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17 Jan 2008

The Week in Quotes: January 17, 2008

compiled by Ben Riley


"You guys can point the finger at him and you can talk about the vacation, but it's really unfair."

-- Terrell Owens, who began to cry when discussing the media's treatment of Tony Romo after the Cowboys lost to the Giants on Sunday

"It's really unfair. That's my quarterback. My teammate. If you guys do that, it's unfair. We lost as a team."

-- Owens, still crying

"Because it's unfair. I've been through it. I know what it's like to give."

-- Owens, when asked why he was crying for Romo (Dallas-Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

"I have never known anyone to have more pride in their home state and their upbringing in it than Jessica Simpson has in Texas."

-- Jessica Simpson's former boyfriend John Mayer, writing on his blog in a posting titled "Don't Ex with Texas"

"I don't really follow sports, but I have played some of my biggest and best concerts in your state, and having witnessed how dynamic the spirit there is, I'm betting emotions are running high right about now."

-- Mayer

"All witty barbs, blogs, and fashion policing aside, that girl loves Texas more than you know. It's one of her most defining traits as a person. So please don't try and take that away from her."

-- Mayer

"'Douchebag' was on the vinegary tips of everyone's tongues this year. Trouble is, I'm not really clear on what it means, and I don't know that anyone does. I know that I get called one."

-- Mayer, from an earlier posting on his blog. Worth reading, folks. (JohnMayer.com)


"I hadn't planned for this. I have no itinerary, no plans. I'd cleared my schedule for the next few weeks.''

-- Colts linebacker Gary Brackett, reacting to the Colts loss to the Chargers on Sunday

"Maybe I'll go to Cabo. Maybe run into Romo and Jessica Simpson down there.''

-- Brackett (Indianapolis Star)


"I just want to tell you one thing. When Brett Favre retires, I will cry. In fact, the day he retires I will call in sick. I won't be able to work."

-- Robert Ruprecht, 39-year-old optometrist from LaCrosse, Wisconsin, discussing the darkest day he can imagine. And he is far from finished.

"You don't understand ... This guy Favre has brought us so much joy. He is the greatest Packer ever. To us, he's Michael Jordan. I am totally serious."

-- Ruprecht

"This is going to sound weird."

-- Ruprecht. It is.

"I dream about this guy."

-- Ruprecht

"I dream that I'm going shopping with him."

-- Ruprecht

"I'm just saying, we worship Favre."

-- Ruprecht (Sports Illustrated)


"I was sitting in the office and he lunged at me numerous times in an effort to do grave bodily harm."

-- From an affidavit filed by Wanda Jackson, who was seeking an arrest warrant against Adam "Pac-Man" Jones. Before withdrawing her complaint, Jackson alleged that Jones punched her while she was seated in an office located inside the "Body Tap Strip Club" in Atlanta.

"Veronica Jones, an owner [of the Body Tap Strip Club], went into the hall to deal with a member of his entourage. I followed to gawk."

-- From Ms. Jackson's affidavit

"He was in the hall, surprisingly reached over or around a security guard and sucker punched me in my left eye."

-- Jackson

"As we have said throughout his suspension, we will not comment on Adam Jones until he is reinstated by the commissioner."

-- Official statement from the Tennessee Titans (ESPN.com)


"I think we're perceived as a trash-talking team, and I hate that."

-- Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson, when asked about the sideline antics of Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers

"We're going to let Philip be Philip."

-- Tomlinson

"[Rivers] doesn't need to be turning around talking to some guy that has had 12 beers in the stands. He doesn't need to do that."

-- Chargers head coach Norv Turner (North County Times)


"It's just 'Why?'"

-- Former Titans offensive coordinator Norm Chow, reacting to the surprising news that he had been fired by Titans head coach Jeff Fisher

"I always felt like I coached the right way and if I wasn't, then someone would tell me. Then all of a sudden this comes out of the blue. Three years of giving everything I had and it took him three minutes."

-- Chow

"Obviously Jeff didn't think that I could. I thought I was. That's the thing. I don't know ... but it's going to take some patience."

