Michele Tafoya, who reportedly have been nudged out of the MNF broadcast (or, at a minimum, given minimal roles) will be reporting extensively for ESPN during pre-game and post-game coverage. This could mean reduced presence and/or involvement at the game locations of folks like Rachel Nichols, Sal Paolantonio, and Ed Werder.
UPDATE: Newcomer Trent Dilfer is expected to be a contributor to Monday Night Countdown, and to become a fixture on shows like NFL Live.

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2008/...nfl-countdown/
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Less Emmitt is better. He was great on the field but let's be honest: the guy can't string together a sentence to save his life.
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Im happy because:
1) Emmit Smith was the worst sports analyst I have ever seen.
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2) I was afraid ESPN was going to have to kill a couple more forests to increase the evergrowing pregame desk size, if they didnt fire someone.. The desk must be at least 60 feet long since they have a couple dozen analysts on the show and the number continues to exponentially grow.
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I will miss the segments making fun of his stupid commentary on kissingsuzykolber.com or whatever site that was that did that. Good to see my man Cris Carter on there instead of Irvin or Smith.
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Less Emmitt is definitely a good thing, however I think ESPN could still improve a great deal by rearranging and cutting more "fat" out. Maybe realize less is more more often than not, and strive for higher quality.
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NO! Emmitt was a comedic gem. The L-Cool-JJ of pregame shows!
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he played the game well, and was funny to watch. but the man could not analyze to save his life. carter knows the game just as well and can articulate himself as well. everyone wins
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That's just how he is. He can not help it. You can not change the stripes of a leopard, per say, here say.
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ZOMG ! No way. Maybe it would've been best for ESPN to not replace Emmitt and go w/ a smaller panel size but we'll wait and see on how Carter fares from here I suppose.
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Get rid of Keyshawn ESPN, please!
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BOOOOOO!!!!!

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Thank God. Although what I got most out of this article is "how the hell did Carter not make it into Canton as a first ballot?"

Seriously though. How short are the memories of these voters?
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Emmitt needs to sit down somewhere, I found myself listening to him only to wait for him to screw up because I knew it was coming.


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Emmitt was terrible... but Chris Carter is even worse!

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Emmitt Smith is the man. Despite his inability to speak English, Emmitt sits in front of the camera, broadcasting to millions of homes in the U.S., and speaks incorrectly and incoherently every single week. He's a hero - and a very entertaining one at that.
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dammit, what the hell am I supposed to do with the Emmit-English translator I bought for when I watch Countdown?
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Brett Favre have good receivers.
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Noooooooooooooooo!


Emmit was comic gold! I loved his ass. Pre game shows are useless anyway, at least get some laughs out of it. Emmit was the man.
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Emmit was comic gold! I loved his ass. Pre game shows are useless anyway, at least get some laughs out of it. Emmit was the man.
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