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.
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.”
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.”
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?”
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.”
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.
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?”