Three Things: What They Said vs. What They Meant To Say.

posted by Mo Egger, ESPN1530 - 

Every day there are three things, here are those three things.

Here I come with some internet content. Today, let's use the three things to play a game called "what they said, and what they meant to say."

1) What Luke Fickell said...

"I haven't been in a whole lot of these situations, but what is most draining is when you're working so darn hard, you've committed so darn hard to doing something and then you don't get the results you want. Those are the things that go through my head. Where are these guys? Because they've done everything we've asked them to do and then they don't get the results that you want.

"That's when you look them in the face and say that's a part of life. We told you from the get-go you could rip your chest open and hand us your heart, do everything we ask you to do and guess what it guarantees you? Nothing. And we all live in that ADD world that we want it now. When you want it right now that makes it more difficult."

What Luke Fickell meant to say...

"I don't have enough good players. I have players who are doing whatever we ask. But I don't have many good players, because the last head coach here was more familiar with this area's private courses than the area's high school football programs. When you don't have enough good players, even if they are working hard, you're not going to win many games. That's how football works." 

2) What Roger Goodell said....

"The current dispute over the National Anthem is threatening to erode the unifying power of our game, and is now dividing us, and our players, from many fans across the country."

What Roger Goodell meant to say.

OK, first of all, you owners, Trump mentioned how most of your stadiums were bought and paid for my taxpayers, and many of you will be coming back to the trough soon enough, looking for more money to either improve your existing stadiums or to build new ones. So maybe it'd be a good idea in this climate where a lot of people have wised up to the scam we're running on taxpayer-funded stadiums not to remind people of how you bilked them for billions of dollars when we want to do it again soon."

And now, bringing in the players. We're all making out like gangbusters in a $15 billion per year business. But the TV networks are pissed. Sponsors are pissed. Potential sponsors aren't giving us the time of day. And we've had customers - real and otherwise - swear of our sport, at least temporarily.  Owners. Players. Eyes on the prize, gentlemen.  The bottom line is the prize. Let's keep that in mind when the PA announcers asks us all to please stand.

3) What Dusty Baker said...

"Well, we decided to stay with Tanner because, No. 1, you know, he was slated

"A lot of my team is under the weather with the change of weather, and the air conditioning in the hotel, and the air conditioning here. It's just this time of the year for mold around Chicago — I think it's mold. I mean, I have it, too."

What Dusty Baker meant to say...

"Guys, I have no clue what I'm doing. 

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