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Stupid Comments By Athletes

Tue Oct 02, 2007 3:06 pm

I was just thinking about something, and I noticed some Athletes do say the stupidest things, Shaquille O'neal one stated when asked during Basketball championships in Greece "Shaq did you go see the Parthenon", and Shaq replied "We didnt have time to go to no clubs" lol, what other comments from atheletes come to mind.
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RE: Stupid Comments By Athletes

Tue Oct 02, 2007 3:27 pm

Can't remember where I got these, but here they are:

Chicago Cubs outfielder Andre Dawson on being a role model: “I want all the kids to do what I do, to look up to me. I want all the kids to copulate me.”

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.”

And, upon hearing Joe Jacobi of the ‘Skins 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.”

Football commentator and former player Joe Theismann 1996: “Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.”

Senior basketball player at the University of Pittsburgh: “I’m going to graduate on time, no matter how long it takes.”

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 circle.”

Boxing promoter Dan Duva on Mike Tyson hooking up again with promoter Don King: “Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter? He went to prison for three years, not Princeton.”

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 clothes.”

Shaquille O’Neal, on his lack of championships: “I’ve won at every level, except college and pro.”

Lou Duva, veteran boxing trainer, on the Spartan training regime of heavyweight Andrew Golota: “He’s a guy who gets up at six o’clock in the morning regardless of what time it is.”

Pat Williams, Orlando Magic general manager, on his team’s 7-27 record in 1992: “We can’t win at home. We can’t win on the road. As general manager, I just can’t figure out where else to play.”

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.”

Steve Spurrier, Florida football coach, telling Gator fans that a fire at Auburn’s football dorm had destroyed 20 books: “But the real tragedy was that 15 hadn’t been colored in yet.” (1991)

Jim Finks, New Orleans Saints General Manager, when asked after a loss what he thought of the refs: “I’m not allowed to comment on lousy no good officiating.”(1986)

Alan Kulwicki, stock car racer, on racing Saturday nights as opposed to Sunday afternoons: “It’s basically the same, just darker.” (1991)

Lincoln Kennedy, Oakland Raiders tackle, on his decision not to vote: “I was going to write myself in, but I was afraid I’d get shot.” (1996)

Frank Layden, Utah Jazz president, on a former player: “I told him, ‘Son, what is it with you? Is it ignorance or apathy?’ He said, ‘Coach, I don’t know and I don’t care.’” (1991)

Torrin Polk, University of Houston receiver, on his coach, John Jenkins: “He treats us like men. He lets us wear earrings.” (1991)

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.”

And The Gem: Oiler coach Bum Phillips when asked by Bob Costas why he takes his wife on all the road trips, Phillips responded: “Because she is too damn ugly to kiss good-bye.”
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RE: Stupid Comments By Athletes

Tue Oct 02, 2007 3:34 pm

Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 1):

great stuff, Atheletes do say the darnest things, the worst interviews are the high school athelete interviews, they're just at a loss of words, so they keep one repeating the same message over and over again.
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RE: Stupid Comments By Athletes

Tue Oct 02, 2007 3:47 pm

Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 1):
Shaquille O’Neal, on his lack of championships: “I’ve won at every level, except college and pro.”

One of my favorites.

Here are a couple more:

Patrik Ewing - during the strike a few years back, he said "We need to get back to work, I have mouths to feed"
He made $18,000,000 the year before
Mark Grace - On the birth of his daughter he goes, "After games, I can't wait to see her I go straight home after
I am done drinking and Playing Golf.
Joe Carter - While a Cubs Second baseman fielded a ball near 2nd Base, he goes, "He fielded that ball on the second base side of Second base".

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Tue Oct 02, 2007 3:55 pm

Mike Tyson and his stupid comment about wanting to eat Lennox lewis' children
 
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RE: Stupid Comments By Athletes

Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:56 pm

It's usually football (soccer) players (and commentators/pundits) who carry that particular torch over here... ranging from idiotic to surreal to just "huh?"