-- Chow, when asked if his firing might be related to the progression (or lack thereof) of Titans quarterback Vince Young

"He sensed some frustrations on my part with Vince. So maybe it was Vince? I don't know. I am not too concerned with finding out why. It doesn't matter.''

-- Chow

"I was shocked and didn't expect the news that I got today about Coach Chow. I have grown closer and closer to him since coming to the Titans. He was a big part in the development in my first two years and I appreciate all he has done for me. I look forward to working with whoever Coach Fisher hires.''

-- Vince Young (The Tennessean)


"It's not an issue. He's our head coach."

-- Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, providing some job reassurances to Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips. Remember this quote if/when Jones fires Phillips in a few days. (Dallas Morning-News)

"I didn't like sitting outside waiting to get into my car for an hour, but we definitely felt the support."

-- Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman, describing his reaction to being greeted by 8,000 Chargers fans at Chargers Park late Sunday night after the Chargers beat the Colts (North County Times)

"It happened. That sucks. Gotta move on."

-- Packers running back Ryan Grant, who fumbled twice in the first four minutes of the Seahawks-Packers game before he decided to run over, around and through the Seahawks for the rest of the afternoon. (Sports Illustrated)

"I've always wanted to buy a bookstore. You know, sell some of those muffins and a little coffee. I don't care if we make any money. I don't want to lose a lot of money, but we could visit with people and get books."

-- Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren, sounding very much like he will soon be Seattle's former head coach (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

"Talupu and Julius Peterson."

-- Deion Sanders on NFL Gameday, blaming (or, attempting to blame) Seattle's Pro Bowl linebackers Lofa Tatupu and Julian Peterson for the Seahawks' poor showing against Green Bay

Thanks to Bob M. for continuing to submit quotes -- don't stop now people! You can still send them to quotes-at-footballoutsiders.com.

Posted by: Ben Riley on 17 Jan 2008

63 comments, Last at 21 Jan 2008, 5:22pm by Herm?


by Harris (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 1:26pm

I tried to submit this after the Cowboys lost (hee-hee!) but the email bounced:

"I've always had a good relationship with my quarterbacks. I've always had my quarterback's back."
-- Terrell Owens, furiously re-writing history.

by B (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 1:26pm

Hey, you know what Seattle needs? More bookstores and coffee shops. Holmgren should open one.

by Will Allen (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 1:32pm

I don't think those were crocodile tears by Owens. I do believe, at that moment, that is what Owens really felt. I also believe that Owens could backstab Romo next week, depending on Owens' mood. In other words, I think Owens' is about half a lunatic.

Regarding full blown lunatics, what is worse; losing a career after being unable to put down the bong, like Ricky Williams, or losing your career because you can't stay out of strip joints, like Pac-Man Jones? I guess Williams gets some points because he had more productive seasons before his addiction won out.

by dryheat (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 1:33pm

“‘Douchebag’ was on the vinegary tips...

Oddly co-incidental use of an adjective for someone who claims not to know what the word means.

by dryheat (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 1:38pm

WTF? No Herm? You guys just aren't trying any more. There's a whole column of it: http://kan.scout.com/2/720715.html

by Will Allen (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 1:38pm

Yeah, B, the only thing that could top Holmgren's quote would be if Favre were to say that he's thinking of opening a joint in Green Bay that has quarter tap pours and a fish fry every Friday. Maybe put something unique like deep-fried cheese curds on the menu, too.

by Ryan (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 1:38pm

#1: Seriously, how was all the rest but that one put in?

by Rich Conley (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 1:39pm

LdT's comment is pretty funny, considering how very often the chargers DO trashtalk.

by Flounder (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 1:41pm

Re: 4 lol
I have to say, I've generally enjoyed thr rise of phrase douchebag. Being a favorite phrase of my dad, my sister and I used it frequently as teenagers in the mid-90's.

