Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Deadpan Line of the Day: 2007-05-22

This was actually said a few days ago, after a fourth quarter in which the New Jersey Nets shot 1-for-15 from the field, while the Cleveland Cavaliers went 3-for-17:

Both teams were on fire defensively.
-- Jason Kidd


Anonymous said...

Excellent line... the UK's "Private Eye" magazine has a regular feature called Colemanballs (named after long-retired football commentator David Coleman) which showcases the brain-lite utterances which our sports pundits come out with... some can be found here:


bjkeefe said...

Thanks for the link, Mr. S.!

Here is a clickable version, in case it didn't present properly.

The Ron Atkinson quote on that page ("If Glenn Hoddle said one word to his team at half-time, it was concentration and focus.") reminds me of an utterance due to one of our earlier Vice Presidents, Dan Quayle. During the campaign in 1988, in response to worries about his unsuitability for promotion, should anything happen to his senior running mate, he said (something close to): "If I could sum up my sense of my responsibility in one word, it would be: To be prepared."