Nip it in the Butt

Posted by: Stumpy1

Nip it in the Butt - 09/28/13 04:47 AM

Playing the quiz this morning reminded me of an old article in Reader's Digest of the above title about sports figures mis-quoting common sayings, usually in total innocence.

A few examples:

A manager of some team, when asked about solving a problem with a player or the competition, was quoted as saying something like, "We had to nip that in the butt."

There was a coach of the Boston Bruins, as I recall, a French-Canadian lacking a tooth or two, who loved his team to play a very physical game. When questioned about a particularly rough game, he grinned and said, "We didn't play by the Queen of Marksberry rules tonight!"

A manager of a baseball team was asked to comment on the spectacular fielding of one of his outfielders during a game. He was quoted as saying, "His limitations are limitless!"

And then, Yogi Berra. When considering the job of Mets Manager, he was asked, "Yogi, have you made up your mind about the Mets job yet?"

"Not that I know of," he replied.

My guess is Yogi knew full well what he was saying. He's 88 now.

Some great things about the quizzes are that they bring back good memories. Also, they are humbling in that some things you ought to be able to recall just don't pop out when you need them.

smile
Posted by: MrB

Re: Nip it in the Butt - 09/28/13 05:33 AM

I have always thought that Yogi knew quite well what he was saying

"No one goes to that restaurant anymore because it's too crowded "

Dave
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Nip it in the Butt - 09/28/13 05:38 AM

Which brings us to this.


Posted by: Pirate

Re: Nip it in the Butt - 09/28/13 06:54 AM

You gotta love Barney
Posted by: Stumpy1

Re: Nip it in the Butt - 09/28/13 07:24 AM

That was a great one, MrB! laugh

Thanks for the video, Nuke. Don Knotts was a wonderful actor. I still love watching "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken."
Posted by: Pirate

Re: Nip it in the Butt - 09/28/13 07:30 AM

Or Mr. Limpet where he is a fish
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Nip it in the Butt - 09/28/13 10:35 AM


Ted 'pulled a Yogi' on me just the other day:
I was driving him to an appointment, but hadn't
been there before, I was stressing for time
and asked Ted for directions, the bastid said;

"When you come to a fork in the road, take it!" smirk
Posted by: DLC

Re: Nip it in the Butt - 09/28/13 11:08 AM

laugh ROFLMAO !!

Priceless !

Put him with Tim Conway in the Apple Dumpling Gang and they're both on steroids !!
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Nip it in the Butt - 09/28/13 11:31 AM



Posted by: Stumpy1

Re: Nip it in the Butt - 09/28/13 04:32 PM

That was great!

If you haven't already, watch the "What's My Line?" with Jack Benny.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Nip it in the Butt - 09/28/13 06:22 PM

laugh
Posted by: Pirate

Re: Nip it in the Butt - 09/28/13 08:44 PM

That is one of my all time favorite movies....almost real life
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Nip it in the Butt - 09/28/13 10:01 PM

Originally Posted By: Pirate
That is one of my all time favorite movies....almost real life

"Just tell him,
'Sgt. King promised to give his watch'"... shocked

LOL..
All-Time, Life-Time Favorites. grin
Posted by: musicalmarv7

Re: Nip it in the Butt - 09/29/13 04:10 AM

Knotts was also good at the sit com Three's Company as Mr. Furly.
Posted by: Pirate

Re: Nip it in the Butt - 09/29/13 05:26 PM

I think I have that watch in my collection..or at least a good copy