Lou Holtz Compares Overtime To Kissing Your Sister (And Other Great Quotes!)

Thursday, October 11, 2007

God I wish I was kidding when I heard this last night. As the Navy/Pitt game was heading into overtime one Louis Leo Holtz started a brief diatribe on why he hates overtime in College Football. Basically he was saying it was because he never won, but then he dropped this on the viewing public....

"I hated overtime I'd rather hook...it's like kissing your sister, but that's a lot better than kissing your brother"- Lou Holtz

See/Listen for yourself....

Hahahaha. What in the hell does that even mean? Look I know Lou Holtz loves Football and has been around the Sport since Abe Lincoln was in office, but come on! That is just nonsense.

I know the guy is old, so I hate to pick on him, but here are some other gems from last night.....

“I’ve never seen the yellow light, umm the yellow line be wrong.”

“I could not see who made that play but that was a great play by that defensive linebacker” (As opposed to the Offensive Linebacker?)

“The team that’s on defense first (in overtime) has the advantage because they know whether they need a touchdown a field goal or just a score.” (Umm, riiiight)

.....and the winner of the most random comment of the night.......

Rece Davis and Lou Holtz were contemplating the two sandwiches that they were eating when they went into this diatribe.....

"That's like comparing Joan Collins to Linda Evans."- Lou Holtz
"Now for a more modern reference, like Eva Longoria to Teri Hatcher."- Rece Davis
"I don't know who that is."- Lou Holtz

Bam!!! Lou Holtz don't care about you whippersnappers and your damn Distressed Women or whatever they call them shows on the talking box these days!!!!

(Thanks to G-Money for that last gem!)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 2:43 PM


"I hated overtime I'd rather hook...it's like kissing your sister, but that's a lot better than kissing your brother"- Lou Holtz

That makes it sound like he's about to say "hook up with your sister." I think what he really says is "I'd rather end up with a tie..." I really couldn't see Lou hooking up with his sister. But if anyone has, please post pics.

dollar said...
Oct 11, 2007, 3:37:00 PM  

ESPN has taken a bath with their announcer/studio hirings lately..Emmitt Smith, Lou Holtz, Dee Brown..Its just awful..The best analyst on the network is Melrose..I don;t care what anyone says. He cares about his sport and actually makes bold statements.

Too bad hockey doesnt exist anymore

Rahul said...
Oct 11, 2007, 3:38:00 PM  

Nothing like throwing in a "Dynasty" reference when trying to reach the 18-35 demographic.

What's next? Plugging "The Gameplan" on ESPN Classic?

Oh wait.

Anonymous said...
Oct 11, 2007, 3:42:00 PM  

The only thing worse than Lou Holtz last night was Dave Wannstedt's decision to throw a fade pattern to the short side of the field on 4th and goal when you've been running the ball down the throat of an undersized Navy front line.

Dave Wannstedt makes Norv Turner look like Vince Lombardi.

Anonymous said...
Oct 11, 2007, 3:50:00 PM  

I was ready to fall asleep but Ol' Lou kept me laughing too much.

As much as I loved his DYNASTY reference, his line right after the game was the best.

Navy just won, Pitt ran a stupid ass fade on 4th down, and they showed the guys at "The Brigade" going nuts.

The first thing Lou says "One thing for sure is that Pitt found themselves a QB." That killed me! They just lost no more than 3 seconds prior and he's praising the QB of the team that lost at home to a bunch of slow white guys!!!

GMoney said...
Oct 11, 2007, 3:55:00 PM  

Not gonna lie, I have no idea what Dynasty was about. Clearly Lou is keeping up well in his old age.

Oct 11, 2007, 4:11:00 PM  

He had one a few weeks ago during the Pep Talk:

"A hypocrite is somebody who complains about the sex and violence on his VCR."


Kyle said...
Oct 11, 2007, 4:25:00 PM  

Last night, Lou also said he paid for high school on the GI Bill. Is that even possible?

Unknown said...
Oct 11, 2007, 4:25:00 PM  

I've been hearing the "kissing your sister" analogy for ties for years. Then the NHL instituted the shoot-out, and I don't hear it much anymore.

Of course, the twisted little detour Holtz took belongs in a category all its own.

Oh, and to answer the question... Primanti's, because I think Uncle Sam's makes a better cheesesteak than Peppi's. (/waits for another yinzer to call me a blasphemer)

Oct 11, 2007, 4:25:00 PM  

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Oct 11, 2007, 4:39:00 PM  

I don't know what you guys are talking about. Lou is such a breath of fresh air. Yeah a lot of the things he says doesn't make sense (ie pep talks) but they are hilarious and you gotta respect an guy his age acting like he's young again (BTW, check out a video of him reenacting LSU's fake field goal on YouTube...fantastic)

Anonymous said...
Oct 11, 2007, 5:50:00 PM  

Enough with last night...who's ready for the pep talk tonight????

Anonymous said...
Oct 11, 2007, 6:24:00 PM  

Here's another "Holtizm", sort of, for those of you too young to have remembered even the Dynasty comment.

Setting: Jan.1, 1969 Rose Bowl. Undefeated USC (O.J. Simpson's Heisman year) vs undefeated OSU (super soph's Jack Tatum, John Brockington, Rex Kern, et al) winner gets the Nat'l. Championship.

Early in the game, O.J. runs 80 yards (actually covering about 115 with about 7 jukes) for a TD.

Buckeye Head Coach Woody Hayes (not known for temper control) goes ballistic and finds his Defensive Coordinator, Lou Holtz, on the sideline and gets right in Lou's face.

Woody: "Why did he go 80 yards? Why did he go 80 yards?? WHY DID HE GO 80 YARDS???"

Holtz: "Coach, that's all he needed"

Anonymous said...
Oct 11, 2007, 7:32:00 PM  

Great story stagecoach. That one made my day.

Kyle said...
Oct 11, 2007, 7:51:00 PM  

What's a VCR?

Anonymous said...
Oct 11, 2007, 8:04:00 PM  

The picture of him nearly french kissing his player could be the scariest thing I've seen in about a year.

Anonymous said...
Oct 11, 2007, 8:29:00 PM  

You heard him a little bit wrong. He said, "I'd rather end up with a tie. They said, 'It's like kissing your sister, but that's a whole lot better than kissing your brother.'"

I've heard both parts of that old saw many times. All he's guilty of here is a clumsy segue. Or really no segue. He needed an "Even though" between "tie" and "they"

I liked his comment at the beginning of the clip better. "If you don't at least get a field goal, then the other team says, "Hey! All we need to do is kick a field goal, and we can win it!" Articulate AND insightful!

Anonymous said...
Oct 11, 2007, 9:11:00 PM  

Leave Lou Holth Alone. He'th, the betht thing on EEEE ESSTH PEEE ENNN.

If you keep piling on, they may fire him.

Oct 11, 2007, 10:09:00 PM  

Oh and leave Stuart Scott alone too.

Anonymous said...
Oct 11, 2007, 10:14:00 PM  

Holtz just predicted ND over BC and also said Arizona State was going to close strong because of sam keller who transferred to Nebraska.

Anonymous said...
Oct 11, 2007, 10:54:00 PM  

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