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Old 12-09-2002, 09:37 PM   #1
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Talking Why Athletes Can't Have Jobs

"WHY ATHLETES CAN'T HAVE REAL JOBS;" another item whose origins are lost in the clutter of attribution-less citations on many web sites...

Chicago Cubs outfielder Andre Dawson on being a role model: "I wan' all dem kids to do what I do, to look up to me. I wan' all the kids to copulate me."

New Orleans Saint RB George Rogers when asked about the upcoming season: "I want to rush for 1,000 or 1,500 yards, whichever comes first."

And, upon hearing Joe Jacobi of the 'Skins say "I'd run over my own mother to win the Super Bowl," Matt Millen of the Raiders said "To win, I'd run over Joe's Mom, too."

Torrin Polk, University of Houston receiver, on his coach, John Jenkins: "He treats us like men. He lets us wear earrings."

Football commentator and former player Joe Theismann, 1996: "Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein."

Senior basketball player at the University of Pittsburgh: "I'm going to graduate on time, no matter how long it takes."

Bill Peterson, a Florida State football coach: "You guys line up alphabetically by height." And, "You guys pair up in groups of three, then line up in a circle."

Boxing promoter Dan Duva on Mike Tyson hooking up again with promoter Don King: "Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter? He went to prison for three years, not Princeton."

Lou Duva, veteran boxing trainer, on the Spartan training regime of heavyweight Andrew Golota: "He's a guy who gets up at six o'clock in the morning regardless of what time it is."

Chuck Nevitt, North Carolina State basketball player, explaining to Coach Jim Valvano why he appeared nervous at practice: "My sister's expecting a baby, and I don't know if I'm going to be an uncle or an aunt."

Frank Layden, Utah Jazz president, on a former player: "I told him, 'Son, what is it with you? Is it ignorance or apathy?' He said, "'Coach, I don't know and I don't care.'"

Shelby Metcalf, basketball coach at Texas A&M, recounting what he told a player who received four F's and one D: "Son, looks to me like you're spending too much time on one subject."

Amarillo High School and Oiler coach Bum Phillips when asked by Bob Costas why he takes his wife on all the road trips, Phillips responded: "Because she is too d____ ugly to kiss good-bye".
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Old 12-09-2002, 10:27 PM   #2
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Great post Marc..............some of these I have heard before, some I havent, but nonetheless, it was great reading.

My favorite was the Joe Jacoby, Matt Millen one.
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Old 12-09-2002, 11:13 PM   #3
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I like the second one :lol:
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Old 12-10-2002, 10:43 AM   #4
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Oh...Oh.... I like these, here have some more:

“Liverpool are currently halfway through an unbeaten twelve-match run.”
ALAN PARRY, Sky TV

“The longer the game went on, you got the feeling that neither side really wanted to lose.”
MARK LAWRENSON, BBC1

"For those of you watching in Black and White, Spurs are in the all-yellow strip"
JOHN MOTSON, BBC1

"Newcastle, of course, unbeaten in their last five wins."

"The lead car is absolutely unique, except for the one behind it which is identical"
MURRAY WALKER

"We now have exactly the same situation as we had at the start of the race, only exactly the opposite"
MURRAY WALKER

"I spent a lot of my money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered"
GEORGE BEST


.... and finally..... "I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father" GREG NORMAN :lol:

I've got hundreds of these.... I'll post more later
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Old 12-10-2002, 04:41 PM   #5
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If you want to see many more interesting quotes like this, check out the book "The stupidest things ever said". Your local bookshop should have it in stock, or they can get it for you.
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:lol: This is great stuff!
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Old 12-10-2002, 09:58 PM   #7
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I hope I never say anything that stupid...
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Old 12-11-2002, 03:37 PM   #8
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We'll use what you just said
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