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Old 02-01-2005, 11:21 AM   #1
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Emmitt Smith To Announce Retirement...Buy Vikings?

http://www.twincities.com/mld/pionee...0783556.htm?1c

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Look for future Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith to announce today his retirement from the Arizona Cardinals to join Reggie Fowler's investment group that is trying to buy the Vikings. Fowler's group also includes local automobile dealer Denny Hecker.
I'm sort of surprised this is the only place I've read this
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Old 02-01-2005, 01:24 PM   #2
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I just heard it on ESPN radio
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Old 02-01-2005, 01:32 PM   #3
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He was the only Cowboy ever that I didn't hate...
Glad he can go out with his dignity
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Old 02-01-2005, 02:24 PM   #4
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He was the only Cowboy ever that I didn't hate...
Glad he can go out with his dignity
I agree but I would add akman to the list as both were class acts just on the wrong team.
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Old 02-01-2005, 06:49 PM   #6
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It's about time! Emmitt was a great RB. The key word being was! Hopfully Eddie Gorge will fallow his lead.
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Old 02-01-2005, 07:10 PM   #7
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This is 2 years too late, he should have retired as a Cowboy. I heard he might sign a 1 day deal with the Cowboys so he can officially retire with them.
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Old 02-01-2005, 07:19 PM   #8
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Its funny though, I found a news story that said Emmit Smith denies retirement. The news story said the ESPN broke the news of Emmitt's retirement. Leave it to ESPN to be the tabloid sports news network like it seems like it has become. Then again, Smith has reached his twilight of his career. He has nothing left to prove!
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Old 02-01-2005, 07:26 PM   #9
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Charlie Walters had this item in his column in the St. Paul Pioneer Press yesterday. The guy who owns the Timberwolves of the NBA wants to buy the Vikes but has only offered $475M while Red McCombs wants to sell the team for $600 - 650M.

Fowler has been flirting around the idea of buying an NFL franchise in the past but he hasn't had the amount of money that he would need as the "majority holder" to meet the league's net worth regulations.

Another potential buyer of the Vikes is rumored to be the guy who founded Gateway Computers. Now there is a guy who has the net worth to buy just about anything he damned well pleases. Supposedly, he would buy the team himself with NO partners at all.

Stay tuned for lots more stuff on this front in the next year or so.
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Old 02-01-2005, 07:33 PM   #10
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I don't think the NFL would mind if Reggie Fowler got the Vikings because it would make him the league's first minority owner
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Old 02-01-2005, 07:40 PM   #11
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There are rumors that the Vikes may move once they are sold, them or the Saints are potential targets to move to LA.
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Old 02-01-2005, 07:42 PM   #12
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There are rumors that the Vikes may move once they are sold, them or the Saints are potential targets to move to LA.
Yeah, LA should get a team, but I defintley dont think the NFL should expand anymore. I have always thought the Vikings would be the team to move.
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I just want LA to get a NFC team so I can see the Skins more often!! The Vikings would work,but I like them in Minnesota.(They just need to play out side again.!) I think LA should get the SAINTS.
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Old 02-01-2005, 09:33 PM   #14
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Hold the presses, Emmitt says the rumors of him retiring are false...
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Old 02-01-2005, 09:44 PM   #15
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yeah I think that's what skinsguy was saying right?

Apparently he spoke today with the Dallas Morning News, "Did you see my year last year?" Smith was quoted as asking on the paper's web site. "Do you think I'm ready to retire?"

I thought he might try for 20,000 yards but that's another two or three years at least away.
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