Am I a trend-setter, or what?

by James, London (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 1:43pm

No Herm? There are some good Heramnisms on Scout.com, relating to Chan Gailey,s hire as the Chiefs new OC. It's linked in my name, but my favourite bit is;

"Our philosophies match up," he said. "People wonder, what does that mean, are we going to run the ball? No, we’re going to be a balanced football team. The good thing that he agrees upon and I agree upon – it’s about winning the game. How are you going to win the game this week? We’re going to win the game this way."

There's more in the same vein.

by Jake (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 1:58pm

No Igor action?
"Who? New England?" Olshansky said. "Seriously, I mean, they're more worried than we are, I promise you. Believe me. They know what's up."

by andrew (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 2:03pm

TO could have answered why he was crying much better.

Reporter: "Why do you cry?"
TO: - pointing to Romo - "He is Romo. Cimmerian. He will not cry. So I cry for him."

by Pac-Man Jones (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 2:16pm

I’ve always wanted to buy a strip club. You know, sell some of those $9 sirloin steaks and a little skin. I don’t care if we make any money. I don’t want to lose a lot of money, but we could visit with girls and get lap dances.

by MJK (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 2:22pm

Love Ryan Grant's quote. That's the right attitude (as long as he's not a career fumbler).

Were Tatupu and Peterson really to blame for Seattle's loss? That was the one game last weekend I didn't see...

Will, I woulnd't call TO a lunatic. We're a little more educated about mental illness these days. Depression, anxiety, especially bipolar disorder, or possibly some combination thereof are certainly likely in his case, though.

I still don't understand the firing of Norm Chow. Anyone else thing that the Niners just hired the wrong fired OC? Don't you think Chow would do better with Smith and that mess in San Francisco than Martz and his "Offensive line? We don't need no stinking offensive line...just run a lot of crazy routes to slow down the defense!" approach?

by turbohappy (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 2:30pm

Ricky Williams >>> Pac-man Jones

Ricky only hurt himself and his team. Pac-man is going around assaulting people.

by Independent George (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 2:30pm

On this week's 'NFL Films Presents', Holmgren mused that he might join an electric football league after he retires. Actually, there were some choice quotes from Herm and Gruden, too.

by rast (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 2:38pm

Why does the NFL even test for weed? If Ricky's wants to burn up his brain cells off the field, that's his business. Not like he's going around electrocuting dogs or beating up bitches in strip clubs or cheating with HGH.

by Rich Conley (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 2:52pm

"Will, I woulnd’t call TO a lunatic. We’re a little more educated about mental illness these days. Depression, anxiety, especially bipolar disorder, or possibly some combination thereof are certainly likely in his case, though."

Those are just nicer words for "lunatic". TO is a lunatic.

by MikeB (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 3:19pm

Were Tatupu and Peterson really to blame for Seattle’s loss? That was the one game last weekend I didn’t see…

I think it was for saying Julius instead of Julian.

by steelboots (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 3:32pm

16: I hadn't thought of that. But it does seem that there may be imbalances in the way people are punished for their actions.

by Harris (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 3:34pm

#7 Indeed. My jaw was on the floor when he said that. I imagine McNabb and Garcia were in hysterics. I wonder if he actually believes the things he says because he's clearly not listening to the things he says.

by TGT (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 3:35pm

@17 and Talupu instead of Tatupu

by Travis (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 3:40pm

My favorite question and answer this week, from Jeff Feagles's press conference:

Q: Do you take pride in the fact you were on the Tecmo Bowl I?
A: Absolutely, and a lot of people tell me that was the best video game ever. You had 16-second hangtime punts in that game, so that’s pretty good.

by justanothersteve (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 3:51pm

6 - Will, that would probably be the most successful bar ever in WI. SRO. I'd be there every chance I could get. One more excuse to go back home. OTOH, even though I read a lot, I can't imagine Holmy's bookstore would be much more than a curiosity.

8 - Considering it's been popular since at least a SNL skit in the late 70's, I'd say the answer is no.

12 - ROTFL

by Charger Jeff (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 3:53pm

Drop the Talupus!

by AvonBarksdaleCalling (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 4:00pm

Why is Peter King being ghost-quoted as a 39-year-old optometrist?

by TomC (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 4:22pm

Props to #12 and #24. That is all.

by Scott (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 4:26pm

How much postage does it take to mail in a column like this?

