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A week after big upsets of Stanford and Ohio State, the USC and Virginia Tech themselves fell to less-talented opponents. Georgia also fell to South Carolina after pummeling Clemson in the opener.

09 Dec 2011

The Week In Quotes: December 9, 2011

compiled by Rivers McCown

WELL, YOUR FANS ARE ANGRILY BOOING YOU -- THAT'S GOTTA COUNT FOR SOMETHING

"We've got four games left to prove that we're a legitimate team, because right now the world's laughing at us." -- Eagles tight end Brent Celek, on not living up to expectations (Philadelphia News)

THIS SOUNDS RADICALLY DIFFERENT FROM HOW RECRUITING REALLY WORKS

"Just imagine the compliance issues. Two universities that happen to be in the same state want a young man to come play football for them. One says, 'Well, you know, we can't provide you with any money, but the bank down the street we know is looking for somebody to endorse their bank.' And the other school says, 'Yeah, but we have a car dealership, and they want to endorse you.' Before you know it, you've got this war going on between institutions over who can throw the most money at some youngster. You've converted the whole system from a collegiate model to a pay-for-play one. You've just disguised the money." -- NCAA president Mark Emmert, on allowing college athletes to endorse things (ESPN)

OH, I AM SERIOUS. LOOK, THIS IS MY SERIOUS FACE

"I told him go home. F---. Yeah. Because it's foolish, it's selfish to your teammates, to everybody in your organization, to your fans. That's terrible. That's just selfish behavior to get a 15-yard penalty, in that situation, when that's all we talk about, when that's all we discuss. You just can't do that to your team." -- Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris, on dismissing Brian Price from the field (Tampa Bay Times)

OKAY MCGUIRK, PEOPLE ARE PROBABLY LOOKING FOR YOU. THEY HAVE TO BE

"These men are tired of being in the wilderness and they want to get out." -- New Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze, trying to rally the troops (AP)

YOU DO REALIZE YOU PLAY IN ATHENS, OHIO, RIGHT?

"Idaho?? Who the (bleep) wants to play there in December??" -- Ohio punter Paul Hershey, on the Bobcats' bowl destination (Deadspin)

BUT THAT GUY'S RUINING A PERFECTLY GOOD GAME OF FOOTBALL!

"Call Tim Tebow, and ask him for a great day, the 31st. By the way, I like the way that team plays: Foot. Ball." -- Comedian Bill Cosby, hopeful for good weather at his stop in Denver (YouTube)

AFTER AN MRI, WITHERS WAS CONFIRMED TO HAVE A BAD BOUT OF "NOT REALLY HEAD FOOTBALL COACH MATERIAL"

"I plan on coaching the bowl game, but football coaches are day-to-day." -- Interim North Carolina coach Everett Withers, on the (later confirmed) rumors that UNC would hire Larry Fedora (Wilmington Star News)

THE SPORTING THING WOULD BE TO ROSHAMBO OVER IT

"Ray is obviously a former teammate and friend of mine. I told him before the snap that he’s known for blowing up the long snapper on the field goal. So I told him: ‘You run me over here, I’m going to punch you square in your wiener, dude.'" -- Vikings defensive end Jared Allen, on punching former teammate Ray Edwards in the junk (Pro Football Talk)

EW, WHAT'S THAT, AN UNJUST LAW? HONEY BADGER DON'T CARE

"Apparel or paraphernalia including the phrase 'Honey Badger' accompanied by the number 7 or the individual's name or any other variation thereof (e.g., TM7, TM, HB7, etc.) is prohibited. Because it is a recognizable nickname, 'Honey Badger' is considered a likeness of Tyrann Mathieu under NCAA regulations." -- LSU compliance, on sending cease and desist letters to "Honey Badger" t-shirt creators (LSU Compliance)

I'M NOT GONNA LIVE IN A THIRD-WORLD COUNTRY WITH ALL THE CONFORMISTS

"I don’t like going to Detroit. I’ll be honest, it’s gloomy, it sucks. Everything is brown and then there is snow on the ground. There’s like Brownstones everywhere and I’m like, ‘Awesome.’ I don’t know, I couldn’t do it. If I had to live in Detroit, I think I’d just drown myself in the river that was across the way." -- Vikings defensive end Jared Allen, on his least favorite NFL cities (MLive.com)

