EMMITT EXITS ESPN Posted by Mike Florio on February 20, 2009, 4:33 p.m. Well, we'll no longer have Emmitt Smith to kick around. After a two-season run featuring multiple new on-air additions to the English language, the greatest running back in NFL history ultimately has fared no better than Joe Montana as a broadcaster. Yes, ESPN has advised us that Emmitt's relationship with the network has ended. There will be no formal announcement - and presumably no going away party. Or vodka-fueled roast. "We thank Emmitt for his contributions to ESPN and work ethic the past two years," ESPN spokesman Bill Hofheimer told us via e-mail. "We wish him all the best." In other words, you're too much of a *%+*+#! idiot to be on our network.