Quotes of the Week XX

4 10 2011

A light Quotes of the Week for this Tuesday; I’ll try to pull a few more for next week. Until then, feel free to send any quotes you’d like to me (kyle.stack@gmail.com) and I’ll credit you with your Twitter handle in the next QOTW.

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Terry Francona on the Wild Card race between the Rays and Red Sox: “I think it’s really good for baseball, not so good for my stomach.”

Evan Longoria on his game-winning solo home run in the bottom of the 12th inning against the Yankees on the last day of the season that clinched a Wild Card spot for the Rays: “Man, when I saw it clear the fence it didn’t seem real.”

Baltimore Orioles second baseman Robert Andino on his game-winning hit in the bottom of the 9th inning against the Red Sox on the last day of the season that would eventually eliminate the Red Sox from postseason contention: “End of season like this, to make Boston go home sad, crying, I’ll take it all day.”

Mike Ditka on author Jeff Pearlman coming out with a book about Walter Payton, whom Ditka coached on the Bears: “It’s a bunch of crap, first of all.”

Jets linebacker Bart Scott, continuing the Jets’ long list of excuse-making, on a primary reason for why the Jets lost their Week 3 matchup against the Raiders in Oakland: “We usually feel good about how we travel to the West Coast, but I think collectively as a group it was just one of those weird days when you didn’t know what time to eat, what was the best time to eat.”

Mike Pereira, the FOX analyst who was the NFL’s former head of officiating, on Mike Vick complaining about late hits: “I think it was a bunch of bull and it didn’t sit well with me and it still doesn’t.”

Lions head coach Jim Schwartz on the play of Calvin Johnson, who Cowboy defensive coordinator said was almost as good as Cowboys receivers Miles Austin and Dez Bryant: “I’m glad the third best wide receiver on the Cowboys is on our team.”

Jets left guard Matt Slauson reacting to Joe Namath’s critical comments of him and other Jets offensive linemen: “We don’t care one bit what Joe Namath has to say. He means nothing to us.”

Yankees manager Joe Girardi in response to a question about whether he was committed to starting A.J. Burnett in Game 4 of the ALDS vs. the Tigers: “I mean, who am I going to go to? Mo (Mariano Rivera)?”

Andy Roddick in response to a reporter who asked him if he was considering retirement after losing in the first round of the China Open: “I think you should retire.”

Formula One driver Jenson Button on the unawareness of backmackers (I have no idea what that means), who kept him stalled behind other drivers during a race last weekend: “None of us is stupid, we know if we are being lapped or not.”

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