Sunday, September 07, 2008

Best Football Quote Ever?

Tiny's post about Urban Meyer's decision to pad his field goal kicker's statistics brought to mind what might have been the greatest moment in the history of post-game interviews.

Late in the 4th quarter of the 1968 Michigan-Ohio State football game, legendary coach Woody Hayes left his offense on the field to attempt a two point conversion following a touchdown that put his Buckeyes ahead by a score of 48-14. The 2-point attempt was good and Ohio State eventually won 50-14.

After the game, a sportswriter asked him why he would go for two with the game already decided. Hayes, who hated Michigan worse than Tim Rogers hates decorum, said, "Because I couldn't go for three."

Perhaps Woody was the original Batface?

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