Sports Quotes #2


1981 – Tommy Lasorda , Dodger manager, when
asked what terms
Mexican-born pitching sensation Fernando Valenzuela might settle for
in his upcoming contract negotiations: “He wants Texas
back.”


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1966 – Darrell Royal, Texas football coach, asked if the abnormal
number of Longhorn injuries that season resulted from poor physical
conditioning: “One player was lost because he broke his nose. How do
you go about getting a nose in condition for football?”
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1981 – Mike McCormack, coach of the hapless Baltimore Colts after
the
team’s co-captain, offensive guard Robert Pratt, pulled a hamstring
running onto the field for the coin toss against St. Louis: “I’m
going to send the injured reserve players out for the toss next
time.”
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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.”
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1986 – Jim Finks, New Orleans Saints G.M., when asked after a loss
what he thought of the refs: “I’m not allowed to comment on lousy
officiating.”
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1991 – Alan Kulwicki, stock car racer, on racing Saturday nights as
opposed to Sunday afternoons: “It’s basically the same, just
darker.”
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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.”
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1991 – Jim Colletto, Purdue football coach and former assistant at
Arizona State and Ohio State, on his 11-year-old son’s reaction after
he took the job with the Boilermakers: “He said: ‘Gosh, Dad, that
mean’s we’re not going to any more bowl games.”
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1986 – LaVell Edwards, BYU football coach and one of 14
children:
“They can’t fire me because my family buys too many
tickets.”
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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.”
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1991 – Torrin Polk, University of Houston receiver, on his coach,
John Jenkins: “He treats us like men. He lets us wear earrings.”
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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.”

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