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25 Jan 2013

The Week In Quotes: January 25, 2013

compiled by Rivers McCown

JUST THEN THE FLOATING DISEMBODIED HEAD OF COLONEL SANDERS STARTED YELLING

"I believe Mark needs to erase his hard drive. I think it’s new, he’s gotta be excited about it and the fact that he’s reaching out to Jeff Garcia to get an idea about it tells you how much he wants to [succeed]." -- Jets head coach Rex Ryan, on Mark Sanchez (Newark Star-Ledger)

HE INJECTED ME WITH ADRIAN PETERSON'S BLOOD JUST TO BE SURE

"Dr. (James) Andrews came in to see me he said, 'You're doing remarkable, you're doing everything you can.' His words were, 'You're going to shock the world.'" -- South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore, on his recovery from a devastating knee injury (USA Today)

(BLINKING EYES)

"Like I said I never been selfish but if I'm not going to get the football i don't want to play anymore" -- Lions wideout Titus Young, on his Twitter account (since erased) (Michigan Live)

THE WEEK IN TE'O

"It never really crossed my mind. I don't know. I was in school," -- Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o, on why he never thought to visit his dying girlfriend (Dr. Saturday)

"It's probably odd to old people like me who really don't know how to use that kind of stuff. It wasn't odd to my kids. There are shows about it, I guess." -- Giants general manager Jerry Reese, on the Teo situation (Dr. Saturday)

I CAN'T STAND IT, I KNOW YOU PLANNED IT, I'M GONNA SET IT STRAIGHT, THIS WATERGATE

"I never called it sabotage. I think in my statement last Saturday night, I said that's something that we can't prove. But it's something that was brought up" -- Former Raiders wideout Tim Brown, on accusing Bill Callahan of throwing the Super Bowl (CBS)

"We all called it sabotage." -- Brown, on a radio show a couple of days earlier (CBS)

"IF I EVER SEE YOU MISS A KICK, YOU'LL HAVE BUSTED TAILLIGHTS"

"He took my insurance card and went back to his car. He then waved me back to his car. We spent about 15 minutes talking about the Huskers." -- Western Illinois kicker Patrick Smith, on being pulled over by a cop in Lincoln on his way to Nebraska -- he was thinking about transferring (Quincy Herald-Whig)

THEN WHY CAN'T I EVER GET IT TO WORK IN MADDEN?

"I just felt like that's not real football. But if it helps us get to where we want to go, I'm good." -- 49ers running back Frank Gore, on the read-option (USA Today)

BY LEACH'S ALLEGED STANDARDS, SEEMS LIKE HE GOT OFF EASY

"You just don’t do a kid like that. Washington State isn’t welcome at DeSoto any longer." -- DeSoto high school head coach Claude Mathis, on Washington State pulling an offer to safety Myron Turner near the end of signing season (Dallas Morning News)

JEROME BETTIS IS FROM DETROIT

"Is it true that both of you liked Jim better than John?" -- "John from Baltimore," calling in during a press conference for the Harbaugh parents (Shutdown Corner)

NOTRE DAME, LYING ... NO, TOO EASY

"I felt a lot of pressure to say I had went on the visit. At the time I was supposed to go, but couldn’t go because of some things that I had going on." -- High school recruit Stanley Williams, on lying about taking a visit to Notre Dame (BlueAndGoldIllustrated)

CHEESESTEAKS, CHIP. CHEESESTEAKS

"Could you imagine that? It would be like 1,000 wing bowls." -- Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, on what it would mean to deliver a Super Bowl to Philadelphia (Sports Radio Interviews)

BIZARRO MAGNETO: HE ONLY ATTRACTS LOSSES

"He's anti-Teflon. I mean, stuff sticks to him that doesn't even belong on him." -- USC athletic director Pat Haden, on head coach Lane Kiffin (Los Angeles Times)

