Sunday, April 15, 2012

Why Athletes Can't Have Regular Jobs...

As seen on Facebook this morning.

1. 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."

2. 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.."

3. And, upon hearing Joe Jacobi of the 'Skin's 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."

4. Torrin Polk, University of Houston receiver, on his coach, John Jenkins:

"He treat us like mens. He let us wear earrings.."

5. Football commentator and former player Joe Theismann:

"Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like
Norman Einstein."

6. Senior basketball player at the University of Pittsburgh :

"I'm going to graduate on time, no matter how long it takes.."

(Now that is beautiful)

7. Bill Peterson, a Florida State football coach:

"You guys line up alphabetically by height.."

And, "You guys pair up in groups of three, and then line up in a

8. Boxing promoter Dan Duva on Mike Tyson going to prison:

"Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter? He went to prison for
three years,

not Princeton .."

9. Stu Grimson, Chicago Blackhawks left wing, explaining why he keeps a
color photo of himself above his locker:

"That's so when I forget how to spell my name, I can still find my

10. Lou Duva, veteran boxing trainer, on the Spartan training regimen of
heavyweight Andrew Golota:

"He's a guy who gets up at six o'clock in the morning, regardless of
what time it is."

11. 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.

12. Frank Layden, Utah Jazz president, on a former player:

"I asked him, 'Son, what is it with you? Is it ignorance or apathy?'

He said, 'Coach, I don't know and I don't care.'"

13. 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."

14. In the words of NC State great Charles Shackelford:

"I can go to my left or right, I am amphibious."

15. Former Houston Oilers coach Bum Phillips when asked by Bob Costas why he
takes his wife on all the road trips....

Phillips responded: "Because she's too ugly to kiss good-bye."


Grandma Yellow Hair said...

OMGosh what can you say after reading all of these quotes.
Don't even get me started on athletes and their pay. It would bring out Ms Pearl and she has been so good for such a long time. haha
I have missed you honey. Hope your doing well. Sorry I am so far behind with visiting.
Have a wonderful week

Linda said...

Maggie, it was good hearing from you. I agree, athletes make way too much money. Teachers, healthcare workers, policemen, etc need more.

Life has been interesting and busy. Right now we are going through the tragedy of our grandson's dad's untimely death. The memorial service was today in College Station. My daughter was there, too, and she is having a hard time, and they've been apart for many years. I'm sure our boy is having a tough time too. He graduates the end of May. Say a prayer for him if you think about him. He's a sweet young man...Zach is his name.

joanne said...

I was going to make some snarky comment about your post and all the money that is wasted on athletes and then I saw your comment. I am so sorry Linda, I feel so sad for your grandson. It will be such a hard time for him but knowing he has such a wonderful loving family will be something he cherishes now. Bless him and all of those who loved him and his dad too. take care.