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Sports People Say the Darndest Things

What happens when sports people try to string words together to make coherent thoughts? You get the following, courtesy of Bleacher Report.

“We’re going to turn this thing around 360 degrees.” – Jason Kidd, master of redundancy

“When you say ‘brother’ in L.A., and ‘brother’ in Utah, you’re talking about two different brothers.” – the insightful Rick Majerus

“You play to win the game.” — Herm Edwards, master of the obvious

“You only get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity so many times.” — the very lucky Ike Taylor

“Besides the two fighters, the referee is the most important man in the ring.” — George Foreman, proving he can count to three

“I’m playing as well as I’ve ever played, except for the years I played better.” — Fred Couples, doing his best Yogi Berra impersonation

“I didn’t know the rule. I don’t know any of the rules. That’s why I can’t manage when I retire.” — Moises Alou (and he hasn’t)

“It’s a flaw. I should be less judgmental and more accommodating to ignorant questions.” — Gregg Popovich, master of sarcasm

“They say nobody is perfect. Then they tell you  practice makes perfect. I wish they’d make up their minds.” — Wilt Chamberlain, master of contradiction

“I might be one of the most illiterate people in America. I don’t really pay attention.” — the honest DeWhitt Betterson

“I can be bought. If they paid me enough, I’d work for the Klan.” — Charles Barkley, master of mercenaries

“You win some, lose some, and wreck some.” — Dale Earnhardt, summing up his sport

“My sister’s expecting a baby. I don’t know if I’m going to be an uncle or aunt.” — Chuck Nevitt, master of family relations

Until next time! Use the right words!


February 22, 2014 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Reblogged this on AmberLeeOnTheEdge and commented:
    I liked this post a lot better when I wrote it.


    Comment by Amber Lee | February 25, 2014 | Reply

    • Sorry, Amber, I forgot the attribution. The post has been edited to include it. Thanks for bringing it to my attention


      Comment by usingtherightwords | February 25, 2014 | Reply

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