Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Tired of the same old sports cliches?

I've always held that all sports interviews should be combined with a game of Taboo to make life interesting. (The one exception would be to let Rasheed Wallace say "Both teams played hard.") But there are the occasional oddballs who make it worthwhile to hear them talk. First of all, I'm sure most people are familiar with Charles Barkley's musings but this fantastic site is a veritable treasure trove of the Chuckster's choice quotes that you can drown in for hours. (via the Bill Simmons intern)

The other thing is, y'all probably never heard of Christian Bimes, head of the French Tennis Federation, but you shoulda listened to his press conference at the French Open. From Jon Wertheim's column in SI:
In a de facto State of the Union address, Bimes -- how to put this?-- julienned few words. Assessing the play of the French players, he noted, "I would like to end by saying that we were disappointed by what Amelie Mauresmo did because, once again, she was not able to face the pressure." [...] Bimes also noted referee Stefan Fransson "is extraordinary because he's cold like a Nordic person, but he's friendly like a Frenchman or a Spanish man."


Blogger Harsha V. Madhyastha said...

Thanks for the great link to the collection of Barkley's whacky comments! Best collection of quotes ever :)

6/10/2005 2:01 AM  

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