Emmitt Smith on 'Hannity'
NFL legend on his new book 'Game On', football career, politics
- Duration 5:55
- Date Sep 9, 2011
NFL legend on his new book 'Game On', football career, politics
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Legendary hall of Famer Emmitt Smith seems to have done it all -- career becoming the NFL's all time leading rusher.
He holds the record for the most rushing touchdowns in league history is a three time Super Bowl champ an -- -- in the way.
He once was crowned the winner of Dancing With The Stars.
And -- out with a very inspirational brand new book it's called the game on finding your purpose pursue your dream.
And earlier I had the honor to sit down with them -- talk about his book and even his political beliefs.
It's an honor to have you -- a -- I'm a huge up football fan a -- huge fan of yours even though on the jets fan can't stand.
Can guard you actually when you won the the Gatorade player of the year yes he's been here -- high school right and you took your best friend quarterback yes John -- know about you took them to the Super Bowl game yes and you actually said to him mom will be out there playing PlayStation.
In this stadium it's almost like it was when I was seven years old.
You get into a stadium like the Rose Bowl impassively in the first time -- in California from a young you -- many young kid.
-- go to Florida Harley over travels outside of the -- was all right.
And now I'm on a plane flying to California sunny California.
And of sin is in the in the Rose Bowl watch in the giants play the Denver Broncos -- my best friend calls for his papal.
So I'm sitting here and -- -- I'm getting caught up in the emotions of the actual game that was my love for the game itself that would debt to -- represented the pinnacle.
Of what sports can be for me as so sitting there are -- wow.
-- one day.
I want to play in this stadium and I -- principal and get a little -- I know six years later.
God will bless me to play with the Dallas Cowboys the team that -- always wanted to play for.
In the civil bowl in their stadium but my best friend John Nichols and his famous -- -- -- way to me how awesome is that.
That's pretty awesome life's good life is good -- now it and do something that's really going to be difficult what is this some of Democrats stuff.
What isn't -- -- -- that's where I have a problem Democrats and liberals -- Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid and Barack Obama I think they're doing a bad job there addicting people -- government.
They're taking away that intuitive drive that people -- born with.
To be great like you McCain great new wanted to be -- Dallas cowboy He wanted to be the number one rusher all time.
-- achieve those goals He thanked god He thanked every person that influenced you in your life when you needed to give a speech He worked hard with the speech coach -- and lo and behold you knocked that thing out of the park it was so good it was a powerful it's inspiring.
So why not support why not help people -- be why not help people achieve the way you achieved.
I am helping people achieve the way to the book is inspiring you right I'm trying to inspire people -- -- their own purpose because each of each and every one of us on this planet.
Is equipped with a certain amount of talent sometimes people need -- I have had great coaching.
Jimmie Johnson was one of the best coaches that -- I agree the white Thomas my high school -- is one -- best courses that ahead if you would that He needed the concept.
Of Brighton down my goals.
And understanding that money goes only a dream until all right now -- -- become a goal to give me a plan of action against that.
And I probably would have been as driven as -- -- us now.
I take that same old philosophy and I say -- someone else that's a live bit less fortunate than me.
They may have to drive -- -- a determination may be looking for the opportunity right hand up as you see it early right.
They may be looking for that.
And that's got to give them those tools only way they can go to make it happen.
The way you explain that you do.
I do I'm agreeing with you I do OK I want to -- to say that's my point the way the government does it.
Is they gave me a hand in the -- pushing down because then you're addicted to their housing and then you're addicted to their health care.
And then you're addicted to their -- I understand -- so obviously you say well atrophy if you stop won't -- Your heart -- your -- -- smaller like I agree I agree I agree -- happen.
And again I'm -- although the world -- out of what little we're hopeful we're here because at the end of the day.
And again we're bipartisan -- who both -- Most people can even come to a point of agreement but -- -- Democrat idea that I am do you believe in abortion.
No I do not you believe in gay marriage.
No I do not believe them -- marriages but is sacred between a man and a woman but hey that's their business and they do what you wanna do Q I'm OK okay do you believe taxes are too high.
I believe taxes -- what PR and it's now I never I never set the tax structure how I inherited.
A -- -- -- -- -- put that you can have your income and that is let me it's let me finish -- now when the cave.
I went from broke.
To some money so tonight assets song not a whole lot I want to -- same here so when I got my first million dollar check and had to cut the government 400000 dollar to check don't you -- -- like.
-- -- open to reality.
At the real world pays taxes so I'm okay I -- okay I have good rationale.
Thousand dollars -- -- As -- in my home Mondesi you know what.
If I've made me who and they get 400000.
There's always it to my 400000 dollars a good and people should not be home we don't mistreat and live and on the street.
I'm okay but when they either live an -- they'll have a -- ago I got a major -- You question if you took that form without yes and you started the Emmitt Smith foundation are I don't know how you do last Democrat.
Are you still -- it doesn't but -- woman who don't who would do a better job you with a government.
-- -- -- -- You how good I believe how would like to think I would I am telling you right now how well people want us get -- people buy it goes -- -- tell you right now.
You then go home you'll think about this is gonna stick with you you gonna -- you can't you wanna become doing.
My industry you don't know are Republicans.
No I waited.
-- just a conservative does a conservative yes sir girls who are conservative that may be true.
Publisher thank -- other book I really did and it's been an -- mention -- Uga -- Imus OK appreciate it thanks.