Guess The Speaker: Who Said That? Quiz

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Step into the minds of sporting legends with the 'Guess the Speaker: Who Said That? Quiz.' Uncover the personalities behind memorable and sometimes arrogant quotes on the field. Can you identify the sportsmen who uttered these bold statements? Test your knowledge of sports quotes and relive moments of both swagger and skill. From iconic athletes to their unforgettable words, challenge yourself and see if you can match the quotes to the fearless figures who said them. Dive into the world of sports bravado with this engaging quiz!
Deep down, we all love a bit of arrogance on the sporting field. Read moreIt's not a traditional British trait but it's still something that brings a smile to the face. Can you pick out which sportsmen came out with these arrogant quotes though?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which tennis star said to an interviewer, "Do you have any problems, other than that you're unemployed, a moron and a dork?"

    • A.

      Andre Agassi

    • B.

      Novak Djokovic

    • C.

      John McEnroe

    • D.

      Pat Cash

    Correct Answer
    C. John McEnroe
    Explanation
    John McEnroe is known for his fiery temper and confrontational attitude on the tennis court. This quote reflects his tendency to engage in heated exchanges with the media and his opponents. He often made sarcastic and provocative remarks during interviews, which earned him a reputation as a controversial figure in the sport. This quote showcases McEnroe's brash and confrontational personality, making him the likely candidate for uttering such a statement.

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  • 2. 

    Which NBA star, in an effort to win public sympathy during the 1998 players' strike, was rather tactfully quoted as saying "We make a lot of money, but we spend a lot of money too..."?

    • A.

      Patrick Ewing

    • B.

      Charles Barkley

    • C.

      Karl Malone

    • D.

      Scottie Pippen

    Correct Answer
    A. Patrick Ewing
    Explanation
    During the 1998 players' strike, Patrick Ewing made a statement that highlighted the financial struggles of NBA players despite their high salaries. By acknowledging that they make a lot of money but also spend a lot, Ewing aimed to gain public sympathy and show that players also face financial challenges. This statement was a tactful way to humanize NBA stars and demonstrate that they are not exempt from financial pressures.

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  • 3. 

    Rugby now, and which great of the game once said "I'm still an amateur, of course, but I became rugby's first millionaire five years ago!"?

    • A.

      Serge Blanco

    • B.

      Will Carling

    • C.

      Grant Fox

    • D.

      David Campese

    Correct Answer
    D. David Campese
    Explanation
    David Campese is the correct answer because he famously made this statement, claiming to be an amateur player who became rugby's first millionaire. Campese was an Australian rugby union player who had a successful career and was known for his flamboyant playing style.

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  • 4. 

    Which sportsman's dad modestly stated the following of their offspring: "_____ will do more than anyone in history to change the course of humanity." When asked if that group might also include Nelson Mandela, Gandhi, or Buddha, he responded: "Yes, because there is a larger forum than any of them. Because ____ playing a sport that's international. Because ____ qualified through ethnicity to accomplish miracles... I don't know yet exactly what form this will take. But ___ is the Chosen One. ____'ll have the power to impact nations."?

    • A.

      Bunty on Brian Lara

    • B.

      Richard on Serena Williams

    • C.

      Earl on Tiger Woods

    • D.

      Wellesley on Usain Bolt

    Correct Answer
    C. Earl on Tiger Woods
    Explanation
    Earl's statement about Tiger Woods suggests that he believes Tiger will have a significant impact on humanity through his achievements in sports. Earl mentions that Tiger's influence will be greater than that of historical figures like Nelson Mandela, Gandhi, and Buddha because Tiger's sport is international and he is qualified through his ethnicity to accomplish miracles. Earl believes that Tiger has the potential to impact nations and is the chosen one to bring about this change.

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  • 5. 

    Which boxer was humble enough to say of themselves "I`m in trouble because I`m normal and slightly arrogant. A lot of people don`t like themselves and I happen to be totally in love with myself."?

    • A.

      Mike Tyson

    • B.

      Muhammad Ali

    • C.

      Floyd Mayweather JR

    • D.

      David Haye

    Correct Answer
    A. Mike Tyson
    Explanation
    Mike Tyson is the correct answer because he was known for his confident and sometimes arrogant personality. In interviews, he often expressed his self-love and belief in his abilities, which some people found off-putting. This quote reflects his self-awareness of his normal flaws and his acceptance of his own arrogance. Muhammad Ali, Floyd Mayweather JR, and David Haye were also famous boxers, but they did not make this specific statement.

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  • 6. 

    Who said "I've been called arrogant, vain and overbearing. They've called me everything. Jealousy is the weapon of the incompetent and frustrated. It all makes me rewind the cassette of my life and remind me who I was, how I did it, where I got to, what I have achieved for me and my people."?

    • A.

      Didier Drogba

    • B.

      Cristiano Ronaldo

    • C.

      Jose Mourinho

    • D.

      Emmanuel Adebayor

    Correct Answer
    C. Jose Mourinho
    Explanation
    The given quote reflects a sense of arrogance and self-confidence, as well as a belief in one's own abilities and achievements. This aligns with the personality and public image of Jose Mourinho, who is known for his confident and sometimes controversial statements. Mourinho has often been criticized for his arrogance and perceived lack of humility, which is reflected in the quote. Therefore, the correct answer is Jose Mourinho.

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  • 7. 

    When asked whether he was about to stop talking about himself in the 3rd person, which 'confident' cricketer responded "No. Why should I? A day will come when I think England will be better without me but at the minute I think they're a lot better off with me."?

    • A.

      Kevin Pietersen

    • B.

      Andrew Flintoff

    • C.

      Steve Harmison

    • D.

      Michael Vaughan

    Correct Answer
    D. Michael Vaughan
    Explanation
    In this quote, the cricketer confidently states that he has no intention of stopping talking about himself in the 3rd person. He believes that England currently benefits from having him on the team, but acknowledges that there may come a time when he thinks England will be better off without him. This response aligns with Michael Vaughan's personality and his self-assured attitude, making him the likely cricketer who made this statement.

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  • 8. 

    Finally, which shy and retiring sportsman uttered the words "These young guys are out there playing checkers. I'm out there playing chess."?

    • A.

      Usain Bolt

    • B.

      Pele

    • C.

      Kevin Pietersen

    • D.

      Kobe Bryant

    Correct Answer
    D. Kobe Bryant
    Explanation
    Kobe Bryant, the basketball player, uttered the words "These young guys are out there playing checkers. I'm out there playing chess." This quote suggests that Bryant believed he was playing the game at a higher level than his competitors, using strategic thinking and planning rather than simply reacting in the moment. It showcases his confidence and belief in his own abilities.

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