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Author: Michael Jordan
'I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.'


Author: Mark Twain
'It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling.'


Author: Mark Twain
'Golf is a good walk spoiled.'


Author: Hunter S. Thompson
'When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.'


Author: Henry David Thoreau
'Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.'


Author: Muhammad Ali
'It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.'


Author: Michael Jordan
'Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.'


Author: Satchel Paige
'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.'


Author: Michael Jordan
'As athletes, we're used to reacting quickly. Here, it's 'come, stop, come, stop.' There's a lot of downtime. That's the toughest part of the day.'


Author: Vince Lombardi
'If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?'


Author: Dan Gable
'Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.'


Author: Rogers Hornsby
'People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.'


Author: Yogi Berra
'Half the lies they tell about me aren't true.'


Author: Mike Tyson
'I want to rip out his heart and feed it to Lennox Lewis. I want to kill people. I want to rip their stomachs out and eat their children.'


Author: Michael Phelps
'You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.'


Author: Vince Lombardi
'Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser.'


Author: Wayne Gretzky
'A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.'


Author: George Orwell
'Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.'


Author: Robert Frost
'I'd just as soon play tennis with the net down.'


Author: George Bernard Shaw
'Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended.'


Author: Vince Lombardi
'Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.'


Author: Tiger Woods
'Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps.'


Author: Rodney Dangerfield
'I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out.'


Author: William Arthur Ward
'Adversity causes some men to break others to break records.'


Author: William James
'Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second.'


Author: Will Rogers
'I guess there is nothing that will get your mind off everything like golf. I have never been depressed enough to take up the game, but they say you get so sore at yourself you forget to hate your enemies.'


Author: Mia Hamm
'I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.'


Author: Erma Bombeck
'If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead.'


Author: Yogi Berra
'You wouldn't have won if we'd beaten you.'


Author: Hank Aaron
'My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.'


Author: Ernest Hemingway
'The game of golf would lose a great deal if croquet mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green.'


Author: Blaise Pascal
'Thus so wretched is man that he would weary even without any cause for weariness... and so frivolous is he that, though full of a thousand reasons for weariness, the least thing, such as playing billiards or hitting a ball, is sufficient enough to amuse h'


Author: Shaquille O'Neal
'I'm tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok.'


Author: Walt Whitman
'I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.'


Author: Billy Graham
'The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course.'


Author: Ted Williams
'Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.'


Author: Ambrose Bierce
'Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.'


Author: Jim Bouton
'Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?'


Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton
'I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles.'


Author: Gordie Howe
'All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity.'


Author: Tom Landry
'Football is an incredible game. Sometimes it's so incredible, it's unbelievable.'


Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
'You can't win unless you learn how to lose.'


Author: Charles Barkley
'These are my new shoes. They're good shoes. They won't make you rich like me, they won't make you rebound like me, they definitely won't make you handsome like me. They'll only make you have shoes like me. That's it.'


Author: Heywood Broun
'Sports do not build character. They reveal it.'


Author: Dale Earnhardt
'You win some, lose some, and wreck some.'


Author: Bobby Knight
'You don't play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.'


Author: Billie Jean King
'Champions keep playing until they get it right.'


Author: Red Auerbach
'Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.'


Author: John Leonard
'Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football, basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.'


Author: Mike Singletary
'Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.'


Author: Jesse Owens
'A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.'


Author: James Patrick Murray
'Baseball is a game where a curve is an optical illusion, a screwball can be a pitch or a person, stealing is legal and you can spit anywhere you like except in the umpire's eye or on the ball.'


Author: Phil Jackson
'Approach the game with no preset agendas and you'll probably come away surprised at your overall efforts.'


Author: Eric Liddell
'God made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure.'


Author: Jack Lemmon
'If you think it's hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball.'


Author: Herbert Hoover
'Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.'


Author: Dean Martin
'If you drink don't drive. Don't even putt.'


Author: Jack Benny
'Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air.'


Author: Dave Barry
'Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face.'


Author: Bob Hope
'If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf.'


Author: Paul Harvey
'Golf is a game in which you yell 'fore,' shoot six, and write down five.'


Author: Dan Quayle
'Bobby Knight told me this: 'There is nothing that a good defense cannot beat a better offense.' In other words a good offense wins.'


Author: Earl Warren
'I always turn to the sports pages first, which records people's accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man's failures.'


Author: Bobby Unser
'Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.'


Author: William Wordsworth
'Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.'


Author: Gerald R. Ford
'I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators.'


Author: Michael Phelps
'I won't predict anything historic. But nothing is impossible.'


Author: Charles Barkley
'You know it's going to hell when the best rapper out there is white and the best golfer is black.'


Author: Woodrow Wilson
'Golf is a game in which one endeavors to control a ball with implements ill adapted for the purpose.'


Author: Knute Rockne
'One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.'


Author: Reggie Jackson
'Fans don't boo nobodies.'


Author: Pete Rose
'It's a round ball and a round bat, and you got to hit it square.'


Author: Phil Jackson
'If you meet the Buddha in the lane, feed him the ball.'


Author: Steve Garvey
'The difference between the old ballplayer and the new ballplayer is the jersey. The old ballplayer cared about the name on the front. The new ballplayer cares about the name on the back.'


Author: Jim Bishop
'Golf is played by twenty million mature American men whose wives think they are out having fun.'


Author: Martin Mull
'The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass.'


Author: Jesse Ventura
'Wrestling is ballet with violence.'


Author: Carl Lewis
'Life is about timing.'


Author: Joe DiMaggio
'You always get a special kick on opening day, no matter how many you go through. You look forward to it like a birthday party when you're a kid. You think something wonderful is going to happen.'


Author: Rogers Hornsby
'I don't want to play golf. When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase it.'


Author: Billie Jean King
'Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquillity.'


Author: Barry Switzer
'Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.'


Author: Paul Coffey
'Nobody's a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better. It's hard to stay on top.'


Author: Hank Aaron
'The triple is the most exciting play in baseball. Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood why fans are so obsessed with them.'


Author: Ernie Banks
'The only way to prove that you're a good sport is to lose.'


Author: Casey Stengel
'Most ball games are lost, not won.'


Author: Joyce Carol Oates
'Boxing has become America's tragic theater.'


Author: John Updike
'Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child. Just how childlike golf players become is proven by their frequent inability to count past five.'


Author: Ben Hogan
'The only thing a golfer needs is more daylight.'


Author: Bill Veeck
'Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world. If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off.'


Author: Bob Lemon
'The two most important things in life are good friends and a strong bullpen.'


Author: Al McGuire
'I don't know why people question the academic training of an athlete. Fifty percent of the doctors in this country graduated in the bottom half of their classes.'


Author: Pierre de Coubertin
'All sports for all people.'


Author: Thierry Henry
'Sometimes in football you have to score goals.'


Author: Joseph Chilton Pearce
'Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.'


Author: Ben Hogan
'Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite of what you are inclined to do, and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing.'


Author: Billie Jean King
'Sports are a microcosm of society.'


Author: Charles Barkley
'If I weren't earning $3 million a year to dunk a basketball, most people on the street would run in the other direction if they saw me coming.'


Author: Frank Gifford
'Gray skies are just clouds passing over.'


Author: George Brett
'If a tie is like kissing your sister, losing is like kissing you grandmother with her teeth out.'


Author: Joe Adcock
'Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.'


Author: Warren Spahn
'Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing.'


Author: Gerald R. Ford
'I had pro offers from the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers, who were pretty hard up for linemen in those days. If I had gone into professional football the name Jerry Ford might have been a household word today.'


Author: Al Boliska
'Have you ever noticed what golf spells backwards?'


Author: Shaquille O'Neal
'If you got the game, you got the game. That's why Tiger Woods is out there playing golf with Greg Norman.'


Author: Sasha Cohen
'I'm a competitive person and I love the challenge of mastering new things.'


Author: Jack Nicklaus
'There isn't a flaw in his golf or his makeup. He will win more majors than Arnold Palmer and me combined. Somebody is going to dust my records. It might as well be Tiger, because he's such a great kid.'


Author: Jack Nicklaus
'He has the finest, fundamentally sound golf swing I've ever seen.'


Author: Jack Nicklaus
'He's going to be around a long, long time, if his body holds up. That's always a concern with a lot of players because of how much they play. A lot of guys can't handle it. But it looks like he can.'


Author: Jim Bouton
'You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.'


Author: Nolan Ryan
'Baseball life is a tough life on the family.'


Author: Sam Snead
'If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club, they'd starve to death.'


Author: John Madden
'The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break.'


Author: Joe E. Lewis
'I play in the low 80s. If it's any hotter than that, I won't play.'


Author: Ben Hogan
'Relax? How can anybody relax and play golf? You have to grip the club, don't you?'


Author: Doug Collins
'Any time Detroit scores more than 100 points and holds the other team below 100 points they almost always win.'


Author: George Deukmejian
'The difference in golf and government is that in golf you can't improve your lie.'


Author: Lee Trevino
'You can make a lot of money in this game. Just ask my ex-wives. Both of them are so rich that neither of their husbands work.'


Author: Joe Garagiola
'Baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast.'


Author: Arnold Palmer
'What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive.'


Author: Peter Ueberroth
'The integrity of the game is everything.'


Author: Robert Wilson Lynd
'It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place the world is when one is playing golf.'


