All-Time Best Super Bowl Quotes

When you combine microphones, an audience and the Super Bowl, be careful what you say.  Because the reality is, words tend to live in infamy. Whether it’s Joe Namath, Shannon Sharpe or Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson, there’s been no shortage of jabs, insults and bulletin board material in the days leading up to the Super Bowl.

Let’s take a look back at some of the best and most memorable quotes during the Super Bowl media day and the days leading into the Super Bowl:

“How long have you been a black quarterback?” – A question posed by a reporter to Washington Redskins quarterback Doug Williams at Super Bowl XXII

“Terry Bradshaw couldn’t spell ‘cat’ if you spotted him the ‘C’ and the ‘A’.” – Dallas Cowboys linebacker Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson (Super Bowl XIII)

“I’d run over my own mother to win the Super Bowl” – Washington Redskins guard Russ Grimm.  (Super Bowl XVIII)

“I’d run over Russ Grimm’s mother to win the Super Bowl, too” – Raiders linebacker Matt Millen in response to Grimm’s comment.  (Super Bowl XVIII)

I’ll be glad to leave here.  I feel like eating palm trees.  I don’t like this place.  It’s for people with arthritis.  They come here to play gold and die” – Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle Ernie Holmes talking about Miami.  (Super Bowl X)

“That’s why I was out in the streets. To make sure no one else was.” – Raiders defensive end John Matuszak explaining why he stayed out all night partying in New Orleans after he forbade his teammates to do so.  (Super Bowl XV)

“I’ll play anywhere for $15, 000.” – Green Bay Packers cornerback Herb Adderly’s response when asked if he would rather play the game in Los Angeles or Miami.  (Super Bowl II)

“What are you going to wear in the game on Sunday?” – Julie Brown’s question to Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith.  (Super Bowl XVIII)

“We’re going to win on Sunday.  I gurantee it.” – New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath’s famous gurantee before Super Bowl III

“Shannon looks like a horse.  I’ll tell you, that’s an ugly dude.  You can’t tell me he doesn’t look like Mr. Ed” – Atlanta Falcons cornerback Ray Buchanan talking about Denver Broncos tight end Shannon Sharpe. (Super Bowl XXXIII)

“Tell Ray to put the eyeline, the lipstick and the high heels away.  I’m not saying he’s a cross dresser, but that’s just what I heard.” – Sharpe’s response to Buchanan.  (Super Bowl XXXIII)

“If I see Ray in a snowstorm and his truck is broken down and mine is running perfect, would I pick him up? No.” – Sharpe’s continued war of words with Buchanan. (Super Bowl XXXIII)


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