Top ten dumb quotes from sportspeople

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    It’s finals time in the AFL and NRL and there are sure to be many stirring speeches given by coaches trying to gee their teams up.

    It is also a time where commentators get a bit more excited than usual and players are interviewed at times when they have other things on their minds.

    This can lead to some regrettable quotes remembered long after the event or the interview is forgotten.

    I am sure the commentators will give us our fill of the usual clichés:

    “He’s taking it to the next level.”

    “They gave 120%.”

    “They’re asking questions of the defence.”

    And we will hear coaches saying, “We’re taking it one game at a time.”

    But I thought I would do a top ten of dumb quotes from sports people and commentators.

    I only needed to look to three people to get ten I love. In no particular order they are:

    Greg Norman – Australian golfing legend
    “I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and my father.”

    Yogi Berra – American baseball legend
    “You wouldn’t have won if we’d beaten you.”
    “Baseball is 90% mental and the other half is physical.”
    “I didn’t really say everything I said.”
    “Half the lies they tell about me aren’t true.”

    Murray Walker – legendary F1 race commentator
    “There’s nothing wrong with the car except that it’s on fire.”
    “If is a very long word in Formula One; in fact, if is F1 spelt backwards.”
    “And now, excuse me while I interrupt myself.”
    “The lead car is unique, except for the one behind it which is identical.”

    My favourite of all:

    “We now have exactly the same situation as at the beginning of the race, only exactly the opposite”

    Will this year bring any new dumb quotes?

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    • September 29th 2013 @ 6:20am
      Johnno said | September 29th 2013 @ 6:20am | ! Report

      Bill Pulver I want the Wallabies “to play smart,creative running rugby” the Australian way.

      • September 29th 2013 @ 7:55am
        Rob G. said | September 29th 2013 @ 7:55am | ! Report

        Haha classic.

      • September 29th 2013 @ 8:26am
        cantab said | September 29th 2013 @ 8:26am | ! Report

        funny stuff.

    • September 29th 2013 @ 7:44am
      Christo the Daddyo said | September 29th 2013 @ 7:44am | ! Report

      Anything Fittler says.

      • September 30th 2013 @ 3:50pm
        Robz said | September 30th 2013 @ 3:50pm | ! Report

        Can you understand anything Fittler says? All I hear is “hurr durr” everytime he opens his mouth

    • September 29th 2013 @ 8:32am
      cantab said | September 29th 2013 @ 8:32am | ! Report

      Carl Everett, Baseball – “God created the sun, the stars, the heavens and the earth, and then made Adam and Eve, The Bible never says anything about dinosaurs. You can’t say there were dinosaurs when you never saw them. Someone actually saw Adam and Eve. No one ever saw a Tyrannosaurus Rex.”

      Best miss speak –
      “I ain’t gonna be no escape goat”

      Best quote – Steve Bradbury – “The only person who would have spent more time on the ice than me was Ben Cousins”

      • September 30th 2013 @ 8:56pm
        Minz said | September 30th 2013 @ 8:56pm | ! Report

        Oh, that Bradbury quote is tops!

    • September 29th 2013 @ 12:15pm
      clpper said | September 29th 2013 @ 12:15pm | ! Report

      One of the funniest I’ve heard is from Boxer Tony Galento, when asked about Shakespeare: “I ain’t never heard of him. I suppose he’s one of them foreign heavyweights. They’re all lousy. Sure as heck I’ll moider de bum.”

    • September 29th 2013 @ 12:34pm
      Brendan said | September 29th 2013 @ 12:34pm | ! Report

      Shaq is underrated when it comes to quotes, here are a few:

      “Phil took us to the finals three out of the five years and you want to fire him and want to bring in Mike Krzyzewski? Come on, man. That’s like being married to J-Lo, then dropping J-Lo for a girl that’s 5-10, 480 (pounds).”

      “We’re focusing on the whole pie, not a slice. A slice is good, but it’s not good enough to get you fat. We’re trying to get fat.” (Probably referring to winning the title.)

      “I’m tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok.”

      • September 29th 2013 @ 11:08pm
        Alex said | September 29th 2013 @ 11:08pm | ! Report

        Seriously, how funny is Shaq! His quotes are gold! Another from the diesel of the top of my head ‘I’m like toothpaste, toilet paper and certain other amenities..I’m proven to be good’.

    • September 29th 2013 @ 7:15pm
      Gurudoright said | September 29th 2013 @ 7:15pm | ! Report

      Nobody in the game of football should be called a genius. A genius is someone like Norman Einstein – former NFL quarterback Joe Theismann

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