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Athlete Intelligence

rainbow
December 2nd, 2007, 03:21 AM
WHY ATHLETES CAN'T HAVE REAL JOBS



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 wan all dem kids to copulate me."

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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."

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And, upon hearing Joe Jacobi of the 'Skins say:
"I'd run over my own mother to win the Super Bowl,"

Matt Millen of the Raiders said:
"To win, I'd run over Joe's mom, too."

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Torrin Polk, University of Houston receiver, on his coach, John

Jenkins: "He treats us like men. He lets us wear earrings."

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Football commentator and former player, Joe Theismann, 1996:

"Nobody in football should be called a genius.
A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein."

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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!)

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Bill Peterson, a Florida State football coach:

"You guys line up alphabetically by height." And, "You guys pair up in groups of three, then line up in a circle."

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Boxing promoter Dan Duva on Mike Tyson hooking up again with promoter
Don King:

"Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter?
He went to prison for three years, not Princeton."

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Stu Grimson, Chicago Blackhawks left wing, explaining 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."

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Lou Duva, veteran boxing trainer, on the Spartan training regime of
Heavyweight Andrew Golota:

"He's a guy who gets up at six o'clock in the morning regardless of what time it is."

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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."

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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.'"

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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."