"Maths is totally done differently to what I was teached when I was at school."
David Beckham (and English was probably teached differently as well)

"I definitely want Brooklyn to be christened though I don’t know into what religion yet."
David Beckham

"I want to win the Nobel Peace Prize - and I'm going to fight as hard as I can to make it happen."
Ronaldo

"I couldn't settle in Italy - it was like living in a foreign country."
Ian Rush on his spell at Juventus

"Henning Berg, one of the players classified as a foreigner, which obviously as a Norwegian is something he's used to."
Radio commentator

"Argentina won't be at Euro 2000 because they are from South America."
Kevin Keegan

"It’s understandable that people are keeping one eye on the pot and another up the chimney."
Kevin Keegan

"Julian Dicks is everywhere. It's like they've got eleven Dicks on the field."
Radio commentator

"Football's like a big market place and people go to the market every day to buy their vegetables."
Bobby Robson

"Michael Owen - he's got the legs of a salmon."
Sky TV commentator



culled from here

http://www.footballsite.co.uk/Statis...es/Colemanballs/Colemanballs01.htm

where there are many many more
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RE: Stupid Comments By Athletes

Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:32 pm

The lead car is unique, except for the one behind it which is identical.
Murray Walker

There are seven winners of the Monaco Grand Prix on the starting line today, and four of them are Michael Schumacher.
Murray Walker

There's nothing wrong with the car except that it's on fire.
Murray Walker

This circuit is interesting because it has inclines and declines. Not just up, but down as well.
Murray Walker

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RE: Stupid Comments By Athletes

Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:42 pm

Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 1):
And, upon hearing Joe Jacobi of the ‘Skins 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.”



Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 1):
Senior basketball player at the University of Pittsburgh: “I’m going to graduate on time, no matter how long it takes.”



Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 1):
Pat Williams, Orlando Magic general manager, on his team’s 7-27 record in 1992: “We can’t win at home. We can’t win on the road. As general manager, I just can’t figure out where else to play.”

these are all pretty good and funny actually.

Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 1):
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 circle.”

that's actually pretty challenging and might require them to think. wonder how the result went.

Quoting PIA777 (Reply 3):
Patrik Ewing - during the strike a few years back, he said "We need to get back to work, I have mouths to feed"
He made $18,000,000 the year before

he probably made $18 million a year, but on the other hand, he *could* have been talking about the people who depending on the team to play in order to earn an income ... i.e. managers, ticket takers, ticket sellers, arena attendants, restaurant workers surrounding the arena, etc.
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RE: Stupid Comments By Athletes

Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:46 pm

Quoting PIA777 (Reply 3):
Patrik Ewing - during the strike a few years back, he said "We need to get back to work, I have mouths to feed"
He made $18,000,000 the year before

He also said that "we might make a lot of money, but we also spend a lot of money." Perfect.

Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 1):
Steve Spurrier, Florida football coach, telling Gator fans that a fire at Auburn’s football dorm had destroyed 20 books: “But the real tragedy was that 15 hadn’t been colored in yet.” (1991)

That isn't stupid, its down right hilarious. Right along with "You can't spell Citrus without U-T".
 
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RE: Stupid Comments By Athletes

Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:58 pm

Blahblahblah. "Ya know what I mean?" Blahblahblah. "Ya know what I mean?" Blahblahblah. "Ya know what I mean?" Blahblahblah. "Ya know what I mean?" Blahblahblah. "Ya know what I mean?"

Ummm... Ya. I know what you mean.
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RE: Stupid Comments By Athletes

Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:43 pm

Here's a couple from AFL commentator Dennis Cometti:

"The Hawks play modern football, with 60's haircuts.....they're my kind of team."

"The Magpies ought to be kicking themselves right now, but with their luck, they'd probably miss"

"(Jeff) Farmer may have an injury to his calf........hmmm, a farmer with a calf problem."

"Spider had both his legs taken out from under him - leaving only the other six to balance on ..."

"Barlow to Bateman. The Hawks are attacking alphabetically..."

