"The Red Sox are the logical pick, except for one thing: They're the Red Sox."
-- Anonymous MLB scout making a World Series pick to ESPN.com's Jayson Stark

"If you think I'm a loser, that I'm a bust, that's fine, but you don't know me. I don't have a problem with people thinking I was a bad football player. I wasn't a particularly good pro football player. But I was a great college player, and that's something."
-- Ryan Leaf

"That's the way it is. Get used to it. That's the way it is."
-- Mike Martz to reporters about his coaching philosophy

"I was never really serious with one team. I was into the Mets because my Dad worked at IBM where he got free Mets tickets, so I was into the Mets ... then I got to "Saturday Night Live" where my boss has unbelievable N.Y. Yankees tickets, so he invites us to the games. I'm going to all the games, so I might as well root for the team I'm gonna go sit with. I became a Yankees fan for a few years. But now, I gotta say, I'm really rooting for the Red Sox."
--Jimmy Fallon on his favorite baseball team

"The knee feels fine, I've been training Confuciously."
--Mike Tyson telling ESPN's Pedro Gomez about his latest comeback

"You can't give him that cutback lane. He's so fast, and he sees it so well, that's where he makes the majority of his real long runs. He can also run away from you if he gets a little bit of crack."
--Steelers assistant Dick LeBeau on Jamal Lewis

"It was an accident. Montecore understood the signals and wanted to save me. It was unfortunate that his teeth hit my carotid artery."
--Roy Horn (right) on Montecore the Tiger

"I would rather die in an abandoned building, by myself and my family not know anything, than play for him."
-- Shannon Sharpe on Tom Coughlin

"That was just instinct. Kind of like running from the cops, I guess you could say."
-- Virginia's Marquis Weeks after returning a 100-yard kickoff against UNC on Saturday

"It's one of those things when you are in a role you have to do what they ask you to do. If they want me to come in and stick it in, I have to come in and stick it in."
-- Jerome Bettis on his changing role with the Steelers

"I've never really hung out with a homosexual before, but this is cool though. I respect you. No, seriously."
-- MJ to Willie on "The Real World: Philadelphia"

"I had to get the 4.6 because Jay-Z said you can't push the 4.0. It had no miles on it. It's white with leather interior, three TVs ... It's official, man."
-- Celtics rookie Delonte West on his new Range Rover

"We shot ourselves in the foot, in the head, in the left ear lobe, in the right eye. We killed ourselves. They're a good team, nobody takes that away from them, but we killed ourselves."
-- Colts president Bill Polian after losing to the Pats

"I just don't want the day to come where I pick up that paper and it says [Zach] shot someone, or that he was shot. Every day that goes by that I don't see that, I feel good."
-- Moe Smedley, Zach Randolph's high school coach

"We need to win this game. But if we don't that's not how we're going to be the rest of the season. But I could tell you if we do win that is how we'll be the rest of the season."
-- Browns WR Quincy Morgan on the opener against Baltimore


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