Author: Norman Ralph Augustine
'Bulls do not win bull fights. People do.'


Author: Bill Toomey
'My family knew, but most of the sporting world did not realize that my right hand been some 75% paralyzed.'


Author: Charles Spalding
'There was endless action - not just football, but sailboats, tennis and other things: movement. There was endless talk - the ambassador at the head of the table laying out the prevailing wisdom, but everyone else weighing in with their opinions and taking'


Author: Grantland Rice
'Eighteen holes of match play will teach you more about your foe than 18 years of dealing with him across a desk.'


Author: Wilt Chamberlain
'Nobody roots for Goliath.'


Author: John McEnroe
'I'll let the racket do the talking.'


Author: Hugo Black
'When I was 40, my doctor advised me that a man in his 40s shouldn't play tennis. I heeded his advice carefully and could hardly wait until I reached 50 to start again.'


Author: Harry Caray
'You know they're not going to lose 162 consecutive games.'


Author: Joe Garagiola
'One thing you learned as a Cubs fan: when you bought you ticket, you could bank on seeing the bottom of the ninth.'


Author: Frank Gifford
'Pro football is like nuclear warfare. There are no winners, only survivors.'


Author: Kurt Russell
'I started playing ball when I was a kid. My dad was a pro ball player and he passed on his knowledge to me.'


Author: Ty Cobb
'Every great batter works on the theory that the pitcher is more afraid of him than he is of the pitcher.'


Author: Greg Norman
'What's a good tournament for him? Winning it. He's good enough.'


Author: Harry Vardon
'Don't play too much golf. Two rounds a day are plenty.'


Author: Nick Price
'Overall the fundamentals seem to be there and he's obviously got a very mature head on his shoulders. He's got a kind of presence.'


Author: Jimmy Connors
'New Yorkers love it when you spill your guts out there. Spill your guts at Wimbledon and they make you stop and clean it up.'


Author: Greg LeMond
'Perhaps the single most important element in mastering the techniques and tactics of racing is experience. But once you have the fundamentals, acquiring the experience is a matter of time.'


Author: Greg LeMond
'You don't suffer, kill yourself and take the risks I take just for money. I love bike racing.'


Author: Joe Garagiola
'I went through baseball as 'a player to be named later.''


Author: Whitey Herzog
'I'm not buddy-buddy with the players. If they need a buddy, let them buy a dog.'


Author: Juan Antonio Samaranch
'Olympism is the marriage of sport and culture.'


Author: Christy Mathewson
'Many baseball fans look upon an umpire as a sort of necessary evil to the luxury of baseball, like the odor that follows an automobile.'


Author: Peter Ueberroth
'Baseball is a public trust. Players turn over, owners turn over and certain commissioners turn over. But baseball goes on.'


Author: Peter Ueberroth
'Other sports play once a week but this sport is with us every day.'


Author: Roger Kahn
'Football is violence and cold weather and sex and college rye.'


Author: Roger Kahn
'I was showing early symptoms of becoming a professional baseball man. I was lying to the press.'


Author: Roger Kahn
'Tennis and golf are best played, not watched.'


Author: Nick Faldo
'He hits it long. His shoulders are impressively quick through the ball. That's where he's getting his power from. He's young and has great elasticity.'


Author: Gary McCord
'He hits the ball a long way and he knows how to win.'


Author: Gary McCord
'He's got an overall flair for the game. It looks to me like he really loves what he does and he can't wait to get up in the morning, go hit some balls and go play.'


Author: Bob Verdi
'The bell that tolls for all in boxing belongs to a cash register.'


Author: Bob Verdi
'What's unfortunate about buying a pitcher for $12 million is that he carries no warranty.'


Author: Nick Price
'He's got everything. He' not a great player yet because he hasn't won any major championships, but it's a matter of time. He's an outstanding talent. I didn't realize how tall he is.'


Author: Charley Lau
'There are two theories on hitting the knuckleball. Unfortunately, neither of them works.'


Author: Tommy Bolt
'If you are going to throw a club, it is important to throw it ahead of you, down the fairway, so you don't have to waste energy going back to pick it up.'


Author: Marilyn Monroe
'If your man is a sports enthusiast, you may have to resign yourself to his spouting off in a monotone on a prize fight, football game or pennant race.'


Author: Joel Osteen
'I like sports, and I enjoy playing basketball and lifting weights.'


Author: H. L. Mencken
'I hate all sports as rabidly as a person who likes sports hates common sense.'


Author: Angelina Jolie
'I've told Billy if I ever caught him cheating, I wouldn't kill him because I love his children and they need a dad. But I would beat him up. I know where all of his sports injuries are.'


Author: Mitt Romney
'Some of the companies we helped start are names you know. An office supply company called Staples - where I'm pleased to see the Obama campaign has been shopping The Sports Authority, which became a favorite of my sons. We started an early childhood learn'


Author: Todd English
'I liked the energy of cooking, the action, the camaraderie. I often compare the kitchen to sports and compare the chef to a coach. There are a lot of similarities to it.'


Author: Tiger Woods
'Don't force your kids into sports. I never was. To this day, my dad has never asked me to go play golf. I ask him. It's the child's desire to play that matters, not the parent's desire to have the child play. Fun. Keep it fun.'


Author: Jack Kevorkian
'The American people are sheep. They're comfortable, rich, working. It's like the Romans, they're happy with bread and their spectator sports. The Super Bowl means more to them than any right.'


Author: Dave Barry
'The problem with winter sports is that - follow me closely here - they generally take place in winter.'


Author: Demetri Martin
'I used to play sports. Then I realized you can buy trophies. Now I am good at everything.'


Author: Lil Wayne
'Honestly, I don't listen to nobody else's music but my own. It's kind of like sports to me. You don't see Kobe Bryant at a LeBron James game - he just works on his own game. And that's what I do. I only listen to me, so I can criticize and analyze and all'


Author: Michel de Montaigne
'For truly it is to be noted, that children's plays are not sports, and should be deemed as their most serious actions.'


Author: Michel de Montaigne
'Even from their infancy we frame them to the sports of love: their instruction, behavior, attire, grace, learning and all their words azimuth only at love, respects only affection. Their nurses and their keepers imprint no other thing in them.'


Author: Bobby Orr
'Growing up, if I hadn't had sports, I don't know where I'd be. God only knows what street corners I'd have been standing on and God only knows what I'd have been doing, but instead I played hockey and went to school and stayed out of trouble.'


Author: Temple Grandin
'I'm a visual thinker, really bad at algebra. There's others that are a pattern thinker. These are the music and math minds. They think in patterns instead of pictures. Then there's another type that's not a visual thinker at all, and they're the ones that'


Author: Wayne Gretzky
'I think that from the time you start playing sports as a child you see that your responsibility to your team is to play the best that you can play as an individual... and yet, not take anything away from being part of a team.'


Author: Billie Jean King
'Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose-it teaches you about life.'


Author: Carl Lewis
'The best kids are going to become the best. But the best thing about it is that you're going to learn lessons in playing those sports about winning and losing and teamwork and teammates and arguments and everything else that are going to affect you positi'


Author: Lou Holtz
'I look at athletes in all sports and try to picture what kind of football player they'd be, what position they'd play and so on.'


Author: Richard M. Nixon
'I don't know anything that builds the will to win better than competitive sports.'


Author: Chris Rock
'Black people dominate sports in the United States. 20% of the population and 90% of the final four.'


Author: Adele
'Even if I did have, you know, a 'Sports Illustrated' body, I'd still wear elegant clothes.'


Author: Thorstein Veblen
'The addiction to sports, therefore, in a peculiar degree marks an arrested development in man's moral nature.'


Author: Hedy Lamarr
'I have never seen a wrestling match or a prize fight, and I don't want to. When I find out a man is interested in these sports, I drop him.'


Author: Jimmy Fallon
'If you're a sports fan you realize that when you meet somebody, like a girlfriend, they kind of have to root for your team. They don't have a choice.'


Author: Jeff Bridges
'Well, I'm not a big sports fan.'


Author: Hugh Jackman
'One afternoon when I was 9, my dad told me I'd be skipping school the next day. Then we drove 12 hours from Melbourne to Sydney for the Centenary Test, a once-in-a-lifetime commemorative cricket match. It was great fun - especially for a kid who was a mas'


Author: LeBron James
'But sports carried me away from being in a gang, or being associated with drugs. Sports was my way out.'


Author: Shania Twain
'I enjoy sports in person.'


Author: Billy Corgan
'I'm sort of like a lame, single guy in a red sports car.'


Author: Ferdinand Porsche
'I couldn't find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself.'


Author: Heidi Klum
'The main thing is healthy eating, exercise, which I do for special events, like if it's Sports Illustrated, or the swim suit catalogue for Victoria's Secret, or my own calendar that I did for the year 2000.'


Author: Hugh Jackman
'I'm a mad lover of sport. You cannot say a bad word to me about sports. So I know business is involved and I know it can be cynical, and, of course, I watch it, but for me it's pure.'


Author: Shia LaBeouf
'When you look at golf films before us they're all - garbage or satire. A lot of sports films tend to vilify the opposition. Where the opposition becomes this big angry monster, so big you can't beat him.'