The best stuff this week wasn't there. Herm. Olshansky. Instead we get Mayer?

TWIQ you disappoint me.

by masocc (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 4:36pm

Re #2:
Actually, Seattle COULD use a few more Mom & Pop bookstores and coffeehouses.

by Will Allen (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 4:42pm

To be fair, MJK, I said Owens was only half a lunatic. I suspect Chow got fired because he and Young don't communicate well, all quotes by Young aside. When it comes down to a coordinator or a guy two years into a deal that guarantees as much as Young's deal does, the coordinator loses every time.

Good work on #12 and #24.

by PhillyCWC (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 4:43pm

Re 1 - yeah, that one was a real head-scratcher. It amazes me that he can even say things like that with a straight face.

by Richard Arpin (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 5:08pm

"It really didn't bother me at all,” - Anna Grant, the 14 year old teen responding to an ABC affiliates question about how she felt about getting booed in Indy for wearing a Pat's jersey.

Well, it bothered the Patriot organization.

"What I decided is that we would honor her here before this game. We will recognize her as the winner on the field. Our fans will know."

Robert Kraft, owner of the Patriots explaining why she is going to be at this Sunday's coin toss.

AP report in my name.

by Richard Arpin (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 5:18pm

Again, we don’t want to do that, so your cooperation makes everyone’s lives easier. Remember: We can’t all condescend towards the FOX/ESPN comment threads together unless we make sure our threads don’t suck, too.
-The Outsiders, in one of the recent Extra points.


Link in name

by Marxist (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 5:31pm

I'm surprised if Chow was fired because of Young's lack of development. I didn't follow Young closely this season, and I know he was pretty much garbage, but wasn't he often playing hurt? I always felt that Leinart's play at USC declined perceptibly after Chow left. Maybe Chow's schemes weren't well-suited to Young's skills? Chow seems like one of the genuinely decent people in sports; hopefully he won't have any trouble finding a new gig.

by mawbrew (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 5:32pm

You've got to give Peter King credit. Not everyone could get a perfect stranger (and they don't come much stranger) to confess his Brett Favre dreams for national publication.

I wonder what Favre purchases in this guy's shopping dreams? Never mind (shudder).

by Kurt (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 5:33pm

I think a reprint of this gem from week 10 would have been appropriate:

“You love coming into another man’s home. It’s kind of an invasion. We’re kind of like big dogs, is what we’re trying to be. And we’re trying to come in, you know, urinate a little bit and mark our territory.”

– Cowboys wide receiver Patrick Crayton, pumped up after beating the Giants

Or, if it has to be from this week, how about:

" " - Patrick Crayton

by mawbrew (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 5:40pm

Re: 32 "Well, it bothered the Patriot organization."

Color me skeptical. The Colts fans that booed were classless, but the kid was old enough to understand what was behind it. She seemed fine.

I'm guessing the Pats motivation here involved:

1. Looking like the good guys (during a year when their image has taken some hits) for honoring this young lady.

2. Tweaking the Colts fans.

by James, London (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 6:01pm

#32, 37

The motivation doesn't matter. It's still a cool thing for the Pats to do.

I do wonder if they'll give her a camcorder to video the action with though...

by Ben B. (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 6:01pm

No Donte Stallworth quotes this week? He had a couple great ones.

"I am going to probably try to go down to San Diego and try to kidnap LaDainian [Tomlinson], and I might have to go get Shaun Phillips and [Shawne] Merriman, too," said Stallworth. "I don't know how I'm going to do it. Anybody want to help me?"
-his strategy for ensuring victory Sunday

"I went to Tom's house about 3 o'clock in the morning, went to his window and woke him up and was like, 'Hey, let me get some more balls.'"
-how he tried to get more passes thrown his way

Link to the article in my name.

by Karl Cuba (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 6:03pm

The NFL has announced that another game will be played n London. Whoooohoo!

Just don't send the Dolphins again, for quite a while. . .please.

