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  1. LoganMankinsPancakeBlocks

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    I've seen two postgame press conferences (Dallas game and tonight) with Wes Welker and has anyone noticed how he can't carry on a conversation without saying "you know.." every 5 seconds? I believe I had him at either 11 or 13 "you know's" against Dallas and he had 9 more tonight.

    Has anyone else seen this and found it hilarious? It really shouldn't be that funny but whenever I see him being interviewed I can't stop laughing at how many times he says that.
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    I noticed that too (how can you not, I guess). I kinda think it's cute, like maybe he's nervous? But I'm a girl, and he's Wes Welker, so there you go.
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    LOL, sorry, I just had to ;)
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    I've noticed and it's more annoying than funny. Hobbs has the same habit, but with a different phrase that I can't recall.
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    They can't all be Tom Brady. At least we have nobody on Vince Young's level, that guy is dumber than a goat.
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    Richard Seymour had the worst case of it the first few years. He actually used the rare double you know catchphrase. Yea, you know... you know!
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    i confirm the 9 count tonight
    wasn't ricky davis the worst?
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    Actually, there are MANY people who do this...

    it seems like "you know...", "uhmmm...", "uhhhh..." are segways...
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    Does it matter? These guys aren't paid for their speaking ability.
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    Ya know...Welker is pretty damn good football player.
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    James Posey of the Celts, not a guy to skimp on details, is the champ of "You know what I mean?"
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    Jason Giambi says, "...and like I said" at least 3 times during every post game question.
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    I'm fan of the XRay Spex song that goes like this, "Ya know, ya know....ya know ya know ya know"
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    Yeah I'm one of 'em ya know because it does feel like a natural transition
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    I believe its a comfort phrase of someone not used to speaking publicly,BB used to be bad for that also,seems to have eased up on that phrase this year,he must be making a strong effort to drop that line....
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    I generally expect that out of athletes. When they come across as eloquent or good public speakers, that's when I'm surprised. Besides, the way WWW throws himself around with a seemingly utter disregard for his own body, there's been some josteling around up there!
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    You're not a girl and that sure wasn't Wes Welker!:eek:
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    My most hated phrase is "y'know what I'm say'n"
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    Agreed....
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    As long as the kid keeps playing the way he is I wouldn't care if he had the speaking skills of Lester Hayes.
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    It's reminiscent of Big Papi.

    Reporter: How do you feel about winning a second WS ring.
    Ortiz: Well, let me tell you.....
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    I understand how some guys say it just to buy some time (like Papi) to think about answering the question instead of standing there, not talking and looking weird-- but this is way different.

    He really says "you know" just about every other word, not just before he goes onto answer the question and to buy him some time to think about how he'll answer the question.
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    I think that has more to do with Papi mentally translating the question and answer, than anything else.

    Serioulsy, You know, it is really nothing we should be talking about. As long as he ius leading the team in receptions, you know, I could care less how, or if, he talks!
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    I agree. Would it be different if he stuttered or had another speech impediment? He gets paid to catch footballs, I could care less what he sounds like.
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    ...well, seeing that he is Troy Brown's "replacement" he may as well talk like Troy too. ;)
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    Sounds like a Beavis and Butthead conversation listening to some sportsmen talking. "uhhhh, yeah, uhh, we played well, uhhh..."
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    The worst is Jerry Rice. He used to be on Sirius NFL Radio during weeknights quite a bit, but I think enough people complained about him to get him off the air. He had to say "you know...", "uhmmm...", "uhhhh..." at least five times in one sentence. He also had a hard time remembering players names although I'm not sure if he even knew who they were in the first place. It's a bit sad for me, as when I was a little kid Rice was one of my favorite players. Ohh well, some are cut out for the business and some aren't.
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    Huh?

    10 characters.
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    Your apologies to goats, of course.

    Seriously, goats are not dumb.

    While on this topic, though it doesn't bother me, Vince Wilfork's constant "point blank" is another conversational tic that's hard to ignore.
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