November 16, 2013 |
Quotage All Knicked up New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony , on the discrepancy between the Houston Rockets being awarded 44 free throws and the Knicks 27 during a Rockets victory: "You see how guys get their calls. Me, I've got to get cut. You've got to see blood for me to get a call down there. " Of Mozart and Popovich Washington Wizards forward-center Nene , on being soundly beaten by the San Antonio Spurs: "They kicked our butts in the most classy way - playing the right way. It's crazy, that's what makes me mad. Our young guys think they're so smart.
November 9, 2013
Mind your manners Pearl Jam singer and Seattle SuperSonics fan Eddie Vedder, speaking to the crowd in Charlotte, N.C., about why his band hadn't come through the city in 10 years: "To be honest, we might be a bit upset because you have a basketball team and we don't. " Going for it Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert, tweeting about his hopes of winning the NBA's defensive-player-of-the-year award: "DPoY. Goodnight! People act like I can't have individual goals. I didn't talk about it in the past.
November 2, 2013 |
Another Cuban missile Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, alluding to Dwight Howard's decision to sign with the Houston Rockets: "Any potential free agent is an idiot if they consider the Mavs and don't come. " Oh, is that all? Sacramento Kings minority owner Shaquille O'Neal, on his message to center DeMarcus Cousins: "I told him, 'If you want to be the man, you have to start acting like a man and playing like a man.' That was the first conversation I had with him. The second conversation I had with him, I told him to stop being so sensitive.
September 28, 2013
"If they'd offered me a five-year contract, I wouldn't have come back here. " - Seattle Mariners Manager Eric Wedge , who rejected a one-year offer to return, citing differences with the ownership and management of a team that has not appeared in the playoffs since 2001. "Two years ago, if you would've said 'Washington Nationals, postseason,' people would've laughed you out of town. " - Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond , after last week's elimination of a Nationals team popularly regarded as the class of the National League.
September 7, 2013 |
"I'd rather have a pitcher nobody is talking about who has won 15 games than somebody everyone is raving about who has won five. I'm a baseball manager, not a statistician. " Detroit Tigers Manager Jim Leyland , on analysts pointing out that Tigers ace Max Scherzer (19-2) has the second-highest run support of any major league pitcher. "It felt like it was one of those dreams where you can't run fast enough. " San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence , who missed by inches on a diving catch that would have clinched a perfect game for Yusmeiro Petit on Friday.
August 31, 2013
"I was so excited I nearly passed out running the bases. " - Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter on his walkoff home run Thursday, capping a four-run ninth inning against the Oakland Athletics. "It was not a huge problem in everyday life. But when you are trying to make a living by hitting a baseball, it can create a problem. " - Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla , activated from the disabled list Wednesday after laser surgery improved his vision from 20/30 to 20/15.
August 19, 2013 |
By editing out one key word from an interview, hotshot producer Jerry Dantana (Hamish Linklater) damages ACN's journalistic credibility -- and exposes the cable network to staggering legal expenses -- on “One Step Too Many,” Episode 16 of HBO's “The Newsroom.” Jerry has visions of winning a Peabody Award as he probes Operation Genoa, a Special Forces rescue of two Marines in Pakistan. If a tip Jerry received is true -- that the U.S. sprayed a village with lethal sarin gas -- high-ranking officials could go to prison.
August 17, 2013 |
"If it's set up properly, it will be the greatest thing to happen to Major League Baseball. " - Retired umpire Don Denkinger , best known for his blown call in the 1985 St. Louis Cardinals-Kansas City Royals World Series, to Time magazine on the proposed radical expansion of instant replay use. "He took me deep the first time I faced him as a rookie, and he admitted to doing stuff back then. There are a lot of things I want back from him. " - Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey , to the Boston Globe, after complaining that Alex Rodriguez should not be allowed to play while he appeals his suspension for violating baseball's drug policy.