And close the f*&%ing roof next time.

by Karl Cuba (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 6:04pm

38: Very well done indeed.

by Richard Arpin (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 6:18pm

Mawbrew and James,

I'm not sure how much of it is to manage image. It could be partially but i doubt it. Personally, I don't see Kraft doing this to manage image, I see him doing this because it's the kind of guy he is. I see him offering an apology to the Colts if Pats fans boo a kid in a Colts jersey (because who are we kidding, it would probably happen in the Razor as well.) I think this incident and Kraft's reaction draws the ire of a lot of fans of other clubs because they wish they had an owner who was like Kraft. I think a lot of owners are classy guys but some are just moron's as well - Jones, being the major one.

I think it would be hilarious if Grant had a camcorder for the event. I hear they gave her four lower bowl tickets as well for her and her family.

It's just really nice of the Pat's to do that.

39, yeah, I totally forgot about Stallworths comments, When I heard them I was like, "Man, what happens if some deranged Pat's fan goes and kidnaps them, ... we're in trouble." Would the game be suspended pending investigation, it would be crazy.

by B (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 6:26pm

39: I notice you left out the part about Stallworth's alien alter ego, Nicco.

by mawbrew (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 6:28pm

Re: 42

Not sure it would occur to every owner to offer the kid some tickets and some pregame time (not sure this was orignated by Kraft either), but any owner that wouldn't jump on the idea, once presented, is a complete idiot. Not too many complete idiots with that kind of money.

It's a great PR move (even if that's not the primary motivation).

by Richard Arpin (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 6:38pm

Yes, it is a great PR move.

by Tom (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 7:10pm

Do the Chargers really talk more trash then other teams or is it just reported more because of the loss to NE last season and how poorly they started off this season?

Also, why anyone would get worked up about the Olshansky quote is beyond me. I think what he says is true -- the Patriots have a lot more to lose on Sunday then the Chargers do. The Chargers already exceeded expectations, all the pressure is on the Pats.

by citizen jason (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 7:15pm

#42: Is Cousin Eddie a Pats fan? If so, it could happen. Look for the trailer parked out in front of Stallworth's house.

by Bobman (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 7:25pm

#24 (and 27/30), the co-crowning glory of Garrett Morris's career, along with his evening news translation for the hearing impaired: "TONIGHT'S TOP STORY!..." (I was at a wedding where part of the ceremony took place in ASL because of a deaf relative. Turned to a brother-in-law and said, "Where's Garrett Morris when you need him?" He almost peed himiself.) Sometimes it's good to be oldish.

Pretty sure d-bag has been around at least since my older sibs were foul-mouthed teenagers and I overheard them using it, early 70s, and probably farther back. Then again, NJites have a gift for profanity. George Carlin proved pretty facile with it in one of his albums (Class Clown? Occupation Foole?)--I believe he claimed in his youth the local gangsters were very particular and used scumbag for guys and douchebag for women. Gotta get my turntable fixed to verify.

by Nathan Z (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 8:11pm

mawbrew, not everyone is so cynical. I'm going to guess someone with power in the Patriots organization was watching the game, thought "that's terrible" and was able to make this happen.

I don't think it was classless of the Colts fans to boo because it was more or less for fun. I can't believe that there were some fired up Colts fans foaming at the mouth at the sight of this kids jersey and booing. Calling them classless isn't fair as the context of the booing is one of humor.

I actually found it kind of funny (however obvious, which kind of means it can't be funny)...I mean, did anyone honestly expect her *not* to get a friendly boo? I guarantee you this kid is boo'd if she's wearing any teams rival jersey at a game.

Personally I would neither cheered nor jeered as I simply don't care what kid won the PPK. Congratulations, you're a freak of nature who has a likley pituitary gland problem! OK, I'm being harsh here. I would have cheered with a twinkle in my eye. But really, I kind of wish kids generally weren't included in most of society like they are now but that's quite the tangent!

