Statements about Sports
Says wrestling was a favorite sport of Abraham Lincoln.
Taxpayers are "on the hook ... for less than a third" of the proposed new Atlanta Falcons stadium, and those funds are "repaid from money that comes from outsiders."
Says Virginia is the biggest state that does not have a major league sports team.
"We’ve outdrawn the Super Bowl for a little while now in the arenas and stadiums that we’ve followed them in for the Super Bowl. We’ve gone in after [the NFL] and surpassed their ticket sales."
The national debt of $16 trillion, is "enough to buy both the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds 1,918 times."
"U.S. Olympic medal winners will owe up to $9,000 to the IRS."
Says Romney had the uniforms for the 2002 Winter Olympic games made in Burma.
Over the last six months, President Barack Obama has golfed 10 times and held 106 fundraisers, but his jobs council has never met.
"The Republican from Georgia [U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston], he hasn’t even been to a NASCAR race."
Florida has "1,200 golf courses. I think 58 million rounds played a year in Florida. We’ve got 44 percent of all travel golf in the country here. 5 million people come here just for golf."
"The University of Florida announced this past week that it was dropping its computer science department ... Meanwhile, the athletic budget for the current year is $97.7 million, an increase of more than $2 million from last year."
"Here's something that people never talk about with coach Schiano: Rutgers had the best graduation rate of any Division I football program in America."
Says the New York Giants "train in New Jersey, they play in New Jersey and most of their players live in New Jersey."
"[The] ACLU and atheists in Denver are demanding the NFL stop [Tim Tebow] from praying on the sidelines."
Says he "helped save" the Olympic games.
"We are the poster child for compliance, and whenever we discover possible infractions we resolve and report it to the NCAA no matter how minor the violations."
"The Green Bay Packers are a socialist organization."
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