LOUIS BET ME THAT WE COULDN'T BOTH GET RICH AND PUT YOU IN THE POOR HOUSE AT THE SAME TIME. HE DIDN'T THINK WE COULD DO IT

"Everybody is just very tired of the BCS. I think that’s the bottom line. Everybody is frustrated. Everybody doesn’t really know what to do anymore. It doesn’t make sense to anybody. I don’t think anybody is happy anywhere." -- Boise State head coach Chris Peterson, on the BCS (Idaho Statesman)

JOHN MADDEN'S HEIR

"'Off' means he doesn’t have a helmet on. I say him, but it’s that whole group. We’ll be in the locker room laughing, and we’ll sit over there in practice and laugh and have a cut-up before practice starts, and you’ll see them, watch their demeanor. It goes from boom to boom. It’s just, boom! And I’m not saying the world of D-linemen is a normal place. It’s not. And I get all that – it’s the Muppets and bouncing off the walls, but it’s like, Bam! You’re on! If you ever see those kids in kindergarten, some of the kids take the colors and they put nice colors up and they try to draw squares – I think all the guys in my room were the ones with a big mess, a blob of stuff, you know? That’s kind of the way it all is, because it’s nuts in there! It’s crazy! Stuffs flying around and you’re like: 'Whoa man! Boom!' That’s just the way it is. And they fit, but it’s not for everybody. You don’t want to talk about it too much because people will really think they’re nuts. But they’re normal. They are, they’re normal outside. But you come in here and it’s like, 'Boom!'" -- 49ers defensive line coach Jim Tomsula, on when Justin Smith is "on" or "off" (The Press Democrat)

HE MAY BE A LIAR, A PIG, AN IDIOT, OHIO STATE'S DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR, BUT HE IS NOT A PORN STAR!

"I don't comment on that stuff. But I can confirm that I have visited with coach Meyer." -- Former Arizona head coach Mike Stoops, on possibly joining the Ohio State staff (The Oklahoman)

RIGHT, THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL THE OTHER TEXANS QUARTERBACKS

"We have weapons around him to help him, but I keep saying ‘help him’ like he’s handicapped. He’s a good quarterback." -- Texans running back Arian Foster, on new quarterback T.J. Yates. (HoustonTexans.com)

WE AREN'T SELLING PALKOS HERE

"Call me crazy, but I’m excited about Tyler Palko ... I’ve got to sell this." -- ESPN announcer Ron Jaworski, behind the scenes, while preparing for Monday Night Football (The New Yorker)

NOTHING COULD POSSIBLYE GO WRONG!

"[Defending the option] isn’t rocket scientist ... er ... rocket science." -- Bears linebacker Lance Briggs, on his upcoming game against the Denver Tebows (Pro Football Talk)

R.I.P. NICK ADENHART

"You guys don’t take care of your athletes out here? Every time I have been stopped out east, Chicago, New Jersey and Philadelphia, the cops either followed me home or gave me a ride." -- Seahawks defensive end Raheem Brock, after a DUI arrest (Philly Mag)

FOR THAT MATTER, STOP DOING IT AT ALL TIMES

"Thanks to the fans for being so supportive and great this year so far. Keep it up. Just don't start the wave anymore when we are on offense." -- 49ers left tackle Joe Staley, expressing his dislike of The Wave (Twitter)

NO, BUT SERIOUSLY, WE STINK OUT LOUD

"I can throw to wide-open people. Let’s face it, we suck" -- Anonymous Vikings player, on Tim Tebow (Yahoo!)

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Posted by: Rivers McCown on 09 Dec 2011

19 comments, Last at 15 Dec 2011, 6:53am by Chainsmoker

Comments

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by nat :: Fri, 12/09/2011 - 12:21pm

Somewhere high above Nazi-occupied Houston...