Author: Paul Walker
'I live by 'Go big or go home.' That's with everything. It's like either commit and go for it or don't do it at all. I apply that to everything. I apply that to relationships, I apply that to like sports, I apply that to everything. That's what I live by. '


Author: LeBron James
'When did I know I had talent? I think it started when I first started playing sports, organized sports.'


Author: John Cleese
'I was always a sports nut but I've lost interest now in whether one bunch of mercenaries in north London is going to beat another bunch of mercenaries from west London.'


Author: Peggy Fleming
'I think exercise tests us in so many ways, our skills, our hearts, our ability to bounce back after setbacks. This is the inner beauty of sports and competition, and it can serve us all well as adult athletes.'


Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
'Sports and entertainment are the only places where inner-city kids see themselves being able to succeed. Their intellectual development is something they don't relate to.'


Author: Samuel Richardson
'The plays and sports of children are as salutary to them as labor and work are to grown persons.'


Author: Susan Orlean
'I went to a football school, which meant that I went to a university that served up education and was simultaneously operating a sports franchise.'


Author: Susan Orlean
'I have long been one of those tedious people who rails against the coronation of 'student-athletes.' I have heard the argument that big-time athletics bring in loads of money to universities. I don't believe the money goes anywhere other than back into th'


Author: Cindy Crawford
'It's become another dimension to who I am. I don't think Sports Illustrated is going to be wanting me. But who cares? I'm at a different place in my life.'


Author: Joan Jett
'I love sports. I love animals. I love kids. I want to save the world. So how do I combine all those things? I don't know.'


Author: Howard Cosell
'Sports is human life in microcosm.'


Author: Louis C. K.
'Breaking records is not something you expect to be doing. That's like a sports thing, it's not usually a comedy and writing thing.'


Author: Billie Jean King
'Women's sports is still in its infancy. The beginning of women's sports in the United States started in 1972, with the passage of Title 9 for girls to finally get athletic scholarships.'


Author: Carrie Underwood
'I'm girlie in the sense that I like makeup, but I also love sports and man food.'


Author: Venus Williams
'In the sports arena I would say there is nothing like training and preparation. You have to train your mind as much as your body.'


Author: Calvin Klein
'We're not doing outrageous fashion I make sports clothes that are relatively conservative, clothes that everyone wears.'


Author: Benjamin Carson
'Don't let anyone turn you into a slave. You're a slave if you let the media tell you that sports and entertainment are more important than developing your brain.'


Author: Billie Joe Armstrong
'The things that people do now in sports, you can't even believe. These are complete total athletes. To see what human beings can do in the highest level is amazing.'


Author: Jackie Chan
'You cannot mix sports with politics.'


Author: Gerald R. Ford
'I love sports. Whenever I can, I always watch the Detroit Tigers on the radio.'


Author: Mia Hamm
'Sports have become increasingly more specialized, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't be fun.'


Author: Dave Chappelle
'I think extreme sports are really good for relieving stress.'


Author: Shaun White
'I've always been a guy who wants to play sports, not watch them.'


Author: Shaun White
'I always tell people that our sports aren't that dangerous.'


Author: Shaun White
'What drives me now is the fact that I feel like I still have so many tricks that I want to learn and so many things that I can still do. And so many cool things outside of sports that I have been doing.'


Author: J. C. Watts
'There's a whole lot more to the African-American community than entertainment and sports.'


Author: John Madden
'That's the biggest gap in sports, the difference between the winner and the loser of the Super Bowl.'


Author: Rooney Mara
'I am very slow to warm. I've always been sort of a loner. I didn't play team sports. I am better one-on-one than in big groups.'


Author: Lucy Powell
'Funding for sports (and the arts) are often the first things facing the chop in difficult times.'


Author: Howard Cosell
'Sports is the toy department of human life.'


Author: Howard Cosell
'The importance that our society attaches to sport is incredible. After all, is football a game or a religion? The people of this country have allowed sports to get completely out of hand.'


Author: Ted Turner
'Sports is like a war without the killing.'


Author: Bo Jackson
'Don't sell yourself short because without that you can't go far in life because after sports the only thing you know is sports and you can't do anything else with that.'


Author: Arlen Specter
'Americans' addiction to sports, with the NFL at the top, is based on the excitement generated by the potential for the unexpected great play which can only happen with honest competition from great athletes.'


Author: Mindy Kaling
'I'm not good at anything except writing jokes. I wasn't good at sports, I wasn't good at anything artsy, ever. I think there was a real worry for a while about what I would be good at. I was just this chubby little Indian kid who looked like a nerd.'


Author: Ricky Williams
'I think sometimes when it comes to sports, and especially relationships between players and coaches, that people lose track, lose a sense of reality.'


Author: Joe Nichols
'That's what we need nowadays, is more children that have goals other than being a sports figure or some kind of celebrity. I think it's great that a kid wants to learn more and wants to be at the peak of learning, especially at that young.'


Author: Billie Jean King
'When they take surveys of women in business, of the Fortune 500, the successful women, 80% of them, say they were in sports as a young woman.'


Author: Ice Cube
'Sports without music is just a game. Music makes it entertaining.'


Author: Rachel McAdams
'I sort of always had an inkling towards some kind of an art form. I grew up in a very small town, and I just figure-skated. My dad played hockey and I was surrounded by sports, but it wasn't quite doing it for me. I wasn't totally fulfilled, and I did a l'


Author: Eliot Spitzer
'A significant piece of the wealth that the NFL owners garner is a result of the enormous TV revenues they get - and those revenues are supported by a legislatively granted exemption from the antitrust laws that has been made applicable to sports leagues, '


Author: J. C. Watts
'I would love to be associated with some sports organization. I was a journalism major. That's kind of intriguing, to do something in the political-commentary arena.'


Author: Ashley Tisdale
'My sister is totally my dad's daughter because she loves sports.'


Author: Venus Williams
'Unfortunately the world is what it is now. People don't get along for whatever reason. As professional athletes, in a way we're almost ambassadors for peace, because sports brings everyone together.'


Author: Channing Tatum
'My parents couldn't handle my energy so they enrolled me in every sport the school was offering. I didn't resent it because I loved sports and picked them up easily.'


Author: Harlan Coben
'I'm not a big sports fan.'


Author: Harlan Coben
'I don't necessarily love the sports per se, I love the stories behind them. Also in a kind of perverse way I like to study what it does to us, why we care so much. It's caring about something that's utterly meaningless.'


Author: Harvey Weinstein
'There are two things that come very easily to me: rooting for New York sports teams and making mistakes.'


Author: Ed O'Neill
'I went to Ohio University studying arts and history, and playing football. But I was only interested in girls, my pals and sports. I only did the minimum for school.'


Author: Dennis Miller
'I had fun pretending to be a sportscaster. People always think that was a down thing for me. I had the best job in sports broadcasting for two years.'


Author: Andrew Shue
'The biggest lesson from Africa was that life's joys come mostly from relationships and friendships, not from material things. I saw time and again how much fun Africans had with their families and friends and on the sports fields they laughed all the time'


Author: Danny Boyle
'I'm a big sports fan. Football. Cricket.'


Author: Shigeru Miyamoto
'I never really participated in specific sports or anything, but once I hit 40, I started to get a little bit more active and began swimming more.'


Author: Haruki Murakami
'Team sports aren't my thing. I find it easier to pick something up if I can do it at my own speed. And you don't need a partner to go running, you don't need a particular place, like in tennis, just a pair of trainers.'


Author: Josh Hutcherson
'I like both athletic girls and girly girls. It depends on their personality. I like girls who can go out and play sports with me and throw the football around, but you don't want a girl who's too much tougher than you. I like brainy girls who can respond '


Author: Kevin Costner
'I enjoy sports. I get a real joy from playing sports but I don't look for those movies. Oliver Stone wanted to know if I would do Any Given Sunday and it just didn't appeal to me.'


Author: Dan Rather
'Now, I know you expected me to say that, well, I just kick back in the rocking chair, fished a little bit, listened to Willie Nelson tapes and watched old baseball games on the Classic Sports network. And, tell you the truth, I have done that for maybe ab'


Author: Billie Jean King
'I wanted to use sports for social change.'


Author: Billie Jean King
'In the seventies we had to make it acceptable for people to accept girls and women as athletes. We had to make it okay for them to be active. Those were much scarier times for females in sports.'


Author: Curt Schilling
'There's not a long track record of people leaving professional sports to become a software developer.'


Author: Jason Statham
'I used to play a lot of racket sports, tennis and squash.'


Author: Ice Cube
'Sports without music, it's nothing but a game. Music adds the emotion.'


Author: Ice Cube
'Music has done a lot to enhance the emotions of sports. It's played in arenas. Whenever there is footage cut together they're always using music. And it goes together, you know.'


Author: Jeffrey Kluger
'As the National Football League and other pro sports increasingly reckon with the early dementia, mental health issues, suicides and even criminal behavior of former players, the risk of what's known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), is becoming '


Author: Jeffrey Kluger
'The families of many athletes - incensed at the sports leagues and hoping to make games safer overall - are increasingly making the brains of players who die prematurely and suspiciously available for study. Some athletes are even making the bequest thems'


Author: Shimon Peres
'I think I was a good student, because I jumped over a school. My main interest was basically history and literature. Sports were basically basketball and swimming at a pool. I was so happy.'


Author: Gabrielle Union
'Just like I find men who talk sports who don't really know sports annoying, I think men might find women who don't really have a true passion and knowledge of sports maybe not so attractive.'


