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March 11, 2011

“Winning Isn’t Everything” (as proven by Charlie Sheen)...



THE FAMOUS RED SANDERS & VINCE LOMBARDI QUOTE:

“Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.” 
       This line is most often associated with Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi (who did say it), but UCLA football coach Henry “Red” Sanders
said it first.


THE CHARLIE SHEEN PRINCIPLE:

“Is there any better way to teach your children that ‘winning isn't everything’ than Charlie Sheen?”
       Blogger Jed Resnik
       Post on his
Entertainment Weakly blog, March 7, 2011


THE CHARLIE SHEEN POWER PLAY:

  KANSAS CITY (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) Look out green energy, you’ve got some serious competition. The unexplainable, frenzied voltage that has transmogrified a once bankable sitcom star into a bottomless source of unbridled and erratic kilowatts is exactly what the Kansas City Royals plan on powering Kauffman Stadium with this season.  
  “Actor Charlie Sheen will act as the sole electrical source for the park,” said Keith Decker, Stadium Operations Director....Sheen will disconnect from the highly insulated cables that attach to his nose, penis, and anus once a day to give his motivational speech to members of the Royals.  
  “I hope they’re ready,” said Sheen. “These guys are going to experience a level of freaked out paranoia and a buzz that’ll make a cocaine-HGH cocktail seem like fuckin’ mother’s milk brother…Wooooo! Winning isn’t everything, winning is me. Winning!
       Faux news story posted on
The Sportsman's Daily website, March 4, 2011


THE LEBRON JAMES VARIATION:

NANCY GRACE: “Because we couldn't get Charlie Sheen on the show, we have the next best thing: LeBron James...Mr. James, we've noticed a sudden change in your attitude. What gives?”
LEBRON JAMES: “Right, Nancy. Look, for years people have shamed me into trying to be something I'm not – a winner. I'm fed up. Winning isn't everything. Yeah, I said it. I'm losing. Everything.”
       Faux news transcript posted on the CSNNE.com
Wicked Good Sports blog, March 2, 2011


THE CANCER PATIENTS’ COUNTERQUOTE:

“Whoever said winning isn’t everything never had to fight cancer.” 
       A popular saying among people who are trying to beat, or have beaten, cancer


VINCE LOMBARDI’S OWN COUNTERQUOTE:

“While winning is not everything, trying to win is everything.”
       Vince Lombardi
       In a speech at the American Dairy Association’s annual meeting in 1962
       Quoted by Vince Lombard, Jr.
in his book What It Takes to Be #1: Vince Lombardi on Leadership (2003)

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