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What are the best quotes in D.C. sports history?

A wise former editor of mine recently suggested a blog post on the best quotes in D.C. sports history. He said I should save that for a rainy day in May, but August is turning out to be more boring than I remember. Plus it's raining a lot. So here ya go, Jon.

I immediately consulted the most important source for such matters, Andy Pollin and Len Shapiro's "Great Book of Washington, D.C. Sports Lists," which is the most exquisite bathroom accompaniment in world history. But I was underwhelmed with their list of quotes, which has six Redskins selections and nothing involving baseball, the Bullets, the Wizards or the Caps. Thus, I'd ask you to suggest some improvements in the comments below, and I'll make another post later with an alternate Top 10. Here are Pollin's and Shapiro's Top 10. A whole bunch of other suggestions are further below.

10. "What I want is everything. I want the talent, a kid who can run and leap and shoot, but I want him to have enough intelligence, discipline, character or whatever so that he'll walk when I tell him to, run when I want him to, pass if that's what I want. Without talent, all the character in the world won't do it, but talent alone isn't enough." -- John Thompson II, on what he looks for in recruits.

9. "No Mas." -- Roberto Duran in a fight against D.C.'s Sugar Ray Leonard. I don't think this should really count.

8. "I gave him an unlimited budget, and he exceeded it." -- Edward Bennett Williams, on George Allen.

7. "Let's go to the videotape." -- Warner Wolf. And it's a great quote, but I'm not sure if this counts, either.

6. "I'm bored, I'm broke and I'm back." -- Riggo. One of only two people to appear on this list twice. This is also John Feinstein's choice for best-ever.

5. "Losing is like death." -- George Allen.

4. "Come on Sandy baby, loosen up. You're too uptight." -- Riggo again, to Sandra Day O'Connor.

(I just asked what the best-ever D.C. sports quote was on Twitter, and 97 percent of respondents identified this one. Though they offered about 97 different versions. This is the one from the Pollin/Shapiro book; I'll check the archives later.)

3. "He said, 'He's gone,' " -- Daniel Snyder, on what Drew Rosenhaus told him after Sean Taylor passed away. I like the idea, but it's just not a great or memorable quote.

2. "The future is now." -- George Allen again, though this seems more aphorism than quote.

1. "Bitch set me up." -- Marion Barry. This is chosen since it's a great quote, and since it derailed the deal with Jack Kent Cooke to build a stadium in D.C., eventually leading to FedEx Field. But it's still a ridiculous choice, since it's not a sports quote.

Other suggestions I've heard from friends and Twitter, and sorry I can't mention you all by name:

"I am in a state of ecstasy. Never mind that nonsense about euphoria and so on, it is sheer unadulterated, uncompromising ecstasy.'' -- Jack Kent Cooke, after the first Super Bowl win.

"Ron may be president, but for tonight I'm king." -- Riggins, after the same game.

"I'd run over my own mother to win the Super Bowl." -- Russ Grimm.

"I am the trustee for the best bloody fans on the face of the earth." -- Jack Kent Cooke.

"Forty men together can't lose." -- George Allen, before the 1972 NFC title game.

"I know we don't have any Dallas people here; they are the ugliest people in the world.'' -- Joe Gibbs.

"Okay you hogs, let's go down in the bullpen and hit those sleds." -- Joe Bugel.

"The term 'genius' is inapplicable to anyone in this game. A genius is Norman Einstein." -- Joe Theismann.

"Are you talking about all the sacks and stuff?" -- Vinny Cerrato, asked about his offensive line.

"Jim Brown, born ineligible to play for the Redskins, integrated their end zone three times yesterday." -- Not a quote, since Shirley Povich wrote it, but still great.

"The three most famous people in this country are Michael Jackson, Prince and me." -- Dexter Manley.

"I guess I'm just the worst person in the NFL." -- Manley.

"Well, we wound up 5-11. Not the best, but not the worst either." -- Steve Spurrier, also featured in the Pollin/Shapiro book.

