Quotes of the Week XVIII – New Day!

20 09 2011

Tuesdays, not Mondays, will be the new Quotes of the Week day. I decided that Monday stories capturing reactions from Sunday’s NFL games are worth including in that week’s QOTW (not a good acronym). This is still a work in progress; it’s tough to read every game recap for quotes and then run through the endless amounts of stories on each website. Again, if you want to bring quotes to my attention, I’ll attribute them to you by using your Twitter handle for all 10 people who read this to see.

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David Ortiz on the state of the Red Sox, whose loss Sunday Sept. 11 was their 10th in 13 games: “Hell, yeah, you’ve got to panic.”

Trent Dilfer reprimanding players for fighting during the Sept. 12 Raiders-Broncos game: “Your job is to do your job.”

Former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi reacting on a radio show to Chad Ochocinco’s following tweet about Tom Brady’s 500-plus passing yards in Week 1 (“Just waking up after a late arrival,I’ve never seen a machine operate like that n person,to see video game numbers put up n person was WOW”): “Stop tweeting and get in your playbook. Wake up!” Was Bruschi really upset or was he just ESPNing up?

Former Patriots wide receiver Troy Brown on Ochocinco’s comments: His “excuses are probably running out.” Wait, what excuse?

Rays reliever J.P. Howell on serving up a home run to Matt Wieters that led to a loss Sept. 14: “A stupid pitch.”

Numbers Never Lie host Michael Smith moderating an argument on the ESPN2 show: “You gotta stop crushing me with these numbers!”

Anonymous source to Pro Football Weekly about Rex Grossman’s quarterback skills: “He plays like he has bipolar disorder.”

Tigers manager Jim Leyland after Carlos Guillen went 3-for-5 Sept. 14. It was his first start since Sept. 3: “He must have a dumb manager. Dumb managers sit guys for 10 days and when they come out, they hit (five) balls hard. I must be pretty dumb.”

Real Madrid winger Christiano Ronaldo on why soccer refs don’t give him calls like they do for other players: “I think it’s because I’m rich, handsome and a great player.”

Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis in response to Jaguars wide receiver Jason Hill, who called Revis overrated: “I don’t even know who that dude is.”

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick to then-Ravens wide receiver Derrick Mason after he made a catch during a Pats-Ravens game in 2009, as shown in the NFL Network documentary, “Bill Belichick: A Football Life”: “Oh, fuck you, Mason. Just fuck you. Why don’t we talk after the game, all right? Just shut the fuck up.”

HBO boxing analyst Larry Merchant to Floyd Mayweather after Mayweather cursed him out during a TV interview for questioning the tactics of his knockout blows to Victor Ortiz: “I wish I was 50 years younger. I would’ve kicked your ass.”

Mayweather on what HBO should do with Merchant: “I am not saying they have to fire him, but I am saying he needs to be fired.” Got it, not contradictory at all.

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin using the difference between grape-squashing and wine-making to describe the Steelers’ play in their Week 1 blowout loss to the Ravens: “Last week we were grape-squashers.”

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