A few more quotes for 9/24/97
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Date: Thu, 25 Sep 97 17:55:19 -0700
Subject: A few more quotes for 9/24/97
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-1992 Pat Williams, Orlando Magic general manager, on his team's 7-27
record: "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 play."
-1987 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."
-1982 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."
-1996 Lou Duva, Veteran boxing trainer, on the spartan training regimen of
heavyweight Andrew Golota: "He's a guy who gets up at six o'clock in the
morning regardless of what time it is."
-1981 Tommy Lasorda , Dodger manager, asked what terms Mexican-born pitching
sensation Fernando Valenzuela might settle for in his upcoming contract
negotiations: "He wants Texas back."
-1966 Darrell Royal, Texas football coach, asked if the abnormal number of
Longhorn injuries this season resulted from poor physical conditioning: "One
player was lost because he broke his nose. How do you go about getting a
nose in condition for football?"
-1981 Mike McCormack, coach of the hapless Baltimore Colts after the team's
co-captain, offensive guard Robert Pratt, pulled a hamstring running onto
the field for the coin toss against St. Louis: "I'm going to send the
injured reserve players out for the toss next time."
-1991 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 yet."
-1986 Jim Finks, New Orleans Saints G.M., when asked after a loss what he
thought of the refs: "I'm not allowed to comment on lousy officiating."
-1991 Alan Kulwicki, stock car racer, on racing Saturday nights as opposed
to Sunday afternoons: "It's basically the same, just darker
-1996 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.
-1991 Jim Colletto, Purdue football coach and former assistant at Arizona
State and Ohio State, on his 11-year-old son's reaction after he took the
job with the Boilermakers: "He said: 'Gosh, Dad, that mean's we're not going
to any more bowl games.'"
-1986 LaVell Edwards, BYU football coach and one of 14 children: "They
can't fire me because my family buys too many tickets."
-1991 Frank Layden, Utah Jazz president, on a former player: "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."
-1991 Torrin Polk, University of Houston receiver, on his coach, John
Jenkins: "He treats us like men. He lets us wear earrings."
© 1997 Peter Langston