Lines of the Week for Feb. 28-March 4
“There’s no guarantees that if I sit out this year and Phil retires that I get the job. Brian Shaw has been there for a while. I think he is going to be one of the top candidates for that job as well and there’s no guarantee that Phil was going to retire anyway. So I had to look at that and I also had to look at the situation of getting to coach a guy like LeBron James is something that you can’t pass up. It obviously didn’t work out that way but I’m not at all disappointed about my decision.” – Cavaliers coach Byron Scott explaining why he didn’t wait for the Lakers job to open up.
“George Steinbrenner really put me on the map with people knowing who I am.” – Joe Torre explaining why he would expect to wear a Yankee hat if he reached the Hall of Fame.
“He’s a marked man I think for sure. ” — Former NCAA Tournament star Stephen Curryon BYU’s Jimmer Fredette
“I say me. Obviously my talent level has a much lower ceiling than Cam. That’s fair and I respect and understand that but I don’t think I’m the only guy in the NFL that might have that same problem. I think as far as your understanding and your processing information. I think that’s probably what the case is at this moment.” – Alabama QB Greg McElroy on who is more prepared to play in the NFL right now – him or Cam Newton.
“Four to five years I’m thinking. It’s going to happen eventually. It’s like anything those who are against it will be in an uproar but after a few years it’ll be like that’s the only way it was.” – CBS college basketball analyst Greg Anthony on when they’re going to expand the Tournament to 96 teams.
“I really think eleven should be in. The eleven that are sitting up there in the top eleven that I think deserve to go. I think we’ve all proven it in the league from our play outside the league. ” — Villanova coach Jay Wright on how many Big East teams should get into the NCAA Tournament
“I expect to compete for a title this year.. We were a step away two years ago from getting into that World Series. Last year we fell apart a little bit and got guys feeling like our club was going in all different directions. That’s my responsibility to keep us going in the right direction and everybody as a group going there but we’re capable.” – New Dodgers manager Don Mattingly
“I think he’s an eccentric person but he’s a genius also so a lot of times I think you get that with geniuses. I’m one of those rare exceptions that I’m not crazy and I’m a genius. He certainly is different. I feel like the things that make him different are the things that make him a great artist too. So you’ve got to take it all together.” – John Legend on Kanye West
“I think there should be an argument for it. ” — Former TCU quarterback Andy Dalton on whether the Horned Frogs should have had a shot at the national title
“Absolutely not. One hundred percent didn’t.” — NFL Network host Rich Eisen on whether Cam Newton hurt himself by throwing at the Scouting Combine