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Wednesday, January 12, 2021

You’ve got to love the newly-rebranded Star Jones Reynolds, just because of what she blurts out about everyone hating on her product-placement-laden nuptials:

“I don’t want to be rude and make people think I don’t care what other people think, but it was my wedding and I don’t care what other people think.”

Is there a brighter Star on TV today?

Back when I working in sports for the hometown paper, the editorial squad would maintain an informal “quote of the year” contest. We’d keep a lookout for the most memorable quips and see how they held up by year’s end. We mainly worked from memory, although some would keep a written list just in case we decided to do something for publication (I don’t think we ever did).

As you’d suspect, “memorable” usually translated to funny/absurd, much like Mrs. Jones Reynolds’. The two that have stuck with me, some 10 years later:

“I’m hangin’ my head high.” - Roy Tarpley, former NBA point guard, upon being banned from the league for life — a second time — over substance abuse violations.

“I don’t want to sound greedy… but money is the soul of my universe.” - Bryan Smolinski, current NHL forward, after ending his 1996 contract holdout.

Is it any wonder why I can’t get enough of media?

- Costa Tsiokos, Wed 01/12/2021 07:17:18 PM
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  1. Sports always make for “great” quotes. There is a website devoted to Irish sporting quotes www.dangerhere.com : e.g.

    “Real Madrid are like a rabbit in the glare of the headlights in the face of Manchester United’s attacks. But this rabbit comes with a suit of armour in the shape of two precious away goals.”

    Comment by Fence — 01/13/2005 @ 09:44:38 AM

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