Sporting KC’s Matt Besler slips Shooter McGavin quote into interview

Thursday September 10th, 2015

Adam Sandler’s 1996 magnum opus Happy Gilmore is filled with quotable lines, many of which can be heard frequently on driving ranges and putting greens across the land.

Sporting KC’s Matt Besler dug a little deeper into the film and slipped a perfect Shooter McGavin quote into a postgame interview after his team played the Portland Timbers to a scoreless draw Wednesday night.

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“This is always a very difficult place to play. It was a hard-fought draw. I tell you the real winner today is the city of Portland. Every time we come here it gets harder to leave. I bet you guys put something in the water.”

Besler may have taken the title for best use of a movie quote in a postgame interview away from A’s rookie Mark Canha, who expertly deployed a Bull Durham quote following his four RBI debut performance.

It has been a big week for McGavin, as the actor who played the villain, Christopher McDonald, also got a selfie with fellow golfing great Tiger Woods while at the U.S. Open.


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