August 22, 2007

"Ninety percent of putts that are short don't go in." : A collection of the dumb sport quotes.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia to general at 11:32 AM - 19 comments

Did the author get paid for this article by the word? A lot of quotes here were repeated. Pretty funny regardless. Thanks Ying.

posted by NerfballPro at 12:35 PM on August 22

Some of the quotes are not dumb, they are witty or intentionally funny. Antoine Walker saying that he shoots so many threes because there are no fours is just a great quote. Ditto the Tug McGraw and Kruk quotes, among others.

posted by holden at 12:40 PM on August 22

It doesn't have my two favorite sports quotes: "Seventy-five percent of the earth is covered by water. The rest is covered by Smoot." -- Fred Smoot "You need two yards, I'll get you three. You need ten yards, I'll get you three." -- Leroy Hoard

posted by hootch at 12:58 PM on August 22

Holden I do agree with you, some of those quotes are not dumb at all. Some of them are pretty bad though.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 01:03 PM on August 22

UK satirical mag Private Eye has for years run a regular feature of these sort of stupidities, called Colemanballs after a particularly gaffe-prone telly bloke.

posted by Abiezer at 01:04 PM on August 22

"This is Gregoriava from Bulgaria....I saw her snatch this morning and it was amazing." -Pat Glenn - Weightlifting commentator Frigign' awesome!

posted by The_Black_Hand at 01:13 PM on August 22

"This is really a lovely horse, I once rode her mother." -Ted Walsh - Horse Racing Commentator

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 02:54 PM on August 22

I thought the Smoot quote above was actually about Bake McBride? And nthing the notion that there's nothing dumb about alot of these quotes, they're great.

posted by vito90 at 03:49 PM on August 22

Gotta agree with TBH on this one . . . great stuff

posted by B-2 Spirit at 06:24 PM on August 22

"Raise the urinals." -Darrel Chaney on how management could keep the Braves on their toes. brilliant

posted by irunfromclones at 07:32 PM on August 22

All I'm asking for is what I want. Rickey Henderson Indeed.

posted by THX-1138 at 08:24 PM on August 22

There should be a list of stupid list headings, number one would be people racing.

posted by HATER 187 at 10:33 PM on August 22

"That was Benes' fifth strikeout on the day. He came in with 94, so now he has 104 strikeouts on the year." math is your friend. great link.

posted by kyrilmitch_76 at 05:04 AM on August 23

Great link - going in my favorites. That Antoine Walker 3-pointer quote seems similar to one from Woody Hayes ... When asked why he went for a 2-point conversion despite already beating Michigan by 34 - "Because I couldn't go for three." Thanks again, YYM

posted by littleLebowski at 12:58 PM on August 23

Did anyone catch John Madden a couple years ago on MNF talking about running strategy and mentioned a RB going up the "A-hole"??

posted by Ricardo at 01:29 PM on August 23

"The Yankees are only interested in one thing, and I don't know what that is." -Former Yankee outfielder Louos Polonia Luis Polonia had a similar mindset, and unfortunately I do know what that was. "If history repeats itself, I should think we can expect the same thing again." -Terry Venables I can see this becoming a very useful quote in threads here. Thanks, YYM.

posted by The Crafty Sousepaw at 01:32 PM on August 23

In some of the past Madden games John Madden has used this wonderfully enlightening quote. "Ninety percent of the game is half mental."-Jim Wohford

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 01:33 PM on August 23

Phils manager Charlie Manuel recently said something along the lines of, "The best thing about this homestand is that we're playing at home." Nothing worse than those homestands on the road.

posted by SummersEve at 08:30 PM on August 23

Nothing worse than those homestands on the road. Just ask the Expos.

posted by The Crafty Sousepaw at 09:10 PM on August 23

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