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Athletes and Words Don’t Always Mix

Today’s post comes courtesy of my financial adviser, who emailed me 14 examples of athletes misusing words. Here are my favorites:

Andre Dawson: “I wan’ all the kids to copulate me.”

Joe Theismann: “Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.”

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

Bill Petersen, when he was a coach at Florida State: “You guys line up alphabetically by height.”

Petersen, again: “You guys pair up in groups of three, and then line up in a circle.”

Chuck Nevitt, when he played at North Carolina State: “My sister’s expecting a baby, and I don’t know if I’m going to be an uncle or an aunt.”

Charles Shackleford, when he played at North Carolina State: “I can go to my left or right, I am amphibious.”

Lou Duva, boxing trainer: “He’s a guy who gets up at six o’clock in the morning, regardless of what time it is.”

Yogi Berra, you have company.

Until next time! Use the right words!


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