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Today’s e-mail: Why athletes can’t have regular jobs


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

2. New Orleans Saint RB George Rogers when asked about the upcoming
”I want to rush for 1,000 or 1,500 yards, whichever comes first.”

3. 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.”

4. Torrin Polk, University of Houston receiver, on his coach, John
”He treats us like men.. He lets us wear earrings.”

5. Football commentator and former player Joe Theismann, 1996: “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 circle.”

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 clothes.”

10. 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.”

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.”
(I wonder if his IQ ever hit room temperature in January)

12. 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.'”

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. Amarillo High School and 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.”

15. These are right in the ballpark with Mike Tyson’s answer to what he will
do when he retires…”I guess I’ll just fade into Bolivia .”

January 12, 2010 - Posted by | Humor


  1. Brilliant! There’s a certain fascination reading these instances of mindbogging logic!

    Comment by Aafke | January 12, 2010 | Reply

  2. hahaha ! priceless 🙂

    Comment by Grey | January 12, 2010 | Reply

  3. These made AdventureMan laugh, too. 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 13, 2010 | Reply

  4. LOL! now those are some real jocks! Now my co-workers are wondering why I’m giggling in my cubicle 😛

    Comment by Mathai | January 13, 2010 | Reply

  5. LLLLOOOOLLLL @ you giggling! I totally forgot to put a warning on this like I used to do, like DON’T READ THIS IF YOU ARE AT WORK! My husband was totally cracking up when he read these.

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 13, 2010 | Reply

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