One wonders…

If this is where Slow Joe learned his ‘technique’…

And old Humor truly does beat today’s politics…

Don Meredith, Dallas Cowboys Quarterback once said: “Coach Tom Landry is such a perfectionist that if he was married to Raquel Welch, he would expect her to cook.”

Harry Neale, professional hockey coach: “Last year we couldn’t win at home and we were losing on the road. My failure as a coach was that I couldn’t think of anyplace else to play.”

Reggie Jackson commenting on Tom Seaver: “Blind people come to the ballpark just to listen to him pitch.”

Doug Sanders, professional golfer: “I’m working as hard as I can to get my life and my cash to run out at the same time. If I can just die after lunch Tuesday, everything will be perfect.”

Mickey Lolich, Detroit Tigers pitcher: “All the fat guys watch me and say to their wives, ‘See, there’s a fat guy doing okay. Bring me another beer.'”

Tommy LaSorda , L A Dodgers manager: “I found out that it’s not good to talk about my troubles. Eighty percent of the people who hear them don’t care and the other twenty percent are glad I’m having them.”

E.J. Holub, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker regarding his 12 knee operations: “My knees look like they lost a knife fight with a midget.”

Vic Braden, tennis instructor: “My theory is that if you buy an ice-cream cone and make it hit your mouth, you can learn to play tennis. If you stick it on your forehead, your chances aren’t as good.”

Walt Garrison, Dallas Cowboys fullback when asked if Tom Landry ever smiles: “I don’t know. I only played there for nine years.”

John Breen, Houston Oilers: “We were tipping off our plays. Whenever we broke from the huddle, three backs were laughing and one was pale as a ghost.”

Bum Phillips, New Orleans Saints, after viewing a lopsided loss to the Atlanta Falcons:”The film looks suspiciously like the game itself.”

Al Hrabosky, major league relief pitcher: “When I’m on the road, my greatest ambition is to get a standing boo.”

Paul Horning, Green Bay Packers running back on why his marriage ceremony was before noon: “Because if it didn’t work out, I didn’t want to blow the whole day.”

Lou Holtz , Arkansas football coach: “I have a lifetime contract. That means I can’t be fired during the third quarter if we’re ahead and moving the ball.”

Knute Rockne, when asked why Notre Dame had lost a game: “I won’t know until my barber tells me on Monday.”

Bill Walton, Portland Trail Blazers: “I learned a long time ago that ‘minor surgery’ is when they do the operation on someone else, not you.”

George MacIntyre, Vanderbilt football coach surveying the team roster that included 26 freshmen and 25 sophomores: “Our biggest concern this season will be diaper rash.”

Rick Venturi, Northwestern football coach: “The only difference between me and General Custer is that I have to watch the films on Sunday.”

And you thought Yogi was the only one whose mind worked this way.


One wonders… — 12 Comments

  1. Thanks for the chuckles, some good stuff there. Most of it I never heard before – that knee surgery comment is awesome !

  2. Dan Quisenberry, Most pitchers fear losing their fastball, but since I don’t have one, I have nothing to fear but fear itself.

    A manager uses a relief pitcher like a six shooter, he fires until it’s empty then takes the gun and throws it at the villain.

    I lull them into a false sense of security by watching me pitch… If overconfidence can cause the Roman Empire to fall, I ought to be able to get a ground ball.

    The late Dan Quisenberry, who pitched the KC Royals in the 70s and 80s, was a top rated closer. He was also very funny and very nice guy.

  3. Hey Old NFO;

    Yeah back then, people had a sense of humor and it wasn’t wrapped in politics. “uncle Joe” will get a pass because the democrats are “Double standards”, they keep moving the goal post to suit their agenda, and the GOP are fools for playing like the democrats have any standards.

  4. jrg- Yep! 🙂

    Jim- Thanks for those, I hadn’t thought about him in years. Quiz was a helluva closer, and that submarine pitching style was confusing as hell. Sadly, he didn’t make the HOF.

    Bob- Probably… And no, they don’t have ANY standards.

  5. John Brodie, SF 49’s when asked why they lost a game replied, “The other team scored more points”.

    Slo Joe’s groping? Equivalent to Native Americans counting coup.

  6. That was funny.
    My physical therapist will appreciate the knee surgery joke.

  7. “A lot of fans have shown up dressed as empty seats.” – Warner Wolf on the low (under 100 IIRC) attendance at a Washington Senator’s game.