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Whicker: Sports quotes that resonated in 2017

By in Press Enterprise on December 31, 2017

By Mark Whicker

Voices of 2017:

“If that’s not the definition of ‘Fight On,’ I don’t know what is.’ – Clay Helton, USC coach, after a 52-49 victory over Penn State in the Rose Bowl, Jan. 2.

“Let’s be legendary.” – Deshaun Watson, Clemson quarterback, speaking in the huddle before his TD pass to Hunter Renfrow gave the Tigers a national title win over Alabama, Jan. 9.

“You’ve got to go to all these foreign places. We’re about to go to Utah. I know all our 50 states. And I know all seven continents. But I really don’t know where that’s located.” – Elijah Stewart, USC guard, on a Pac-12 trip, Jan. 10.

“He’s on day care and I’m on Medicare.” – Wade Phillips, 69 -year-old Rams defensive coordinator, referring to 30-year-old head coach Sean McVay, Jan. 19.

“We’re going to party like rock stars.” – Roger Federer, after he won a five-set Australian final against Rafael Nadal for his 18th Grand Slam singles championship, Jan. 28.

“It’s really hard to make a Van Jones-level point between second and third down.” – Joe Buck, Fox broadcaster, on why he didn’t comment on Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem, Feb. 1.

“We went from the worst nightmare you can imagine to the best dream you can have.” – Chris Long, Patriots linebacker, after New England scored 31 consecutive points to win the Super Bowl, 34-28, Feb. 5.

“I agree with that description if you remove the ‘et.” – Steph Curry, Warriors guard, after Under Armour chairman Kevin Plank called President Trump an “asset” to the country, Feb. 8.

“I think people should do their research, man. This is not even a conspiracy theory. The earth is flat.. It’s right in front of our faces. They lie to us.” – Kyrie Irving, Cavaliers guard, Feb. 16.

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