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27 Dec 2007

The Week in Quotes: December 27, 2007

compiled by Ben Riley

OAKLAND'S HALFTIME SIDESHOW

"It was all just words. I never put my hand on nobody, never bumped nobody, never did anything."

-- Raiders defensive lineman Warren Sapp, denying that he bumped umpire Garth DeFelice during an insane sequence at the end of the first half of last Sunday's Raiders-Jaguars contest wherein Sapp was flagged twice for unsportsmanlike conduct and then ejected from the game

"I was like, 'You're in the middle of my huddle with your hands on me. Get out of the huddle.' So, we're talking and he's like, 'You're out of here.' So, I asked the ref, 'Do I really got to leave? Are you kidding me? I really got to go somewhere for this?'"

-- Sapp's description of the ejection after head linesman Jerry Bergman entered the Raiders huddle and told him to leave the game

"I haven't done anything other than anything I've ever done in 13 years I've been in this league. Are you kidding me? I didn't put my hand on anybody. I didn't push nobody. I didn't shove nobody. I didn't do anything to anybody. I'm like, 'Are you kidding me?'"

-- Sapp

"So, [Raiders cornerback] Nnamdi [Asomugha] asked him, 'Why did you throw him out?' 'Well, he said something to me.' That's his words to Nnamdi out of his own mouth. So, now it's got to be something more than that because it makes no sense to nobody why the first dude that's ever been thrown out an NFL game for non-physical contact."

-- Sapp

"I felt cheated. I felt like I should have whipped somebody's ass. I should have beaten somebody up so at least they put you on SportsCenter for whipping some ass. At least you get a little respect."

-- Sapp

"Come on, you know how this works. It's all a P.R. shtick. The big bad '99' has done it now. I have no recourse."

-- Sapp

"I don't think anything will come of it."

-- Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin, when asked if he thought the NFL would discipline Sapp for his outburst. Kiffin stood mute during Sapp's entire meltdown. (Contra Costa Times)

"That's what they're trying to sneak in now, that, 'Oh, we got him bumping him twice.' Bump who? It's been four days. You can't find it [on film] in four days? They got 20 cameras out there."

-- Sapp, four days later, refusing to back down (ESPN.com)

WHAT WE GOTS HERE IS A FAILURE TO COMMUNICATE

"Nothing. There was really nothing said to him, to be honest with you."

-- Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, denying that he was talking trash to Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler during the Chargers-Broncos Monday Night contest, notwithstanding the fact that ESPN cameras showed Rivers yelling at Cutler for a good 20 seconds from the sidelines

"I ain't really thought nothing more of it."

-- Rivers (by the way, he's from Alabama)

"[The trash talk that apparently did not occur was] no different than any other game I've ever played in since I was 10 years old. There was nothing unusual going on in that game. Just like anything that gets on the TV, it can be taken any way you want it to."

-- Rivers

"There's no animosity from me towards him, whatsoever. I don't know if that's the same on his end."

-- Rivers

"I don't really care for the guy, first of all. He's not a respectable guy right now, because you talk too much trash and do this and that, but you're really not a great player in this league right now."

-- Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey, offering his thoughts on Rivers

"You're surrounded by great players, but you're not a great player. I think he needs to understand where he stands in this league -- where he stands on his team first and foremost."

-- Bailey

"We've talked about it. I'm not going to get into it. It was an unfortunate situation. They talked a lot and the talk got heated between the two teams. Personally I don't think the teams like each other, which is fine. It's just going to add to it next year. It's going to be exciting."

-- Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler, not exactly striking fear into the hearts of the Chargers

"Rivers is that kind of guy. He likes to run his mouth. He's going to learn he is going to have to stop doing that, too."

-- Vikings safety Darren Sharper, when asked for his impression of Rivers (the Broncos play the Vikings this Sunday)

"He just runs his mouth a little bit."

-- Sharper

"I talked to him and he understands where I'm coming from."

-- Chargers head coach Norv Turner, establishing locker room discipline as only he knows how (Monterey Herald)

WHEN I'M HOME FEELING YOU'RE HOLDING ME TIGHT, TIGHT, YEAH

"We all played tight -- you know what I mean? The last two weeks it was like: Let's just go play ball. We should have had that attitude from day one."

-- Eagles cornerback Sheldon Brown, explaining how his team "played tight" until two weeks ago (when it became fairly clear the Eagles would not be making the playoffs)

"It's a trickle-down effect. If the coaches feel tight, it trickles down to the players. They're like: 'Oh, I can't make a mistake. I can't make a mistake.'"