Author: Gabrielle Union
'I've always had an interest in sports across the board.'


Author: Gabrielle Union
'I played sports year around: basketball, soccer, softball and I ran track year around, from the time I was, like, six, seven.'


Author: Dennis Rodman
'I'm nothing more than a sports slave.'


Author: Dennis Rodman
'There is so much hypocrisy in sports.'


Author: Michael Sheen
'My chief gifts are - naturally good at all sports with a raw talent for pretty much everything, which if nurtured could develop into improper talent.'


Author: Jimmy Cannon
'A rabid sports fan is one that boos a TV set.'


Author: Novak Djokovic
'The tradition in Serbia has always been team sports - football, basketball, handball, volleyball and water polo, individual sports are not supported.'


Author: Seann William Scott
'I'm the kind of guy that if I don't work out, I will get bigger and look like one of the guys who used to play sports.'


Author: Seann William Scott
'I was a total athlete. I loved sports, but when I realized I wasn't going to be a professional athlete, I realized I wanted to be in movies.'


Author: Jeremy London
'I love extreme sports, I like snowboarding and motorcross and rollerblading and hockey.'


Author: Channing Tatum
'I've aways been good at picking up certain things, like sports and dancing.'


Author: Joaquin Phoenix
'There are kids who get on a BMX bike when they're eight years old and they go, 'Whoa, this is incredible,' and grow up to do extreme sports. It's the same for me with acting.'


Author: Leighton Meester
'I never played sports. I wasn't any good at them.'


Author: Drew Carey
'Being a celebrity you always get really good seats to sporting events but you never get as good seats as the photographers get. And I really love sports. So one of the scams I have going now is I want to learn sports photography so I can get better seats '


Author: Drew Carey
'But sports photography isn't something you just pick up overnight. You can't do it once a year for fun and expect to do a good job. And I take pride in what I do.'


Author: Gary Vaynerchuk
'I know I could be the host of 'SportsCenter' in two years if I changed my show today to sports.'


Author: J. J. Abrams
'Making movies was more a reaction to not being chosen for sports. Other kids were out there playing at whatever I was off making something blow up and filming it, or making a mould of my sister's head using alginating plaster.'


Author: Jamie Foxx
'I've been a sports fan all my life, and like most other actors, I'm convinced I could have been a pro athlete if Hollywood hadn't come calling.'


Author: Kenny Chesney
'It sounds like a cliche, but it... you do sing about what you know about. And I grew up in a small town, and I grew up in a place where your whole world revolved around friends, family, school, and church, and sports.'


Author: Zac Efron
'I grew up being into sports and I wasn't trained to move my body in the right way for dancing. I'm the last one to get any moves correct. In rehearsals it's always, 'OK, one more take for Zac.''


Author: Bill Bradley
'Sports is a metaphor for overcoming obstacles and achieving against great odds. Athletes, in times of difficulty, can be important role models.'


Author: Arthur Ashe
'There is a syndrome in sports called 'paralysis by analysis.''


Author: Josh Hutcherson
'I play sports.'


Author: Larry Hagman
'I don't watch a lot of television. Sports and news, that's it.'


Author: Mario Lopez
'There's three things men always talk about - women, sports, and cars.'


Author: Alan Shepard
'Of course, in our grade school, in those days, there were no organized sports at all. We just went out and ran around the school yard for recess.'


Author: Joe Nichols
'I am a sports fanatic and being able to perform at halftime for the fans of the Steelers and the Jets is such a thrill for me.'


Author: Charlie Kaufman
'I'm not into extreme sports or something. I just live a quiet life.'


Author: Billie Jean King
'There is no life for girls in team sports past Little League. I got into tennis when I realized this, and because I thought golf would be too slow for me, and I was too scared to swim.'


Author: Julius Erving
'I liked the game, I enjoyed the game, and the game fed me enough, and gave me enough rewards to reinforce that this is something that I should spend time doing, and that I could possibly make a priority in my life, versus other sports.'


Author: Julius Erving
'One of the things in the back of my mind is that, after my sports experience, I never want to be, totally consumed by any one endeavor, other than my family life.'


Author: Bernard Williams
'Books had instant replay long before televised sports.'


Author: Ted Turner
'I've had the good fortune to have a much more diverse life than most people would, professional sports and television and news and movies.'


Author: Jimmy Wales
'I have zero interest in sports of any kind - professional, college or international.'


Author: Fergie
'I have to wear two sports bras when I do my cardio. It takes a lot to hold these puppies up!'


Author: Kellan Lutz
'I'm really into extreme sports and just having fun.'


Author: Kellan Lutz
'I am so fidgety - I swear I have ADD - and I always need to be doing something or being outside, just playing sports.'


Author: Delta Goodrem
'Sport was my absolute love. It was very sporty household. We had my - my brother and I both loved sports.'


Author: Nathan Fillion
'I got amazing training both with Theatre Sports... back in Edmonton, Alberta - I can't give those people enough credit - and the daytime drama I did. Incredible training, both of them.'


Author: Martina McBride
'In any small town, sports are really important to the high school, and I wasn't very good at sports.'


Author: Angela Merkel
'It certainly is dangerous that there are only a few clubs left in Europe that can afford to pay millions. At the end of the day however, the spectators decide the rates of pay - by watching the games and consuming the goods and services advertised on spor'


Author: Tim Robbins
'I was a sports fan, but I also went to peace marches.'


Author: John Legend
'I think they need to get a more reliable way of watching television on the laptop. Because I travel so much, if I want to watch my favorite sports team it might not be showing in that place, so I want a reliable way to watch whatever I want to watch on my'


Author: Rosabeth Moss Kanter
'I've been looking at companies that are on a positive path vs. a negative path and I've come to use the language of sports, winning streaks and losing streaks.'


Author: Carl Lewis
'Amateurism is the strongest form of discrimination in sports. Because it discriminates against the underprivileged, it discriminates against the poor. If we want sports to go back to the wealthy, let's make it amateur again.'


Author: Carl Lewis
'I always separated sports and my personal life.'


Author: John Major
'If you look at things that really affect people's lives - sport, the arts, charities - they were always at the back of the queue for government money - health, social security, defence, pensions were all way ahead. And each of those areas - sports, the ar'


Author: Joe Rogan
'Your body's really only meant to compete at the highest levels of combat sports for a few years.'


Author: Joe Rogan
'I never in my wildest imagination dreamed that I would somehow become a sports commentator.'


Author: Lynn Redgrave
'I don't want to have to say, Honey, you know, could you turn off the sports channel because I'm not a big sports fan, and I don't love the television being on just for the sake of turning on. I'd like turning on for some thing specific.'


Author: Kim Alexis
'A supermodel needed to be able to be on 'Sports Illustrated,' to be able to walk runways, to be able to do beauty ads, to be on covers. And the girls now can no longer be on covers and be in the ads because your actresses have taken over all the jobs. I d'


Author: Jackie Joyner-Kersee
'Growing up in the time of Title IX - it was passed when I was 10 - I got a front-row seat to so many great moments in women's sports. Of course I didn't know it at the time.'


Author: Jackie Joyner-Kersee
'When I was in elementary school, we weren't allowed to do sports other than cheerleading. By junior high, they let us play, but we had to come back after 6:30 p.m. to practice because there was only one gymnasium and the boys used it first.'


Author: Jackie Joyner-Kersee
'Competing in both track and field and basketball for the Bruins I have a lot of great memories to choose from. But my all-time favorite moment in collegiate sports has to be in 1982 when we won UCLA's first NCAA title in track.'


Author: Jackie Joyner-Kersee
'We live in a world where sports have the potential to bridge the gap between racism, sexism and discrimination. The 2012 Olympic Games was a great start but hopefully what these games taught us is that if women are given an opportunity on an equal playing'


Author: Kevin James
'I had my boy in Boston on Easter Sunday. That kills me, from a sports perspective. He's a Boston baby and I'm a New York guy.'


Author: Mark Zandi
'I only have two things in my life, my family and work. If there's any time left over, then I play sports.'


Author: Ian Botham
'Soccer and cricket were my main sports growing up. I had trials as a soccer player with a few clubs interested, Crystal Palace being one, but it was cricket which became my chosen profession.'


Author: Joe Namath
'Where I came from, sports were the only way to get out front.'


Author: Joe Namath
'I was focused on athletics, outdoors, sports.'


Author: Joe Namath
'I was lucky enough when it came to sports and work ethic to be taught some basics that continue to be important.'


Author: Bobby Orr
'We're going to have more kids playing, and we're going to have a better chance of finding those players Minor sports in a community is for fun and recreation. For everyone.'


Author: Magic Johnson
'Everyone thought I was going to die like a year later, they didn't know. So I helped educate sports, and then the world, that a man living with HIV can play basketball. He's not going to give it to anybody by playing basketball.'


Author: Yani Tseng
'I love various sports, including basketball, tennis and billiards.'


Author: Andy Murray
'Boxing, mixed martial arts and tennis are the hardest sports to train for.'


Author: Andy Murray
'A lot of athletes use sports psychologists.'


Author: Garth Brooks
'I like to follow my favorite team and talk sports with my band or fans. You won't believe how many musicians are sports fans. We have so much time on tour that we need these outlets for relaxation.'


