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31 Dec 2010

The Week In Quotes: December 31, 2010

compiled by Rory Hickey

CONSIDERING OUR NATIONAL DEBT, IT'S NOT INCONCEIVABLE THAT CHINA CALLED OFF THE GAME

"We've become a nation of wusses. The Chinese are kicking our butt in everything. If this was in China, do you think the Chinese would have called off the game? People would have been marching down to the stadium, they would have walked and they would have been doing calculus on the way down."

-- Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, after the NFL postponed Sunday night's Philadelphia Eagles-Minnesota Vikings game to Tuesday because of snow. The Eagles went on to lose 24-14 (Swampland)

ゴライオン!!!

"I've played with a lot of quarterbacks in my career. If you put all of them together and form a Voltron, they might be as good as he is."

-- Patriots running back Fred Taylor after shrugging when asked if anything new could be said about teammate Tom Brady. Comparing Brady to a super robot from a Japanese science-fiction cartoon would qualify as something new (AFC East Blog)

... OR BE A COACH IN THE NFL?

"If you can't stop somebody in a half of football, you don't deserve to win."

-- Texans coach Gary Kubiak after his team gave up a 17-0 first-half lead, eventually losing 24-23 to the Broncos (Houston Chronicle)

MIKE MARTZ CERTAINLY GAINED A FOOTHOLD ON REX RYAN'S DEFENSE

"It was a defensive struggle. Both defenses struggled."

-- Bears linebacker Lance Briggs on the Bears 38-34 victory over the Jets in a game that was billed as a matchup between two great defenses (Daily Herald)

SOMEWHERE ROGER GOODELL IS SILENTLY FUMING

"I guess that's another one of the new traditions in the league. I've seen a lot of football games, there has been football for a long time, and there have been captains with no patches, and it seemed like everything was fine. I guess that's another one of our improvements, with the new overtime rules and all that."

-- Patriots coach Bill Belichick when asked why the Patriots' team captains don't wear patches on their jerseys. New England is among a handful of teams whose captains do not wear patches (ESPN Boston)

THAT'S LIKE SAYING HE DIETS BETWEEN MEALS

"He has been a fairly consistent kicker at times, and at other times he has missed some kicks that he is capable of making."

-- Interim Dallas coach Jason Garrett assessing kicker David Buehler's performance after Buehler missed an extra point with 1:46 to play. Arizona went on to win by one point on a field goal with five seconds remaining (AP)

I'M MORE SURPRISED THAT HE ACTUALLY WANTS TO GO TO THE PRO BOWL

"It was disappointing, I was surprised. To be honest, I didn't think too much of it, because I kind of figured I should be a lock. I didn't think there was a way I wouldn't get in. I didn't think too much of it."

"I feel it was bogus that I didn't make it. Just like the Rookie of the Year, I can't do nothing to change it."

-- Titans running back Chris Johnson expressing his disapproval at only being named a first alternate to the Pro Bowl after making it the previous two years (Titan Insider)

WATCHING FILM AND PLUGGING A COWBOYS BUSINESS PARTNER? COULD WE BE LOOKING AT THE QUARTERBACK OF THE FUTURE?

"I won't be sitting back and enjoying it with a Dr Pepper, that's for sure."

-- Cowboys quarterback Stephen McGee on doing some scouting of the Eagles-Vikings game in advance of his first career NFL start against the Eagles (San-Antonio Express News)

THE PROSTITUTE WHO WAS BEAT UP BY THE SHAMWOW GUY SAID THE SAME THING

"But I'm just wondering why, out of all his pitches, the one he pitched to me had to be the bad pitch. I wanted it so bad, but he pitched the bad one to me."

-- Ravens defensive back Lardarius Webb joking about teammate Ed Reed's ill-advised lateral during an interception return late in the fourth quarter on Sunday (National Football Post)

I'M AN XBOX, NOT JUST AN ATARI

"No, I want to say, 'F--k you.' And I mean that in the most professional way."

-- Broncos wide receiver Brandon Lloyd's response when asked if he wanted to say "told you so" to his three previous teams after earning his first Pro Bowl selection (Denver Post)

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Posted by: Rory Hickey on 31 Dec 2010

19 comments, Last at 03 Jan 2011, 4:11pm by Stats are for losers

Comments

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by MilkmanDanimal :: Fri, 12/31/2010 - 12:26pm

Good to know Brandon Lloyd has finally gotten past the "head case" phase of his life.

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by Dean :: Fri, 12/31/2010 - 1:07pm

I assume someone who is fluent in various Asian languages will translate?

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by BucNasty :: Fri, 12/31/2010 - 2:33pm

Near as I can tell that's Japanese for Goraion, which I believe is their name for Voltron (or possibly a show that featured Voltron)

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by Dean :: Fri, 12/31/2010 - 2:52pm

Thanks. I was trying to figure out what it had to do with Ed Rendell. That makes more sense.

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by 49erllama (not verified) :: Fri, 12/31/2010 - 2:52pm

It is Goraion, or at least it does according to Google Translate.

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by masoch (not verified) :: Sat, 01/01/2011 - 9:00am

Yes, "Beast King GoLion" was the original, Japanese version of Voltron. It was a MUCH more violent and explicit version (tons of character deaths, uber-violence, torture, Earth destroyed by thermonuclear war, etc).

As is the norm, it was sanitized for the fragile psyche of American children and edited into Voltron: Defender of the Universe.

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by Scott P. (not verified) :: Fri, 12/31/2010 - 1:13pm

I think the penultimate barb is in very bad taste.

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by Dean :: Fri, 12/31/2010 - 1:20pm

And suddenly Ed Rendell makes a little more sense.

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by PatsFan :: Fri, 12/31/2010 - 1:20pm

With respect to the Rendell quote, I was amused to read that the people who shoveled out the stadium left Rendell's seat full of snow.

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by TD (not verified) :: Fri, 12/31/2010 - 2:54pm

Yeah, except they couldn't even spell "wusses" right. Truth is, we're a nation of morons.

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by Kevin from Philly :: Mon, 01/03/2011 - 8:49am

Oddly enough, the seat was cleared before the game along with all the others. The Eagles actually put the snow back on his seat as a joke.

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by Stats are for losers (not verified) :: Mon, 01/03/2011 - 4:11pm

well, Rendell does have a bit of a history with snow at Eagles games:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bounty_Bowl

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by Dr. Mooch :: Fri, 12/31/2010 - 1:33pm

It's disturbing how many teams' kicking corps consist of inconsistently consistent kickers.

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by JPS (not verified) :: Fri, 12/31/2010 - 2:36pm

That thought occurred to me as well, but it didn't come out quite as nicely. :-)

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by B :: Fri, 12/31/2010 - 2:58pm

Yes, but can Voltron beat Megatron? Also, I thought the Giants defense was Voltron, thus they beat Brady in Superbowl 42.
I just made myself feel sad.

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by drobviousso :: Fri, 12/31/2010 - 3:40pm

Robot form Megatron -> Yes. Gun form Megatron in the hands of anyone but Starscream -> No.

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by masoch (not verified) :: Sat, 01/01/2011 - 9:11am

Meh. Megatron with Soundwave could take him down. Or even with Brawn ;).

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by drobviousso :: Fri, 12/31/2010 - 3:39pm

I'm glad to see Taylor refer to Voltron as a class of robots, and not a single, unique robot. However, I have to quibble that Voltron is distinctly American, in the same way that Robotech and nachos are.

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by Dr. Mooch :: Fri, 12/31/2010 - 6:16pm

mmm . . . nachos