Thursday, July 13, 2006

I Love When Athletes Speak....

One of the great things about the internet are that we are frequently treated to pearls of wisdom that come out of the mouths of people in sport that we might not otherwise hear. Today's gem came from Ed Carpenter, a backmarker in the Indy Racing League. He was asked about Danica Patrick's potential move to Nascar. He actually said the following:

"I think Danica's pretty aggressive in our cars," Carpenter said Wednesday on
WGFX-FM in Nashville. "I mean, you know especially if you catch her at the right
time of the month, she might be trading plenty of paint out there," he said.

That's just priceless. To Patrick's credit, she brushed it off, saying basically "That's pretty funny to me. Ed's a nice guy, I'm glad he's showing some personality". She better be ready for a lot more of that if she heads to Nascar, though. A lot more rednecks, both in the crowd and in the field.

In honor of Carpenter, here's my off-the-top-of-my-head list of my favorite things that have been uttered by people in sports. Keep in mind that I don't condone what several of these people have said, I just found it freaking hilarious that these things could actually come out of someone's mouth. Feel free to add your own in the comments section:

Jacques Lazier has a Freudian slip during a post-race interview when asked about his pink car: "Well it's breast awareness month.........breast cancer awareness month."

Al Groh, after 9/11, when asked if he was worried about hijackings: "I'm not planning on having Arabs in the traveling party. So therefore I think probably that the threat of our being hijacked is pretty remote.'' The apology was just as good: ''I am sorry if my remarks were insensitive. I certainly did not mean to insinuate that millions of sensitive, God-fearing people of Arabic descent are terrorists.'' Uhh, sure ya didn't.

Donald Brashear on the state of the NHL with the new rules: "This game is gay now."

Texas A&M Recruit Terrence McCoy about the recruiting practices down south: "They take care of you down there. I know from my brother they keep your pockets full, give you plenty of money, keep feeding you meals. Besides that all the help they give you with football. They keep you on your grades with private tutoring. Just good all-around."

The entire 7th Floor Crew song, particularly "She thought 5-2 was just my number then she realized, you multiply that b**** up dawg, ya get my d*** size." Athletes should not only be encouraged to rap, it should be required.

That's all for now.

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