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Ennis handed Everest challenge

ESPN staff
October 21, 2012
Perhaps an Olympic gold medal isn't enough for Jessica Ennis © PA Photos

The past week has served up another helping of bizarre sporting quotes, the best of which are presented below...

"I've always said that I don't want two roosters in the hen-house."
Credit to Luca di Montezemolo for giving such a clear, unambiguous answer to a question over Ferrari's interest in Sebastian Vettel

"He needs to get himself a show on TV: a building show, a cooking show, some sort of fashion show. That's where he belongs."
If someone had told Audley Harrison this 12 years ago, he could've saved himself a whole heap of hassle

"A tackle is a tackle. A competitive tackle is a competitive tackle. A fight is a fight. I should know i've had a few!"
Well, it obviously isn't Harrison saying this one

"My grandson Mateo moves better on the pitch than Andy Carroll and he has better coordination."
Kenny Dalglish finally saw the error of his ways (okay, Zbigniew Boniek said it really)

"I talked a cat out of a tree earlier today. Good for me, and chalk one more up for the bad guy."
Dr. Doolittle's trash talk excited few in the UFC

"He would as soon eat his own entrails as Tweet."
If only a few more were like Richie McCaw, eh?

"Having climbed Everest, now climb it again slightly differently."
Toni Minichello's training regime for Jessica Ennis was perhaps a little severe

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