Author: Todd Barry
'I do not like sports, unless you consider treating all humankind with love and respect a sport.'


Author: Warren Farrell
'I don't think there's anything that is a greater area of discrimination against women today than the fact that nowhere in the world is there a female role model in team sports that more than half of a general audience would recognize.'


Author: Warren Farrell
'Men's competitive team sports focus on the balance between individual achievement and team achievement with the emphasis on team achievement.'


Author: Shane Warne
'We've just got to be careful - with all sports, let alone cricket - I think there's so much emphasis on doing the right thing all the time, but I think the public want to be entertained when they come to watch sport.'


Author: Mahesh Bhupathi
'Most Indians go into education. Their parents just push them into education like parents in Australia push them into sports.'


Author: Jet Li
'I didn't go to normal children school. I went to sports school when I was 8. So I studied martial arts.'


Author: Zach Braff
'I had no interest in sports so I didn't make friends in that traditional way where kids are in public school and they go and they join clubs, and play sports. So I kind of had to find my own way to make friends and get attention and so I just was the clas'


Author: Zach Braff
'As a kid who wasn't into sports, at school I felt almost alienated at times, whereas in the theatre community there was this amazing sense of camaraderie. Early on, we would go to rehearsals with my dad and I was like the mascot for the backstage crew. Th'


Author: Gail Simmons
'I also have a soft spot for spicy chicken wings. They are always best eaten at dives and sports bars, like Wogie's in the West Village, New York City, near my house.'


Author: Jo Nesbo
'In most sports, your brain and your body will cooperate... But in rock climbing, it is the other way around. Your brain doesn't see the point in climbing upwards. Your brain will tell you to keep as low as possible, to cling to the wall and not get any hi'


Author: Robert Griffin III
'People have called me Superman my whole life. In various sports, that seems to be the common theme. My favorite superhero is actually the Incredible Hulk. He's the only superhero that can't die.'


Author: Elizabeth Hurley
'I keep getting these extraordinary letteres, really weird ones from American sports stars - I've always thought you were one pretty lady and now that you're single I want to meet you for a drink.'


Author: Elizabeth Hurley
'I don't want someone to watch sports in bed. That drives me nuts.'


Author: Mitch Albom
'I find interesting characters or lessons that resonate with people and sometimes I write about them in the sports pages, sometimes I write them in a column, sometimes in a novel, sometimes a play or sometimes in nonfiction. But at the core I always say to'


Author: Mark Wahlberg
'Tiger Woods is the only sports star who's worth every penny he makes.'


Author: Junior Seau
'When my TV show, 'Sports Jobs with Junior Seau,' assigned me to be a 'Sports Illustrated' reporter for a weekend, I didn't realize I'd have to squeeze it in around another sports job. I had planned to retire from the NFL to enjoy the cushy lifestyle of a '


Author: Junior Seau
'I wanted to perform well for my mom and dad, because in high school, I didn't have a job. My brothers, they worked at Pizza Hut or places like that, but sports, that was my way of giving back.'


Author: Junior Seau
'As a sophomore, I wanted to play varsity in three sports. And I accomplished that. It was a great feat that year, and something I held special. I wanted to bring a championship team to Oceanside High School, and it happened. It was a great year that I wil'


Author: Larry King
'If they asked me, I did two shifts. I did sports, I did news, because I loved it.'


Author: Dave Brubeck
'I played a lot of sports and it's the plays in basketball that weren't worked out that are the ones that are just fantastic that you remember. We don't know the power that's within our own bodies.'


Author: David Millar
'Why should sports men and women get punished harsher than people in the normal world?'


Author: Sebastian Vettel
'The bottom line is what we do might not be the safest so there is always some risk but we are ready to take that into account because we love racing and we love motor sports and it is dangerous.'


Author: Kiana Tom
'I have my parents to thank for that, they raised me to be active and play all sports. They taught me the importance of staying healthy, being focused and setting goals in whatever I do.'


Author: Rory McIlroy
'I receive huge support from Irish and British sports fans alike and it is greatly appreciated. Likewise I feel I have a great affinity with the American sports fans. I play most of my golf in the U.S. nowadays and I am incredibly proud to have won the U.S'


Author: Mo Rocca
'I wish I had played team sports. I think every kid should. Teamwork builds character - teaches people about leadership and cooperation.'


Author: Scott Caan
'When I was a kid, I was always an athlete. I played a lot of sports. I played football, basketball, baseball and soccer.'


Author: Lisa Loeb
'Some people train for certain sports and I want to train to be able to hold a super heavy electric guitar and carry luggage around myself because I always have to have 7,000 pairs of shoes. Who cares about sports?'


Author: Lisa Loeb
'When I grew up we had gym at school, two or three dance classes after school, ice skating lessons, and all sorts of sports at our finger tips. We weren't glued to computers because they didn't exist, so being active was all we knew.'


Author: Joel Silver
'I never really was that passionate about playing sports. But when I was at this Mt. Herman school, I did have the ability to throw the frisbee. So when this sport evolved, it was fun because I was good at it.'


Author: Bradley Cooper
'I liked sports but I never really had the confidence. I was always coordinated and it came easy to me, but I didn't have the confidence to go along with the physical skill.'


Author: Robert Redford
'Sport is a wonderful metaphor for life. Of all the sports that I played - skiing, baseball, fishing - there is no greater example than golf, because you're playing against yourself and nature.'


Author: Judd Nelson
'I like every single actor or actress in the world, because we never know what the conditions are like when they are working. I give everyone the benefit of the doubt and root for them like a psychotic sports fan.'


Author: Terrell Owens
'I feel like football players are overworked and underpaid compared to any other sports.'


Author: Joe Montana
'In sports... you play from the time you're eight years old, and then you're done forever.'


Author: Bob Feller
'Baseball is only a game, a game of inches and a lot of luck. During a time of all-out war, sports are very insignificant.'


Author: Bode Miller
'I don't put anything in front of taking ski racing and sports seriously.'


Author: John Hodgman
'As you know, the thing that I know the least about is the topic of sports.'


Author: John Hodgman
'All I can ask from society is that it please stop telling me why I should like sports.'


Author: Bernhard Langer
'That's the difference between golf and many other sports. You go to some other sporting events, they just leave you or give you the cold shoulder and move on.'


Author: Leigh Steinberg
'You know, we don't look much alike, but Denzel Washington would make a great sports agent.'


Author: Frank Shorter
'I think it is that parents just don't kick their kids out the door as much as they used to. I think the demise of sandlot sports has had a lot to do with it.'


Author: Bob Seger
'My band is so dedicated, everybody works very hard. The No. 1 priority is the show, and it's pretty cool because we all pull together, and it's fun. It's like being on a sports team or something.'


Author: Anna Chlumsky
'When you're a child, no matter if you're doing show business or sports or school or anything, you just want to make the adults happy.'


Author: Lee Haney
'As the proud father of two teens and past Chairman to the Presidents Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, I am committed to educating parents and especially young people on ways to live a long, healthy and active life.'


Author: Armstrong Williams
'Sports nurtures dreams of achieving self confidence and masculine striving for the skinny kid watching a boxer dance around the ring with sublime ease.'


Author: Laura Hillenbrand
'Louie and Seabiscuit were both Californians and both on the sports pages in the 1930s. I was fascinated. When I learned about his World War II experiences, I thought, 'If this guy is still alive, I want to meet him.''


Author: Mark Hoppus
'The last few years I became a lot more into sports. Growing up, the sports I liked were independent sports, like skateboarding. I was really into skateboarding, and not necessarily team televised sports.'


Author: Kathy Ireland
'I know my strengths. Painfully aware of the weaknesses. There's many. I love sports. So working towards a common goal, that's exciting to me.'


Author: Benicio Del Toro
'I think having a vision can make someone an influential man. I'm not talking about acting or anything like that, I'm talking about people I admire, whether it's a writer or a musician or a sports figure or a politician, whatever.'


Author: Taylor Lautner
'I've always been really active. I grew up playing sports, so I'm always shooting hoops or throwing the football with my friends. I'm super-active in that sense.'


Author: Taylor Lautner
'I've always kind of had an interest in the drums but nothing else. The drums are the only thing I feel I would be good at, because I'm a very physical person. I've always played sports and stuff. Drums would give me something to do.'


Author: Rachel Stevens
'I never really hated any particular sport but out of all the sports, I used to prefer the team games to running and sprinting and those types of things.'


Author: Tim McGraw
'But I was so wrapped up in sports growing up as a kid, that I think I was going to grow to be a pro ball player. But I found out real quick that was not going to happen.'


Author: Branch Rickey
'Ethnic prejudice has no place in sports, and baseball must recognize that truth if it is to maintain stature as a national game.'


Author: Ellen Page
'I love sport, I grew up playing sports, that's all I did, and it is so invigorating now that I'm supposedly adult to learn something completely new, from the bottom up.'


Author: Ellen Page
'I grew up playing sports, but now I feel like I can't, because if I get injured, I'll impair whatever film I'm working on.'


Author: Roger Goodell
'It's not just the NFL. Every other league has a draft. It has been fundamental to the success of professional sports.'


Author: Roger Goodell
'We're in a leadership position in sports. People look up to the National Football League.'


Author: Patricia Heaton
'It's a little bit in the genes because my brother is a journalist and my father was a sports writer.'


