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6 of the Dumbest Things Ever Said in Sports

6. Doug Collins Keys to the Game

A reporter asked Doug Collins (the current Philidelphia 76ers coach at the time) about the keys to victory in the team’s upcoming match against the Detroit Pistons.

He responded by saying, “Any time Detroit scores 100 points and holds the other team below 100 points, they almost always win.”

5. Dennis Rodman’s Science Class

Six of the Dumbest Things Ever Said by Professional Athletes

Photo of former Chicago Bull Dennis Rodman. Photo courtesy of

A reporter once asked Dennis Rodman (former Chicago Bulls player) whether or not the Chicago Bulls team chemistry was overrated.

Rodman responded by saying, “chemistry is a class you take in high school or college, where you figure out two plus two is 10, or something.”

Someone needs to tell Rodman that the word has more than one definition.

4. Is Chuck Nevitt an Aunt or is he an Uncle?

When the 7-foot-5 inch NBA player (at the time) was asked about his sister’s pregnancy. He responded by stating, “I don’t know if I’m going to be an Uncle or an Aunt.”

At the time of questioning Nevitt was in Colorado. Therefore, for Nevitt’s sake, it’s polite to assume he only said the following statement as a result of altitude sickness.

3. Chad Johnson Needs Geography Lessons.

Six of the Dumbest Things Ever Said by Professional Athletes
Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson suiting up for the Cincinnati Bengals. Photo courtesy of the Cincinnati Bengals

When talking with reporters about the success he had been enduring that season Chad Johnson once stated, “I’m traveling to all 51 states to see who can stop 85.”


2. John Kruk Must not View Baseball as a Sport.

John Kruk used to play professional baseball for the Philidelphia Phillies.

One day (right before spring training),  a lady spotted Kruk drinking some beers and smoking a cigarette.

She stated he should take better care of himself.

Kruk responded by saying, “I ain’t an athlete, lady. I’m a baseball player.”

1. John Madden Explains What Happens When you run

When broadcasting John Madden once stated, “Here’s a guy that when he runs, he moves faster.”

Thanks, John! Most of us definitely needed clarification on whether one is faster when running or walking.

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