Wisdom From Jocks:
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.' "