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December 31, 2012
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December 31, 2012

Just My Type

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From Manning to Manning, and from ol' ball coaches to young ball players, my favorite answers from athletes, coaches and broadcasters in 2012.

DAN PATRICK: What's on your mind? A simple question, but I'm constantly surprised by sports figures' answers. Here are some of the more memorable of 2012.

PEYTON MANNING: I don't know if I could get into medical school right now, but I'm probably closer than I was before, with all the medical jargon I've learned.

MARK MCGWIRE: I totally respect the [Baseball] Hall of Fame. They have rules. They have guidelines they go by. I totally abide by that. You'll never see Mark McGwire fight it.

TROY POLAMALU: When people say they feel a little buzzed or dazed, it's considered a concussion. I wouldn't [think that]. But if that is a concussion, any football player has 50 to 100 concussions a year.

JIMMY JOHNSON: The Number 1 motivator [in team sports] is fear. Fear of letting down your teammates, being embarrassed or losing the job. Where is the fear in Dallas? There's no fear [among the Cowboys]. It's a country club where everybody is buddies.

CHIPPER JONES: When I'm out there between the lines, I'm focused and ready to go. When the season's over, there's going to be a part of me that's going to take a deep breath and say, I'm glad it's over.

STEVE SPURRIER: Alabama, gosh, they look like they could beat a couple of those NFL teams that I've watched on Sundays.

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