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14 Sep 2012

The Week In Quotes: September 14, 2012

compiled by Rivers McCown

TOM BRADY SCHOOL FOR QUARTERBACKS WHO CAN'T READ GOOD AND WANT TO MAKE OTHER GOOD THROWS TOO

"He’s such a good-looking guy. Obviously, he gets banged up, and he’s probably the toughest metrosexual I’ve ever come across." -- Patriots wideout Wes Welker, on Tom Brady (Boston Herald)

THE BIG EAST CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. WORKED FOR THE ANGELS!

"We have no plans to change the name. We are looking at pretty much everything, because the conference is reinvented. We're reinventing it. Obviously it's going to be a bigger conference, it's going to be a more national conference in scope." -- Big East commissioner Mike Aresco, on the future of his conference's name (Dr. Saturday)

IT WAS ABOUT 10 SECONDS BUT IT FELT LIKE FOREVER -- THE BRANDON WEEDEN STORY

"Got no warning. Was throwing like I always do and they came haulin' ass with that thing right at me. I was kneeling and just crawled out. It was about 10 seconds but it felt like forever." -- Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden, on getting bowled over by the American flag during warmups (Yahoo!)

"I didn't go home and watch football, I can promise you that. I had a bunch of people in town. My parents are supportive. They were like, 'Brandon, it's going to get better.' It's nice having those people around -- even though I am a little bit older and I should be able to handle it" -- Weeden, on his debut (Cleveland Plain-Dealer)

TRYING IS THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS FAILURE

"Well, we didn't run up the score. We took most of our starters out in the first quarter. So we did everything we could to keep the score down. It was a tough situation for everybody. Scheduling has become very difficult in the Big 12 with the realignment over the last few years, and to find teams to fit on certain home dates. We certainly want to play home games and then two-for-ones versus one-for-one and how much money's involved, it's been difficult for everybody. But, we did the best we could to keep the game in check." -- Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy, on his team's 84-0 drubbing of Savannah State (Sports Radio Interviews)

"I told the kids before (Tuesday’s) practice, we’re going to forget about Oklahoma State, and next week we’re going to forget about Florida State," -- Savannah State head coach Steve Davenport, on managing low expectations (Savannah Morning News)

NEW YORK JETS USED DEZ WHITE ... BUT IT WASN'T VERY EFFECTIVE

"We’re somewhat allergic to wide receivers out of Georgia Tech." -- Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, referencing Demaryius Thomas in a question about Stephen Hill (Times Online)

ONE ANECDOTE THAT GOT A CHILIS RECEPTION

"They're young, they're tender, but on the field they're sweet." -- FOX announcer Gus Johnson, comparing UCLA's football team to baby back ribs (Awful Announcing)

NEW NFL NETWORK TOP 10: TOP 10 ANGRY JETS MOMENTS INDIRECTLY STARTED BY TIM TEBOW

"I've got a media mutiny. Yeah, a boycott. You guys treat us like we're a (bleeping) joke. You all want us to feed your papers, but then you all talk (bleep) about us. So why would I want to give you all quotes to sell papers with if you all treat us like (bleep)? That doesn't make sense. You all talk stuff about us, and then when we win you flip the story. You all win either way." -- Jets linebacker Bart Scott, on the hungry New York media (USA Today)

WELL THE IMPORTANT THING IS THAT YOUR NETWORK IS LOUD -- AT LEAST IF YOU HAVE AT&T U-VERSE

"I like without a doubt playing on the road better than playing at home. It’s way louder and gets me way [more excited]. No offense to our fans, but [DKR] is not loud. Kyle Field is loud, man." -- Texas defensive back Kenny Vaccaro, on his home stadium (The Daily Texan)

THE WEEK IN TELLING QUOTES ABOUT REPLACEMENT OFFICIALS

"Pass blocking doesn't consist of illegal hands to the face just about every play, which, when somebody tells you that, and you're five yards away from it, and you walk away like you don't see him telling you you're getting punched in the face every time, then that dictates somebody like myself having to take care of that on my own," -- Bills defensive end Mario Williams, on his slow debut for Buffalo (ESPN New York)

