Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Panther, Bobcat notes and one more funny quote

A few thoughts on a rainy Wednesday:

1) Just finished some interviews in the Panther locker room. Steve Smith talked for 10 minutes, and he wasn't controversial at all. Smith began the interview by jokingly calling for some Panthers' public-relations people to come over beside him to keep him from "going off" -- that was in reference to several media members saying after Sunday's game that Smith was about to start being very critical when a Panthers PR person basically ended the interview.

But after that jibe, Smith spent a relatively peaceful 10 minutes answering or not answering questions as he saw fit -- he dodged a number of them that weren't directly about him, saying he didn't need to try to do other people's jobs.

2) I wrote my column for today's newspaper about Stephen Jackson and Gerald Wallace, the combustible two-man core for the Charlotte Bobcats. Given that the team's talent isn't as good on paper right now as it was six months ago, there will be more pressure on those two than ever this season. Click the link here to read that.

3) Got a funny e-mail from my friend and colleague Brett McMillan, a veteran radio broadcaster in our area. He was referring to the blog post directly below this one about funny sports quotes and pointed out one of Dom Capers' all-time finest ironic lines that I didn't remember but was glad to hear again. Said Capers once, describing how team-oriented his favorite Panther linebacker was:

"There's no 'I' in Sam Mills."


SCPOAB said...

Wow Scott, thanks for telling us that Steve Smith gave a ten minute interview. Any chance the CO will publish that interview, or will we just get more blog comments and opinions from you guys?
How about some reporting? I'm interested in what Steve Smith has to say, not reading comments from you about him actually saying it.

Anonymous said...

I have a quote. Bobcats suck, Panthers suck!!! Hows that Scott?

Anonymous said...

No I in Sam Mills. Classic.

Now I'm compelled to list my other favorite John McKay quotes:

"We can't stop the pass or a run. Otherwise we're in great shape."

To an assistant coach: "Hey, what's wrong with putting Mohn back in the game? He tackles. We got all these old pros, but nobody tackles."

When told his kicker found him intimidating: "That's going to be a problem for him, because I plan on going to all the games."

When his QB threw a late-game interception to Harry Carson: "He threw it to absolutely nobody. Well, that's not true; he threw it to Harry Carson. But Harry plays for the Giants. The pass would have been much more beneficial if Harry was playing for us."

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sdburns said...


How 'bout the one when McKay responded to a question about his offense's execution?

His reply: "I'm in favor of it."

Anonymous said...

"SEPTEMBER 29, 2010 4:14 PM" -> I have a quote for you: "You're an idiot."

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Anonymous said...

who the hell is a blog administrator? sounds like some outside pos.

Anonymous said...

Dude, lose the glamour shot. Please!!!

Anonymous said...

I agree...that glamour shot does make him appear a little light in the loafers!