Here are some quotes from athletes and coaches that might have been better left unsaid:

* New Orleans Saint running back George Rogers when asked about the upcoming season: “I want to rush for 1,000 or 1,500 yards, whichever comes first.”
* Football commentator and former player Joe Theismann: “Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy such as Norman Einstein.”
* Bill Peterson, one-time Florida State football coach: “You guys pair up in groups of three, then line up in a circle.” Also: “You guys line up alphabetically by height.”
* Boxing promoter Dan Duva on Mike Tyson hooking up again with promoter Don: “Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter? He went to prison for
three years, not Princeton.”
* Shaquille O’Neal on whether he had visited the Parthenon during his visit to Greece: “I can’t really remember the names of the clubs that we went to.”
* Chuck Nevitt, North Carolina State basketball player, explaining to Coach Jim Valvano why he appeared nervous at practice (1982): “My sister’s expecting a baby, and I don’t know if I’m going to be an uncle or an aunt.”
* Steve Spurrier, then Florida’s football coach, telling Gator fans that a fire at Auburn’s football dorm had destroyed 20 books (1991): “But the real tragedy was that 15 hadn’t been colored yet.”
* Torrin Polk, University of Houston receiver, on his coach, John Jenkins (1991): “He treats us like men. He lets us wear earrings.”
* Shelby Metcalf, basketball coach at Texas A&M, recounting what he told a player who received four Fs and one D (1987): “Son, looks to me like you’re spending too much time on one subject.”
* Frank Layden, Utah Jazz president, on a former player (1991): “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.'” (from The Daily Dilly)

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Here are some quotes from athletes and coaches that might have been better left unsaid:

* 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.”

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

* “You guys line up alphabetically by height.” – Bill Peterson, a Florida State football coach

* “You guys pair up in groups of three, then line up in a circle.” – Bill Peterson, a Florida State football coach

* 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.”

* Shaquille O’Neal on whether he had visited the Parthenon during his visit to Greece – “I can’t really remember the names of the clubs that we went to.”

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

* 1982 – 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.

* 1991 – 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 yet.”

* 1996 – 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.”

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

* 1987 – 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.”

* 1991 – 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.'”

(from The Daily Dilly)

 

 

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