-- Brown, indirectly blaming the Eagles coaching staff for the Eagles' "playing tight"

"Now the coaches are relaxed, the players are relaxed and we're having fun playing and that's how it's always been since I've been here. I don't know why it wasn't that way from the beginning."

-- Brown (Cherry Hill Courier Post)

"For the last several months, Tammy and I have struggled with the proper way to handle our family's personal situation in a public platform. As many of you know, I chose not to answer or field questions for various legal and personal reasons. I wanted to instead focus on football-related matters."

-- Official statement of Eagles head coach Andy Reid, explaining why he and his wife Tammy decided to speak publicly with Philadelphia magazine regarding the drug-related legal troubles of Reid's two sons, Garrett and Britt.

"However, as time has gone by, the tremendous level of support and interest that was shown by many people -- even by those without any interest in our football team -- was stunning. Tammy and I are very humbled and thankful for that. Obviously, we are not the only family that has or will at some point struggle with these situations in their own households. The outpouring of letters, e-mails and phone messages made me realize that our personal situation, as difficult as it is, could actually have a positive impact on many other people's lives."

-- Reid

"With that in mind, we decided that it was important to share some of our family's story. Because of open legal issues, there is still much we cannot discuss. The story is long and complex and we felt that a magazine was the best format to tell such a story. Therefore, we decided to let Philadelphia Magazine publish our story."

-- Reid

"We've dealt with Garrett's situation for a long time, and we've done it through Super Bowls and championships. And it's new to a lot of people, but it's not new to us. As long as I can do my job to the best of my ability, I would love to be an Eagle."

-- Reid (NJ.com)

GREAT SCOTT

"That's the best question you can come up with? That was four weeks ago man, what do you do read a column and recycle questions?"

-- Ravens linebacker Bart Scott, when asked last week about the flag he threw into the stands during the Patriots-Ravens game

"I've heard that story before, I'm not buying that piece of cheese."

-- Scott, when asked if Shaun Alexander had lost a step (Scott was comparing Alexander to Jamal Lewis)

"Sometimes, when your car doesn't look as good as everyone else's, nobody want to buy it. A lot of cars look good but the engine sucks."

-- Scott, complaining that Ravens defensive tackle Kelly Gregg should have made the Pro Bowl (Tacoma News-Tribune)

THE WEEK IN HERM

"I don't see a franchise quarterback out there. I haven't evaluated them, but I haven't heard enough that, 'This is Peyton Manning.'"

-- Chiefs head coach Herm Edwards, when asked if the Chiefs might draft a quarterback with their first round pick in the 2008 NFL draft

"What does that tell you? What have you got? You might have the same guy you already have."

-- Herm, indirectly comparing Louisville's Brian Brohm to Chiefs quarterback Brodie Croyle

"There are a lot of positions on this team we have to fill ..."

-- Herm

"It's a little bit of a concern. But we're not going to panic. You want your quarterback available. That's the most important piece to your offense, if your quarterback can be available game in and game out, that's when you find out if they can play or not, and if they're good, they give you the best chance to win."

-- Herm, blathering incoherently about Croyle's repeated injuries this year

"The first plus is he's gotten to play."

-- Herm, listing the "plusses" on Croyle

"He has good aura with the football team."

-- Herm, still going through the list

"The team believes in the guy. He's made some throws, where if you look at him, you say, 'Hey, this guy has a legitimate arm. He can make that throw, he can make that play.' He's mobile enough, he can do some things if you get him on the edge, get him out of the rush. He's smart. He understands what he has to do with the football."

-- Herm, finishing the list

"Like all young guys, inexperience. He turns the ball over, which is never good ... but I thought he got better every game. And he's been nicked ... There are some things we have to do to help him, design-wise, how we play. But also we will help him with some players around him, too."

-- Herm, now listing Croyle's minuses

"I'm hoping he can play this week. Another week of playing will help him and will help us evaluate that position. But he's a guy we like."

-- Herm, expressing his hope that Croyle will play this week, because, you know, he's a guy they like (Kansas City Star)

THE REST

"This ain't Manhattan! We're doubled up over here. He's got his stuff on one side, I get the other."

-- Dolphins rookie offensive lineman Julius Wilson, describing the locker space he shares with Dolphins rookie linebacker Kelvin Smith. Apparently, the premium space in the Dolphins' locker room is referred to as "Manhattan." (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)

"Every time I suit up I like to think my hair is on fire ..."