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RE: Stupid Comments By Athletes

Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:56 pm

Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 1):
Steve Spurrier, Florida football coach, telling Gator fans that a fire at Auburn’s football dorm had destroyed 20 books: “But the real tragedy was that 15 hadn’t been colored in yet.” (1991)

The Old Ball Coach is always good for a quote. I especially liked

1 - Free Shoes University in reference to FSU and the players getting run of the store at a Tallahassee mall to get free stuff.

2 - "You can't spell Citrus (in reference to the Citrus Bowl game) without UT (University of Tennessee.)
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RE: Stupid Comments By Athletes

Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:45 pm

Oil Can Boyd pitched for the Red Sox in the 1980s. One night he was pitching a game at Cleveland's old Municipal Stadium and the fog kept rolling in from Lake Erie; so much so they had to postpone the game. His comment: "That's what you get for building a park on the ocean."
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RE: Stupid Comments By Athletes

Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:15 am

"Cowboy Up" from Kevin Millar might be the dumbest thing ever...followed right behind by Red Sox Nation crying "Why Not Us?"
 
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Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:50 am

Michael Vick I found Jesus....after he got caught running fighting dogs...

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Wed Oct 03, 2007 1:15 am

Chris Chelios a possible future Hall of Famer, made a blunder, and it wasn't even on the ice. According to TSN, Chelios said that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman (who is Jewish) should "get the gas" for his treatment of the players. Poor choice of words? Taken out of context? Just being a jackass?
and another one from Chris.....

"If I was Gary Bettman, I'd be worried about my family, about my well-being right now,"
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RE: Stupid Comments By Athletes

Wed Oct 03, 2007 1:19 am

Shaquille O'Neal miraculously hit almost all of his free-throws during a game in 2005, after shooting horribly at the line all season.

When asked what he had changed, he responded by saying "My game is like the pythagorean theorem. Nobody can figure it out."

Nobody had the heart to tell Shaq the answer is C squared.
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RE: Stupid Comments By Athletes

Wed Oct 03, 2007 1:53 am

Quoting KROC (Reply 13):
"Cowboy Up" from Kevin Millar might be the dumbest thing ever...followed right behind by Red Sox Nation crying "Why Not Us?"

Go ahead, 'ROC, project your misery on to the Red Sox. Deflect, deflect, deflect...we actually made the playoffs that year, and won it all.
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RE: Stupid Comments By Athletes

Wed Oct 03, 2007 2:25 am

One of the now retired players is so famous for them, that he has been added into the dictionary: "Cruijff-ismen". I believe he fucked up more then one language, cause I know that some of his expressions also found their way into Spanish dictionaries ("en un momento dado"). Here are some of the Dutch ones:

Je moet altijd zorgen dat je een doelpunt meer scoort als de tegenstander.
You always have to make sure to score one more goal then the other side.

Ik ben er nog steeds van overtuigd dat zoals ik het doe je het moet doen want anders zou ik het niet doen.
I am still convinced that the way I do it, is the way you should do it. Otherwise I would not do it.

Ieder voordeel hep z'n nadeel!
Every advantage has its disadvantage.

In zekere zin ben ik waarschijnlijk onsterfelijk.
In some way I am probably immortal.

Voordat ik een fout maak, maak ik die fout niet.
Before I make a mistake, I do not make that mistake.

De tijd dat ik zelf geld meenam is al heel lang geleden. Ik neem altijd de naam en het gezicht mee.
The time I carried money is long past me. Nowadays I always carry the name and the face.

Ik geloof niet omdat ik dus niet gelovig ben maar ik denk wel dat er iets anders is, maar daardoor geloof ik datgene wat ik dus denk dat er is.
I do not believe because I am not a believer. But I do believe there is something else, but because of that I believe in that what I think there is.

Ik hou van werken zolang het werken is waarvan ik hou.
I love working as long as it is work I love.

Soms moet er iets gebeuren voordat er iets gebeurt.
Sometimes something needs to happen before something happens.

De Argentijnen kennen niet van jouw winnen maar je kunt wel van hun verliezen; das logisch.
The Argentinians can't win from you, but you can loose fro them; that's logical.

