The last time we were talking about this it was in regards to a Bill Simmons comment during one of his marathon chats. ESPN edited out the Emmitt jab then and it appears they’re still practicing it today. Via Pro Football Talk….
In a new feature for ESPN.com’s Page 2, Hruby has been tracking absurd quotes in power-ranking style. Volume 2 of the Absurd Quote Power Rankings moved from No. 9 to No. 5 the following gem from ESPN’s own Emmitt Smith: “What happened tonight, the strength of the Patriots team got debacled.”
So we posted a blurb on it, and went about our business.
But then something happened. The list got changed. Emmitt’s quote fell from No. 5 all the way to, as Hruby says with a jab at Mike Tyson, “Bolivian.” This link goes to the revised version of the Absurd Quote Power Rankings, where Emmitt is off the list. (Actually, Emmitt’s quote is still mentioned, but only as being dropped from the roster.)
Yep. It’s gone from the list. I don’t know how you can drop from #5 to off the charts without someone making it happen, but he I could be wrong. Protecting Mr. Smith will only make me/us make more fun of him ESPN. The guy is a gold mine of idiotic statemetns. Just saying.
ESPN Prevents Poking Fun At Emmitt (Pro Football Talk)
Bill Simmons Takes A Shot At Emmitt Smith During His Marathon Chat (Updated: ESPN Takes It Down) (Awful Announcing)