They Said It

December 19, 2005

"We, for a lack of a better word, screwed up. We have to find a solution right now."

Craig Patrick

Pittsburgh Penguins general manager, after firing coach Ed Olczyk last week

"He hates the thought that he's going to have to go [after the Rose Bowl]. I know you think he's concerned about the money and all. But he's really not. He really doesn't want to leave."

Pete Carroll

Southern California coach, on quarterback Matt Leinart (above)

"Artest is The Jerry Springer Show in basketball shorts, a dysfunctional, volatile head case who poisons whatever he touches."

Scott Bordow

East Valley [Ariz.] Tribune, on disgruntled Indiana Pacer Ron Artest

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