Here are the best sports quotes of the week; check 'em out! Oh, and don't forget to send me quotes for next week's post!
"Things have changed since I won a race ... That's the first time I've ever carried a checkered flag in NASCAR. I used to do that in quarter-midgets when I was 8."
-Jeff Gordon after his win at the Samsung 500 on Sunday snapped a 47-race winless streak in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
"Growing up I never thought about the Hall of Fame. All I wanted was a chance to go to college."
-Michael Jordan, in response to being elected into the basketball Hall of Fame
"Today, I didn't do my job. I'll go out in five games, and try to get it done.''
-CC Sabathia, after giving up six earned runs over four innings in his season debut for the New York Yankees
"This is the right decision. In my mind, it's a no-brainer. It wasn't a decision to really debate because it's the right one, and it's the best thing for Blake."
-Oklahoma Coach Jeff Capel after standout junior Blake Griffen announced he would enter the NBA Draft
''He's the fastest guy I've ever seen in my life.''
-Florida Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez, after watching teammate Emilio Bonifacio hit an inside-the-park home run during the team’s 12-6 win over the Washington Nationals
"It's hard for me to sit here and tell you that it can't be done, because I've done it before. It's just a matter of winning the right four at the right time. So hopefully it will start this week for me."
-Tiger Woods in response to a question from Golf.com about whether he can win all four of golf’s major titles in the same year
"If Roy Williams doesn't turn out to be the player that they thought he would be when they made the trade, I think this would be one of the biggest busts in the history of the league."
-Former Dallas Cowboys QB Troy Aikman on the team trading for Roy Williams and making the wideout Tony Romo’s new #1 target
"I got hurt at 25; now I'm 27 and I've missed the game for a long time… Five, six, seven years from now, I'm going to be gone from this league. And what [has] dawned on me was when Shaq [O'Neal] said, 'I got one or two years left.' And that's like, wait a minute, he's going to be out of the league. And then you've got Tim [Duncan retiring eventually], you've got A.I. [Allen Iverson], and the league just keeps moving. So you just got to enjoy while you're here. Have fun, play it the right way.''
-Gilbert Arenas talks to SI.com about his newfound appreciation for the game of basketball
"I threw 140 innings at Wichita State -- in three months."
-New York Mets pitcher Mike Pelfrey after being asked by SI.com whether the 200.2 innings he pitched last season (up from 152.2 the previous year) would have a negative effect on him this year