1. Chicago Cubs outfielder
Andre Dawson on being a role model:
"I wan' all dem kids to do what I
do, to look up to me. I want
all the kids to copulate me."
2. 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."
3. And, upon hearing Joe
Jacobi of the 'Skins say: "I'd run over
my own mother to win the SuperBowl," Matt
Millen of the Raiders said: "To
win, I'd run over Joe's Mom,
4.Torrin Polk,University of Houston
receiver, on his coach, John
Jenkins: "He treats us like men.
He lets us wear earrings."
5. Football commentator and
former player Joe Theismann, 1996: "Nobody in
football should be called a genius. A
genius is a guy like Norman Einstein."
6. Senior basketball
player at the University of
Pittsburgh : "I'm going to graduate
on time, no matter how long it takes."
(now that is beautiful)
7.Bill Peterson, a
Florida State football
coach:"You guys line
up alphabetically by
height." And, "You guys pair up
in groups of three, and then line up in a
8. Boxing promoter Dan Duva
on Mike Tyson going to prison: "Why would anyone
expect him to come out smarter? He
went to prison for three years, not
9. Stu Grimson, Chicago Blackhawks leftwing,
when asked 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."
10. Lou Duva, veteran boxing trainer,
on the Spartan regime of heavyweight
Andrew Golota: "He's a guy who gets
up six o'clock in the morning,
regardless of what time it is."
11. 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."
12. Frank Layden ,
Utah Jazz president, on a formerplayer:
"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."
13. 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