DARNELL DOCKETT NEEDS HIS OWN WEEK IN QUOTES

"If I really wanted to get his girl there's a bunch of different ways I'd have went about it. And I would have got her if I really wanted her. But I don't think she's my type. I'm not into the thinner girls and the modelling thing like that. I like hood chicks. I like girls with a couple stab wounds, bullet holes, been knocked up a few times. … I like girls who you know have bad credit when they're 21." -- Cardinals defensive lineman Darnell Dockett, on his Twitter "flirting" with Katherine Webb (Sports Radio Interviews)

VACATE YOUR ORGANIZATION'S NAME AND REMOVE ALL OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP BANNERS

"I have been vocal in the past regarding the need for integrity by NCAA member schools, athletics administrators, coaches, and student-athletes. That same commitment to integrity applies to all of us in the NCAA national office." -- NCAA president Mark Emmert, upon learning that Miami's defense attorney had collaborated with former NCAA employees (NCAA)

"That appears to be the case." -- Emmert, answering the question "So, essentially the NCAA was paying an attorney who was the subject of a current investigation to gather information of itself?" (Miami Herald)

THE TOM BRADY SLIDE, MAYBE? I DUNNO WHAT ELSE HE COULD BE TALKING ABOUT

"Tell them to have fun at the Pro Bowl. Arrogant F---ers." -- Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs, on the Patriots (Twitter)

"These are the most arrogant pricks in the world starting with Belichick on down." -- Suggs (Twitter)

FRANK GORE CERTAINLY WOULD HAVE AGREED

"I'm thinking to myself the whole time -- and this is going on for hours and hours -- 'This is ridiculous. He's totally lost it. This is so stupid. We're gonna get fired.' It seemed like everything that was wrong with football." -- Then-Nevada running backs coach Jim Mastro, on the development of the Pistol formation (CBS)

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Posted by: Rivers McCown on 25 Jan 2013

24 comments, Last at 28 Jan 2013, 1:55pm by wadingshorebird

Comments

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by Dice :: Fri, 01/25/2013 - 1:04pm

Dockett remains awesome.

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by Ben Johnson (not verified) :: Fri, 01/25/2013 - 1:15pm

Yes he is. I am a 49er fan, who he regularly crushes, but I love his quotes. Wish more players were like him.

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by MilkmanDanimal :: Fri, 01/25/2013 - 1:09pm

Wait, there were quotes this week other than HARBAUGH HARBAUGH HARBAUGH OMG HARBAUGH?

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by Bright Blue Shorts :: Fri, 01/25/2013 - 1:16pm

Don't really understand why the Ravens have been wasting their energy this week hating on the Patriots rather than focusing on the SB

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by A_man (not verified) :: Fri, 01/25/2013 - 1:38pm

God knows how much energy tweeting after a football game wastes.

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by Gus (not verified) :: Fri, 01/25/2013 - 5:20pm

He didn't even tweet them himself. So much wasted energy! That was from a postgame interview.

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by Cro-Mags :: Fri, 01/25/2013 - 1:51pm

It's odd too because Patriots players usually speak this dull, hive-mind language of empty platitudes.

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by young curmudgeon :: Fri, 01/25/2013 - 1:16pm

"Wing Bowl" is a Philadelphia tradition sponsored, I think, by a local sportstalk station, involving the consumption of Buffalo wings by fat guys with scantily clad "waitresses" providing additional entertainment for the crowd. Not as genuine as cheesesteaks, but a legitimate Philly thing.

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by Dan in Philly (not verified) :: Fri, 01/25/2013 - 3:36pm

Indeed, it was a very appropriate reference by Chipper.

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by Dean :: Fri, 01/25/2013 - 4:09pm

"Winning the PR war" was about as much a priority for Reid as it is for Belichick. Kelly, clearly, is at least trying. I wonder if that was a prerequisite for the job?

Either way, what Andy Reid knows and what Buddy Ryan knew before him, is that they (Big Media) can't hurt you if you win and they can't help you if you lose.

