In twelve seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, Emmitt Smith earned three Super Bowl rings, six All-Pro designations, eight Pro Bowl appearances and three NFL career records including career yards rushing (18,355), career rushing touchdowns (164) and career 100-yard rushing games (78). In his first year of eligibility in 2010, he was inducted into the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame. Emmitt Smith joined Bill Coates on Radio Row to talk about his battle with gout, the experience of playing in a Super Bowl and, of course, why the Cowboys haven’t been to a Super Bowl since he was on the roster.
New Orleans has been through a lot in its history. One of the events that stands out is the BP oil spill of 2010. Many feared that the vitally important seafood industry in Louisiana would suffer irreparable harm. But not so, says the Louisiana Seafood Promotion Board. And to prove it, they made a 47-foot seafood Po’ Boy sandwich in honor of Super Bowl XLVII.
In Super Bowl XXXVI, Adam Vinatieri kicked a 48-yard field goal on the last play of the game against the St. Louis Rams to give the New England Patriots their first Super Bowl win. He talks about that moment and the fact that there are very few placekickers in the NFL Hall of Fame.
At one time, media access to the players at a Super Bowl was as simple as going to the team hotel and hanging out at the pool. But with thousands of media covering today’s Super Bowls, no hotel could handle it. Thus, there is the Super Bowl phenomenon known as Media Day.
When Texas Stadium, the former home of the Dallas Cowboys was built, the press box had only a men’s restroom. There was no need for a women’s room. Such is no longer the case, particularly in the NFL. On Media Day at Super Bowl XLVII, the field in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome was alive with beautiful women covering the biggest event in sports.