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Old 01-07-2007, 08:38 PM   #1
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Why Athletes Can't (Shouldn't) Have Real Jobs

1. 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
The kids to copulate me."

2. 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."

3. 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."

4. Torrin Polk, University of Houston receiver, on his coach, John
Jenkins: "He treats us like men. He lets us wear earrings."

5. Football commentator and former player Joe Theismann,
1996: "Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a
Guy like Norman Einstein."

6. 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)

7. Bill Peterson, a Florida State football coach: "You guys line
Up alphabetically by height." And, "You guys pair up in groups of
Three, and then line up in a circle."

8. Boxing promoter Dan Duva on Mike Tyson going to prison: "Why would
anyone expect him to come out smarter? He went to prison for three
years, not Princeton ."

9. 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."

10. 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."

11. 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." (I wonder if his IQ ever hit
Room temperature in January)

12. 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.'"

13. Shelby Metcalf, basketball coach at Texas A&M, recounting
What he told a player who received four F's and one D: "Son, looks
STRONG to me like you're spending too much time on one subject."

14. Amarillo High School and Oiler coach Bum Phillips when asked by Bob
Costas why he takes his wife on all the road trips,
Phillips responded: "Because she is too damn ugly to kiss good-
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Re: Why athletes should have regular jobs
Old 01-07-2007, 09:31 PM   #2
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Re: Why athletes should have regular jobs

These folks are the goof-balls of professional sports. We have all seen their equivalents in the workplace.

What is important is that folks with athletic talent recognize the transitory nature of their marketability, whether it be football or dance. My DD was recruited to be a professional dancer in high school, I told her to enjoy the attention but focus on academics. Need I say that she is a very successful executive who can dance!

Her toddler son doesn't get it when she does her version of Broadway dance routines. Little does he (or her managers) know what a magnificent athlete she really is.
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So, they get paid a gazillion dollars and spend it on bling... Then whine at 35 why we should feel bad for their broke sorry butts. Free Rides and too stupid to learn.

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Sounds like a proud Papa to me! Her son will learn to appreciate her moves soon enough!
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funny stuff doc.

brat, a cousin of mine danced in professional troupe after juilliard. got to travel the world. mom was thrilled when they performed here one year. when he burned out he went back to school, got new degree and became college dance teacher. then he went back again, got masters in counseling and became a therapist. he's real bright but the poor guy doesn't know the meaning of the word lazy.
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Shades of Yogi Bera, but with "attitude". Too funny!
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Pretty funny stuff

I don't think that most athletes/coaches are any dumber then the rest of us are, it's just that much of what comes out of their pie hole is recorded by sports writers and ends up in print/youTube etc. No doubt about it, if much of what I have muttered over the years had been recorded and put in the papers or magazines that I would be looking like a complete dolt.

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4. 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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Don't get me wrong. I do think team athletics are important in the development of youth (dance is a team endeavor). My issue is when it becomes their one and only goal.

My athletic daughter's husband is a high school football coach. The parents in his high school don't value team sports. He says that getting good grades is not enough, they also need to learn how to work collegially with others. He also says that for some students participation in a team sport is the only thing that connects them emotionally to their schooling. This is coming from a guy who is also a CPA and who earned 4. in Accounting in college.

Some of the responsibility for immature behavior must be shared by their coaches. If winning is all they care about then they aren't developing their players. That attitude can be seen in homes, streets, and corporate environments.

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