Can anyone confirm or deny these quotes?
Subject: WHY WE SHOULDN'T IDOLIZE SPORTS FIGURES
Chicago Cubs outfielder Andre Dawson on being a role
"I want all the kids to do what I do, to look up to
me. I want all the kids to copulate me."
New Orleans Saint RB George Rogers when asked
about the upcoming season:
"I want to rush for 1,000 or 1,500 yards, whichever comes first."
And, upon hearing Joe Jacobi of the 'Skins say:
"I'd run over my own mother to win the Super Bowl,"
Matt Millen of the Raiders said:
"To win, I'd run over Joe's Mom, too."
Football commentator and former player Joe Theismann 1996:
"Nobody in football should be called
a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein."
Senior basketball player at the University of Pittsburgh:
"I'm going to graduate on time, no matter how long
Bill Peterson, a Florida State football coach:
"You guys line up alphabetically by height." And
"You guys pair up in groups of three, then line up in a circle."
Boxing promoter Dan Duva on Mike Tyson hooking up
again with promoter Don King:
"Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter?
He went to prison for three years, not Princeton."
Stu Grimson, Chicago Blackhawks left wing,
explaining why he keeps a color photo of himself
above his locker:
"That's so when I forget how to spell my name, I
can still find my clothes."
Shaquille O'Neal on whether he had visited the Parthenon
during his visit to Greece:
"I can't really remember the names of the clubs
that we went to."
Shaquille O'Neal, on his lack of championships:
"I've won at every level, except college and pro."
Lou Duva, veteran boxing trainer, on the Spartan
training regime of heavyweight Andrew Golota:
"He's a guy who gets up at six o'clock in the
morning regardless of what time it is."
Pat Williams, Orlando Magic general manager, on
his team's 7-27 record in 1992:
"We can't win at home. We can't win on the road. As
general manager, I just can't figure out where else to
Chuck Nevitt, North Carolina State basketball
player, explaining to Coach Jim Valvano why he
appeared nervous at practice:
"My sister's expecting a baby, and I don't know if
I'm going to be an uncle or an aunt."
Steve Spurrier, Florida football coach, telling
Gator fans that a fire at Auburn's football dorm had
destroyed 20 books:
"But the real tragedy was that 15 hadn't been
colored in yet."
Jim Finks, New Orleans Saints General Manager,
when asked after a loss what he thought of the refs:
"I'm not allowed to comment on lousy no good
Alan Kulwicki, stock car racer, on racing Saturday
nights as opposed to Sunday afternoons:
"It's basically the same, just darker."
Lincoln Kennedy, Oakland Raiders tackle, on his
decision not to vote:
"I was going to write myself in, but I was afraid
I'd get shot."
Frank Layden, Utah Jazz president, on a former
"I told him, 'Son, what is it with you? Is it
ignorance or apathy?' He said, 'Coach, I don't know
and I don't care.'"
Torrin Polk, University of Houston receiver, on
his coach, John Jenkins:
"He treats us like men. He lets us wear earrings."
Shelby Metcalf, basketball coach at Texas A&M,
recounting what he told a player who received four
F's and one D:
"Son, looks to me like you're spending too much
time on one subject."
And The Gem:
Oiler coach Bum Phillips when asked by Bob Costas
why he takes his wife on all the road trips, Phillips
"Because she is too damn ugly to kiss good-bye."