Quotes of the Week XXV

23 11 2011

Quotes this week, a day late. Happy Thanksgiving to everybody (except the NBA and NBPA):

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin referencing several Giants players being at a New York City nightclub late Tuesday night in which gun shots were fired: “I don’t know what happens good at 2:30 or 3 in the morning. I’ve never been able to figure that one out.”

Oregon running back LaMichael James on the lack of subtly in sign language, a class which many Oregon football players take: “If you’re ugly, you’re ugly. There’s no, ‘She’s all right,’ like there is in English.”

Montana State quarterback DeNarius McGhee when told of the weather conditions for the Montana State-Montana game Saturday – 18 degrees at start time with 60% chance of snow: “That will be lovely.”

ESPN’s Lee Corso, on College Gameday, while throwing a Southern Methodist megaphone off set before picking Houston to beat them: “Ah, fuck it.”

PGA Tour golfer Harrison Frazar after winning a rain-soaked tournament at Pebble Beach in California: “There’s no better place to be miserable.”

Jake Plummer on Tim Tebow’s postgame routine of thanking God for being able to play: “I wish he’d just shut up after a game and go hug his teammates.”

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer on Manny Pacquiao’s promoter, Bob Arum, who told Golden Boy through retired federal judge Daniel Weinstein that a fight between Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather will not occur. Weinstein was to be a mediator in negotiating a potential showdown: “If you just sit down with Arum, he can at any time have one of his fits, one of his ‘fuck you’ attacks, and the likelihood that he would have a ‘fuck you’ attack in front of a retired judge seemed less likely than if Arum and me would be alone in a room.”

One of Mayweather’s advisors, Leonard Ellerbe, commenting on the Pacquiao camp turning down a negotiation with Mayweather’s camp: “In my opinion, you have three cowards — Bob Arum, (Pacquiao trainer) Freddie Roach and Manny Pacquiao.”

An NFL team executive to Yahoo! Sports’ Jason Cole about Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson: “He’s spectacular and then he’s an idiot and it happens in a matter of a half-second.”


Quotes of the Week XXIV

10 11 2011

I’m two days late on Quotes of the Week; don’t complain, just read ’em.

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman on Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green, who had 4 catches for 63 yards and 1 touchdown against the Seahawks in Week 7: “I would say he’s probably one of the most overrated receivers out there.”

Packers tight end Jermichael Finley on what he likes about Green Bay: “You can’t ask for a better city just because there’s nothing to do, for one thing.”

Joe Namath on Rex Ryan after he was spotted wearing Namath’s old jersey: “I’m just stunned that the jersey with No. 12 comes in that size.”

Giants running back Brandon Jacobs on Giants fans who have been booing him: “But they should boo when I’m about to score these touchdowns.”

More Jacobs: “I’ve got nothing positive to say. The most positive thing: I got family at home and I got a fast-ass car being delivered on Tuesday. That’s it.”

Peyton Manning’s text message to Phil Simms after Simms texted Manning he brought his name into a controversial statement on his Inside The NFL show: “Phil, I hate to break it to you, but I don’t watch your show, along with a lot of other people that I don’t think watch that show.”

Rangers manager Ron Washington in his World Series Game 7 pregame speech before the Rangers played the Cardinals: “We know we can beat those cocksuckers.”

Giants closer Brian Wilson making his pick between the Arkansas Razorbacks and South Carolina Gamecocks on ESPN’s College Gameday: “It’s a weird mascot game – you got the ‘Backs versus the ‘Cocks. And, uh, never bet against the ‘Cocks.”

A Chargers “team source” to Yahoo! Sports’ Michael Silver about tight end Antonio Gates: “It’s harsh to say, but he looks old and fat.”

Jets linebacker Bart Scott to Michael Kay on Kay’s radio show: “Like I said when I was in Baltimore I could remember with the Redskins you had guys fighting over strippers and all kind of stuff.”

More Bart Scott talking about strippers: “When you are in a small place like Baltimore and the temperature is relatively cold – hey you compete over the same chicks. That’s a football players favorite spot. Especially young football players. It was always a rivalry. Guys fight about hey that is my girlfriend and that’s my girlfriend, but here? Five million people, maybe more [in New York]. There is plenty for everybody.”