"He looked great in Osaka." -- Spurrier, discussing Danny Wuerffel.

"Maroon and black...and yellow. -- Jim Zorn.

"Portis pockets straight." -- Clinton Portis.

"Where's the cake?" -- Abe Pollin.

"Everybody get drunk and make bad decisions." -- Gilbert Arenas.

"My swag was phenomenal." -- Arenas.

"Pick one." -- Arenas again.

"I'm okay; Russian machine never breaks." -- Alex Ovechkin.

"If you want money go to the bank, if you want bread go to the bakery, if you want goals go to the net." -- Brooks Laich.

"The opera isn't over 'til the fat lady sings." -- Dick Motta.

"He's overrated. And you can say I said that." -- DeShawn Stevenson, on LeBron James.

"Aah can coach." -- Lefty Driesell.

"Congratulations. It's been a long time coming." -- Bud Selig, announcing the relocation of the Expos.

"He's just gonna have to suck on it and like it." -- Joey Eischen.

"We pray for his buttocks and his family." -- Jim Bowden.

"He'd stab his grandmother in the eyes just for another bowl of porridge." -- Ray Hudson.

"Without penetration, it's just masturbation, and right now, we're playing with ourselves." -- Hudson again.

"There's a lot of talent on this team, and I'm talking Anna Nicole Smith type of talent." -- Hudson, yet again.

"Manley Field House is officially closed." -- John Thompson II.

By Dan Steinberg  |  August 18, 2010; 1:17 PM ET
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Not about a DC sports figure, but probably the best sports lede in Washington newspaper history:

“I saw strong men weep this afternoon, expressionless umpires swallow hard, and emotion pump the hearts and glaze the eyes of 61,000 fans in Yankee Stadium. Yes, and hard-boiled news photographers clicked their shutter with fingers that trembled a bit.” -Shirley Povich

Posted by: EdTheRed | August 18, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Couple of real good ones in there I'd forgotten. Awesome.

You should do a top 10 just for Riggo, then do all others!

Posted by: bottomfeeders10 | August 18, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

"Having this interest here in the Redskins is the chief hobby of my life. And I would bet you that if you had your choice of any hobby in the world, an angel fairy came down and said, '[You can have anything] in the world you would like to own,' I wouldn't be surprised if you said a football club and particularly the Washington Redskins.'' — Jack Kent Cooke, at the Redskins minicamp in spring 1996.

Posted by: tryfuhl | August 18, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Two more:

"I'm gonna ring his clock." Dexter Manley on Danny White. Bonus points for actually doing it.

"If you lose this game, Buddy Ryan is going to call you a bunch of fat asses like he did last time. If you don't mind being called a bunch of fat asses, that's your business." Joe Gibbs to the 'Skins prior to knocking the Eagles out of the playoffs in their first meeting after the infamous "Body Bag Game." Bonus points for ending Buddy's head coaching career.

Posted by: EdTheRed | August 18, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Couple more, off the top of my head:
"Crank up the Diesel! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMM! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMM!" - Chief Zee

"Now, we really got them. It's Redskins weather!" - George Allen

Posted by: CapsFan771 | August 18, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

"I'm okay. Russian machine never breaks."
---Ovie

Posted by: Langway4Eva | August 18, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

The full Coach George Allen quote:

Every time you lose you die a little bit. You die inside...a portion of you. Not all of your organs. Maybe just your liver.

It is on the NFL Films CD, The Power And The Glory

Posted by: doubleuefwhy | August 18, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Another great one that has been repeated hundreds of time since is, "You can't hit what you can't see."

It is sometimes attributed to Walter Johnson (as recently as May in a Boswell piece in the Post), but is most frequently sourced to John Francis Daley after Daley struck out against Walter Johnson on July 20, 1912.

Posted by: Bauschz | August 18, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

"I was underwhelmed with their list of quotes, which has six Redskins selections and nothing involving baseball, the Bullets, the Wizards or the Caps."
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Pretty much sums up Andy Polley's radio show too.

