The height of animosity for Smith, Hall

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Smith and Hall both play with plenty of emotion, but the love lost between them will make it more of a cold war Sunday.

“Steve’s [weird],” Hall said. “He’ll come out one game, trying to bite your head off, aggressive, crazy. [But] when we played in Carolina [seven weeks after the 2007 incident], first thing he said to me was, ‘Hey, man. I love you. Let’s have a good one.’ Not knowing what to say, I’m like, ‘All right.’ If I see him [before Sunday’s game], I’ll shoot him a ‘What’s up?’ But I ain’t going to go out of my way to speak to him. I’m sure he’s liable to do the same thing.

“If we happen to bump into each other, it might be: ‘What’s up, man? How we doing?’ But we’ll keep it pretty cool.”

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David Elfin

David Elfin

David Elfin has been following Washington-area sports teams since the late 1960s. David began his journalism career at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., history) and Syracuse University (M.S., telecommunications). He wrote for the Bulletin (Philadelphia), the Post-Standard (Syracuse) and The Washington Post before coming to The Washington Times in 1986. He has covered colleges, the Orioles ...

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