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20 Oct 2017

The Week In Quotes: October 20, 2017

by Cale Clinton

OH COME ON, AL! WE WERE ROOTING FOR YOU!

"Let's face it, the Giants are coming off a worse week than Harvey Weinstein and they're up by 14 points."

-- NBC football commentator Al Michaels drops this questionable joke on air during the improbably impressive performance of the New York Giants over the Denver Broncos on Sunday Night Football. (CNN.com)

NEVER CRY OVER SPILLED MILK. PENALTIES, ON THE OTHER HAND…

"I tell my 6-year-old not to spill the milk. And, gosh darn, the next thing that happens is spilled milk. [I say] 'No penalties, no penalties.' … and we're getting penalties."

-- University of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh expresses his frustration over his team's school record 16 penalties for 141 yards against Indiana. (Michigan Rivals)

THAT SEEMS LIKE A PRETTY BIG DEAL TO ME

"I thought we did everything to win the football game except one thing: score touchdowns."

-- University of Tennessee head coach Butch Jones highlights the Volunteers' inability to score during their 15-9 loss to South Carolina. (Volquest Staff, Twitter)

KIRK COUSINS LAYING THE BRINK'S TRUCK STICK

"Hey Slide, what are you doing dropping your shoulder? That shoulder is worth about $200 million right now."

-- Washington Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams reminds quarterback Kirk Cousins to consider protecting his assets. (NFL.com)

THIS IS THE SAME GUT THAT TELLS ANDY REID TO ORDER THREE STEAKS AT DINNER. I TRUST IT

"I don't worry about the questions that will be asked afterwards; I do what my gut tells me to do. I thought that was the right thing to do."

-- Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid relies on ol' faithful to make decisions between kicking a field goal and going for it during crunch time this past Sunday. The Chiefs ended up losing by six points to the Steelers to earn their first loss of the season. (Pro Football Talk)

AT WHAT POINT DO YOU STAND UP FOR YOURSELF AND SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH?

"Surprise! Chiefs re-sign running back C.J. Spiller for the fourth time, sources say"

-- Kansas City Chiefs beat writer Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star announces the Chiefs re-signed running back C.J. Spiller for the fourth time this season. My initial research failed to yield any official "record" for the most re-signings of a single player to a single team. So if this is Spiller's latest achievement then … congratulations? (Terez A. Paylor, Twitter)

RICARDO ALLEN HAS HIS PRIORITIES IN ORDER, UNLIKE THIS FAN

"That's disrespect to ourselves … our coaches, our owner, our fans."

-- Atlanta Falcons free safety Ricardo Allen had this to say when pressed on the matter of losing once again at home, as reported by ESPN's Vaughn McClure.

"You disrespected us bad I missed my son's game to watch you guys play absolutely shitty not acceptable for super bowl team"

-- One Falcons fan tweeted this response back at McClure's tweet of Allen's quote.

"You disrespected your son by skipping his game to come be a fan at something you have no ties to. Get priorities right before coming at me."

-- Ricardo Allen sent this from his official Twitter account in response to the fan's retort. (Adam Schefter, ESPN, Twitter)


THIS WEEK IN SOCIAL MEDIA

THE SHERIFF AT IT AGAIN

-- Former journeyman quarterback Dan Orlovsky recalls the time he almost watched film with Peyton Manning.

WHAT'S RARER, UNICORNS OR EXCITEMENT FROM BELICHICK?

-- New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick gets really amped up when breaking down kickoff film. The whole video can be seen on the Patriots' website.

-- Anthony Gulizia of the Boston Globe showing that Belichick doesn't talk much, but when he does, he talks A LOT.

I'M DICK STOCKTON?

-- Color commentator Dick Stockton learns that reading the Teleprompter can be hard.

KERRIGAN 3:16

-- Washington Redskins defensive end Ryan Kerrigan channels his inner Stone Cold Steve Austin in his walk-off interview

SOME MEMES CAN NEVER DIE

-- Daily fantasy site DraftKings is offering a special event in honor of the Super Bowl LI rematch

BAD VISUAL

-- Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson (who weighs 191 pounds) highlights the Washington Post Sports' folly using a picture of defensive lineman Chris Baker (who weighs 320 pounds and now plays in Tampa Bay) when referencing Thompson.

Posted by: Cale Clinton on 20 Oct 2017

3 comments, Last at 21 Oct 2017, 10:15am by Noah Arkadia

Comments

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by PatsFan :: Fri, 10/20/2017 - 5:36pm

NE and Ray Ventrone (or maybe his brother) probably have the record for most signings of the same person by one team. Way way way more than 4.

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by Travis :: Fri, 10/20/2017 - 6:45pm

The Giants signed Ryan Perrilloux at least 13 times during the 2011 season.

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by Noah Arkadia :: Sat, 10/21/2017 - 10:15am

Didn't Peyton have porn in his room? Dammit. I was very specific about that.