Quotes of the Week XXIII

25 10 2011

Coaches are particularly highlighted this week. I don’t know if they get more angry or snarky in mid-October; they certainly can be as brash as players. Enjoy.

Nick Saban in a rant to reporters about their coverage of issues aside from the upcoming game in that particular week: “I could give a shit about all that, excuse my French.”

Bryant Gumbel discussing David Stern on HBO’s Real Sports: “But his efforts were typical of a commissioner, who has always seemed eager to be viewed as some kind of modern plantation overseer treating NBA men as if they were his boys.”

Rick Pitino on Syracuse and Pitt leaving the Big East: “You’ve been dating this woman for 30 years, show a little respect.”

FOX Sports’ Tim McCarver giving a teaching lesson on how to spell ‘strike’: “It’s a five letter word – s-t-r-i-k-e.”

Norv Turner in response to Rex Ryan’s claim that he would have won a couple Super Bowls with the Chargers teams Turner has coached the last few seasons: ” I didn’t have a chance to ask him this, but I was wondering if he had those rings with the ones he’s guaranteed the last couple of years.”

Raiders coach Hue Jackson on his backup quarterbacks: “I have great respect for our backup quarterbacks. But they’re backups.”

Texans wide receiver Kevin Walter on Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan, a notoriously dirty player: “He can be a prick here and there.”

Golfer Justin Leonard in response to a tournament official at the Children’s Miracle Network Classic who asked Leonard if he ate, while Leonard waited for other tournament officials to confirm he was eligible to play in the tournament: “I already ate. I think I’m going to throw up.”

Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant prior to the Week 7 matchup vs. the Rams. The Cowboys were 2-3 heading into the game: “I feel like, it may sound crazy, I think we are unbeatable.”

Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel describing how he’s managed to stay focused despite reports of the Eagles’ willingness to trade him: “And Asante Samuel is a business entity first, so I’m going to make sure I handle my business accordingly.”

Reggie Bush on his 0-6 Dolphins after they blew a 15-0 lead against the Broncos in Week 7: “This team stinks. It’s embarrassing. I don’t know any other way to explain it. It’s disgusting.”

Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano in a plea to a game official to review a touchdown catch during the Dolphins’ 18-15 loss to the Broncos on Sunday: “If I don’t call timeout we’re all fucked. Now I’m getting fired.”

Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan’s response to a reporter’s question of who he would at quarterback in Week 8 following the Redskins’ Week 7 loss to the Panthers, 33-20: “Are you joking?”

Vikings defensive end Brian Robison in an apology to Packers offensive lineman T.J. Lang for kicking him in the nuts during the Vikings’ 33-27 Week 7 loss to the Packers: “I am not a dirty player and did not maliciously aim for the groin, just happened to be where it landed.”

Michael Beasley on the labor negotiations between the NBA and the NBA players union: “Fighting over three percent, that’s kind of retarded to me.”

Back and forth between WFAN/YES’s Mike Francesa and Darrelle Revis, who were arguing over whether Revis should have been called for pass interference on a play against Brandon Marshall during Week 6’s Jets-Dolphins game.
Revis: “Do you know football or are you good at interviewing?”
Francesa: “Both.”
Revis: “No, no you’re not. You’re good at one.”




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