Commentary

The Quote Ma-Sheen

Updated: March 8, 2011, 4:18 PM ET
By Rick Reilly | ESPN.com

Charlie SheenGetty ImagesWhen it comes to winning, Charlie Sheen has it covered. Whether he's playing Rick "Wild Thing" Vaughn in "Major League" or being interviewed on TV, he's full of memorable quotes.

There's nothing more fascinating than a man whose life is circling the drain mistaking it for a Six Flags ride. That's why, for me, the more Charlie Sheen the better.

Please, Mark Cuban, do a show with this man. Please, Warner Brothers, do "Major League 3" with this man. Please, Quiksilver, come out with a Charlie Sheen mercury surfboard.

If Sheen would come to sports next, we sportswriter trolls would send a stretch limo to his house just for the privilege of writing down the fireballs that come out of his mouth.

Then again, with just a little cutting and pasting, maybe we don't have to wait.

"I exposed people to things they would never see in their normal lives." -- Brett Favre

"A little more, little more, add some gold. Bingo! I'm here to collect." -- Albert Pujols

"I have Tiger blood, man." -- Tony Parker

"I finally extracted myself from their troll hole." -- Carmelo Anthony

"Know that I'm better solo. I invented solo." -- LeBron James

"How I deliver things is so perfect and truthful and radical and so in your face that it grabs your teeth and shoves them so far down your throat that you go, 'Wow, what a lovely little snack.'" -- Peyton Manning

"You got a cup? I got nothin' to hide." -- Clay Matthews Jr.

"They're soft targets in cheap suits." -- Cecil Newton Sr.

"They can't hang with me. Their bones would melt like wax." -- Blake Griffin

"Can I have one part of my life that isn't TMZ'd up the butt?" -- Alex Rodriguez

"We have to go on a shopping spree in stores that don't exist yet." -- Cameron Diaz

"Everything. Next question." -- John Daly

"I'm tired of pretending I'm not a rock star from Mars." -- Bill Belichick

"You can tell him one thing. I own him." -- Rex Ryan

"People die. Dogs die. What are you gonna do? Bring 'em back? Good luck." -- Michael Vick

"I was cured in the blink of an eye." -- Jay Cutler

Charlie Sheen
AP Photo/Aspen Police DepartmentCharlie Sheen was locked up on Christmas Day after allegedly attacking then-wife Brooke Mueller.

"You're either in my corner or you're with the trolls." -- Floyd Mayweather

"Imagine what I would have done with my fire-breathing fists." -- Manny Pacquiao

"My conduct is bitchin'." -- Dwight Howard

"I don't fit into their format. Their format is cat s--- stuck to the bottom of my world-record-breaking sprinting, perfect, platinum Nikes." -- Marion Jones

"You can't process me with a normal brain." -- Manny Ramirez

"We beg for nothing. Beggars beg. Winners win. Period. The end. Suck it. Didn't make the rules. Am I barfing?" -- Roger Goodell

"I don't understand what I did wrong except live a life that everyone is jealous of." -- O.J. Simpson

"We need to hack him up in front of his children." -- Albert Haynesworth

"If you try it once, your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body." -- Barry Bonds

"There was no real gratitude." -- Greg Anderson

"I use a blender. I use a vacuum cleaner." -- Dennis Rodman

"Let's talk about something exciting. Me." -- Tim Tebow

"Duh? Winning!" -- Tim Duncan

"Watch me bury you." -- James Harrison

"Sorry my life is so much more bitchin' than yours. I planned it that way." -- Tom Brady

"My success rate is 100 percent. Do the math." -- The late Rocky Marciano

"You're either down or you're up." -- Shaun White

"I will send a fastball into the cyber hole." -- Tim Lincecum

"Dyeing is for fools." -- Brian Wilson

"I'm bi-winning. I win here, and I win there." -- Cliff Lee

"I don't believe in panicking." -- Chris Webber

"Bring me a challenge. Somebody." -- Jimmie Johnson

"I've spent close to the last decade effortlessly and magically converting your tin cans into pure gold." -- Mark Cuban

"I don't live in the middle anymore. That's where you get embarrassed in front of the prom queen." -- Chris Paul

"Don't remember. Don't care. Drug tests don't lie." -- Lance Armstrong

"We had a saying that the fun stops at one." -- Drew Brees

"I just thought after you wailing on me for eight years, I thought I could take a few shots back. I didn't know you were going to take your little ball and go home." -- Phil Mickelson

"I dare you to keep up with me." -- Tiger Woods


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