IJMC The Wide Wonder Known as Sports

               IJMC - The Wide Wonder Known as Sports

I heard a commentator on the radio ask a question about sports. Why does 
sports, a for-profit organization, get so much free advertising? The 
radio, broadcast, and print news all dedicate sections to sports. Yet 
other than high-school and college (iffy on the latter...) sports, 
professional leagues are all in it for the money. Yet we condone and 
support giving them free advertising. Oh well.                     -dave


   "You guys pair up in groups of three, then line up in a circle"
     -- Bill Peterson, a Florida State football coach

   "That's so when I forget how to spell my name, I can still find
    my clothes."
     -- Stu Grimson, Chicago Blackhawks left wing, explaining why
        he keeps a color photo of himself above his locker

   "You guys line up alphabetically by height"
     -- Bill Peterson, a Florida State football coach

   "I play football. I'm not trying to be a professor. The tests
    don't seem to make sense to me, measuring your brain on stuff
    I haven't been through in school."
     -- Clemson recruit Ray Forsythe, who was ineligible as a freshman
        because of academic requirements

   "I know the Virginia players are smart because you need a 1500 SAT
    to get in. I have to drop bread crumbs to get our players to and 
    from class"
     -- George Raveling, Washington State basketball coach

   "Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter? He went to prison
    for three years, not Princeton."
     -- Boxing promoter Dan Duva on Mike Tyson hooking up again with
        promoter Don King

   "I can't really remember the names of the clubs that we went to."
     -- Shaquille O'Neal on whether he had visited the Parthenon during
        his visit to Greece

   "The ballparks have gotten too crowded. That's why nobody goes to
    see the game anymore." -- Yogi Berra

   "I'm going to graduate on time, no matter how long it takes."
     -- Senior basketball player at the University of Pittsburgh

   "Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy
    like Norman Einstein."
     -- Football commentator and former player Joe Theismann

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