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27 Oct 2009

This Week in Quotes: October 27, 2009

by Rory Hickey

LET THE COLT MCCOY WATCH BEGIN

"We aren't good right now. That's it. Period."

-- Browns quarterback Derek Anderson surmising the struggles of the Browns (Cleveland Leader)

PAGING CAPTAIN OBVIOUS

"I thought we were making progress in a lot of areas. I don't think we showed that today at all."

-- Browns coach Eric Mangini on his team's progress, or lack thereof (Canton Rep)

IT WAS THE BEST OF TIMES

"You can mark it down. The Raiders will be in the playoffs in 2009."

-- Raiders defensive end Richard Seymour declaring the Raiders will make the playoffs, as NFL officials see to it that Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum will be available during January (Pro Football Talk)

IT WAS THE WORST OF TIMES

"I don't think we could have beaten an Oakland high school team today."

-- Raiders defensive end Richard Seymour on the play of the Raiders against the Jets (Connecticut Post)

TALK ABOUT LEADING BY EXAMPLE

"I don't think it's me personally, I really don't. It's a bad combination of one guy doesn't do something right one time. Personally, I don't think so. Do you?"

-- Quarterback JaMarcus Russell on whether he is to blame for the Raiders' poor game against the Jets (San Francisco Chronicle)

NO ONE THINKS YOU'RE A DUMMY, JUST A BAD QUARTERBACK

"In my heart, yeah, but I mean, let's be honest, I don't think I'm a dummy."

-- Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme, when asked if he felt he should keep his job as starting quarterback (The Herald)

MAYBE THE BUCS SHOULD STAY IN LONDON AND BECOME A SOCCER TEAM

"We need to work on fundamentals -- tackling, catching, blocking. Everything."

-- Buccaneers wide receiver Sammie Stroughter on some coaching points for Tampa Bay (RUWT Sports)

NOT IF THE NFL EXPANDS TO RUSSIA LIKE ROGER GOODELL IS PLANNING


"All the flashbulbs were going out there before kickoff and everybody seemed excited. They went on for about 10 minutes, which you don't see that in the States too often. I think it's a privilege for the players to come over here and get to enjoy this type of experience. So, like I said, it probably will never happen again for us, so we'll retire 1-0 internationally."

-- Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on going to London to play the Buccaneers (Patriots.com)

THE OTHER BM MIGHT HAVE WORKED IN THIS CASE AS WELL

"You my friend are the BM of the NFL ... I'm talking about Bernie Madoff. You know the charlatan that built investors of billions of dollars left them twisting in the wind. His hubris, the raging ego, the want and disregard. Oh yeah just keep this in mind, my little friend ... pride goeth before the fall and I do believe there's going to be a fall. Oh yeah, they're gonna come for you."

-- Former Redskin John Riggins blasting owner Daniel Snyder for his treatment of Jim Zorn and his height among other things (YouTube)

DAN SNYDER: SO, YOU WANT THE JOB?
COWHER: OH ... THIS IS AWKWARD.

"When he was faced this past week with the stripping of the play-calling, he had two choices: No. 1 you say no, and that could lead to his firing; or No. 2 you can say, if that's part of the contract and they can do that, you accept it, you leave the room and endorse it. He didn't do either. And in doing so, he lost his dignity and he lost his credibility. To me, he lost his ability to be a head coach and lead this football team. He's nothing more than a figurehead right now."

-- CBS analyst Bill Cowher on Jim Zorn. It's just kind of getting sad at this point (The Huddle)

TOO BAD YOU DIDN'T USE A CLICHÉ THAT COVERED THE ENTIRE GAME

"Our goal is to knock them off the high horse and try to bring them down. Our goal is not to let them start fast by any means. We've got to try to put them in a situation to where they're not out in front and able to do everything they like to do."

-- Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter (Sun-Sentinel)

FOR HOW COOL THE DOLPHINS ARE ON THE OFFENSIVE SIDE OF THE BALL, THEIR DEFENSE IS KIND OF OBNOXIOUS

"They're undefeated, they're probably smelling themselves, rubbing each other's balls."

-- Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder on Sunday's opponent, the New Orleans Saints (Twitter)


HERE'S A DESCRIPTION FOR YOU, MARC: FAIL.

