The Washington Bullets/Wizards have been a dismal franchise for the past thirty years (currently 9-30 this season) though at least in the 1980′s they were entertaining. Here’s a shot of the tallest and shortest players ever to play in the NBA when they were teammates with the Bullets during the ’87-’88 season, 7’7” Manute Bol and 5’3” Muggsy Bogues.
These are a couple shots of Manute with 5’7” 1986 Slam Dunk Contest Champion Spud Webb.
Published September 19, 2011
Tags: Bum Phillips, Houston Oilers
Bob Costas once asked former Houston Oilers head coach Bum Phillips why he brought his wife on every road trip. Bum replied:
“Because she is too ugly to kiss goodbye.”
Published August 19, 2011
At least once a baseball season I like to reflect on these words of wisdom from former center fielder Carl Everett:
“The Bible never says anything about dinosaurs. You can’t say there were dinosaurs when you never saw them. Somebody actually saw Adam and Eve. No one ever saw a Tyrannosaurus Rex.”
Published July 5, 2011
Over the course of his 62 years in the booth for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers, legendary broadcaster Vin Scully has covered some of baseball’s most memorable moments and uttered a bevy of indelible calls and insightful quotes. This famous line about “the Hawk” during a 1991 game between the Dodgers and Cubs is my favorite.
“Andre Dawson has a bruised knee and is listed as day-to-day. Aren’t we all?”
Published June 8, 2011
Legendary Dodger manager Tommy Lasorda was always quick with a joke. During the summer of 1981, the skipper was asked what terms his Mexican-born pitching sensation Fernando Valenzuela might settle for in his upcoming contract negotiations.
Lasorda’s responded: “He wants Texas back.”
Published May 25, 2011
I’ve found this year’s NBA playoffs to be riveting, though I’m sure Bobby Knight would not agree. The General made his opinion of NBA basketball clear several years ago when he uttered these famous words:
“If the NBA were on channel 5 and a bunch of frogs making love were on channel 4, I’d watch the frogs, even if they were coming in fuzzy.”
Here’s a bonus clip of Knight’s top ten sounds bites.
Published April 7, 2011
There’s no better way to kickoff a new baseball season than by reminiscing about the late Harry Caray. Here’s a classic quote from the legendary announcer about his beloved Cubs.
“What does a mama bear on the pill have in common with the World Series?”
Published March 29, 2011
This is one of my all-time favorite sports quotes. When asked by a reporter if he preferred grass or turf, former Mets hurler Tug McGraw famously responded,
“I dunno. I never smoked any Astroturf.”
Published February 21, 2011
You have to admire Carmelo Anthony’s humility throughout this entire ordeal, which will culminate with him signing an extension for $65 million over three years, wherever he lands. He told a reporter a few days ago:
“I take my hat off to myself for dealing with all this stuff that’s going on and still be able to go out there and play at the high level that I can play at. I really don’t think an average person can walk in my shoes. I don’t think that.”
Published January 31, 2011
Remembering one of my all-time favorite athlete gaffes…
Hall of Famer Andre Dawson was known as an excellent right fielder during his days with the Montreal Expos and Chicago Cubs. The biggest error of his career came off the field when he told a reporter:
“I want all the kids to do what I do, to look up to me. I want all the kids to copulate me.”