Saturday, February 02, 2008

Great Athlete Quotes

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.'

'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.'

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

Football commentator and former player Joe Theismann in 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 ontime, 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, 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 ' (This one is clever.)

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.'

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.'

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.'

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.' (A favorite)

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.'
(Probably one of the best one-liners ever, but completely wasted on the player in question.)

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 ugly to kiss  good-bye.'

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Friday, January 25, 2008

Downfall of the Cowboys

Freakin' hysterical:

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Friday, January 11, 2008



One of the strongest storms recorded in the northern Pacific Ocean pummeled the West Coast last weekend, leading to widespread flooding and state and federal disaster declarations. The storm also left behind some of the most remarkable waves ever surfed.




Surfers Defy Giant Waves Awakened by Storm
NYT, January 9, 2008   

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Monday, December 17, 2007

Jump Higher

Cool ad by a snowboarding company


via John Gushue . . . Dot Dot Dot

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Friday, August 24, 2007

Golf Story with A Moral

Story with a Moral.... In 1923, Who Was:

1. President of the largest steel company?

2. President of the largest gas company?

3. President of the New York Stock Exchange?

4. Greatest wheat speculator?

5. President of the Bank of International Settlement?

6. Great Bear of Wall Street?

7.  The PGA Champion and winner of The US Open?

These men were considered some of the worlds most successful of their days. Now, 80 years later, the history book asks us if we know what ultimately became of them.

The Answers:

1. The president of the largest steel company. Charles Schwab, died a

2. The president of the largest gas company, Edward Hopson, became insane.

3. The president of the NYSE, Richard Whitney, was released from prison to
die at home.

4. The greatest wheat speculator, Arthur Cooger, died abroad, penniless.

5. The president of The Bank of International Settlement, shot himself.

6. The Great Bear of Wall Street, Cosabee Livermore, also committed suicide.

However: in that same year, 1923, The PGA Champion and the winner of the most important golf tournament, The US Open,  was Gene Sarazen.

What became of him?

He played golf until he was 92, died in 1999 at the age of 95.
He was financially secure at the time of his death.

The Moral:

Screw work........ Play golf.

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Monday, August 20, 2007

Unbreakable Records

These will be tough to beat:

•Career points in the National Basketball Association: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 38,387, 1969-1989.

•Consecutive hops on a pogo stick: Gary Stewart, United States, 177,737, 1990.

• Baseball hitting streak: Joe DiMaggio, 56 consecutive games, 1941.

• Longest motorcycle ride through a tunnel of fire: Stephen Brown, Britain, 167.3 feet, 2003.

•Receiving yards by a football player: Jerry Rice, 22,895, 1985-2004.

• Phone books torn in half in three minutes: Ed Shelton, United States, 55, each with 1,044 pages, 2005.

• Consecutive victories in the Tour de France: Lance Armstrong, 7, 1999-2005.

•Longest time balancing on one foot: Arulanantham Suresh Joachim, Sri Lanka, 76 hours 40 minutes, 1997.

• Points scored in a single basketball game: Wilt Chamberlain, 100, 1962.

• Fastest consumption of two pints of beer: Pete Dowdeswell, Britain, 2.3 seconds, 1975.

• Consecutive tournament victories in the PGA Tour: Byron Nelson, 11, 1945.

• Most push-ups in one hour: Roy Berger, Canada, 3,416, 1998.

• Highest Scrabble score: Joyce Cansfield, Britain, 855 points in a qualifying round of the British National Championship, 1986.

• Career victories by a baseball pitcher: Cy Young, 511, 1890-1911.

• Most ascents of Mount Everest: Apa Sherpa, Nepal, 16.

• Points scored by goals and assists in a National Hockey League season: Wayne Gretzky, 215, 1985-86.

• Longest reigning heavyweight champion: Joe Louis, 11 years, 252 days, 1937-1949.

• Consecutive baseball games played: Cal Ripken, 2,632 games, 1982-1998.


Just Try to Beat These Records
NYT, August 12, 2007

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Golf Bloopers

Funny video clips -- US and overseas:

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Thursday, June 07, 2007

King James: LeBron James' playoff greatest hits

How good is King James? In leading his team to the Finals, he's ALREADY racked up 10 moments worthy of a legitimate greatest hits list. Will he keep going against San Antonio? The prospect of new jams like his throwdowns at plays No. 3 and 1 already has Spurs fans shuddering. (by Cameron Smith) 2:36

King James:

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007


San Clemente surfer wins title


Greg Long of San Clemente flies down the face of might be the biggest wave ever ridden at Dungeons, South Africa, during an unusually large session.

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Saturday, April 14, 2007

David Belle, the inventor of parkour

David Belle, the inventor of parkour demonstrates his sport in this 11-minute video.

Way cool:

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