Viking dong makes Newsweek's quotes page
For those unfamiliar with the magazine, that's the quotes page you read in the hair salon or dentist's office.
Visanthe Shiancoe was honored (?) for this bon mot:
It's not too bad. I didn't just get out of the pool.
Minnesota Vikings tight end Visanthe Shiancoe, referring to a live television clip in which he was accidentally caught frontally nude in the team's locker room following a game--a shot that lasted only a fifth of a second but has gained eternal life online
The same quote was cited on the Dec. 8 episode of Keith Olbermann's Countdown as part of the "Top Three Best Persons in the World" segment:
Number two, best football on coverage. The Fox Network, yesterday running a sound bite from the Minnesota Vikings locker room after they beat the Detroit Lions. Quite clearly visible in the background and naked was Minnesota tight end Vicente Shiancoe. It was not his end that was visible either, it was his front. Everybody apologized except for Shiancoe who told a local newspaper, "It's not too bad; I didn't just get out of the pool."