This is not an article intended to mock athletes for being dumb. Or at least, all athletes.
For sure, there are professional athletes out there who are incredibly intelligent, informed and eloquent. There are also professional athletes out there who think that the U.S. is composed of 51 states, and professional athletes who think Buffalo is in New York City.
I get it. Sometimes, in the heat of the moment, when the adrenaline is flowing and the mind is whirring, athletes say things they don't mean to say. Things come out wrong. Their thoughts get jumbled and so, therefore, do their words.
At least that's what we tell ourselves when they say the kinds of things on the ensuing 15 slides.
So let's all join hands and do our best Antoine Dodson impression: