Poor Emmitt Smith. ESPN decided to can Smith from appearing on the NFL Countdown program, and will replace him with the much more well-spoken former player, Cris Carter. ESPN did not entirely ditch Smith; he will appear on a few shows.
Smith’s announcing skills have troubled so many folks that he even has become a topic on Yahoo Answers!
The infamous “sharp as a whistle” comment is just one of hundreds Smith made in his short career as an announcer. Hey, being a sports announcer on television is not easy. There is a lot of pressure and ego involved in it. But Smith sure gets a lot of flak for trying.