Anyways, congratulations to this kid and I hope she has great memories. Who knows, maybe she relishes the role of the heel?

by James (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 8:12pm

Looking for info on douchebags? Click my name for the link.


by Tom (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 9:05pm

I have to agree with #49. I thought it was a joke. The same thing happens in San Diego when a guy walks into a bar with a Raiders jersey -- he gets booed. And it's certainly not from jealously or Raider hatred since they haven't been relevant in about 5 years.

by Mike (not verified) :: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 10:51pm

I remember the same thing happening a few years ago in a playoff game in Denver. One kid was out there in the punt, pass, and kick ceremony in a Chiefs jersey, and the crowd heartily (and I think good-naturedly) booed. The kid's face was beaming.

by Dave (not verified) :: Fri, 01/18/2008 - 1:19am

Of course the Chargers aren't a trash-talking team. They're the classiest team in the league. And Ladainian is the classiest player in the league. Just ask Ladainian. (Sorry, refuse to call him LT)

by Marko (not verified) :: Fri, 01/18/2008 - 3:26am

"the co-crowning glory of Garrett Morris’s career, along with his evening news translation for the hearing impaired: 'TONIGHT’S TOP STORY!…'”

That was classic, but my favorite Garrett Morris bit on SNL was Fondue Sets for Namibia.

by old (not verified) :: Fri, 01/18/2008 - 4:10am

What is kind of funny to me is that by an account I read, Jessica Simpson's own father alerted the paparazzi where she was and with whom she was for a some dough. I read it on the internet so it must be true.

by Rodafowa (not verified) :: Fri, 01/18/2008 - 7:27am

"“I’ve always wanted to buy a bookstore. You know, sell some of those muffins and a little coffee. I don’t care if we make any money. I don’t want to lose a lot of money, but we could visit with people and get books.”

Am I really the only person who thinks of the immortal Nigel Tufnel every time he reads this?

"Well, I suppose I could work in a shop of some kind or... or do um... freelance... selling of some sort of... um... product, you know...

A salesman, like, mabye in a haberdasher, or maybe like a... um, a chapeau shop, or something... you know, like: "Would you... what size do you wear, sir?" "

by Tom (not verified) :: Fri, 01/18/2008 - 10:38am

I dont think i've ever seen a cowboys jersey WITHOUT booing. I am physically incapable of it. I would most likely sacrifice a goat, and pour some holy goat blood on the offender in order to attempt to clense their soul if I had the money to buy that many goats...

I'm sure the patriots fans would do the same to a colts fan...

by Jordy (not verified) :: Fri, 01/18/2008 - 11:36am


"I've never hit a woman. I do not hit women."

-- Randy Moss, who intentionally hit a female traffic agent with his Lexus when she had the audacity to try and stop him from making an illegal turn. Moss stopped after half a block, when the officer fell to the ground.

by Travis (not verified) :: Fri, 01/18/2008 - 12:42pm

From the irony department:

"I'm going to tell you, we saw it on film. It wasn't no secret. They push, they hit late, they come at you and try to take you out. That's the way they play."

- Two-time "dirtiest player in the NFL" Rodney Harrison, on the Giants' physical style.

by Zac (not verified) :: Fri, 01/18/2008 - 1:41pm

Reference.com says the use of douchebag as a perjorative term dates back to the '60s.

Re: The PPK girl. I'd rather hear hearty boos than polite cheers like the other winners got.

Re: the crazy packers fan. I want to point out that I'm a Packer fan, and I do not dream of Brett Favre. That guy is crazy.

by starzero (not verified) :: Fri, 01/18/2008 - 4:32pm

in basketball, if you test positive for pot the team doesn't know until the third positive, when you get suspended. surprise!

by starzero (not verified) :: Fri, 01/18/2008 - 4:34pm

#57: and vice versa

by Herm? (not verified) :: Mon, 01/21/2008 - 5:22pm

59. I'm not sure that qualifies as irony, but I understand your point.

Irony to me would be as follows:
We Pats fans always say that one day, Rodney's cheap shot late hits are going to kill the Patriots (because he's good for 15 damaging yards per game).
His latest hobby is running full speed at a pile after a play is over, and accidentally hitting a teammate. If he actually killed a teammate, now THAT would be irony. And sadly possible. Stop it, Rodney!