The last few days of 2008 are upon us, and now is a great time to reminisce about all of the triumphs and inspirational moments from the sporting world.
If you've come to this blog to find some heart warming moments, boy did you make a wrong turn.
As we did in 2007, T3I is offering up some of the dumbest things said this past year. Believe us, there are no better experts at saying dumb things than the three of us that maintain this crappy blog.
So without further ado, your:
2008 Idiot Quotes of the Year
“I am totally heterosexual.” ~Brazilian soccer star Ronaldo after his "run-in" with some ladies....I mean fellas of the night.
"I don't think there is any reason Notre Dame cannot win the national championship," ~ Everyone's favorite Doctor, Lou Holtz. Aloha Lou.
"I can knock out any man with my left hand jab." ~Boxing legend Jose Canseco before his July bought with Vai Sikahema
"Well, he is a great leader.” ~ Doctor Daryl Gross on Greg Robinson, VG Day
"Ya know, Hitler was a great leader too." ~Dr. Lou Holtz....there he goes again.
"If the ball hits the ground, by rule it's incomplete."~ ESPN broadcaster Mike Patrick (credit to this one goes over to the fine folks at Awful Announcing....people when you get a chance, head over and check out their "2008 Pam Ward Chronicles Award Show", you won't be disappointed)
"You are better off being homeless than being me." ~Britney Spears to a stranger on the street
“This game is over.” ~Billy Packer during the national semifinal as Kansas went up 38-12 on UNC at the 13 minute mark…UNC would close to 54-50 before losing 84-66
"It isn't what I didn't get done. It's that it's not finished," ~ Greg Robinson, cmon did you really think he wouldn't make this list?
"I got shot in the head by my own guys in the foxhole, and they didn’t even give me an honorable death." ~ Stephon Marbury as he is getting paid $21 million to sit at home this winter. Stephon, I'll take that backstabbing any day of the week.
"This isn’t about Tony. You guys can point the finger at him. You can talk about the vacations. And if you do that, it’s wrong. It’s not fair. It’s really not fair. That’s my teammate. That’s my quarterback" ~ consummate teammate Terrell Owens after a January 18, 2008 playoff loss to the Giants. His tune would change come the end of 2008.
"Isn't there a saliva type prostate exam?" ~reality TV star Deion Sanders looking for an alternative to the rubber glove (thank you Poplick)
"These new bras represent pioneering work." ~ Rudiger Carstens, a spokeswoman for the German federal police, which has just introduced the bulletproof bra. Didn't Wonder Woman invent this a while ago?
"I wrap nappies filled with my three-year-old son Max's wee around my fists. Baby wee is good because it's pure, doesn't contain toxins and doesn't smell" -- Heavyweight champ Vitali Klitschko on how he stops his fists from swelling up.
"I've now been in 57 states -- I think one left to go." ~candidate Barack Obama on the trail
"The fundamentals of America's economy are strong." ~ candidate John McCain
"It's good to have a friend who's a Muslim. I don't got to be afraid of him eating my pork." ~ Yup....Evander Holyfield still fighting at the age of 46
"Well, that's kind of like text messaging talk, GRob means Greg Robinson." ~Greg Robinson after the Notre Dame game when asked what his players' chanting of 'Grob' meant to him.
And ladies and gentlemen....your 2008 Idiot Quote of the Year, Phillies slugger Matt Stairs on his post-season heroics:
"Getting your ass hammered by guys, there’s no better feeling than to have that done.”
Matt, did you spend any time in the California Penal League?