Posted by: tha_prophet | August 18, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

This is pretty much just a list of Redskins quotes, isn't it?

Anyway, the best thing written here is by Povich. That's just an awesome sentence.

Posted by: JohninMpls | August 18, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

"Arenas checks the clock..fadeawayyy...dagger!" - Steve Buchantz after Gil's buzzer beater against the Bulls.
"NO! not possible" - Steve Buchantz after the mo peterson buzzer beater
"Touchdown! Washington Redskins" - Frank Herzog
"HEY! you suck" - MD terps basketball

Posted by: bmc153 | August 18, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Great rainy day post Steinz. But still the best is "They just dogs" Clinton Portis.

Posted by: JDP_ | August 18, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

[RFK Shaking]

"WE WANT DALLAS....WE WANT DALLAS....WE WANT DALLAS"

Posted by: 4-12 | August 18, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

I loved when Ditka said Dexter Manley had the 'IQ of a grapefruit' before a Skins-Bears playoff game. Manley proceeded to knock Bears QB Flutie out of the game.

Posted by: rkuttler | August 18, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse

"There's the snap. He'll hand to Riggins. Good hole! He's got the first down to the 40...He's GONE! The 35, the 30, the 20. HE'S GONE, HE'S GONE!!! TOUCHDOWN, WAHINGTON REDSKINS!"


Ok, it's a call, not a quote...but ingrained into the brain of this [at the time] 12-year-old.

Posted by: 4-12 | August 18, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Aw man, my Ray Hudson quotes were swallowed by the spam-blocker, just because they involved references to, um, not being King of the Castle and, uh, a certain type of masculine dysfunction. Anyways, they're gold; Ray was just a quote machine.

Posted by: EdTheRed | August 18, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

"What, I can't play hard against him? What is he going to do, cry?" - Alex Ovechkin, on Crosby

Posted by: jeremykanter | August 18, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

"Are you talking about all the sacks and stuff?" -- Vinny Cerrato, asked about his offensive line.
How did this guy not get a job with the Bush administration?

Posted by: nonsensical2001 | August 18, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

"Today is a big day. I have a key for the city. And I'm the president this day in the city, so everybody have fun... and no speed limit!"
-Alex Ovechkin

TSN: "Who's going to be the next president of the United States?"
AO: "Probably Bruce Boudreau."

Posted by: jeremykanter | August 18, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

"Baseball is back in Washington D.C.!"
-- Mayor Anthony Williams

Posted by: Cosmo06 | August 18, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

"It was a shame the Giants had that second time out, I really think that fake field goal would have worked." - Jim Zorn

Posted by: nkronisch44 | August 18, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

"He was one of those guys that was made to play football," Joe Gibbs. [Re: Sean Taylor]

Posted by: fushezzi | August 18, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Only one of these folks has a blog devoted just to his amazing quotes. I kinda miss Ray Hudson, lord knows he made losing interesting.

Also missing if we're doing game calls:

ITS IN THE NET! ITS IN THE NET! GOAL DC UNITED!

Posted by: M__N | August 18, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

"Well...We got schniedered today." Spurrier, after a crushing loss.

Still one of my favorite post game pressers.

Posted by: WaPoLiveFan16 | August 18, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Umm... How bout:

"Manely Field house is officially closed"

Could you make a more bad a-- statement?

Posted by: QuintenD | August 18, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

How can you not include "Where's the cake?" from the departed Abe Pollin (Polin? Pollen?)

Posted by: TheOneWhoHurtsMost | August 18, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

How about Greg Blache: "You're better to fall in love with a stripper than a rookie, because they'll break your heart."

Posted by: housefamous | August 18, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

"Where's Ricky Sanders????" - President Reagan

Posted by: Zeebs1 | August 18, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

"DIE you yellow dogs, DIE!"

Redskin backup QB Sam Wyche yelling to the Dallas Cowboys across the field during the 1972 NFC championship game.

Posted by: AnnandaleAnnie | August 18, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

DC sports calls?

