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The Dumbest Sports Quotes of All Time

Adam DietzCorrespondent IJune 16, 2011

The Dumbest Sports Quotes of All Time

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    NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24:  Hall of Fame quarterback and current Fox Sports football analyst Terry Bradshaw looks on as the New Orleans Saints play against the Minnesota Vikings during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 201
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    Athletes are not geniuses—there are plenty of athletes who might not be able to spell "genius." The ability to hit a ball or run fast does not relate to quantum physics or Pythagorean Theorem in any shape or form.

    Simply put, our sports heroes are kind of dumb. This list of quotes will prove to you how uneducated some of them really are.

Bill Belichick Is Worried About the Chargers

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    FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 16:  Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots stands on the field during their 2011 AFC divisional playoff game against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa
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    "I don't think there's anybody in this organization not focused on the 49ers... I mean Chargers."

     

    - This is possibly the most exciting thing Belichick has ever said. I would rather watch paint dry than listen to a post game interview of his.

Lee Corso Used to Skip Geography Class

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    COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 25: ESPN television personality Lee Corso watches the Ohio State Buckeyes play the Penn State Nittany Lions on October 25, 2008 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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    "Hawaii doesn't win many games in the United States."

     

    -He must have missed the day in grade school when all of the states were covered. I would understand if he chose to omit New Jersey, but not Hawaii. Lee also has been known to simply refer to the speaking English as "American."

Doug Collins Math

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    PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 21: Head coach Doug Collins of the Philadelphia 76ers reacts to an officials call during the second half of game three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Miami Heat at Wells Fargo Center on April 21, 2011 in Phila
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    "Any time Detroit scores more than 100 points and holds the other team below 100 points, they almost always win."

     

    Yes Coach Collins, that does seem to make sense. Although the 76ers rarely score 100 points, so I wouldn't worry too much about it.

Tracy McGrady Is Turning Things Around

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    MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 28: Tracy McGrady #1 of of the Detroit Pistons looks on during a game against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on January 28, 2011 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading an
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    "[My] career was sputtering until [I] did a 360 and got headed in the right direction."

     

    - I hear people say this quite often, so I won't rip Tracy—too much. I take it he didn't say this before he signed with the Pistons. His retirement is coming soon, at that point he will have much more time to study geometry and how to pass the ball to the open man.

Floyd Patterson's Not Afraid

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    UNDATED: Two time world heavyweight champion  Floyd Patterson takes a portrait.  Floyd Patterson held the title from late 1956 to mid 1959. And again in mid 1960 to mid 1962.(Photo by Getty Images)
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    "Fear was absolutely necessary. Without it, I would have been scared to death."

     

    - This is very "Berra-esque." I have no clue what he meant or what he was getting at, but his fear prevented him from being truly afraid. One too many shots to the head for Patterson.

Yogi Berra Can't Putt

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    TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 26:  Hall of Famer Yogi Berra of the New York Yankees stands in the dugout just prior to the start of the Grapefruit League Spring Training Game against the Philadelphia Phillies at George M. Steinbrenner Field on February 26, 2011 in
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    "90 percent of putts that are short don't go in."

     

    - Berra is full of gems like this one. He is almost as well known for his ridiculous sayings and catch phrases as he is for his playing days. Golf is frustrating, but I suspect golf with Yogi might be pretty entertaining.

John Kruk Says What We Are All Thinking.

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    PHILADELPHIA - APRIL 17: Jimmy Rollins #11 of the Philadelphia Phillies hugs former player John Kruk during a tribute to recently departed Philadelphia Phillies announcer Harry Kalas before the game against the San Diego Padres on April 17, 2009 at Citize
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    "I'm not an athlete. I'm a professional baseball player."

     

    - Prince Fielder, Cecil Fielder, CC Sabathia, Babe Ruth.....need I say more? Some professional baseball players look more like Midwest Mechanics than sports superstars.

Maurice Clarett Is a Really Good Guy

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    DENVER - 2005:  Maurice Clarett of the Denver Broncos poses for his 2005 NFL headshot at photo day in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Getty Images)
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    "It's a humbling thing being humble."

     

    - You know whats really humbling, being college football's best running back at a top notch program and then finding yourself out of the NFL three years later. I bet he was selling autographs for tattoo's too!

Ricky Henderson Has Needs

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    OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 24:  Former member of the Oakland Athletics Rickey Henderson looks on against the Texas Rangers during a Major League Baseball game at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 24, 2010 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jed
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    "All I'm asking for is what I want."

     

    - Being the fastest man in the history of baseball does not necessarily come with a mind that works as fast as your legs do.

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