The Top 20 Sports Quotes of 2010

What can be said about this year in sports? Well, as you’re about to see, a lot of strange things. The title says it all. Feel free to throw a fit and criticize everything about it. We all know how testy people get when things are ranked and feelings are hurt. That’s what we’re here for. Anyway, here’s the list…


20. “He’s the second-best goalie on the ice.” -Alain Vigneault, Canucks coach, on his goaltender Roberto Luongo, after a 7-4 playoff loss to the Blackhawks

19. “I don’t have anywhere to put my elbows when I putt now.” -John Daly, on how his weight loss has been bad for his golf game

18. “That rehab show? I’m the sane one.” -Dennis Rodman, on his stint on the third season of VH1’s Celebrity Rehab

17. “They’re a little bit like money. You don’t want to die with them and give them to your kids, so you might as well use them if you need them.” -Mike Leach, former Texas Tech football coach, on the use of timeouts

16. “Just think of the rationale behind the whole thing. If you’re going to get rejuvenated, you don’t take over the Nets.” -Rick Pitino, Louisville coach, on reports that connected him with the Nets coaching job

15. “I’m supposed to cut back on dangling participles, and I’m not allowed to split any infinitives for at least another week.” -Vin Scully, legendary baseball broadcaster, after falling at his house and being hospitalized

14. “Gorgeous. There’s only one way you can ruin a day like this, and that’s to play golf.” -David Feherty, CBS golf analyst, on the beautiful weather conditions at Whistling Straits for the PGA Championship

13. “Just judge people for who they are right now. We’re not the Yankees. We’re not, thank goodness, the Cubs.” -Mike Krzyzewski, on establishing standards for his Duke team

12. “I’d honestly have to say at this point in time that the NHL is stronger than the NBA, clearly because it has a CBA in place that protects owners from taking stupid pills.” -Ted Leonsis, owner of the Capitals and Wizards

11. “Every second I’m talking to you is another second I’m not at Waffle House.” -Wayne Chism, Tennessee forward, speaking to the media

10. “I got a call from my father and he said, ‘I’m not going to congratulate you, dummy, because if you had hit your free throws, you would have made 33,000.’” -Shaquille O’Neal, when asked about becoming the fifth NBA player to score 28,000 points

9. “I’ve got enough balls.” -DeAngelo Hall, Redskins cornerback, giving his game ball to defensive coordinator Jim Haslett after a four-interception game

8. “Those pictures were taken and sent over a year and a half ago, so I’ve definitely grown since then.” -Greg Oden, Blazers center, on nude photos of him in circulation on the Internet

7. “A lot, ’cause I am drunk.” -Pat McAfee, Colts punter, when asked how much he had to drink by Indianapolis police

6. “We may have broken rules … but we did not cheat.” -Jim Calhoun, Connecticut basketball coach, on an NCAA investigation into alleged recruiting violations

5. “When I fight, I fight for both Britain and Zimbabwe, but I lost my virginity in this country so I feel more British.” -Dereck Chisora, heavyweight boxer, while in London

4. “I’m proud of my players for doing that. This was the best team building exercise we have ever done.” -Guy Morriss, Texas A&M-Commerce football coach, on his players stealing every copy of the school paper because it contained an article about teammates getting arrested on drug charges

3. “Its a official dat i am leavin skool and enterin draft. … i aint doin anotha yr.” -Tommy Mason-Griffin, Oklahoma point guard, declaring his career choice via Facebook

2. “I’ve made mistakes, I clearly did, but what I was hoping for was that some other dumb-ass would get on the front page and take me off the hook. I miss Lane Kiffin.” -Bruce Pearl, Tennessee basketball coach, on his recruiting violations

1. “If you send a woman a picture of your junk, it should be humongous…That’s one of the Ten Commandments.” -Charles Barkley, on the Brett Favre cell phone photo controversy

  1. Cristina says:

    Awesome website! It makes sports a little more interesting for those of us who aren’t acutally interested in sports. Oh, and the Top 20 Sports Quotes of 2010 have to be sports at their finest. #11 and #6 are my favorites.

  2. Mike Ryan says:

    My favorites, number 3 and 1 in that order. How can you not love Charles Barkley, I want to party with him.


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