Arian Foster: [Over the radio] Help him! Help him!
T.J. Yates: Help who?
Foster: Help the quarterback!
Yates: I'm the quarterback, I'm all right.
Foster: Then help HIM, help HIM!

And somehow it all ends with Yates up a tree, naked.

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by petenorm (not verified) :: Fri, 12/09/2011 - 12:28pm

It could pretty much be a triple Jared Allen Quote day...

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by commissionerleaf :: Fri, 12/09/2011 - 12:44pm

Loved the Jared Allen Detroit quote. I think more NFL players should be that honest. Tom Brady is the worst of course; you'd think he was a travel agent with how much he loves each city he visits.

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by facw (not verified) :: Fri, 12/09/2011 - 1:35pm

Loved that too. Apologies for bringing baseball into this, but I'm reminded of Ichiro's great quote about Cleveland:

“To tell the truth, I’m not excited to go to Cleveland, but we have to,” Ichiro said through an interpreter. “If I ever saw myself saying I’m excited going to Cleveland, I’d punch myself in the face, because I’m lying.”

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by LionInAZ (not verified) :: Fri, 12/09/2011 - 2:45pm

He also managed to dump all over New Orleans too -- compared it to a third-world city.

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by COINFLIP (not verified) :: Fri, 12/09/2011 - 12:48pm

"Roshambo"? Really?

Try Rochambeau.

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

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by Nathan :: Fri, 12/09/2011 - 12:56pm

You should feel embarrassed to be "correcting" anyone with a link to the Wikipedia article on "sack tapping."

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by Dean :: Fri, 12/09/2011 - 1:18pm

What's doubly embarassing is that wiki actually spells it "roshambo."

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by Stats are for losers (not verified) :: Fri, 12/09/2011 - 2:38pm

They're just ignorant of history... how else could you explain the fact that Lafayette got to go first?

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by Mr Shush :: Sat, 12/10/2011 - 12:09pm

To be fair, Wiki's wrong on this - or at any rate going with a subsequent, corrupted version which may now be more widespread.

www.southparkstudios.com/clips/103724/rochambeau

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by Will Allen :: Fri, 12/09/2011 - 1:46pm

Jared Allen is Man of the Year, and if he isn't the anonymous Viking, Tim Tebow is a Scientologist.

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by Intropy :: Fri, 12/09/2011 - 9:27pm

Hmmm, a called shot to the nuts seems somehow more sporting than a surprise one. I would make him take a -4 to hit though.

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by Mr Shush :: Sat, 12/10/2011 - 12:12pm

I'm willing to bet Jared Allen's THAC0 can cope with that.

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by The Hypno-Toad :: Fri, 12/09/2011 - 9:57pm

I like the diversification of classic animated show quotes. More Home Movies, please. I recommend Jason's line about burning all their tapes when he found out that Brendan had been recording all their movies. Good, good stuff.

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by IsraelP (not verified) :: Sat, 12/10/2011 - 12:03pm

How did you miss this?

"We cannot let Josh Cribbs do what he's done to us time and time again in the past. We've been dead Indians in his cowboy movie enough," Tomlin said

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11340/1194829-66.stm#ixzz1g9FfcLg5

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by TomC :: Sat, 12/10/2011 - 5:53pm

I like the cultural references in the comments better than in the actual article. Then again, Catch-22 and D&D are more my era than what the FO kids usually use.

(Admittedly, there is a Trading Places bit in the article, but I didn't understand how it was supposed to relate to the quote.)

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by Intropy :: Sat, 12/10/2011 - 6:20pm

I didn't even realize there was a Catch-22 movie. But I easily picked a quote from it out of the comments once you mentioned it. I guess they did a good job.

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by Dennis :: Sat, 12/10/2011 - 8:06pm

The point of the Trading Places quote was that the big schools made themselves more money while shafting Boise State at the same time.

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by Chainsmoker :: Thu, 12/15/2011 - 6:53am

For the record, Athens, Ohio is a beautiful city. It rains 10 months of the year....but that's part of it's charm.