"I'm not into describing things. We got our butts kicked and it was simple as that."

-- Rams quarterback Marc Bulger eloquently describing the reason the Rams lost to the Colts on Sunday (BND.com)

I HOPE YOU DON'T KISS YOUR MOTHER WITH THAT MOUTH

"Get your faggot asses out of here."

--Chiefs running back Larry Johnson addressing various members of the media in the locker room (Pro Football Talk)

I'M ONLY A MAN ... FLESH AND BLOOD IS ALL I AM

"He can't be human. Dude's made of steel."

-- Steelers defensive back William Gay on Vikings running back Adrian Peterson after Peterson obliterated Gay by lowering his shoulder into him during the fourth quarter (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

MERRIL HOGE LOOKS LIKE HE HAS LOGORRHOEA

"Matt Forte looks like he has the swine flu."

-- ESPN analyst Merril Hoge on one possible reason for Matt Forte's bad day against the Bengals (ESPN NFL Matchup)

HOW ABOUT A VINCE YOUNG JERSEY?

"I just wanted to feel like a winner."

-- Titans coach Jeff Fisher on why he decided to wear a Peyton Manning jersey to a luncheon (Music City Miracles)

USUALLY ON A SUCKER PUNCH THERE ISN'T REALLY RETALIATION BUT WE GET THE POINT

"He kept Jeff from getting fired two times. So if he'd let him get fired, he'd still be there. Hello? That's hindsight. ... Sunday I was hoping they'd run it to 100. And I love Tennessee. All you Tennessee people, my dad's from Tennessee, but when you get sucker punched, you want to sucker punch back."

-- Sally Reese, wife of former Titans general manager Floyd Reese, after hearing talk that her husband hated coach Jeff Fisher (ESPN)

AT LEAST IT WASN'T NACHOS

"I want to apologize for that. I wasn't feeling very good and didn't eat much before the game, so I was feeling a little queasy. Toward the end of the game, I probably should have eaten one of those bars or something, but someone offered [a hot dog], so I grabbed it and tried to be discreet about it, but obviously not discreet enough. So I shouldn't have done that, and it won't happen again."

-- Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez apologizing for eating a hot dog on the sidelines during the waning moments of the Jets' blowout win (USA Today)

HIDE THE CHILDREN, IT'S THE CURSE OF 370! DUM DUM DUM

"I'm still healthy. It's not a health issue. I still feel fine. Concerned? I don't know that I'd use that word, but it is something we need to get better at."

-- Falcons running back Michael Turner addressing questions about his struggles this season (NFL Nation Blog)

COULDN'T HAVE GONE WITH A NON-FOOTBALL ANALOGY ON THAT ONE?

"It felt like the Rob Lytle fumble all over again."

-- Former Raiders assistant Randy Hanson on watching the news conference in which it was determined that Raiders coach Tom Cable would not face criminal charges (Yahoo!)

ALMOST AS DISRESPECTFUL AND IDIOTIC AS DOING THE "LIGHTS OUT" DANCE EVERY TIME YOU DO ANYTHING

"That was disrespectful. But we get to see them again. They didn't have a cakewalk here ... We'll see them again."

-- Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman referring to a scrum during pregame warm-ups before a game with the Denver Broncos (AFC West Blog)

SO GETTING BENCHED IS EQUIVALENT TO TAG?

"I don't need something like this to fire me up. This isn't Kindergarten. I don't play [those] games."

-- Patriots linebacker Adalius Thomas on whether being a healthy scratch motivated him (National Football Post)

GYPSY JAZZ GUITARIST TCHAVOLO SCHMITT APPROVES

"GET SCHMITT FACED!"

-- T-shirt text referencing Owen Schmitt profusely bleeding after slamming his helmet against his head (Jacknut Apparel)

COULD AL DAVIS HAVE ACTUALLY BEEN RIGHT ABOUT LANE KIFFIN?

"I'm sure we'll get one of those letters that mean nothing, that Bobby [Petrino] got last week, but Florida and Alabama live on."

