Emmitt Smith and Troy Aikman, among other present and former Dallas Cowboys notables were on hand the other day when the league announced some details of Super Bowl XLV, which will be held in Feb., 2011 at the team's new stadium. (Can't wait too long to get this stuff done.)
Aikman and Smith were asked about the departure of Terrell Owens and the opinions were surprising, at least from a positional standpoint. The old quarterback, who liked good receivers, didn't mind seeing T.O. G.O. And the old running back, the guy whose limelight would have been stolen by that receiver, thought losing him was a mistake.
Here's the details in the story by Clarence Hill in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Displaying the kind of analysis that has made him a top television commentator (huh, he was what? fired. oh.), Smith said the Cowboys lost a great player who "didn't create any issues."
The man was TAKEN BY AMBULANCE TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER A SUSPECTED SUICIDE ATTEMPT. That didn't create any issues?
He decided his quarterback -- the one he cried about -- was having secret milk-and-cookies sessions with the tight end and cutting him out of the offense.
"Why am I here," he screamed on the sideline, when he didn't get enough passes thrown his way.
HE DIDN'T CREATE ANY ISSUES?
Other than that, some pretty good thoughts from Emmitt.