Fun with Quotes!
As you know, sports provides us with gems on a day-to-day basis that the real world could not possible provide (but people continually falling off cruise ships is pretty damn funny)....so here are some of the most memorable quotes of 2008, in no particular order.
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St. Charles East head football coach Ted Monken on the Geneva Vikings
"What is Geneva going to do to those programs? It's going to be scary. Those poor kids. They're going to put 100 points on 'em and knock a half a dozen of 'em out of the game."
Veteran Northern Illinois trainer Phil Voorhis on the always-in-motion former Kaneland & NIU star PJ Fleck -
"And he doesn"t even drink coffee."
Illinois coach Bruce Weber on West Aurora alumnus Shaun Pruitt
"I don't think he took the big step this year, which I'm sure he's disappointed, we're disappointed. When it's not going good, he always doesn't do the other things that help us, that's what's maybe, for me, the most disappointing thing."
Waubonsie Valley alumnus and Aurora native Michael Bowden on March 30. He made his major league debut for Boston against the White Sox on Aug. 30."I remember my goal being (in the majors) by age 21, and I will have that opportunity this year and I think that will be a great stepping stone. That'd be awesome to achieve that."
Ozzie Guillen - "We're horse$@#& no matter how many World Series' we win."
Bruce Weber on the Big Ten
"The league should be wide open and we can be right in the middle of it. I do know one thing, though. I think Indiana will suck. Don't put that on the Internet."
Denis Savard - "They gotta commit to the Indian."
First year Marmion baseball coach Dave Rakow on his first ever varsity win, an 8-7 called game on March 21 over West Aurora.
"This is a new one for me. It's the first win of my career and I've never seen this in my life, anywhere. We won 8-7, I guess."
Mike Singletary - "Cannot play with 'em. Cannot win with 'em. Cannot coach with 'em. Can't do it."
Chicago Cubs starter Ryan Dempster - "Maybe we underestimated how prepared you have to be, how ready you have to be, especially in a five-game series."
Batavia basketball player Jordan Smith in January on his role on the team -
"This year, we have three scorers in Nick (Fruendt), Phil (Albrecht) and
David (Bryant). Me and (fellow front-liner) Ricky (Clopton) are just garbage guys, I guess you could say."
Aurora native and Cleveland Cavaliers broadcaster Joe Tait on himself -
"You could sum me up as an old fart who is tired and still breathing on a regular basis."
Former Hinckley Big-Rock basketball assistant coach David Maxam on former head coach Larry Peppers, who was fired in June - "Sure, he says things once in a while that somebody's mother might not
like, but you have been on the sidelines when we make fun of each other. What are we supposed to do, act like we are at a funeral? Some parents just never grow up."