-- University of Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin on what the consequences will be for him criticizing SEC officials (Go Vols' Extra)

AT LEAST HE'S NOT AN ALUM ... OH WAIT


"The thing that I see, is, Terrelle Pryor came in with all the attention and all the hype and all of the athletic ability, and you don't see him progressing to become a complete 'quarterback'. Knowing down and distance, knowing about the play clock, knowing what hash you're on. Being able to read defenses, being able to just grow and develop as a quarterback. So he is not advancing as a quarterback and to me that is more alarming -- and the fact they can't find a system that fits his abilities -- is more alarming than any of the numbers coming off a bad game against Purdue. Terrelle Pryor allegedly runs a 4.3 forty... that means you run away from defenders if you run a 4.3 forty. That's like having a 100 mile-per-hour fastball. He's playing like he runs a 5.3 forty, not a 4.3 forty. He lumbers horizontally. He doesn't get up field and run with the football ... he looks shackled, he looks confused, his body language is terrible. Other than that he's playing well."

-- ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit assessing Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor's woes (College Football Talk)

TACOS AREN'T EVEN THAT PREVALENT IN COLOMBIA ... MAYBE AREPA WOULD HAVE WORKED BETTER

"He's out having a taco."

-- ESPN analyst Bob Griese responding to partner Chris Spielman's query, 'Where's Juan Pablo Montoya?' (who is Colombian) after NASCAR promo that highlighted the top five drivers. Griese later apologized (Cup Scene)

THEY DON'T JUST GIVE OUT POINTS AT RANDOM TO BEGIN THE GAME?

"Hard to believe this game started out 0-0."

-- Broadcaster Dave Lamont during the high-scoring Clemson-Miami game (Awful Announcing)

OH MY GOD NOT AGAIN

"My career with Green Bay speaks for itself and the games I played in Lambeau Field -- it's a special place -- and that won't change. Now, for three hours I'll be on the other side. Do I know what that will feel like? I have no idea, because I've never been on the other side. … It will make a good story this week -- Favre going back -- but it's really about our team. That's what I'm focused on."

-- Vikings quarterback Brett Favre talking about his return to Lambeau Field against the Texans Packers (NFL Nation Blog)

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Posted by: Rory Hickey on 27 Oct 2009

61 comments, Last at 28 Oct 2009, 12:34pm by tuluse

Comments

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by Israel P. (not verified) :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 10:55am

Randall Carroll is a white guy, right? Oh wait.

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by Anonymous37 (not verified) :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 10:59am

I'm guessing Riggins was making a reference to "wanton" disregard, but it was still an interesting quote.

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by chemical burn :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 11:15am

Also, he probably meant "bilked" not "built," right?

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by BroncosGuy (not verified) :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 12:37pm

I agree that both of those are probably poor transcription. Even if he got them wrong, I'm just happy he knows what "hubris" means.

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by BD (not verified) :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 11:03am

"I just wanted to feel like a winner."

Hilarious.

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by Will Allen (not verified) :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 11:05am

Three things:

1)I'll give Riggo the benefit of the doubt, and contend that he used the phrase "wanton disregard".

2)I have to start watching the Raiders, if only to see the spectacle of their wealthy quarterback screaming at his receivers, for failing to catch a ball that the wealthy qb jamarcussed.

3)Did Richard Seymour run over Belichick's dog?

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by SteveGarvin :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 8:57pm

Jamarcus doesn't care enough to yell

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by Anonymous, truly (not verified) :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 11:06am

Someone needs to update their transcription degree from ITT. Wouldn't Riggins have likely said "wanton disregard", not "want and disregard"? And I kind of doubt he said Madoff "built investors" (it was a Ponzi scheme, not a Pyramid scheme). He probably said "bilked investors". Or course, Riggins might finally be suffering effects from repeated high speed collisions to the head.

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by billsfan :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 12:50pm

I was wondering the same... poor transcription or early-onset dementia?

(I also like the Eagles)

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by Rory Hickey :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 1:23pm

It was probably poor transcription. The link is to a YouTube video so you can watch it yourself to get the full effect.
"You play to win the game" - Herm

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by ammek :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 11:10am

By my count, we have racism, anti-semitism and homophobia in this week's edition. Gee, thanks.

The Oakland quote I liked best could have come from FO's own celebrated Raider fan:

"The score doesn't show it, but the offense did some good things out there," Heyward-Bey said after the 38-0 defeat.