Author: Esther Williams
'Three events. Three gold medals. I was news, big news, in the sports world.'


Author: Esther Williams
'The newspapers loved pinup pictures of pretty young swimmers, and as a national champion, I got more than my share of space in the sports pages.'


Author: Esther Williams
'Life magazine ran a page featuring me and three other girls that was clearly the precursor of Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues.'


Author: Jenna Bush
'I was sports editor for my high school newspaper, but I think I shied away from journalism.'


Author: Alexander Wang
'I never really did sports growing up. Maybe that's why they intrigue me. The technology that goes into that clothing is steps ahead, so it's always been something I look towards.'


Author: Cory Monteith
'I'll go out, but I leave early, before the shenanigans. I don't really do the Hollywood party thing. I'd rather watch sports or play videogames or work out or sleep, to be totally honest.'


Author: Jason Bateman
'I played a ton of team sports growing up, and team wins are just incredibly gratifying.'


Author: Olivia Munn
'The word 'geek' today does not mean what it used to mean. A geek isn't the skinny kid with a pocket protector and acne. There can be computer geeks, video game geeks, car geeks, military geeks, and sports geeks. Being a geek just means that you're passion'


Author: Olivia Munn
'A geek isn't the skinny kid with a pocket protector and acne. There can be computer geeks, video game geeks, car geeks, military geeks, and sports geeks. Being a geek just means that you're passionate about something.'


Author: Lisa Leslie
'Most people compliment me on maintaining my femininity while I'm on the court. People like the fact that I model. My fans or little girls always say they want to play sports, but also want to be a model like me and I think that's great.'


Author: Andrew Shue
'Winning isn't everything, but playing and competing and striving and going through things can be a lot of fun and really important. As long as you're doing it in a way that's healthy, sports can be an incredible opportunity.'


Author: Elle Macpherson
'For a while I was on the cover of every Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, which was regarded as the pinnacle of success in America.'


Author: Barbara Walters
'The sports page records people's accomplishments, the front page usually records nothing, but man's failures.'


Author: Luke Scott
'I believe God created sports for a good reason. It's recreation. It's something that we enjoy. It teaches us a lot as well... I believe God is a sports fan.'


Author: Jerry B. Jenkins
'While writing my first 90 books, I was magazine editor, publisher, book publisher, executive, etc., so I was established in publishing. three of my seven or so books were biographies of sports stars and really opened doors for me in that area.'


Author: Willie Mays
'I was very fortunate to play sports. All the anger in me went out. I had to do what I had to do. If you stay angry all the time, then you really don't have a good life.'


Author: Willie Mays
'At ten I was playing against 18-year-old guys. At 15 I was playing professional ball with the Birmingham Black Barons, so I really came very quickly in all sports.'


Author: Willie Mays
'When I was in Birmingham I used to go to a place called Redwood Field. I used to get there for a two o'clock game. Where can you make this kind of money playing sports? It was just a pleasure to go out and enjoy myself and get paid for it.'


Author: Alastair Campbell
'We should confine booing in sports arenas to sport. I love a good boo as much as the next football fan.'


Author: Verne Troyer
'I'm a big sports fan. College football is my favorite.'


Author: Jay Kay
'All I want to know is that I can keep this house for the rest of my days and I want to make good music... and have the odd sports car in the garage, obviously!'


Author: Derek Fisher
'I would venture to guess that if I was a construction worker... who requested a transfer to another department for the betterment of his family, I would be commended for it. But because it's sports, there's just so much passion added to it.'


Author: Pierre de Coubertin
'All sports must be treated on the basis of equality.'


Author: Rick Snyder
'But as a practical matter, Detroit's the sports city in the country.'


Author: Rick Snyder
'So if you want great sports, Michigan's the place to be.'


Author: Joe Jonas
'I remember when I was growing up, I always wore glasses and so if I was on-stage or just being able to move around playing sports, I was never really able to because I had glasses holding me back. Wearing contacts has just been very helpful.'


Author: Katarina Witt
'Money was never the motivation. It never should be in sports.'


Author: Ivan Lendl
'Tennis is not like other sports where the coach is hired by an independent entity, and that makes a huge difference in the dynamic.'


Author: Michael Mandelbaum
'If architecture is, as is sometimes said, music set in concrete, then football and basketball may be said to be creativity embodied in team sports.'


Author: Michael Mandelbaum
'Read the news section of the newspaper and there is confusion and uncertainty, a world buffeted by large forces people neither understand nor control. But turn to the sports section and it's all different.'


Author: Michael Mandelbaum
'The cardinal sin in sports, what could really wreck it, is not cheating to win, which has gone on forever, but cheating to lose. That threatens a fundamental aspect of sports' appeal, which is their spontaneity. If games are fixed, they're no different fr'


Author: Michael Ian Black
'My tastes in all things lean towards the arty and boring. I like sports documentaries about Scrabble players, bands that play quiet, unassuming music, and TV shows that win awards. In that way, I am an elitist snob.'


Author: Carla Gugino
'When a sports movie really works, it gets you on all levels, because the stakes are high. It's black and white. It's win or lose.'


Author: Bill James
'I would never encourage my children to be athletes - first because my children are not athletes and second because there are so many people pushing to get to the top in sports that 100 people are crushed for each one who breaks through. This is unfortunat'


Author: Bill James
'I like to feel that I understand little things about sports.'


Author: Marion Jones
'As a child I was very involved with sports and I knew at age 9 that I wanted to be an Olympic champion.'


Author: Louise Slaughter
'We all know that girls who compete in sports perform better in school, are physically healthier and have a stronger self-esteem.'


Author: Peyton Manning
'My dad told us up front, 'Guys, if you want to play sports, go ahead, but it's your decision.''


Author: Rene Redzepi
'I started my cooking 'career' aged 15, almost 20 years ago. At the time it was quite a shock suddenly working 75 to 80 hours a week, without time to play football or other sports.'


Author: Stephen Moyer
'I'm an English boy. I played a lot of sports growing up, but I never had any kind of workout regimen.'


Author: Ron Blomberg
'Competing in sports has taught me that if I'm not willing to give 120 percent, somebody else will.'


Author: Paul Robeson
'Through the years I have received my share of recognition for efforts in the fields of sports, the arts, the struggle for full citizenship for the Negro people, labor's rights and the fight for peace.'


Author: David Boreanaz
'I'm a sports guy. Football, God, I flip out.'


Author: David Boreanaz
'I wanted to play sports my whole life. That's all I really wanted to do.'


Author: A. Bartlett Giamatti
'Major sports are major parts of society. It's not anomalous to have people who love sports come from other parts of that society.'


Author: Mark Spitz
'One of the most difficult things for people who have been successful in sports is adapting to the daily world where you can't get an answer from someone until 5 o'clock tomorrow. There is always an excuse. Living 40 or 50 years like that doesn't get too e'


Author: Evander Holyfield
'That's the biggest problem with boxing in the United States. They do not promote it like they used to, when it used to be Howard Cosell and they showed it on 'Wide World of Sports.' Everybody knew all the fighters. Everybody was looking forward to the yea'


Author: Neil Simon
'Sports is the only entertainment where, no matter how many times you go back, you never know the ending.'


Author: Amy Klobuchar
'My dad was a sports writer when I was younger and then he became just a general columnist. But I grew up with him literally getting into brawls with football coaches.'


Author: Suzanne Fields
'That's what Major League Baseball's steroid scandal was all about, the hidden harm in competitive sports that sends the wrong message to the young.'


Author: Eva Herzigova
'But I was very much into sports when I was a child.'


Author: Sanford I. Weill
'I think life is sort of like a competition, whether it's in sports, or it's achieving in school, or it's achieving good relationships with people. And competition is a little bit of what it's all about.'


Author: Peter Guber
'Social cohesion was built into language long before Facebook and LinkedIn and Twitter - we're tribal by nature. Tribes today aren't the same as tribes thousand of years ago: It isn't just religious tribes or ethnic tribes now: It's sports fans, it's commu'


Author: Ed Bradley
'And I realized that there was no sports reporter, so I started covering sporting events.'


Author: James Van Der Beek
'I love sports and I love sports movies.'


Author: Sheryl Swoopes
'As a result of Title IX, and a new generation of parents who want their daughters to have the opportunities they never had, women's sports have arrived.'


Author: Donovan Bailey
'I think that every single person should play sports.'


Author: Norm MacDonald
'I don't really like politics that much. And I like the order and simplicity of sports. They have an ending. You can argue with your friends about it, but in the end you still like sports. I almost love the fantasy world of sports more than the real world.'


Author: Parker Stevenson
'I like people who are enthused about things they do, like travel, sports, work. I like being with people who have things they're excited about.'


Author: Carmelo Anthony
'Denver is home to me, and to be recognized for my achievements in the sports community here is a great honor.'


Author: Kris Allen
'I am a huge sports fan.'


Author: Michael Shannon
'One of the reasons I'm an actor is because I was no physical specimen as a child. I wasn't athletic and didn't have any prowess in that regard. Growing up in Kentucky, most little boys were trying to get into sports, and it was very competitive, so that w'


Author: Kurt Busch
'There's steps that I've taken already, and each week, talking with the sports psychologist on a routine basis and working with the different programs that we're going through. This is all stuff that you can say you're going to make a difference, but I'm p'


Author: Roger Federer
'I did all the right things in so many tournaments. But like I said, sometimes in sports it just goes the other way. Maybe you've already won so much that it evens it out a bit sometimes. I don't know.'