Georgia football coach Mark Richt in response to a reporter asking him if he had any player suspensions to report: “To answer your question, I’m not going to answer your question because I don’t like it.”

An anonymous MLB scout assessing Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder in an article by ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick: “He’s been fat since he was born, so he knows how to play with fat.”

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.”

Quotes of the Week XXII

18 10 2011

Reggie Miller on NBA TV’s Game Time commenting on NBA players not living up to their contracts: “You are resting on the laurels of the players that came before you when the puddin’ was good and the banks were open.

Victor Martinez, after injuring an oblique muscle during Game 3 of the ALCS, on his prospects of playing in Game 4: “The only way I won’t play tomorrow is if I wake up and I’m dead.”

Boxer Chad Dawson on Bernard Hopkins, who Dawson said faked an injury during Dawson’s TKO last Saturday night: “I knew he didn’t want the fight. He keeps talking about Philly and being a gangster. He’s no gangster. Gangsters don’t quit. He’s weak. He’s a weak physically- and mentally-minded person. He has no power.”

Michael Irvin on a catch made by Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin: “He can play football anywhere on the football field.”

Jon Lester on the beer and chicken Red Sox pitchers consumed during games: “It was a ninth-inning rally beer. We probably ordered chicken from Popeye’s like once a month.”

Magic Johnson on LeBron James: “There’s always going to be guys who win championships in the NBA. Except LeBron. Don’t be mad.”

Jon Gruden commenting on the winless Miami Dolphins: “When you’re winless you need a win bad.”

Bill Clinton relaying a story about what Michael Jordan once said to him during a golf outing after Clinton tried to tee off from the white tee box: “You’re going to play from the little girls’ tee?”

Marlins manager Carlos Guillen criticizing White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper. Cooper made a comment on a radio show that Guillen had told Sox GM Kenny Williams to let coaches on his staff sweat it out as Guillen moved from the Sox to the Marlins: “He backstabbed his fellow coaches, the guys he worked with for years. You got family? That’s fine. Everyone does. We all knew Coop was Kenny’s bitch.”

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain in response to being asked if he was a “flash in the pan.” He joked he was the “flavor of the week”: “Call me Haagen-Dazs black walnut.”

Quotes of the Week XXI

11 10 2011

More of the best quotes from the past week in sports.


Dolphins linebacker Kevin Burnett to a reporter, after what apparently was a question Burnett didn’t like: “I don’t know how you want to talk to me, homeboy. If you’ve got something to say, come at me like a man, homeboy. Don’t hide behind no computer.”

Rays owner Stuart Steinberg expressing his frustration at the Rays’ lack of attendance despite their winning ways. He referenced the situation in Oakland, where the A’s are more likely to get a stadium: “And Oakland by hook and crook will have a situation clearer well before we will, and we will be the last man standing. Or in this case, lying down.”

Rangers pitcher C.J. Wilson, after making a pitch on a radio show to date Olivia Wilde, on his desire to “go for it” in life: “I like to party, whatever, it’s cool.”

Rams defensive coordinator Ken Flajole after pulling his groin while demonstrating a play as a linebacker: “I was trying to be a young guy and help on the pass drill and I realized I’m an old guy.”

Tracy McGrady, on Twitter, in response to a question of whether he used his Amex Black card during a trip to Greece: “I could buy that country w/ my blk card.”

A worker of the grounds crew at St. Louis’ Busch Stadium describing what the famous rally squirrel was doing in the outfield last Monday: “He dug out the sand, put the peanut in and actually took the grass clippings and covered it back up.”

49ers running back Frank Gore on the Eagles during the second half of their 24-23 Week 4 loss to the 49ers: “I think playing that second half and the way we came out, the Eagles didn’t want to play no more.”

Brewers outfielder Nyjer Morgan describing the impact of his alter ego, Tony Plush, on the MLB playoffs: “Thanks to Plush, the TV ratings are going to go up a little higher.”

The Director of Security at the Frys.com Open golf tournament on a fan who tossed a hot dog in Tiger Woods’ direction on Sunday: “He’s just an idiot.”

Arjun Atwal, playing in Woods’ group, describing the hot dog guy: “That guy could have been shot the way he ran out there with that hot dog.”