"Bang, Zoom go the fireworks!" -Charlie Slowes

"Redskins, moving left to right across your radio dial." -Frank Herzog (OK, not exciting, but Frank Herzog was about 1000000000000000000 times better than Larry Michaels is.)


Posted by: ouij | August 18, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

“It's an itch that still needs to be scratched here, and I don't want that itch to bother me for the rest of my life.” - we all know who.

Posted by: bpenn1 | August 18, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

"Craaaaack" Joe Theisman's femur.

Posted by: rdpinva | August 18, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

"Let me put it to you this way, Cris, this person's heart is dark." - Riggo

Posted by: Zeebs1 | August 18, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

"Someone get me a blindfold and a cigarette!" - Ray Hudson after DCU was defeated by the Chi Fire...

Posted by: Zeebs1 | August 18, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

"There are no baseball fans in Washington, that's a fiction"

Peter Angelos

Posted by: bryc3 | August 18, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

“When I told (my wife) Pat (that I was coming back), she said you're going to ruin your good name. After the first year, we're halfway there.” - JJG

Posted by: Zeebs1 | August 18, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Best Wiz quotes.

"I get buckets, son" -oleksiy pecherov

"A crab dribble is uh...a travel" -Caron Butler

“I had my house converted to the Colorado altitude, so I am always above sea level,” – Gilbert Arenas

“Why would I endorse the hibachi grill when I am the hibachi grill?” — Gilbert Arenas

“My swag was phenomenal.” — Gilbert Arenas, after hitting the game winning 3

Posted by: Barno1 | August 18, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

"He's on YouTube crying with no shirt on for no reason, sweating while his boy's rubbing his shoulders. What's that about? That's like gay porn."

Brendan Haywood, commenting on Stephon Marbury's streaming thing.

Posted by: bryc3 | August 18, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

"Gentlemen, it is not true that I can walk across the Potomac. Not even when it is frozen." -- Vince Lombardi

"So I want you guys to know that we're a part of a secret organization ... the CAA, the Connecticut Assassins Association" -- Jim Larranaga

"Juan just has the heart of a tiger, which separates him from the rest of the players in the country." -- Gary Williams

There's got to be a quote that captures the Len Bias tragedy, but that's too depressing to research.

Posted by: c5karl | August 18, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Favorite quote:

"We stink." - Natinal fans

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | August 18, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, Stein but how can you not include this excellent quote:

"Thank you Kevin for this D.C. United jersey and congratulations on your terrific season," Fenty said. "It is great to see over 20,000 fans here at RFK supporting D.C. United. It is my hope that your fans will soon be coming to your brand new soccer stadium at Poplar Point in Anacostia. World class fans, and a world class team like D.C. United, deserve a world class stadium. And I am going to make it a priority to help you build that stadium. Thank you -- congratulations and good luck to the Black-and-Red!"

-Adrian Fenty on Oct 29 2006 (right before a mayoral elction mind you)

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | August 18, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

"I hope the Philly fans come on down to check out our new stadium" -Stan Kasten

Posted by: dominic10464 | August 18, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Hail to the Redskins!

Loosen up Sandy baby!

It ain't over till the fat lady sings!

I'm bored, I"m broke, and I'm back...

You all look like a buncha hogs!

That's it...that's DC sports for the last 40 years.

Posted by: steven7753 | August 18, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Hail to the Redskins!

Loosen up Sandy baby!

It ain't over till the fat lady sings!

I'm bored, I"m broke, and I'm back...

You all look like a buncha hogs!

That's it...that's DC sports for the last 40 years.

Posted by: steven7753 | August 18, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

"You gotta harvest your nuts, right now."--Eddie Jordan

Posted by: DocHolliday1906 | August 18, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

My FAVORITE!

"Don't play with your big fat belly and your soft breast; play with your shoulder pad. That's run blocking." Joe Bugel

Posted by: epostell | August 18, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

It's so remotely DC that it barely counts, but Darrell Armstrong grabbing the mike at the Mavericks game and saying "How 'bout them Redskins?" after the Skins laid a serious whupping on Dallas was ballsy and awesome!

