Don’t you think that professional athletes should be forced to learn how to articulate or hire a speaking coach?
I recently heard Chris Johnson (Tennessee Titans running back) on ESPN radio (Tirico and Van Pelt Show) and couldn’t understand a word he was saying. He mumbled, and every other word was ‘you know.’ (i.e. how do you like coach Fisher? Johnson’s response: you know, he’s a real great guy, you know. he’s intense, and you know, he’s tough, but you know, he needs to so that, you know, we do our jobs. He’s a great coach, you know. I love playing for him and for this team, you know.) (fyi, i just made that up, but you know, it’s not that much different from what he said, you know. Except that you could understand what I wrote, since, you know, you couldn’t really understand what he was actually saying. And it’s just not him, you know, that uses the ‘you know’ or the ‘like’ a lot. It’s a lot of these athletes. you know.)
Anyway, here are some of my favorite sports quotes:
“I’ve never had major knee surgery on any other part of my body.” – Winston Bennett, University of Kentucky basketball forward.
“We’re going to turn this team around 360 degrees.” – Jason Kidd, upon his drafting to the Dallas Mavericks.
“I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father”
“I can’t really remember the names of the clubs that we went to.” – Shaquille O’Neal on whether he had visited the Parthenon during his visit to Greece
“The term ‘genius’ is inapplicable to anyone in this game. A genius is Norman Einstein.” – Joe Theismann
Why does Emmitt Smith still have a job at ESPN?
Here are some Emmitt Nuggets:
“Wade [Phillips] inherit this success.”
“The Packers don’t has a running game.”
“Wes Worker is a possession receiver that make things happen.” (The name is Wes Welker)
“Norv Turner have a lot of experience in the playoff.” (Turner’s record in the playoffs were 1-1)
“Reggie Bush is definitely effective. Just not tonight.” (Good point. Except, Reggie Bush didn’t play at all in that game due to injury)
Okay. I know this was kinda mean and not very “pastoral” in making fun of Emmitt Smith and these other athletes. Lord knows I’ve said some stupid stuff here and there.
But, I needed a good laugh. 🙂