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    pepper 0n moss is offline Pro-Bowler
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    Robert Smith

    here's a great article on Robert Smith, former Ohio State and Minnesota Viking stand-out running back

    http://www.startribune.com/stories/510/4867515.html

    article includes tidbits on why he retired, his perspective of professional atheletes, his upcoming auto-biography, and rumors of him making a comeback

    thoughts?

    wow, i finally know why he retired now ... i never knew he was so intellectual ... i find it funny though, how he's so deep and profound on his view of being a professional athelete and they aren't the true heroes, but he won't throw away his pride by playing for the lowly cardinals ahem emmitt smith ahem

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    that would been cool if he did a come back but o well. you wonder if he still be any good, most likly so. but he seems like he rather do what he is doing now insted
    theres no MOSS in wyoming just sagebrush

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    Nice article, thanks for the link.
    I always loved Robert Smith, when he was healthy he was something to watch, fast and quick. I wondered why he just retired like that, guess he is too brainy for his own good. Great athlete none-the-less.
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    robert smith is a hero

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    yea he was a hero to the sport of football, but like he was saying he isnt a true hero like fire fighters and people like them.
    theres no MOSS in wyoming just sagebrush

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    Robert Smith

    Maybe he got fed up with the two losses of the championchip games that he couldnt take another season and work even harder to get back there.
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    yeah that could be true because he wanted to win a championship for sure, like he said he would have came back if denny went to a team who would contened for the superbowl, so maybe he just got sick of loosing and wanted to do other things with his life so he retired

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    Robert Smith

    I would have loved to have watched him a couple more years. He was very fun to watch. He was definately my favorite and I can't wait to read his book. I've been waiting for it since he first mentioned it. :thumbright:

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    Great link thanks
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    Robert Smith

    Hero? No. He actually seems kind of self rightous. He was a very good player for us but left in the prime of his career. A bit reminescent of a second rate Barry Sanders. Sure I'd like to see a comeback, but not as a Denny Green crony on some opposing team. Too bad, the guy had some good years left. Now I just look back at his career as an injury prone quitter with self interests as his #1 priority. If it wasn't for this book he's trying to promote and sell ($$$), he wouldn't be doing interviews or going to Vike training camp signing books. Sure, I have some good memories about Robert Smith, but hopefully I have some better memories about Michael Bennett.
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