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by zlionsfan :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 12:55pm

I think Raiderjoe would stand up for the offense much better than that.

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by the silent speaker (not verified) :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 3:06pm

Anti-semitism?

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by Gruntled (not verified) :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 5:53pm

I was wondering the same thing. I hope he wasn't counting the Bernie Madoff reference as anti semitic (dash key not working on my keyboard; I can't see any other possibilities

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by Harris :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 11:31am

I'd love to know if any reporter had the stones to say, "Well, yes, JaMarcus, I do think it's your fault. Have you seen your stat line?"

Hail Hydra!

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by Noah of Arkadia :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 11:38am

I don't get what's so offensive about the "taco" comment. Tacos are yummy. Here in Mexico if an announcer made a comment like that, say, in the last Mexico-US game, about Landon Donovan eating a hamburger while the Mexican player whiffed by him on the way to the winning score, everyone would have had a jolly laugh and forgot about it the next second. Then again, Donovan's a racist. With any other player, it would have been a silly comment that you forgot the next second because it was so silly anyway.

And you can quote me on This Week in Quotes on that.

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by chemical burn :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 11:52am

Well, what I think makes it racist (or at least insensitive) is that he said "taco." Since Montoya is Colombian, that's a little bit like just saying "oh, what the hell, all of those brown people must be from the same place down there." And, of course, Colombians take offense to being lumped in thoughtlessly with Mexicans or other Latin/South American countries...

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by Boston Dan :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 1:15pm

It's not racist.

Have you ever looked up the definition of the word?

1. a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule others.
2. a policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such a doctrine; discrimination.
3. hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.

How were any of you able to infer racism from the taco comment? It was a joke, just like the Mexican dude said.

A racial joke, but not a racist one.

–adjective
1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of one race or the races of humankind.

Big difference until the PC crowd took over in the early 90s and ruined everyone's fun.

Griese should be ripped for making a bad joke on the air, not for being a racist.

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by bravehoptoad :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 1:48pm

There's a general feeling that he's ridiculing the guy for being of a race that would eat tacos instead of doing what he should be doing.

Imagine the blank expressions if Griese had said about a white guy, "He's probably off eating hamburgers somewhere."

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by Joe T. :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 12:45pm

Griese could have said "Montoya is out doing a line of coke."

Meanwhile, Mark Sanchez eschewed the cuisine of his forefathers for a good ol' fashioned American hot dog.

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by Tundrapaddy (not verified) :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 2:03pm

Not so much racist as just ign'ant. The quote presumes that (as said above) all 'tanned people from south of Texas' are all the same; same music, same food, same culture.

It would be nice if the broadcasting powers that be could actually find - and use - intelligent, thoughtful personnel in the booths.

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by Doug Farrar :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 11:46am

I'll add a vote for Lee Corso saying, right in front of BYU legend and noted religious figure LaVell Edwards, that Clemson had "shot their wad" on College Gameday. I thought Herbstreit was going to have a heart attack.

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by Will Allen (not verified) :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 12:07pm

I'm sure that Uncle Lee was merely referencing the military origins of the phrase, and became confused, thus thinking that ESPN was promoting the Army-Navy game.

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by BroncosGuy (not verified) :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 12:35pm

Corso might actually be old enough to have fired a musket, so I agree, he probably is conditioned to the original, wholly benign origin of expression. As for Doug's more modern, carnal usage, that's a whole 'nother kettle of fish.

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by Tundrapaddy (not verified) :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 2:06pm

that's a whole 'nother kettle of fish.

I think I've heard that somewhere before...

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by ChaosOnion (not verified) :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 12:25pm

There needs to be a college game day hosted by Mel Kiper, Jr., Lee Corso and Pat Sumerall, stat!

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by Noah of Arkadia :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 11:44am

After further review, I guess what's offensive is that Griese doesn't even know the difference between Colombia and Mexico. Like doing the Donovan comment with fish and chips instead of a hamburger. Yeah, I can see now how it would be offensive.

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by DrewTS (not verified) :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 11:52am

I'm all for criticizing Dan Snyder, but Riggins sounds borderline crazy there. They're going to come for you? Who are "they", why are they coming for Snyder, and what are they going to do when they get him?

