Sports Quotes



"I'm going to graduate on time, no matter how long it takes."
Senior basketball player at the University of Pittsburgh
"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

"I play football. I'm not trying to be a
professor. The tests don't seem to make sense to me, measuring your
brain on stuff I haven't been through in school."
Clemson recruit Ray Forsythe, who was ineligible as a freshman
because of academic requirements:
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."
Stu Grimson, Chicago Blackhawks left wing, explaining why he keeps a
color photo of himself above his locker: "That's so when I forget how
to spell my name, I can still find my #%@# clothes."
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."

Lou Duva, Veteran boxing trainer, on the Spartan training regime of
heavyweight Andrew Golota: "He's a guy who gets up at six o'clock in
the morning regardless of what time it is."
1992- Pat Williams, Orlando Magic general manager, on his team's
7-27 record: "We can't win at home. We can't win on the road. As general
manager, I just can't figure out where else to play."

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."