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Talk of the Town (2/14)

sascle-130213-02Talk of the Town is a semi-regular look at what people are saying.

“It’s terrible, terrible feeling, man, just terrible man. I can’t even explain it. Nasty taste in my mouth.”

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters following the loss to San Antonio.

“Stuff wasn’t getting better with Manny as our manager. I didn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. He’s very stubborn and he doesn’t really use input well, so I was getting frustrated. I thought, ‘If we have the same guy next year, it’s going to be the same stuff.’ “

Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez on former manager Manny Acta.

“They’ll probably have him do a bunch of stuff. So I’m a little concerned coming back he’ll be more tired. But that’s something we’ll deal with Monday when he comes back.”

Cleveland Cavaliers coach Byron Scott on All-Star Kyrie Irving’s upcoming weekend.

“I’ll answer anybody’s question but yours because you’re an idiot and a disloyal person. There are a few other things I could add but I’m not going to go there.”

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim to ESPN’s Andy Katz following Syracuse’s loss to Connecticut.

“About 70 charged through the metro, some in boxing gloves, knuckle dusters. Few lads got filled in, then we got spotted.”

Liverpool fan Greg Adams, on the scene in St. Petersburg, Russia, before Liverpool’s Europa League match with Zenit St. Petersburg.

“The best case is that he shot her by mistake. And that is a particularly South African mistake, that we are so paranoid you are ready to fire off bullets when you don’t know what is coming. We are such a messed up country in some ways, and every now and then it comes to the surface with events that bring it into such stark relief.”

Journalist Hagen Engler, on Oscar Pistorius being charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

“But coming from behind to win was (Brian) Sipe’s calling card, and it turned him from a draft after thought into an NFL MVP and a local hero, when he became the face of the Kardiac Kids in 1979 and 1980 for the Browns.”

Dan Wismar at The Cleveland Fan.

Everybody is always talking but what are they really saying?

And is anyone really listening?

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