Guest columnist Zachary O. Binney fact-checks a story in a national publication and finds that everyone makes mistakes.
24 Sep 2010
"Listen, I know I'm in the business where I can't please everybody. I know that; that's not what I'm here to do. I'm here to make a decision that I think is right for the team."
-- Eagles coach Andy Reid on why Kevin Kolb would be the starting quarterback for the Eagles. One day later, Michael Vick became the starter (CSN Philly)
"They call [Smith] 'The Lord of No Rings' for a reason."
-- Vincent Jackson's agent, Jonathan Feinsod letting his feelings be known about Chargers general manager A.J. Smith after Smith declined to trade Jackson (NFL Nation Blog )
"We whupped their behinds up and down the field. They can't stand up with us."
-- 49ers running back Frank Gore on the 49ers play against the Saints, despite losing 25-22 (CSN Bay Area)
"That wasn't what we came here to do, not at all."
-- Giants coach Tom Coughlin on the team's play in a 38-14 loss against the Colts (NY Post)
"Many in our community are glad that he is gone. He never really embraced the traditions, the values of the program or the community for that matter. And often his arrogant attitude turned people off. The bigger question in my opinion is, How does a guy like this end up with two jobs with historic football teams like Tennessee and USC."
-- Former University of Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer on current USC coach and former UT coach Lane Kiffin (Sports by Brooks)
"He had a chance to apologize, look like the good guy. But in giving it back and not apologizing, he just looks like an idiot again."
-- University of Washington coach Steve Sarkisian on Reggie Bush giving back the Heisman Trophy without admitting any wrongdoing (ESPN Los Angeles)
"I don't think Revis is out, well I'll believe it when I see it. Brett Favre retired, you guys told me that was for sure.
-- Dolphins coach Tony Sparano displaying skepticism at Darrelle Revis' injury prognosis for Sunday's game (Orlando Sentinel)
"I got my swag back and it's on. Once I got past the first wave, everything opened up. I felt good ... I was so amped. It was the [home] opener, planes flying over. Everything just got me amped."
-- Raiders wide receiver Johnnie Lee Higgins on his punt returning prowess after returning one for 53 yards against the Rams (Sacramento Bee)
"I don't have much of a chance, believe me. I passed Michigan on a general studies degree, so ... You know; he's one of those Harvard kids. We've had a few of those around here, but I wouldn't compete with that."
-- Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on his chances of outsmarting Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick on the Wonderlic test (Boston.com)
"It's real frustrating. I think there's too much hype around here. The Super Bowl's here, everybody's talking about the Cowboys being in the Super Bowl. We haven't even won a damn game yet. I don't even want to hear anybody talk about the Super Bowl anymore, really. Can we just talk about the next game? There's too much hype. It's a sense that you can just show up and win, and that's not the case. That never happens, I don't care who you have on your team. You don't just show up and win. You have to go out there and fight and battle."
-- Cowboys defensive back Gerald Sensabaugh on the team's 0-2 start (Cowboys Blog)
"I don't think he should be able to do that."
-- Browns lineman Alex Mack accusing Chiefs defensive lineman Shaun Smith of grabbing his genitals during a play near the end of the first half. (Cleveland.com)
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