Posted by: DocHolliday1906 | August 18, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

"It's been a two-point night" - Ron Weber

Posted by: CF11555 | August 18, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Steve Spurrier: "Hindsight is always 50/50"

Posted by: trezmartin | August 18, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

"Pressure, this ain't pressure. Pressure is when you have 250 dollar mortgage payment and only 100 dollars in the bank"

Late Orioles manager and former Hokie Johnny Oates responding to the press when asked if the pressure of losing his manager's job with the orioles was affecting his performance.

Best Ever,

"No, I don't care where he gets his appetite because I know where he comes for dinner."

Billy Martin's wife responding to press after billy wrecked his car on his way home from strip club!

Posted by: jdb70 | August 18, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Riggo is gold. I wrote this one down after he uttered it on an episode of George Michael's old Friday night Redskins roundtable show...

"I generally stayed away from anything with '-oids' in it; hemorrhoids, schizoids, steroids, whatever."

Posted by: atomicshakespeare | August 18, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Dick Motta has the best one. Its been used in sports every since he said it over 30 years ago.

Posted by: ged0386 | August 18, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse


"Damm, I cant even talk" ---Reggie Williams after the 1984 NCAA Championship game.

Posted by: ged0386 | August 18, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Big John with "Manley Fieldhouse is officially closed" is the best. But apparently we have all forgotten that dark two week period in 1991 when Hoops went missing after being ejected by Steve Javie during a Bullets game. When he returned, Wes Unseld described it best as he noted the relief the team felt upon Hoops' return: "I looked at their eyes and there was a little sparkle when they realized Hoops was home."

Posted by: dh39 | August 18, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

"I said, like, Jewish people, they don't believe in Jesus. Does that mean they're doomed? Jon nodded, like, that's what it meant. My ex-girlfriend! I was like, man, if they only knew. Other religions don't know any better. It's up to us to spread the word," Ryan Church said.

Posted by: CF11555 | August 18, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Come on man, REALLY?!?!?! "DAAAA-GERRRRRR!" doesn't make the list? I mean, coined by our own Steve Buchantz, and now a national phenomenon, this has got to be number 1. With a bullet.

Posted by: Matte | August 18, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

"I wasn't going to let him intimidate me. I am the intimidator" - Frank Robinson

Posted by: CF11555 | August 18, 2010 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Where's Ricky Sanders? - Ronald Reagan
That leadership stuff is overrated. - Jeff George

Posted by: theskinnypost | August 18, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

"What's so special about [Sidney Crosby]? I don't see anything special there. Yes, he does skate well, has a good head, good pass. But there's nothing else. … I think that if you take any player, even if he is dead wood, and start promoting him, you'll get a star. Especially if he scores 100 points. No one is going to care about anyone else. No one is going to care whether he possesses great skill. Let's say you put someone in front of the net and let him deflect pucks in, and he scored 50 goals -- everyone will say, 'Wow!' and then hand him a $10 million per year contract. That's what they like here."

-- Washington Capitals forward Alexander Semin

Posted by: CF11555 | August 18, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Natinals.

Posted by: michaelmagnus9 | August 18, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse

"I loved when Ditka said Dexter Manley had the 'IQ of a grapefruit' before a Skins-Bears playoff game. Manley proceeded to knock Bears QB Flutie out of the game.

Posted by: rkuttler | August 18, 2010 2:08"

Ditka said that Manley had the IQ of a grapefruit, that he could rush the passer but wasn't smart enough to stop the run. Late in that game with the Redskins having the lead and the Bears having the ball, Manley screamed at Ditka, "Run it at me!!!!!". Ditka did, Manley stopped them cold, game over.

What was the quote from Ditka when he traded his entire set of draft picks to the Redskins for Ricky Williams? Something about being done with the draft and going fishing.

