The only thing better than watching sports is talking about them. It’s why sports radio is a booming industry, and why Skip Bayless can be both completely insufferable and yet still highly compensated.
This ain’t First Take, though. Who better to listen to than those actually in the middle of the action? Here are the best quotes from around the LSU and Louisiana sports scene this week.
(Editor’s note: Stumbled across a golden quote from the local sports scene? Use #TellDig on Twitter for a chance to get your snippet published, and we’ll credit you, and maybe even print your picture, if that’s your sorta thing.)
“We wanted to win the national title, and there’s no question about that. “With that said, we put forth a great effort tonight, and I know we can walk out of here with our heads held high. To earn the highest finish in school history is a great accomplishment by this team, and I am proud of the heart, fight and attitude the ladies have put forth all year long.”
– LSU Gymnastics Head Coach D-D Breaux
“I think with the age of the group, we really looked at next year as the year that we take even another a step. We think with a lot of the core guys 24 or 25 and Anthony (Davis) is getting a little older and a little better. Then we want to keep adding.”
– New Orleans Pelicans General Manager Dell Demps
“This is the guy that can change the draft, Zach Mettenberger. He has the big, strong arm, the prototypical NFL quarterback, at 6-foot-5, 228 pounds, coached by Cam Cameron down there at LSU, pro-style offense.”
– ESPN NFL Analyst Ron Jaworski
“If I would have told y’all before we went that Kurt McCune would save two games for us at Ole Miss. I bet that not many of you would have believed me.”
– LSU Baseball Head Coach Paul Mainieri