-- Seahawks defensive end Patrick Kerney, who currently leads the NFL in sacks (Tacoma News-Tribune)

''Certainly with the wind, it was cold, but I have a beard so that helps out a little bit. It's kind of warm in this area.''

-- Bears quarterback Kyle Orton, defending the neck beard (Chicago Sun-Times)

"It definitely takes a little more liberties than traditional belly dance."

-- Actress Tracy Phillips, daughter of Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips, describing her belly dancing seduction scene with Tom Hanks in the movie Charlie Wilson's War (Ventura County Star)

Posted by: Ben Riley on 27 Dec 2007

52 comments, Last at 02 Jan 2008, 2:03am by Sid

Comments

1
by dryheat (not verified) :: Thu, 12/27/2007 - 12:31pm

Strong finish with Kerney and Orton.

2
by Yuri (not verified) :: Thu, 12/27/2007 - 12:41pm

(the Chargers play the Vikings this Sunday)

No it's the BRONCOS who play the Vikes...

3
by Aaron (not verified) :: Thu, 12/27/2007 - 12:53pm

Is Herm saying he doesn't know what kind of QB Croyle is because he's always hurt? Don't they have scouts? Croyle was always hurt in college, too. That's *exactly* what kind of QB he is.

4
by Phil (not verified) :: Thu, 12/27/2007 - 12:55pm

I don't know if I just never noticed it before, but Philip Rivers always acts like a huge douche-bag on the field.

5
by White Rose Duelist (not verified) :: Thu, 12/27/2007 - 12:58pm

Didn't Sapp learn what a double negative was at The U?

Oh, wait, nevermind...

6
by Andy (not verified) :: Thu, 12/27/2007 - 1:08pm

Any lip-readers know what Rivers was saying to Cutler?

By the way, I haven't seen too many Denver or San Diego games this year. How are Rivers and Cutler performing? I really liked both guys coming out of college (I'm a Dolphin fan, so I fantasize about good QB play). A buddy of mine is a San Diego fan and he says Rivers sucks this year. Cutler really sucked on Monday night.

Thoughts on the development of these two guys?

7
by TheWedge (not verified) :: Thu, 12/27/2007 - 1:20pm

To be fair to Orton, beards do keep your face warm and they look sweet.

8
by MJK (not verified) :: Thu, 12/27/2007 - 1:25pm

So apparently Warren Sapp thinks you get respect in life by "whipping some ass" on national TV.

Yes, Warren Sapp is a classy guy.

Ironic that Rivers is developing a reputation for being non-classy, after the Chargers railed about the Patriots being classless in the playoffs last year...

9
by Formersd (not verified) :: Thu, 12/27/2007 - 1:26pm

Rivers has not played as well this year as last. Of course, neither has the OLine. Rivers appears to be very reliant on his protection. When he has a good pocket, he's pretty good, when is rushed or has to move around, he really struggles. I realize this is true of all QBs to some degree, but it's more noticeable with Rivers...I don't see Cutler as much, but I like him more than Rivers at this point...

10
by Charger Jeff (not verified) :: Thu, 12/27/2007 - 1:32pm

Click on my name for today's article from the SD U-T. Here's the quote from the Charger's side (note, as a Chargers fan I side with the Bolts who say the Donks should just shut the eff up and quit being poor losers):

After a failed fourth-down pass by Jay Cutler, Rivers was shown going a few steps onto the field to greet linebackers Shaun Phillips and Matt Wilhelm. While doing so, he was looking toward the Broncos. 'We get a fourth-down stop,' Rivers recalled yesterday. 'I'm not in the game anymore, so I'm way into the defense more than I normally am. . . . Matt Wilhelm and Shaun Phillips, those guys have been jawing the whole game with them. We get a good stop. They are jawing. I'm not anywhere involved. I come out to congratulate them on the stop, and while I'm out there, yeah, there is some eye contact, but I'm saying, 'Atta baby' to Matt Wilhelm and Shaun Phillips. Sure there is eye contact. Maybe there is a smirk. But I am speaking to my guys.”
Cutler could be seen at midfield looking in their direction, and Phillips said yesterday that it was Cutler who started the talking.

'It's funny,' Phillips said. 'Philip walked out and told us not to say anything, that we're winning. And Cutler is yelling. . . . Cutler does a lot of talking. I thought it was funny they were talking and losing.'

Phillips said in the fourth quarter Cutler was 'just letting us know he wasn't a punk. I respect that. He was letting us know he'd see us next time.'

