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December 30, 2007

CBS News & Sports President Sean McManus, on the six hours of Super Bowl coverage:

"They may be nauseated, but they still watch."

USC professor Todd Boyd, on Las Vegas' trying to clean up its image for NBA All-Star weekend:

"We're talking about Vegas. It's not like the game is being held in Salt Lake City."

David Letterman, on why he did not attend the Westminster Kennel Club dog show:

"If I wanted to see something roll over and play dead at the Garden, I'll go see the Knicks."

"Dancing With the Stars" judge Carrie Ann Inaba, on Clyde Drexler's performance on the show:

"Sorry, I'm going to be very frank. You're the worst dancer in the competition."

NFL Network's Bryant Gumbel, after calling a field goal "good" when it missed short:

"My bad."

TNT's Charles Barkley, above, on the decline of the network's NBA ratings:

"For some reason, TNT felt like we had an obligation to show the Sacramento Kings every two weeks. Everybody wants to say all these teams are great. That's not true. A lot of these teams stink."

Ducks General Manager Brian Burke, on not making Chris Pronger available to the media after his one-game suspension:

"The league doesn't like us swearing, so I don't want Chris to talk to anyone today."

Jimmy Kimmel, addressing Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden:

"How can you possibly be 19 years old? You look like Grady from 'Sanford and Son.' "

NFL analyst Cris Collinsworth, during halftime of the Saints-Colts Thursday night NFL opener:

"Unofficially, I have Peyton Manning 11 for 17 in first-half commercials at this point in the game."

ESPN's Kevin Blackistone, on the Packers-Cowboys game airing on NFL Network:

"I was reading the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and I didn't see anywhere where it said we have an inalienable right to see every stinking NFL football game for absolutely free."

USC recruit Romeo Miller, when asked if he had something to prove to those who doubted his basketball skills:

"Even Jesus had something to prove."

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