Author: Martina Navratilova
'People in the States used to think that if girls were good at sports their sexuality would be affected.'


Author: Chris Evert
'I think team sports probably teach you more about giving - about being unselfish and being flexible.'


Author: Carolyn Murphy
'I never thought I'd make the pages of 'Sports Illustrated,' because I've always been skinny.'


Author: Trishelle Cannatella
'Because I just like sports, I like athletics and I like competition.'


Author: Rob Walton
'The other thing is this industry has decided it only has one market. Unlike any other industry in the world, unlike film or books or sports even, this industry has decided it has only one market and that's 14 year old boys.'


Author: Joan Cusack
'Can they do both? That's a huge balance, I think, with kids- trying to find the right- it's everything, you know, it's social life, it's academics, it's sports.'


Author: Krista Allen
'I love that men like to look at women, that they love sports, that they need to know the inner workings of mechanical objects. I love the whole makeup of men - that they never mature and are always just boys.'


Author: Catherine Bell
'I like all the adventure sports but I like to do them in a safe way.'


Author: Beau Bridges
'And then I got into sports and gave my guitar to my brother Jeff who was just a little kid at that time.'


Author: Kirsty Gallacher
'Sports broadcasting is very open now. In the beginning you did encounter more traditional attitudes and get comments. But I'm talking about 12 years ago.'


Author: Kirsty Gallacher
'I come from a sports family and my husband is a rugby player.'


Author: Richard Ford
'If I could have married my wife and been a sports writer for the past 30 years, I wouldn't be sitting here - but I don't think I'd be sitting someplace where I was sorry to be sitting.'


Author: Tipper Gore
'I have long recognized a link between fitness and mental health and I think we need to encourage young people to take part in sports and team activities because we know it has such positive results.'


Author: David Duval
'We might not make what athletes in other sports make, but we have greater longevity and we do have certain freedoms to do things they can't do. Like stay home one week and play the next week.'


Author: Jessica Biel
'I've been involved with sports my whole life, which made clothes and makeup and handbags not that important as a kid. I just didn't care.'


Author: Jeff Garcia
'Part of my growing up was always trying to make my parents proud and always trying to keep them happy. I think part of what held them together was my involvement in sports.'


Author: Christopher Atkins
'I wanted to be a doctor in sports medicine I was into sailing and all that sort of thing.'


Author: Zachary Levi
'Being nerdy just means being passionate about something, including everyone - the coolest people on Earth are passionate and therefore nerdy about something whatever it is, whether it's sports, or gaming, or technology, or fashion, or beauty, or food, or '


Author: Bruce Jenner
'If I wasn't dyslexic, I probably wouldn't have won the Games. If I had been a better reader, then that would have come easily, sports would have come easily... and I never would have realized that the way you get ahead in life is hard work.'


Author: Joe Montana
'Yeah, I think it motivates you as people start to count you out. It doesn't make you play any harder, because every time you go out on the field you give 110 percent, but it does give you more of an edge mentally, knowing that you were in the same situati'


Author: Herschel Walker
'I don't read a lot of the sports, because I think people sometimes either build it up, or you have this guy that hates sports that is going to write bad about it, so I figure I'm not going to read it. Because I'm not going to let him put an idea into my h'


Author: Lisa Guerrero
'I've always been around dudes and sports.'


Author: Lisa Guerrero
'In the morning, I reach for the sports page.'


Author: Lisa Guerrero
'On my morning run, I listen to sports talk radio.'


Author: Shaun Alexander
'My favorite sports movies, I like 'Remember the Titans' and 'Hoosiers' Jimmy Chitwood, from the corner.'


Author: Kay Bailey Hutchison
'Cheerleading gave me a love of sports, which I brought to the Senate. I can talk to the good ol' boys about college sports because I follow it like they do.'


Author: Curtis Joseph
'No matter how many years you play, it's always something new and exciting. It's sports, you never know what may happen.'


Author: Curtis Joseph
'Growing up, sports was my outlet, my way to portray a personality. I was very shy around people but, through sports, something I was good at, I was able to make friends.'


Author: Dianna Agron
'I am not a sports girl.'


Author: Casper Van Dien
'I also watched a lot of football and sports. I haven't had much time to watch too much TV lately.'


Author: Julianna Baggott
'The truth is that for those 86 long years when the Red Sox went without a World Series win, fans were not only in a recession, but trapped in a longstanding, deeply entrenched sports depression.'


Author: Jim McKay
'I think Bob Costas is terrific. He's so knowledgeable. He can talk about any subject, not just sports.'


Author: George J. Mitchell
'So I developed very early a massive inferiority complex, and I've told the story often about how that inspired me later in life to get involved in other things, because I couldn't out-do my brothers in sports, and it's a very competitive relationship.'


Author: George J. Mitchell
'I had a great interest in sports. I had three older brothers who were great athletes. I was not.'


Author: Chris Moneymaker
'I used to sports gamble a lot and I was getting killed on that but then I found poker and really enjoyed it. But it was a hobby more than anything else. I played it every day but only on pretty small stakes.'


Author: Dax Shepard
'All of my free time is made up of motor sports endeavors, be them motorcycles or off-road racing or track days. I just love anything with an engine. That is one of my main loves. Obviously, my other well-known love is Kristen Bell.'


Author: Kylie Bax
'I like to walk around my apartment naked. I like sitting around in the nude watching sports, actually.'


Author: Martina Hingis
'I'm glad you're doing this story on us and not on the WNBA. We're so much prettier than all the other women in sports.'


Author: Brandi Chastain
'I have a 16 year-old son, so I'm now a soccer mom. I stand on the sidelines and I hear the things parents are saying, so I want them to understand what it is their kids are feeling in any sports environment.'


Author: Brandi Chastain
'Julie, Mia and I just met for a couple days, doing some work but really under the guise of having fun. We do events like the Women's Sports Foundation Dinner, where we get to not only do a good thing for the community but we get to hang out with one anoth'


Author: Brandi Chastain
'You'll be dedicated and that's what you should want to be in anything in life - whether it's sports or academics or your relationship. It all stems from finding that fun, that thrill, that excitement.'


Author: Althea Gibson
'In sports, you simply aren't considered a real champion until you have defended your title successfully. Winning it once can be a fluke winning it twice proves you are the best.'


Author: Kurt Russell
'I played professional level sports. When you're playing for money, it's a whole other level.'


Author: Kurt Russell
'For guys playing sports at a high level, for money, I can't put my finger on it, but in a man's world of sport, there is something visceral to beating another man.'


Author: Hope Solo
'I hate the cliche of 'just have fun,' but what I've seen in today's sports, especially with parents, is they put so much pressure on the kids.'


Author: Samantha Stosur
'I love to get home and hang out with my family. My brothers and I love spending time at the beach. I enjoy doing all kinds of surf sports and keeping healthy.'


Author: Joe Manganiello
'Well, if I hadn't have been an actor I would have gone on to play college sports.'


Author: Gregg Easterbrook
'I don't think there are many larger lessons to be found in sports.'


Author: Gregg Easterbrook
'I think professional sports, football, to use it as an example, it's fundamentally a form of entertainment.'


Author: Ben Hecht
'I'm a Hollywood writer, so I put on my sports jacket and take off my brain.'


Author: Rio Ferdinand
'There is a huge responsibility on all of us to get England through. It would be one of the biggest disasters in sports history if we blew it and we must make sure it does not happen.'


Author: Alan Thicke
'My priority is to turn people - especially kids - on to sports and being active so they don't even have to think about it being good for their health. If people participate for the fun of it, and believe me - it is fun, then fitness programs will be much '


Author: Alan Thicke
'On a selfish basis, I really enjoy sports and activity.'


Author: Alex Trebek
'I did everything - I did newscasts, I did sports, I did dramas.'


Author: George Eads
'Many forms, sizes and colors, I think there are heroes in sports, in life... It would be cliche to say my dad, my granddad. I think I'm a fan of people who were brave, my aunt, my grandmother, those are my heroes.'


Author: Bret Easton Ellis
'Everyone I know who is successful has issues with their father, regardless of whether it was sports or business or entertainment.'


Author: Lorrie Fair
'We knew it was going to be the biggest event scheduled in the history of women's sports, but we didn't ever fathom we would be playing before sold-out stadiums all over the country.'


Author: Jim Sensenbrenner
'Football, basketball, and the Olympic sports all have their problems with banned substances.'


Author: Jim Sensenbrenner
'These days the temptation to use steroids in sports has become too great for many young athletes.'


Author: Jim Sensenbrenner
'Several professional athletes have wrongly taught many young Americans by example that the only way to succeed in sports is to take steroids.'


Author: Andy Roddick
'In the States, tennis is sixth or seventh on the totem pole as far as sports go.'


Author: Neal Schon
'I never got into sports at all until I was in my early 20s, after my music career got going.'


Author: Retief Goosen
'I'm not that clued up on the American sports yet, really.'


Author: Retief Goosen
'I played a lot of other sports at school and just one day the golf bug bit me and I started playing serious golf from when I was ten years old.'


Author: Retief Goosen
'Traveling around, it's difficult to follow much TV. Mainly I'm somebody who watches sports.'