"Seattle did have a timeout to use. Their third timeout was the result of an incomplete pass, followed by an injury. The clock was not running; they were not charged with that timeout. This was their third and final timeout." -- Head official Bruce Hermansen, granting Seattle an extra timeout in the waning moments of the Seahawks-Cardinals game (Shutdown Corner)

NOT THAT WE COULDN'T HAVE MADE KIEHL FRAZIER LOOK BAD ANYWAY, WE JUST LIKE PILING ON

"We do a great job of preparing and we knew what the play was before they ever ran them. That's not a joke. We knew what they were doing, where the ball was going and who was getting it before the ball was snapped." -- Mississippi State defensive back Corey Broomfield, on his team's domination of Auburn (The The Dispatch)

IF YOU THOUGHT THAT WAS HUMBLING, WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE THE NEXT THREE WEEKS

"I hope it was very humbling for him. I hope he understands what he has to do from this point forward. He has to play with that same type of edge all the time. It's not something that you do sometimes. It's an all-the-time thing. He had an OK preseason and didn't win the job, so now he has something to prove. There's a different level of 'want to.' So I hope it was very humbling for him." -- Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson, on new starting quarterback Kevin Kolb (Sports Illustrated)

ALL THINGS ARE AS THEY WERE THEN

"You were there." -- Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin, when questioned on if he thought Florida's cramping was because of conditioning or something else (Houston Chronicle)

MEDIA NARRATIVES THAT JUST WENT BOOM!

"You know, the thing that he did that was so amazing was he reminded me — and I don’t mean to throw names around — but he reminded me of a Tim Tebow that can pass. You know, Tim Tebow, when he was playing for Denver last year, he would tend to freeze the defenses, because they weren’t sure if it was run or pass, if he was gonna hand off or run. I mean, he couldn’t pass like RGIII — [Griffin] can throw the ball — but he has a tendency to freeze the defense." -- Retired coach and color man John Madden, on Robert Griffin (Washington Post)

EXCEPT FOR WINNING IN THE NFL, DIDN'T THINK THAT ONE THROUGH TOO WELL

"If I ask Nick a question and he says, 'Well, this is how we do it,' then I usually just cut to where he is and take that shortcut and say, 'Okay, we're going to do it this way.' I know that he's already gone through all the stages of thinking it through, and I would rather just get to the stage that he's at rather than waste the time figuring that I'm going to end up at that same point anyway." -- Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, on Alabama coach Nick Saban (CNN)

THEY WERE JUST TRYING TO WARN YOU THAT YOU HAD LITTLE TIME LEFT IN GREEN BAY

"I try to go away from the men because the men get a little grabby. The women get grabby too but them men it's like come on, really, seriously?" -- Packers receiver Greg Jennings, on fan interference during the Lambeau Leap (Shutdown Corner)

I, FOR ONE, BLAME ASHLEY JUDD FOR MAKING IT COOL

"Yeah it bothers me any day, not just because it's UK week, it's just. (pause) I can't say that. (pause) It's just, it's not good. Whether it's respect or not it's just (pause) It don't make a lot of sense. You know, you wear another school's shirt, jersey, whatever it is, and you don't go to school there. That makes no sense at all. Everybody wears it and I hear people ask them why they do it and the reason they're at WKU is probably they couldn't get into UK. And then they want to support them, it just doesn't make any sense at all (pause) I just can't say that." -- Western Kentucky head coach Willie Taggart, on how bothered he is by the student body wearing Kentucky shirts (WKU Herald)

CHICAGO FANS DON'T KNOW WHAT THIS "OFFENSE" IS YOU SPEAK OF

"Please, please, please let’s tone it down a little bit when we’re down in the 20. You’re more than welcome to yell and scream and do whatever you want to do after we score, but please, let’s go ahead and quiet the stadium down and save it for after we score. Thank you. That’s my PSA." -- Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, on Chicago fans heavily cheering when the offense was in the red zone (CBS Chicago)

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Posted by: Rivers McCown on 14 Sep 2012

17 comments, Last at 15 Sep 2012, 11:39pm by Intropy

Comments

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by MilkmanDanimal :: Fri, 09/14/2012 - 10:38am

"Learn to @#$$@!! block you fat @#$@#$!!! stupid @#$@!!! slow @#$!$#@#$@!!!!"
--Jay Cutler to J'Marcus Webb, in next week's TWIQ.