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by Dan in Philly (not verified) :: Fri, 01/25/2013 - 4:54pm

I remember back when Reid was still in his honeymoon phase in Philly, and he was being called the best coach here in the past 50 years, not even close.

After 14 years, anyone will wear on a community. Chip is "winning the PR war" mostly be being someone other than Andy. If he's still around in a decade I promise the press and talk show hosts will be just a sick and tired of his schtik as they were of Andy's.

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by Aaron Brooks Go... :: Mon, 01/28/2013 - 10:56am

Reid was the best coach in Philly in the last 50 years.

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by wadingshorebird (not verified) :: Mon, 01/28/2013 - 1:55pm

Kelly is not a guy who "tries to win the PR war": some excerpts from http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20040-chip_kelly%E2%80%99s_secret_...

"A number of substantial Oregon football boosters, many of whom requested anonymity, expressed a widespread annoyance with Kelly. The coach with the highest winning percentage (45-7, 86.5 percent) among BCS conference coaches is at odds with many of those closest to the Oregon program. Although most would agree Kelly is an extraordinary coach, he doesn’t care much for the many other obligations that come with his job.

“Some of the college boosters have gone as far as to say, ‘I hope he does leave so we can get somebody who appreciates the fans,’” says Jack Roberts, a former Oregon labor commissioner and Oregon alumnus."

"Kelly treats the press like a malignant tumor. He is only available for interviews after practice and after games. He is available to the media whenever he is contractually obligated. But his appearances in these situations are often curt, crisp and threaded with the irritation of a man who views this part of the job as utterly trifling.

“If you approached Bellotti with a frivolous question, he would still go out of his way to try to give you something to work with,” says Rob Moseley, who covers Oregon football for The Register-Guard of Eugene. “Chip will not.”

I also love the part about his house and how he doesn't have any furniture except a TV.

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by young curmudgeon :: Fri, 01/25/2013 - 1:18pm

Manti Te'o playlist:

Girlfriend in a Coma, the Smiths
Just My Imagination, the Temptations
She's Not There, the Zombies
Dream Lover, Bobby Darin

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by Rivers McCown :: Fri, 01/25/2013 - 1:30pm

"Never There" -- Cake

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by Rivers McCown :: Fri, 01/25/2013 - 1:35pm

"Shadowboxer" -- Fiona Apple

OK, OK, I'll stop.

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by bernie (not verified) :: Fri, 01/25/2013 - 1:43pm

You forgot "Living Dead girl" by Rob Zombie.

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by AnonymousA (not verified) :: Fri, 01/25/2013 - 3:47pm

Blue Moon?

15
by Aaron Brooks Go... :: Fri, 01/25/2013 - 4:33pm

Dude (Looks like a lady) - Aerosmith
Terrible Lie - NIN

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by Revenge of the NURBS (not verified) :: Fri, 01/25/2013 - 4:37pm

I'm glad to see that Titus Young has taken up the mantle of "head case WR who's not nearly as good as he thinks he is." The world needs another FredEx.

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by Insancipitory :: Fri, 01/25/2013 - 6:43pm

Isn't he the guy who tore up the Seahawks in Detroit?

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by Revenge of the NURBS (not verified) :: Mon, 01/28/2013 - 10:57am

FredEx had the occasional good game too. Showing up sporadically doesn't get it done when you surround it with a bunch of 1- or 2-catch games.

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by Gus (not verified) :: Fri, 01/25/2013 - 5:15pm

I'm thoroughly amused, and not at all surprised, to see that poor Titus Young thinks he needs to be fed the ball more. I mean, it's not like the Lions have any other good wideouts.

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by LionInAZ :: Sun, 01/27/2013 - 10:29pm

The irony is that he was on pace to exceed his touches over his 2011 numbers.

I just wonder if there is some weird WR excessive ego gene, or whether it's just Terrell Owens Syndrome.