Scholars in the sporting world
New York Yankee great Yogi Berra once said, “If you come to a fork in the road, take it. ” And a lot of other stuff like that. He wasn’t alone in his world.
New Orleans Saints RB George Rogers when asked about the upcoming season: ”I want to rush for 1,000 or 1,500 yards, whichever comes first.”
And, upon hearing Joe Jacobi of the Washington Redskins say: “I’d run over my own mother to win the Super Bowl,” Matt Millen of the Raiders said: “To win, I’d run over Joe’s Mom, too.”
Torrin Polk, University of Houston receiver, on his coach, John Jenkins: ”He treat us like men. He let us wear earrings..”
Bill Peterson, a football coach: ”You guys line up alphabetically by height.” And, “You guys pair up in groups of three, and then line up in a circle.”
Boxing promoter Dan Duva on Mike Tyson going to prison: ”Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter? He went to prison for three years, not Princeton.”
Lou Duva, veteran boxing trainer, on the Spartan training regimen of m heavyweight Andrew Golota: “He’s a guy who gets up at six o’clock in the morning, regardless of what time it is.”
North Carolina State basketball player Chuck Nevitt, 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.
Frank Layden, Utah Jazz president, on a former player: ”I asked him, ‘Son, what is it with you? Is it ignorance or apathy?’ He said, ‘Coach, I don’t know and I don’t care.’”
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.”
North Carolina State basketball great Charles Shackelford: ”I can go to my left or right, I am amphibious.”
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