1. “Malcolm go!” – Brian Flores
Two words. That’s all it took for Brian Flores’s voice to be etched in my memory forever. And to think that I wouldn’t even be writing this sentence if the Seahawks just gave the ball to Marshawn.
I would run through a brick wall if Brian Flores told me to.
2. “But let me tell ya. Don’t let us win today” – Kevin Millar
The only thing that could make this quote better is if it didn’t include Dan Shaughnessy at all. But alas, I know I can’t get too greedy. Millar was one of many heartbeats of that 2004 Red Sox team and he couldn’t have been more on the money. If the Red Sox didn’t win Game 4, the greatest comeback in sports history never would have happened.
If the Red Sox didn’t win Game 4, the greatest comeback in sports history never would have happened. I know hindsight is 20/20, but the Yankees should have taken Millar’s advice.
3. “ANYTHING IS POSSIBLEEEE!!!!!” – Kevin Garnett
This one speaks for itself. For the first time in his career, and maybe the only time in his whole damn life, Kevin Garnett was TOO hyped up. The interview is short, but it packs a punch. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t tear up the first 100 times I watched KG proclaim, “I’m certified,” after fighting back tears, trying to grasp the magnitude of the moment. With the confetti falling and a microphone in his face, he just lets it fly.
What makes this particular quote stand out to me is it’s literally the culmination of a career-long fight by Garnett to get to the top of the mountain. I might never know how that feels, so I choose to live vicariously through KG.
The year is 2002 and some Patriots fans might have been looking forward. Quite simply, this is where it all began. The most interesting part is that Madden was right, it probably was the smart decision to take a knee and take their chance in overtime. But sometimes greatness trumps logic.
Disclaimer: that isn’t the exact quote from Madden. He was mumbling and I had to clean it up a little bit.
Bonus Quote: “I’ll tell ya, what Tom Brady just did, gave me goosebumps” – John Madden.
5. “We saw a weak team…the New England Patriots, let’s face it, they’re not good anymore!” – Trent Dilfer
Hey Trent, you are a great analyst who is always on the money with the takes…..NOT!
“THIS IS OUR FUCKING CITY. AND NOBODY’S GOING TO DICTATE OUR FREEDOM. STAY STRONG” – David Ortiz
This is the moment I decided I would take a bullet for David Ortiz, and he convinced me he would take a bullet for anybody in this city. It was before he hit close to .700 in the 2013 World Series.
I couldn’t leave this post up without including it. Ortiz transcended the game of baseball when he spoke to a city that became his home, from the depths of his heart, and dropped the most necessary F-bomb on TV in history. It’s impossible to think back on the tension and weight of the moment, but that has never phased Ortiz.