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by Podge (not verified) :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 12:39pm

I think Riggins long ago shot past the borderline of crazy, but he's got a point with Snyder. How many coaches (motivated by anything other than money obviously) will want to work for him now?

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by DrewTS (not verified) :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 1:24pm

Oh, I'm not disputing that Snyder is a terrible owner, and that he's going to have a whale of a time convincing someone like Cowher or Shanahan to even set foot in his office. But it's the whole "they're going to come for you" thing that makes me wonder if Riggins isn't part of the tinfoil-hat crowd.

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by Tundrapaddy (not verified) :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 2:09pm

Maybe 'they' means 'the Redskins Fan Club'. Having seen how they must be suffering lo these 10 years, it wouldn't surprise me in the least to see him stuffed into a crab pot and dropped into the bay.

Oh wait - that's the Balamer Fan Club's m.o....

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by Anon (not verified) :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 5:21pm

I think it was all leading up to his big joke, at the end of the video he walked over to a very short cage with a child's table and chair inside and said he thought it would be a perfect fit. I doubt there was more to it than that.

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by ErikFast (not verified) :: Wed, 10/28/2009 - 10:14am

Here is what Riggins meant by his comment about them comming for Snyder: he meant the fans. I was at the Redskins-Chiefs game (not sure if that tick was a gift from my friend or a punishment). The fans were chanting "Sell the team" and "Snider Sucks" at half time. Later in the 3rd quarter it turned to "Down with Dan" and some drunken fans yelling "Lets kick Danny's ass"! In fact, extra security was brought out around the owners box after this and Snyder left the game (this was midway through the fourth quarter). He should probably have body guards in the DC-MD-VA area for a while.

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by andrew :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 11:59am

The Clemson-Miami quote referred to the fact it was 0-0 for a good while at the start of the game (through the first quarter at least) and then turned into a shootout.

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by El Presidente (not verified) :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 11:59am

What, Colombians can't enjoy a taco because it isn't their Official National Food like it is here on Planet Los Angeles? I don't think there's anything wrong with it. I mean, no one would get offended if someone said Peyton Manning was having clam chowder.

It probably wouldn't even come up that he wasn't from Boston.

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by DrewTS (not verified) :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 12:16pm

I think people may have gotten offended because Griese's quote appears to indicate that he thinks all Hispanic people are Mexican, and that all Mexicans eat tacos. The analogy you provided is more of a regional stereotype than an ethnic one.

Also, I would get offended if someone said Peyton Manning was eating clam chowder, because he should be subsisting on nothing but Hoosier tenderloins, or he's a traitor. I guess I might allow him some gumbo if he got really homesick, but that's it.

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by Gruntled (not verified) :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 1:15pm

I can't stop thinking that "Hoosier tenderloins" sounds like a midwest version of Rocky Mountain Oysters.

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by peterplaysbass (not verified) :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 5:08pm

Seems to me like people are jumping to conclusions about Griese possibly jumping to conclusions.

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by Podge (not verified) :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 12:48pm

I don't know anything at all about NASCAR, but say Bob Griese was commentating on a Formula 1 race (I'm not quite sure how this might come about) and he said "Lewis Hamilton is probably doing badly this season because he's too busy eating fried chicken." Now see if anyone might get offended.

Of course everyone knows that Lewis Hamilton only eats the finest Caspian Sea caviar off the thighs of supermodels in his Swiss mansion in shape of the words "Haha Gordon Brown, you're getting no money off me now", but that's not the point.

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by Led :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 12:01pm

"He's out having a taco."

At least it wasn't nachos.

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by dryheat :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 12:12pm

Is there anyone who doesn't think Lane Kiffin is a petulant dick at this point?

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by Podge (not verified) :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 12:41pm

Hey, come on, everyone is like that when they are a teenager.

PS. My anti-spam words are "recruit 69". That sounds like a mission statement for a night out.

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by Will Allen (not verified) :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 12:50pm

Well, to be fair, being a petulant dick while coaching a major college football power, even one in a down cycle, is sorta' like being a promiscuous woman in a brothel. In a club that includes Bobby Petrino and Nick Saban, among others, it takes effort to note Kiffin's petulant dickishness.

