Sports is a media-driven industry. For the people who work in sports—the athletes, coaches, managers and owners—their job title includes the unofficial designation of "spokesperson."
Between the press conferences, locker-room interviews or any other of the many, many occasions when their words are on the record, it's no surprise that what emerges from the mouths of these men and women can sometimes be labeled as "ridiculous."
It's inevitable, because someone who makes their living throwing the football, managing a ball club or running all the business aspects of a major sports franchise isn't necessarily the most media savvy individual (despite the pervasive media presence).
As a result, people who have achieved some pretty amazing things in their industry have also given the world more than a few mind-boggling statements. They come with the territory, and they are just another reason why sports are compelling even when the biggest stars' words are less so.
Here are the 100 most ridiculous things ever said sports.