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30 Greatest Sports Quotes Ever
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30 Greatest Sports Quotes Ever
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30- Torrin Polk, University of Houston WR, on his coach, John Jenkins 1991

"He treats us like men. He lets us wear earrings."

Right Mr. Polk whatever you say.

29- Martina Hingis in Detour Magazine, 3/98 issue.

"I'm glad you're doing this story on us and not on the WNBA. We're so much prettier
than all the other women in sports."

I cannot lie Martina is speaking the truth.  The women in the WNBA look like an Australian
Rules football team.

28- Doug Collins on the Detroit Pistons

"Any time Detroit scores more than 100 points and holds the other team below 100
points, they almost always win."

I am still trying to get Doug to call me back and let me know when the Pistons lost when this

27- Jason Kidd on his team and Tracy McGrady on his career path.

“We’re going to turn this team around 360 degrees”

“My career was sputtering until I did a 360 and got headed in the right direction”

No wonder why Kidd and McGrady have never won a Championship when they are going
around in circles.  It must be time consuming.

26- Former LA Dodger Pedro Guerrero on reporters.

“Sometimes they write what I say not what I mean.”

I wonder if he is still doing cocaine with OJ’s Nicole look-a-like.

25- Former Philadelphia Philly John Kruk

“I’m not an athlete.  I’m a professional baseball player.”

You have never lied Kruk.

24-Former New Orleans Saints RB George Rogers.

“I want to rush for 1,000 or 1,500 yards, whichever comes first”

I am pretty sure about this George, but I believe you would hit 1,000 before 1,500.

23- Former NBA Player Sherman Douglas.

“I don’t want to shoot my mouth in my foot, but those are games we could win”

Other way around chief.

22- Ted Walsh- Horse Racing Commentator

“This is really a lovely horse, I once rode her mother”

I am going to assume that Ted likes HILFs.

21- Alan Minter

“Sure there have been injuries and deaths in boxing- but none of them serious”

Of course Mr. Minter when has a death ever been consider serious.

20- Yogi Berra

“Baseball in 90% mental the other half physical”

Didn’t know half of a 100% was 90%.  Damn Ohio State education.

19- Joe Theismann on who should be called a genius.

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

I definitely know one person who isn’t a genius.

18- Chuck Nevitt, North Carolina State Basketball player, explaining to Coach Jim Valvano
why he appeared nervous at practice, 1982.

“My sister’s expecting a baby, and I don’t know if I’m going to be an uncle and an

I am going to chalked this up to the tight shorts they had to wear back in 82.

17- Former NC State basketball player Charles Shackleford.

“Left hand, right hand, it doesn’t matter. I’m amphibious.”

Maybe he played ball under water a lot.

16- Tug McGraw on whether he preferred grass or Astroturf.

“I dunno.  I never smoked any Astroturf.”


15- Shannon Sharpe on the sideline pretending to talk on a red phone to the White House.

“Someone call the president and tell him to get National Guard because we are killing
the Patriots”.

Shannon is one of the great trash talkers of our time.