Ik ben overal tegen. Tot ik een besluit neem, dan ben ik ervoor.
I am against everything. Until I make a decision, then I am in favour.
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RE: Stupid Comments By Athletes

Wed Oct 03, 2007 3:27 am

Quoting Oly720man (Reply 5):
"I want to win the Nobel Peace Prize - and I'm going to fight as hard as I can to make it happen."
Ronaldo

Lol, did he say that in portugese or English?

Quoting EasternSon (Reply 16):
"My game is like the pythagorean theorem. Nobody can figure it out."

LOL, ROTFL, shaq is just known for stupid comments, but he is a funny guy
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RE: Stupid Comments By Athletes

Wed Oct 03, 2007 5:23 am

Quoting STLGph (Reply 7):
he probably made $18 million a year, but on the other hand, he *could* have been talking about the people who depending on the team to play in order to earn an income ... i.e. managers, ticket takers, ticket sellers, arena attendants, restaurant workers surrounding the arena, etc.

Yeah, that is the reason. Whatever man.

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RE: Stupid Comments By Athletes

Wed Oct 03, 2007 5:30 am

Those are all great.

But John Rocker, formerly of the Atlanta Braves, takes the cake for his comments on New York City:

"It's the most hectic, nerve-racking city. Imagine having to take the 7 Train to the ballpark, looking like you're riding through Beirut next to some kid with purple hair, next to some queer with AIDS, right next to some dude who just got out of jail for the fourth time, right next to some 20-year-old mom with four kids. It's depressing."

His image (if he had one) never recovered.
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Wed Oct 03, 2007 5:38 am

And to think little kids idolize these mouth breathers...
 
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Wed Oct 03, 2007 5:38 am

One of my favorites, courtesy of the late Jerome Brown of the Philadelphia Eagles.....I'll quote wikipedia's words:

five days before the 1987 Fiesta Bowl, at a promotional dinner with the Penn State team, Brown led a walkout by the Miami players. Leading the walkout, he asked: "Did the Japanese go sit down and have dinner with Pearl Harbor before they bombed them?" Brown and his teammates felt that the Penn State players had disrespected them by openly mocking Miami's coach, Jimmy Johnson, at a pre-game banquet.
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RE: Stupid Comments By Athletes

Wed Oct 03, 2007 6:12 am

Steeler fans will remember Bubby Brister, dimwitted QB from the mid '80s. He was quoted one time about "It must be the wind coming off the lake" when speaking about the windy conditions at the then Three Rivers Stadium. There is no lake, hence the name, where the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers meet to form the Ohio.

It's one of those quotes you still hear people laugh about today, but I guess you have to be from Pittsburgh.
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RE: Stupid Comments By Athletes

Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:22 am

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 4):
Mike Tyson and his stupid comment about wanting to eat Lennox lewis' children

hahahahahhahahahahahahahah what the hell????????? eat lennox's kids, i cant stop laughing!


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RE: Stupid Comments By Athletes

Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:43 am

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 6):

Murray's whole career was one liners... I wish he'd called races in the states! Big grin

Quoting JamesJimlb (Reply 25):
hahahahahhahahahahahahahah what the hell????????? eat lennox's kids, i cant stop laughing!

The truly ironic part: at the time (6/24/2000), Lewis had no children (his oldest was born in 2004)
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RE: Stupid Comments By Athletes

Wed Oct 03, 2007 3:11 pm

Madrid oder Mailand, Hauptsache Italien.
Lothar Mattheus

(Madrid or Milan, the main thing is it´s in Italy)
 
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RE: Stupid Comments By Athletes

Thu Oct 04, 2007 12:18 am

"Nobody in Rugby should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein." - Scott Hamilton
"Robbie has done a bit of mental arithmetic with a calculator." - Dan Carter
"I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father." - Dan Carter
"I want to reach for 150 or 200 points this season, whichever comes first." - Dan Carter

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RE: Stupid Comments By Athletes

Thu Oct 04, 2007 1:50 am

Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 1):
Football commentator and former player Joe Theismann 1996: "Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein."

&

Quoting YOWza (Reply 28):
"Nobody in Rugby should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein." - Scott Hamilton

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