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by Ben Riley :: Thu, 12/27/2007 - 1:34pm

#2

Whoops, my mistake. Fixed.

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by JCRODRIGUEZ (not verified) :: Thu, 12/27/2007 - 1:38pm

I think that GNR's Civil War was way to much for those two cute-boys, non impressive QB's...a Boy Band soundtrack was more in order for those two...N.K.O.T.B., anyone???

13
by Richie (not verified) :: Thu, 12/27/2007 - 1:41pm

How did you end up with a Ventura County Star quote???

14
by Kneel Before Zod! (not verified) :: Thu, 12/27/2007 - 1:59pm

re: classy San Diego

As always they are much better at saying they're classy than showing it. It is also hilarious that anyone associated with them in any way would use the term poor loser.

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by Andy (not verified) :: Thu, 12/27/2007 - 2:16pm

#12: The quote sampled in "Civil War" was famous long before GNR lifted it. Its from Cool Hand Luke. Great movie. Great, great movie.

16
by vijay (not verified) :: Thu, 12/27/2007 - 2:33pm

At the end of the day, only one thing can be said about all of this.

"Stay classy San Diego, stay classy"

17
by Charger Jeff (not verified) :: Thu, 12/27/2007 - 2:37pm

RE: 14

Here's the thing - he DIDN'T ACTUALLY DO ANY SMACK TALKING. Cutler and Bailey are just oversensitive whiners who are frustrated being on a highly overrated (except in PFP) team. If they didn't like the actual smack being run by Phillips and Wilhelm, maybe they just should have shut their mouths and made sure those guys got blocked instead of using Cutler as their own personal punching bag.

Also, don't let's forget that Denver started this in the preseason - Brandon Marshall was making all sorts of noise about how they own the division and they're by far the most talented team in the AFC West. I am all for being confident, but disrespecting teams you face twice a year before you even start playing meaningful games will raise some eyebrows among your opponents.

Of course they had 2 opportunities to back it up this year, and rolled up a grand total of SIX points, so I can understand why they're mad.

18
by Penrose 10,000 (not verified) :: Thu, 12/27/2007 - 3:08pm

Charger Jeff-

You still have a lot to learn from raiderjoe. I can't read your comments until you learn to misspell better.

19
by Charger Jeff (not verified) :: Thu, 12/27/2007 - 3:24pm

sorry man, I ended up getting a degree ... can't unring the bell ...

:)

20
by langsty (not verified) :: Thu, 12/27/2007 - 3:33pm

Am I the only one whose mind is blown by the revelation that Wade Phillips' daughter was the dead girl from that My Chemical Romance video? WTF?

21
by Mike B in VA (not verified) :: Thu, 12/27/2007 - 5:39pm

#20 - I find it humorous that if you go to her IMDB page, every credit (practically) lists her as "dancer".

22
by David Mazzotta (not verified) :: Thu, 12/27/2007 - 6:02pm

So this week we have Rivers versus Sapp. Please, please, please mic them up.

23
by B (not verified) :: Thu, 12/27/2007 - 6:09pm

20: I find it confusing that she shares half her DNA with Wade Phillips and looks like that.

24
by AlexDL (not verified) :: Thu, 12/27/2007 - 6:26pm

I have no idea what kind of genetic engineering had to happen to create this Tracy Phillips. But, I am definitely for it. She has the look that I personally find most attractive. Jet-black hair and bright blue eyes. Yummy.

Great photo linked in my name.

25
by Charger Jeff (not verified) :: Thu, 12/27/2007 - 8:18pm

RE: 24

Evidently she got the boobs from the paternal side.

26
by Joe T (not verified) :: Thu, 12/27/2007 - 8:55pm

A trash-talking, under-performing Chargers quarterback? You don't say?

In all seriousness, I can't imagine Marty putting up with any of this.

27
by dvmasterX (not verified) :: Thu, 12/27/2007 - 9:12pm

Just watched the clip. That's trash talking? I mean, Rivers is saying "Yeah Baby!" which is pretty standard after a defensive hold but why is he being singled out. If anyone should be on the hot seat, it's shaun phillips and matt whilhelm for doing the stupid "buh bye" wave. I don't really get it some times. I hear all sorts of anecdotes about trash talking, really nasty stuff too, and then people get shocked over this? Is Champ Bailey that upset by "Yeah baby?"

