Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sports quotes that don't make any sense

Some things to think about the next time you tie up the laces, strap on the cup, or pick up the curling broom.  

If someone shouts out a cheer as you are participating in a sport you love, more often then not, they are flat out lying to you and should be immediately ejected.

Hopefully Tom Brady and Eli Manning are listening.

1. "Give 110%"

I tried this and it doesn't work.

2. "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing."

I played in a basketball game once and lost.  That was something.  'Cleats' are also things.

3. "When I go out on the ice, I just think about my skating. I forget it is a competition."
Katarina Witt

I knew a guy who forgot it was a competition once because he got hit on the head with a bowling ball.  He never played competitively again.

4. "I'll let the racket do the talking."
John McEnroe

If his racket was talking then he was definitely cheating.  I also argue the fact that he did, in fact, do a lot of talking himself.

5. "My thoughts before a big race are usually pretty simple. I tell myself: Get out of the blocks, run your race, stay relaxed. If you run your race, you'll win... channel your energy. Focus."
Carl Lewis

I ran my race many times and still lost because the other guys were much faster and skinnier than me.

6. "In the end, the game comes down to one thing: man against man. May the best man win."
-- Sam Huff
This guy was an obvious chauvinist.

7. "Victory belongs to the most persevering."
-- Napoleon
This guy, whoever he was, never played a game of 'heads up 7 up'.  Those things are over quick, especially with a small group of people.

8. "Good guys are a dime a dozen, but an aggressive leader is priceless."
-- Red Blaik
The average pro sports team costs the owner 56 million dollars annually.  How would they know what an aggressive leader was if they could never be able to afford one?  It's all hearsay and supposeds.  There is no room in the game for that nonsense. 

9. "If you are going to be a champion, you must be willing to pay a greater price."
-- Bud Wilkinson
The Yankees play a greater price every year and yet they lose more often than they win.

10. "Of all your troubles, great and small, the greatest are the ones that don't happen at all."
-- Thomas Carlyle
If troubles don't happen... you win!

1 comment:

Lois said...

I get it!! But, I don't understand it ... ! (tee!hee!) xo Mom