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by DEW (not verified) :: Fri, 09/14/2012 - 11:07am

I would like to know Ben Muth's take on the NYJ/BUF game and whether Williams has a valid point or he's just making excuses.

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by TomKelso :: Fri, 09/14/2012 - 11:22am

Eleven years old, and the Zoolander reference still works -- that may be one of the signs of the Apocalypse...

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by PirateFreedom :: Fri, 09/14/2012 - 11:30am

Underrated comedy, may have had a badly timed release date

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by commissionerleaf :: Fri, 09/14/2012 - 11:51am

If only David Bowie had magically appeared to be of assistance to our country in its hour of need...

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by Andrew Potter :: Sat, 09/15/2012 - 4:52pm

One man's underrated comedy is another man's terrible movie.

I place it as the second worst film I've ever seen, only slightly behind Clueless for awfulness.

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by Dean :: Sat, 09/15/2012 - 8:17pm

Glad I'm not the only one. Sounds like you disliked it more than I did, but man, I don't know what the others were thinking. That movie isn't a lost classic - it just stunk.

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by Scott C :: Sat, 09/15/2012 - 9:25pm

The first time I saw it, I had that sort of big negative reaction and did not like it.

Then some friends were watching it when I came over to visit, and so I gave it a few minutes -- and found myself laughing a lot -- somehow knowing what was coming next, and how awfully stupid the characters were, made it really funny.

There have been a few movies like that, all comedies, where the first time through I really did not like them, and then another viewing made it much funnier and enjoyable.

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by Intropy :: Sat, 09/15/2012 - 11:39pm

Kung Pow: Enter the Fist

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by Noah of Arkadia :: Sat, 09/15/2012 - 12:06pm

Love that film.

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by Hurt Bones :: Fri, 09/14/2012 - 11:55am

Bart Scott boycotting the media has about as much chance of working as Gus Johnson boycotting baby backk ribs.

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by Will Allen :: Fri, 09/14/2012 - 12:43pm

Ol' Bart was just showing off his irony skilz.

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by Revenge of the NURBS (not verified) :: Fri, 09/14/2012 - 12:11pm

Does the WKU coach really not understand that most of the student body, and probably some of his players, grew up rooting for UK? They've been fans of UK a lot longer than they've been in college, and they'll continue to be fans of UK after they leave college. Did he do any research, or even visit the campus, before taking the job?

Then you throw in the "they couldn't get into UK" line, and he should be thankful to have an apathetic fanbase. Otherwise they'd be calling for his head until he got fired.

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by LionInAZ :: Fri, 09/14/2012 - 6:38pm

Not impressed with this answer. Those students with their UK jerseys are showing disrespect to their fellow students on the team. They're the ones being hurt, not the coaches.

I think that if you can't be bothered to demonstrate support for your own team, you shouldn't go to the games. Let someone who actually cares have the tickets.

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by Will Allen :: Fri, 09/14/2012 - 12:45pm

Every other student athlete at Savannah State should be making sure that no football player pays for his own beer this year.

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by Led :: Fri, 09/14/2012 - 2:38pm

Or just have boosters pay for it. When in Rome...

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by Steve in WI :: Fri, 09/14/2012 - 3:46pm

The saddest thing about the Cutler quote is that he had to say it at all. No, wait, the saddest thing is that it was considered remotely controversial by anyone.

Never mind...the saddest thing about the quote is that if the way the Bears offense looked last night is any indicator of what's to come, it'll be irrelevant - the Bears don't look like they'll be able to *find* the red zone anytime soon.