28
by Herm? (not verified) :: Thu, 12/27/2007 - 9:25pm

I would love it if Rivers trash talked at Cutler for 20 seconds.
You just don't see QB's going after each other - you see a lot of QB's giving it to a defensive player or a ref, but never at another QB.
Stan Humphries, despite not being all-world, had that kind of streak in him. What's in the water out there?

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by Scott C. (not verified) :: Thu, 12/27/2007 - 9:27pm

Sure would be nice if journalists were after the truth more than making a fuss of things.

ESPN blew the whole Rivers thing out of proportion.... just look up what was being said rather than how it looked, and its a totally different story.

I was at the game -- Cutler was running his mouth just as much but Rivers got picked on. Furthermore, that particular exchange started with Rivers yelling at HIS TEAMMATES with praise for their stuffing Denver. Cutler and Rivers made eye contact and Cutler started the exchange between them.

And really, who cares if someone yells out "you just got WORKED!"... its jawing, but not dirty or malicious.

30
by Herm? (not verified) :: Thu, 12/27/2007 - 9:51pm

Assuming Scott C. is correct that Cutler was also talking...you ever notice that the team that loses is the one that provides the best media clips with their post-game quotes?
Rivers is jawing away for 20 seconds (citing above) but walks away with a win, and the Chargers leave the whole media created issue alone.
Champ Bailey stays fired up in the locker room and gets his parting shots in, using the available beat writers.
This game is a great example of that dynamic, since we know that if Cutler was jawing, and Denver won, we would definitely be reading LDT's complaints instead of Champ Bailey's. Something to the tune of 'those guys have nothing better to do because they're not going to the playoffs and we are...they have no class and it starts with the coach wah wah wah'

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by BHW (not verified) :: Thu, 12/27/2007 - 11:27pm

Is Champ Bailey that upset by “Yeah baby?”

Champ was saying similar things about Rivers the night before the game, too, according to the ESPN crew. So it's not just about that incident, and may not be about that specific incident at all.

The comments from Sharper certainly demonstrate that it isn't just Champ Bailey (of whom no one has ever issued a disparaging word) who has observed this sort of behavior from Rivers.

32
by Raiderjoe (not verified) :: Thu, 12/27/2007 - 11:52pm

re24
Hubba bubba, hubba bubba.

r18
I always say spelling not my best thing, but comments are. Everyone of predictions come true except for Raiders record.

re8
Sapp not most classy guy, but is good guy and future Halloffmaer.Fits true mold of Raiders player. other team get rid of him and he go to Oakland and play good at end of career after being thought of by other etams as headcase

33
by jim's apple pie (not verified) :: Thu, 12/27/2007 - 11:58pm

Rivers is just way too excitable. He is constantly talking on the field, but it never seems like he says anything malicious (or profane, as he points out). Honestly, I'm not sure what is the big deal with trash-talking. They all do it, every one of them. In fact, I wouldn't expect anything less from a professional athlete playing a game like football. It seems like the winners use it to justify their winning (they were talking trash, so we took care of business) and the losers complain about it afterwards.

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by Charger Jeff (not verified) :: Fri, 12/28/2007 - 12:54am

RE: 32

COOKIE! OWM OWM OWM OWM!!

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by Raiderjoe (not verified) :: Fri, 12/28/2007 - 1:31am

re34

Maybe Chargers should win some Superbowls before you say anything bad about Raiders

36
by Raiderjoe (not verified) :: Fri, 12/28/2007 - 2:02am

Chargers are good bad team.

37
by the K (not verified) :: Fri, 12/28/2007 - 3:37am

I really hoped this quote would appear. The site's hiccups wouldn't allow me to send it either via traditional email nor through the site form:

"We still ran all the same plays we run when he's in there," said receiver Patrick Crayton, who starts opposite Owens. "I think once 81 was out, once TO was out, they started playing more man. That's fine. That's how we like it. We hate playing against zone. I think zone should be outlawed by the NFL."

38
by thestar5 (not verified) :: Fri, 12/28/2007 - 4:51am

37,

Thats a good one. But shhh!!! Don't give away the secrets!!!!

And bahh!!! Tracy Phillips doesn't look that good. At least in the pictures Alex had.

39
by Wanker79 (not verified) :: Fri, 12/28/2007 - 12:00pm

Osi Umenyiora just put a strong late entry into the race for quote of the year. I just heard him say this on SportsCenter this morning:

"We don't want to take anything away from them, they're a great team. But I just don't think they're that much better than everyone else. I mean, it's not like they're Jesus Christ and his 12 apostles."