Posted by: PowerBoater69 | August 18, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

2 Favorites:

1) "If you don't look sweet, you cant play sweet"
-Clinton Portis and Sean Taylor on being fined $5,000 for wearing solid color maroon socks and yellow cleats

2) "Crank up that diesel... WAAAMPPPPP WAAAAAMMMP"

-The chief

Posted by: leberuff | August 18, 2010 5:43 PM | Report abuse


"I just wanted to give the fans free chicken wings"
--Alexander Ovechkin

Posted by: StabbeDabbe | August 18, 2010 6:35 PM | Report abuse

"It's going to be a Yank Job."

-- whats-his-name this past Monday on FSC's new "Fox Soccer Talk" show, referring to this weekend's EPL match between Wolverhampton (Hahnemann in goal) and Everton (Howard in goal).

Posted by: Juan-John1 | August 18, 2010 6:35 PM | Report abuse

Belay my last. Forgot it wasn't DC-centric.

"Deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee....
Ceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...
UnNAHYTEHHD!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Juan-John1 | August 18, 2010 6:40 PM | Report abuse

(1) "Hip Hip Hooray" -- Jim Zorn
(2) "Staubach runs at his own risk" -- George Allen before an upcoming Skins-Cowboys game
(3) "Touchdown, Washington Redskins" -- Frank Herzog
(4) "I'm George Michael and this is the Sports Machine." -- uh, George Michael
(5) "Yo Tana, y'all Vanilla" -- Santana Moss
(6) "Practice, we're talking about practice" -- Allen Iverson
(7) "Moses Malone gotta do what's best for Moses Malone" -- Moses Malone
(8) "We're gonna be the UCLA of the East" -- Lefty Driesell
(9) "That pitch sounded a little low" -- opposing batter facing Walter Johnson
(10) "I'm the best basketball player to come out of the Washington area since Len Bias" -- Steve Francis

Posted by: randysbailin | August 18, 2010 7:04 PM | Report abuse

"The United" - PowerBoater69

Posted by: PowerBoater69 | August 18, 2010 7:24 PM | Report abuse

"The United" - PowerBoater69

Posted by: PowerBoater69 | August 18, 2010 7:24 PM | Report abuse

I understood that a quote you attribute to Russ Grimm was actually said by Joe Jacoby. The full dialog was:

Jacoby: "I'd run over my own mother to win a Super bowl."

Oakland LB Matt Millen: "I'd run over Joe's mother to win a Super Bowl, too."

Said before SB18

Posted by: dyskokyd | August 18, 2010 8:57 PM | Report abuse

Sidney Crosby's press conference after Game 2 of the 2009 Eastern Conference Semfinals, complaining about how many hats were thrown on the ice to celebrate Ovie's hat trick, in the Caps win...classic (it occurred in DC, in reference to DC's superstar...can't that at least get honorable mention???)

Posted by: onedrop22 | August 18, 2010 9:18 PM | Report abuse

"Bryant...to Clark...TOUCHDOWN!" -- Al Michaels, Super Bowl XXII calling Doug Williams' touchdown pass to Gary Clark.

Posted by: paperboy76 | August 19, 2010 8:11 AM | Report abuse

Should be more Ovechkin, more Ray Hudson, and more Pech.

Posted by: wis193 | August 19, 2010 9:28 AM | Report abuse

Since there are already some worst quotes in the mix:

"That little monkey gets loose, doesn't he?" -- Howard Cosell

Posted by: c5karl | August 19, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

"You look just like a hog boy" -- That hillbilly to Ned Beaty in Deliverance.

Posted by: ged0386 | August 19, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

i need shots of vodka - alex ovechkin @ the eastern motors commercial shoot

Posted by: bmc153 | August 19, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

i need shots of vodka - alex ovechkin @ the eastern motors commercial shoot

Posted by: bmc153 | August 19, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

"[The UNC] fans think their team are Superman. Our fans know we're kryptonite." Jim Larranaga, 2006.

Posted by: satyric | August 19, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

You wasted a rainy day column, Bogs.

Posted by: Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me | August 19, 2010 8:43 PM | Report abuse

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