• Week in Words

Dog's life for Djokovic

ESPN staff
November 11, 2012
Novak Djokovic's dog is his priority © PA Photos

Sportsmen have been engaging mouths before brains again this week, and we've rounded up the most glaring examples...

"I was in Tesco and I didn't know what to do with myself."
Ireland's Jamie Heaslip couldn't believe it was buy-one-get-one-free on pork chops.

"How in the name of Jesus are we getting to the point where a guy flies into the country and he will play for Ireland?"
Former Ireland captain Keith Wood despairs at the immediate promotion of Kiwi Michael Bent into the international set-up.

"You still want to kill each other on the field, and have a beer and a chat about hair off the field."
Jacques Kallis is determined to get to the bottom of Shane Warne's hair regrowth.

"When the coach asked before the game who had already won against Barca, I was the only one to raise my hand. Not anymore."
Celtic's Miku now asks the question: 'Who here has beaten Real Mallorca?'

"I have to walk my dog tonight. It's my turn. That's my primary focus now."
Novak Djokovic gets his priorities right after beating Andy Murray.

"We're just taking care of an old man!"
Sir Alex Ferguson explains why Paul Scholes did not travel with Manchester United to Braga, but oddly forgets that Ryan Giggs boarded the plane.

"I can't cook... I can't skate. I'm not perfect."
Roger Federer basically confirms he is a man.

"Busted up my hand a bit last night. Had an argument with a door."
Graeme McDowell is sick and tired of those things closing behind him.

"It surprised me that people latched on to a gesture that promotes friendship and fair play."
Andre Santos is baffled why Arsenal fans were angry that he swapped shirts with Robin van Persie against Man United. Little did he know they were actually angry because he put an Arsenal shirt back on.

For the rest of the week in words, check out our Quote/Unquote section.

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