I'm just going off of memory, so the first couple sentences may not be absolutely word-for-word, but that last sentence is.

40
by Wanker79 (not verified) :: Fri, 12/28/2007 - 12:10pm

I found the quote in the NY Times (click my name). I was close:

"It's not like they're Jesus Christ and his 12 disciples or anything like that," defensive end Osi Umenyiora said of the 15-0 Pats. "They're an outstanding team, but they're not so far ahead of everybody else."

Awesome.

41
by Wanker79 (not verified) :: Fri, 12/28/2007 - 12:11pm

Sorry for the triple-post, but it's in the Post, not Times. My bad.

42
by Rich Conley (not verified) :: Fri, 12/28/2007 - 12:40pm

4. "I don’t know if I just never noticed it before, but Philip Rivers always acts like a huge douche-bag on the field."

Are you surprised? Between Thomlinson taking cheap shots at people in the media, Drayton Florence spitting on fans, etc, I'd expect him to become a little bit of a dick

I was waiting for a quote from Thomlinson along the lines of: "Jay Cutler just isn't a classy guy. has no class. I'd know, because I'm a classy guy. Buy a vizio."

43
by Fleshy Blob (not verified) :: Fri, 12/28/2007 - 2:27pm

Americans (including some on this site) seem to love trashtalking. Maybe I’m old fashioned (I’m definitely old), but I sincerely hope the NFL does not descend into some version of the WWF about this. Kids still watch and love the NFL and like it or not they see their NFL idols as role models. Most kids also know that the values we try to teach them on the soccer field and in Little League-- humility, respect, gracious winning, etc. are still an important part of sports. So I’m hoping I don’t have to do too much “explaining” while watching NFL games when kids see their heroes talking in ways we don’t let them do to their own opponents.

44
by bubqr (not verified) :: Fri, 12/28/2007 - 2:41pm

So Kelly Gregg is ugly but has a great "engine" ? Wow. I don't wanna know what happens in that Ravens locker room.

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by Frank (not verified) :: Fri, 12/28/2007 - 2:54pm

re 42

Oh no! The children! The CHILDREN!!!!!!!

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by Herm? (not verified) :: Fri, 12/28/2007 - 3:35pm

re 42
I guess I'd rather explain fingerpointing or an occasional F-Bomb than have to explain to a toddler that 16 year-old Zooey made a choice to hide a beachball under her shirt...if I had to make that choice, but both choices suck.

Poor sportsmanship has been going on forever, but maybe you're more aware of it now, since you get to see the world through your children's eyes.

It's really not up to athletes to explain that what they're doing is the exact opposite of the humility, respect, graciousness that you want to instill in YOUR children. That's YOUR job. (but they're not making it easy)
ok, off my soapbox, safely, before someone else kicks it out from under me.

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by Tom (not verified) :: Fri, 12/28/2007 - 3:47pm

Re 42:

I'm sure Dick Butkus never talked trash in his life.

Just anecdotally, it seems to me like there is less trash talking now, then earlier in the NFL. Or at least they hide it more.

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by mshray (not verified) :: Fri, 12/28/2007 - 5:50pm

Re: 47 - I agree, I keep waiting for someone to trot out the equivalent of "He's so dumb, he couldn't spell 'cat' if you spotted him the 'C' and the 'A'." How much would ESPN, et al make of a comment like that today?

Ahhh, the good old days.

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by The Original Sam (not verified) :: Fri, 12/28/2007 - 5:55pm

Actually, Sapp was flagged 3 times for Unsportsmanlike, and Burgess once, I believe. According to the play-by-play. And if I'm not mistaken, Vic Ketchman noted in his game blog that Sapp bumped an official. If you've already been flagged twice for unsporting behavior, you shouldn't say anything to an official, period, and expect to stay in the game.

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by Kenny Jameson (White Jesus) (not verified) :: Fri, 12/28/2007 - 7:33pm

Re: 42

"Thomlinson."
Twice.

Really?

Watch much football, do you?

Re: 32
Don't you mean hubba-hubba as opposed to "hubba bubba"?

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by Peter Libero (not verified) :: Mon, 12/31/2007 - 2:05pm

#21: Why is that weird? She clearly is a dancer, she's best known for being in that My Chemical Romance video, and now as a belly dancer in Charlie Wilson's War. If anything she should have been quoted as "Dancer Tracy Phillips."

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by Sid (not verified) :: Wed, 01/02/2008 - 2:03am

RE: 32

Just like Randy Moss did.