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Most off-the-wall, random quote I've ever heard...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by mltru2tx, May 6, 2008.

  1. mltru2tx

    mltru2tx Member

    The following is from a feature I'm doing on a track kid before the state meet. He's a 400 guy and his dad was actually a pretty accomplished quarter-miler back in his day. This is the elder's account of when his son was cut from the basketball team his freshman year.

    "He didn't make it [the basketball team] so he came home and he was in tears. He was crying. He was a pretty good basketball player. I just said, 'Don't worry about it. You can do something else. You like golf.' So he went out for the track team because his mom played basketball."

    I'm not using it because it doesn't make a damn bit of sense, but I thought I had to post it here.
  2. txscoop

    txscoop Member

    What the hell???
  3. txscoop

    txscoop Member

    Did you have a followup question?
  4. mltru2tx

    mltru2tx Member

    No, I was just kind of mesmerized and moved on.
  5. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Active Member

    Charlie Babbitt: "He's answering a question from a half-hour ago!"
  6. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Holy hell, that's great. Sounds like something out of a sports comedy.
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Sounds like you were interviewing Paula Abdul.
  8. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    You should have asked him what the meaning of life is.
  9. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Maybe George Carlin could help:
    "You know an odd feeling? Sitting on the toilet eating a chocolate candy bar."
  10. editorhoo

    editorhoo Member

    Do you walk to work or pack your lunch?
  11. Stone Cane

    Stone Cane Member


    the guy either slipped up or got confused, but sure seems like there was the making of a pretty good anecdote there

    i guess posting this on a message board and mocking the guy was more important than crafting the best possible story
  12. awriter

    awriter Active Member

    You should go back to the dad and try to clarify. Sounds like this might be more a case of the dad misspeaking than being off the wall.
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