What is weird to me about Lane is that he appears, at a distance, to be the anti-Monte. The old man has been about as quotable as a statue for most of his career, and the kid couldn't shut up on a bet. Maybe Lane always thought his dad never got what he was due, based on dad's accomplishments, and Lane thus vowed to never lack for media exposure.

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by dryheat :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 1:34pm

Good points. However, I do not well tolerate petulant dickishness from a head coach who has achieved nothing, and in fact has been much closer to unmitigated disaster than reasonable success.

Saban, Meyer, and all the other guys Kiffin has, or will soon, criticize, have accomplished much in their profession. Even Al Davis has earned respect, although he's apparently hell-bent on squadering it away. Lane Kiffin? Unless you count marrying well, not so much.

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by Will Allen (not verified) :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 1:53pm

Hey, I guess I'm not paying attention; I had to use The Googler to discover who Lane The Introspective married. For a blonde, she ain't bad-looking.

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by billsfan :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 12:58pm

It's a damn shame that there's nobody in town to remind Larry Johnson that it's about time to change his diapers again...

(I also like the Eagles)

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by zlionsfan :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 1:01pm

Mark Sanchez absolutely should be apologizing for eating a hot dog on the sidelines. He's a first-round draft pick. He's making serious money. Are you telling me he can't get anything better to eat than a hot dog?

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by MCS :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 1:24pm

Have you priced hot dogs at NFL stadiums?

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by Dean :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 1:41pm

I'm wondering who paid for the hot dog? Did he sneak a tenspot onto the field in his thighpad (like Hollywood Henderson and the infamous vail of coke)?

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by Tundrapaddy (not verified) :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 2:16pm

Maybe it came with really expensive condiments.

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by Bowl Game Anomaly :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 2:23pm

Was he really serious and sober during this apology or was he grinning? I mean it's outrageous that an NFL QB would dare eat a hot dog on the sideline while the game was going on! Won't someone think of the children?! I hope he gets fined by the league and possibly suspended.

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by billsfan :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 4:32pm

This isn't even the most egregious example of hot-dog eating by an NFL QB. It's a total non-story:

http://www.pyromaniac.com/teams/images/cincinnati-bengals/carson-palmer-...

(I also like the Eagles)

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by Harris :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 4:53pm

Especially from a guy well-known as a Corn Hole enthusiast.

Hail Hydra!

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by Key19 :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 2:29pm

"Hard to believe this game started 0-0."

Hilarious.

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by Gruntled (not verified) :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 4:56pm

Kudos if you were going from prior knowledge on Tchavolo Schmitt (my knowledge of Gypsy Jazz guitarists pretty much starts and ends with Django Reinhardt), but Jim Schmitt is the mayor of Green Bay and seems like he might have been a more appropriate choice (probably another joke in there somewhere). But he's not on the Wikipedia list of Schmitts as Tchavolo is.

Captcha: full-employment hemp (listen up, Arnold).

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by Rory Hickey :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 4:58pm

I just Wikipedia-ed Schmitt and picked a guy at random. I might check out some of his music though.

"You play to win the game" - Herm

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by Gruntled (not verified) :: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 9:13pm

Okie doke, but I'm ticked at my self for saying 'list of Schmitts' instead of 'Schmitt list.'

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by DrewTS (not verified) :: Wed, 10/28/2009 - 6:26am

Montoya: You're using Bonetti's defense against me, ah?
Griese: I thought it fitting, considering the rocky terrain.
Montoya: Naturally, you must expect me to attack with Capo Ferro!
Griese: Naturally, but I find Thibault cancels out Capo Ferro, don't you?
Montoya: Unless the enemy has studied his Agrippa... which I have.

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by Kevin from Philly :: Wed, 10/28/2009 - 12:09pm

InconCEIVable!

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by Harry Kalas (not verified) :: Wed, 10/28/2009 - 10:19am

I'm lost on what was so offensive about the hot dog eating. Splane -- splane !

I'm surprised we don't see more dudes grabbing something to at on the sidelines -- I don't find that nearly as bad as the nose picking and spitting.

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by tuluse :: Wed, 10/28/2009 - 12:34pm

It's a penalty, 5 yards I believe.