Alan Cannon, Texas A&M associate AD, commenting sarcastically on Texas Tech fans who spray-painted messages on A&M’s four buses on Tech’s campus last Saturday: “Whoever did this used washable paint on the outside, so that was nice of them.”

Saints play-by-play guy Jim Henderson on what Saints players likely thought of former teammate Jeremy Shockey, whose Panthers team played the Saints Sunday: “I think deep down inside, I think they thought he was a jerk, too.”

Raiders defensive lineman Tommy Kelly on Texans quarterback Matt Schaub, who threw a game-ending interception in the endzone to seal the Raiders’ 25-20 win vs. the Texans on Sunday: “Old boy choked.”

Titans defensive lineman Dave Ball summing up the team’s effort in its 38-17 Week 5 loss to the Steelers: “They kicked our butts and we kicked our butts.”

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.


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.”

Quotes of the Week XIX

27 09 2011

Thank goodness for Ozzie Guillen. He makes doing this weekly list of quotes worthwhile. Now that he’s the Marlins’ skipper, I can’t wait to see what he has to say about Logan Morrison and vice versa.


Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boheim on the difference between where the Big East and ACC conference tournaments are played: “Where would you want to go to to a tournament for five days? Let’s see: Greensboro, North Carolina, or New York City? Jeez. Let me think about that one and get back to you.”

Eli Manning describing Giants receiver Brandon Stokley’s play responsibilities during the Giants’ Monday Nighter versus the Rams last week: “He had a small package. His package got a lot bigger in the middle of the game.”

Greg Norman drawing some sort of comparison between having a guy-to-guy talk with Tiger Woods and a similar talk he once had with Bill Clinton: “We all put our underpants on the same way, one leg at a time. So we sit down and have a chat until two o’clock in the morning.”

Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips on his refusal to give the team a hometown discount if and when he discusses a contract extension with them this off-season: “There’s no homeboy hookup.”

Jimmy Rollins on why pitchers shouldn’t be considered as MVP candidates: “They come in, they get ready, they work hard [before games] and then, for 3½ days, their feet are up in the dugout, chilling.”

Jon Lester on the reason for his three-start struggle in which he’s given up 16 earned runs in 13 2/3 innings: “I stink.”

Phillies manager Charlie Manuel defending his reasoning that players should be in the lineup every day in light of the Phils’ recent struggles: “People hear it but they look at me like I’m stupid or crazy. Maybe I am. But that’s what’s happening. That’s what you’re seeing. We’re out of sync.”

Steve Spurrier dissecting his South Carolina team after they beat Vanderbilt 21-3 last Saturday: “I apologize to Gamecock fans for such a putrid offensive performance.”

Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III on his choice to jump for the endzone in the midst of five defenders during Baylor’s 56-31 victory against Rice on Saturday. Griffin fumbled the ball to Rice on the play: “You can go out in a blaze of glory and try to jump, or you can live like a sissy and get on the ground, and I chose the blaze of glory route — and it was a blaze.”

Hunter Mahan, sarcastically, after being told “condolences” by NBC’s Roger Maltbie for losing a playoff against Bill Haas in the Tour Championship tournament Sunday. He and Haas were in a battle to secure a $11.4 million payoff for winning the tournament and FedEx Cup title: “Condolences? I didn’t die today, jeez.”

Adrian Peterson after the Vikings blew a 20-0 lead on the Lions and lost 26-23 to them Sunday: “I feel sick right now.”

Ozzie Guillen discussing what he wanted in a contract extension with the White Sox (before reports were made that he reached an agreement to manage the Marlins): “Fuck more years. I want more money.”

More from Guillen, perhaps sarcastically, on how the White Sox should treat him (also before the Marlins-related report): “They should fuckin’ fire me. Look at what I did. I got a great team that play like shit. Why not? I take the responsibility.”

Jon Gruden on what to call the Redskins’ offensive line: “You used to have the Hogs. I don’t know what you’d call these guys…the Hunting Dogs.”

Tony Romo summing up his thoughts to ESPN’s Ed Werder after the Cowboys’ 18-16 win vs. the Redskins Monday night: “It’s football season, so we usually play football.”