Since this time of year is usually recycled news about one thing or another, and not much going on with the teams of the NFL, other than OTA's and such, maybe it's time for something a bit different and maybe get a laugh or two out of it.
I found some quotations from various former players, coaches, and what have you, and I will quote them here, and maybe we can have a few laughs while seeing if anyone can guess who said it.
1). "Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein".
2). When asked about his coach, John Jenkins, this University of Houston WR said "He treats us like men. He lets us wear earrings"
3). "I want to rush for 1000 yards, or 1500 yards, whichever comes first"
4). "You guys line up alphabetically by heighth"
5). The same man in #4 is also credited with this .."Men, I want you just thinking of one word all season. One word and one word only: Super Bowl."
6). And this one as well... "Just remember the words of Patrick Henry....Kill me or let me live"
7). "I wouldn't ever set out to hurt someone deliberately, unless it was important.......like a league game".
8)."I've been big ever since I was little".
9). "I feel like I'm the best, but you're not going to get me to say that".
10). "Hawaii doesn't win many games in the United States".
11). After winning a Big 10 title for Ohio State, this Buckeyes QB said " I'm really happy for Coach Cooper and the guys who've been around here for 6 or 7 years, especially our seniors".
12). "He couldn't spell cat if you spotted him the c and the t"
13). "We can't run. We can't pass. We can't stop the run. We can't stop the pass. We can't kick. Other than that, we're just not a very good football team right now."
14). On injuries resulting from poor physical conditioning, this University of Texas coach said "One player was lost because he broke his nose. How do you go about getting a nose in condition for football?"
15). "Football players win football games"
16). "The NFL, like life, is full of idiots"
Most of these are from NFL players, or coaches, but 3 are from the college ranks, along with one from a college analyst. How true these are, I don't know. But, regardless of that, it's different than the continuing sagas of Favre, T.O., Jerry Jones, and other recycled news items that keeps cropping up, boring us to death. I will give credit where credit is due to the ones who are responsible for these "words of wisdom" in another blog later on