Author: Dick Schaap
'I wanted to be a sportswriter because I loved sports and I could not hit the curve ball, the jump shot, or the opposing ball carrier.'


Author: Dick Schaap
'It's kind of ironic that the two sports with the greatest characters, boxing and horse racing, have both been on the decline. In both cases it's for the lack of a suitable hero.'


Author: John McEnroe
'We should reach out to people to try to go after the fans the way other sports do. Because we can't just depend on the fact that it is a great game.'


Author: Michael Patrick Jann
'I come from a background of hanging out with friends and shooting videos with them, with funny stuff coming out of the group. I guess we got the same charge jocks get out of sports.'


Author: Kohei Uchimura
'I've realized the extraordinary power of sports to heal, unite and inspire. I believe the Olympics will serve as the ultimate platform to provide positive changes and I hope to inspire all of Japan through my strong showing there.'


Author: Mary Lou Retton
'Companies that support sports developmental programs in our communities should also be applauded.'


Author: H. G. Bissinger
'I worked at my high school newspaper at Andover, which came out weekly, unusual for a high school paper. Then my first day at Penn I went right to the 'Daily Pennsylvanian' and pretty much spent most of my college career working both as the sports editor '


Author: Bobby Fischer
'I hate ready-made suits, button-down collars, and sports shirts.'


Author: Rachel Griffiths
'I think a big part of our attraction to sport movies are the stories contained within the sports.'


Author: William Petersen
'If I stayed a football player, my career would have been over 20 years ago. As it is, my knees are shot. I found I got the same good feeling in acting that I had in sports, but I found I could have a more profound impact on people.'


Author: Joe Dante
'I grew up in New Jersey and my father was a golf pro, so I was groomed for sports, but I wasn't very good, so my interests lay elsewhere.'


Author: Chad Harbach
'In fact, there's a lot to legitimately hate about pro sports and the way they are conducted.'


Author: Chad Harbach
'I was a ballplayer, but only for a limited time. I grew up playing in Wisconsin. It's a very sports-centric part of the country that I grew up in and I played a lot of sports, but baseball first and foremost. I played through high school. I was a middle-i'


Author: Will McDonough
'The two major things that changed the makeup of all professional sports are money generated by television and courts that players went to in order to win their freedom as free agents.'


Author: Will McDonough
'One of my first jobs was at the Boston Globe. I worked in the sports department six months a year. When I was ready to graduate, the sports editor gave me a job as a schoolboy sports writer.'


Author: Will McDonough
'I think money in general hurts all sports.'


Author: Robert Jay Lifton
'As a kid I was fascinated with sports, and I loved sports more than anything else. The first books I read were about sports, like books about Baseball Joe, as one baseball hero was called.'


Author: Dr. Dre
'I always loved the way music made me feel. I did sports at school and all, but when I got home, it was just music. Everybody in my neighborhood loved music. I could jump the back fence and be in the park where there were ghetto blasters everywhere.'


Author: Jake Owen
'I am big into water sports and just being out on the water. That is second nature to me, being from Florida.'


Author: Sean Durkin
'I would like to do a sports movie.'


Author: Sean Durkin
'Sports teams, people who follow sports teams, religion, churches, work - any company, I find that people just generally have a need to belong to something larger than themselves.'


Author: Steven Van Zandt
'Band members have a special bond. A great band is more than just some people working together. It's like a highly specialized army unit, or a winning sports team. A unique combination of elements that becomes stronger together than apart.'


Author: Luke Bryan
'I'm a big sports fan in general.'


Author: Edward G. Rendell
'If you have spent any time with Barack Obama, you know he's a funny guy. He's a good guy. He knows sports.'


Author: Jennie Finch
'It is incredible how far women have come and women in sports have come.'


Author: James S. Coleman
'As an example, one of the schools I have been studying is too small to compete effectively in most sports, but participates with vigor each year in the state music contests.'


Author: Sergei Bubka
'I decided to create a sports club during the Soviet times. It was my dream.'


Author: Sergei Bubka
'My main idea was to create a sports facility for the basics. This is why I established the club.'


Author: Sergei Bubka
'Sports life is very short.'


Author: Sergei Bubka
'My policy was just to give good things for sports in my region.'


Author: Sergei Bubka
'I have spoken with many former athletes, and they tell me the best time they had was in sports. I listen to them and use their experience in my career.'


Author: Richard H. Davis
'I have just come from a couple of raids, where we had a very lively time, and some of them had to pull their guns. I found it necessary to punch a few sports myself.'


Author: Richard Hammond
'It's not just the kid who's spent every penny from his job to upgrade his car to tell the world he cares about sports cars, it's also the person driving around in a fuel-conscious hybrid electric car, because it's more a message to the world than an effec'


Author: Michael Bergin
'By the time I was 8 years old, sports had pretty much taken over my life.'


Author: Michael Rapaport
'Being No. 1. It's talked about all of the time in hip-hop. 'I'm still No. 1! I'm the best! I'm the greatest of all time!' It's the same mentality in sports.'


Author: Eric Heiden
'Sports and politics don't mix.'


Author: Drew Bledsoe
'Playing in New England and the Boston area, the fans are so passionate about their sports if you don't play well, they'll let you know so I know it's not something that they take lightly.'


Author: Alexander Ludwig
'My heart lies in music and acting, however, my inspiration comes from adrenaline rush I get from sports... and life.'


Author: Christine Taylor
'We want to encourage the young ones to learn and get some confidence in sports. It's fun and keeps you active and moving.'


Author: Maurice Greene
'In America, we have three major sports - baseball, football and basketball. They get the most coverage. Then there's things like golf which mop up most of what is left. But track and field? We are way at the bottom of the totem pole.'


Author: Emma Bunton
'I'm not a big sports fan, but I love it when they 'slam dunk.' That's sexy.'


Author: Cam Gigandet
'I grew up playing sports, football, basketball, baseball, everything, and acting was such a different environment and different world for me.'


Author: Cal Thomas
'The difference between the more traditional sports clubs and Congress is that Congress doesn't really compete against another team.'


Author: Marc Anthony
'I'm a huge sports fan.'


Author: Phil Lesh
'I mean, sports are big, big, big business.'


Author: Mike Davidson
'For the tiny percentage of people who are negatively affected by our embracing of standards, they can just get their sports somewhere else in the meantime. It's not like we're denying them hospital care.'


Author: Angela Ruggiero
'I'm in the perfect position. It's a sports position and a political position where I can help better the lives of athletes around the world.'


Author: Angela Ruggiero
'The Women's Sports Foundation holds a unique position in developing opportunities for girls and women of all abilities to be active whether recreationally or competitively, and I'm excited to help lead the organization to impact even more lives. It is an '


Author: Mike Royko
'When Michael Jordan quit, I suddenly found myself without a sports hero.'


Author: Boomer Esiason
'Over the years, I've enjoyed working for WFAN and MSG - two sports giants in the industry. There couldn't be a better fit due to the long-standing history both entities have had with NY sports.'


Author: Marion Motley
'Baseball was the darling of all sports back then.'


Author: Jurgen Klinsmann
'We coaches have to learn how to deal with that: How do I get to each one best - with a talk, with video analysis? And what sort of tone? We need our own coaches for that. The sports psychologist coaches me too.'


Author: Ryan Sheckler
'I am so grateful to everybody that supports the Sheckler Foundation, and gives us the ability to continue to help kids and injured action sports athletes.'


Author: Marion Jones
'The ultimate would be to compete in a couple more Olympics, hopefully break some world records and wind up my sports career with a couple of years in the WNBA.'


Author: George Leonard
'Competition is the spice of sports but if you make spice the whole meal you'll be sick.'


Author: Sean Astin
'I told another ESPN friend here, I love all sports. I can't think of any I don't love. I've even come to appreciate cricket. Maybe I could play a sportswriter. I don't know. Anything in the sports realm is appealing.'


Author: Mick Cornett
'We've seen the kind of social impact a professional sports team has on a city. A team brings high-profile role models into your community who are healthy and they're great images for the city to gravitate toward, especially for kids.'


Author: Dean Cain
'I love sports. Anytime I can combine sports with a film I'm a happy guy. It's such a natural fit, because sports always seems to be a metaphor for life. Always, always, always.'


Author: Tim Ferriss
'I was an All-American in wrestling in high school, was National Champion in Chinese kickboxing in 1999 and have spent a lot of time around professional athletes, which includes my eight-plus years as CEO of a sports nutrition company.'


Author: Martin Lewis Perl
'They wanted me to play more sports because they were acutely sensitive to their children being one hundred percent American, and they believed that all Americans played sports and loved sports.'


Author: Omar Epps
'Boxing, for me, it's the beginning of all sports. I'm willing to bet that the first sport was a man against another man in a fight, so I think that's something innate in all of us.'


Author: Drew Curtis
'ESPN has this problem with sports, it's impossible to fill 24 hours with sports programming so they have to resort to things like poker and arm wrestling tournaments.'


Author: Tom Welling
'If I was invincible, maybe I would take up some extreme sports.'


Author: Florence Griffith Joyner
'That's what I'd like to do on the President's Council. Make sports and athletics available to every youth in America, not just one day a week like it was for me, but every day.'


Author: J. Philippe Rushton
'The biological factors underlying race differences in sports have consequences for educational achievement, crime and sexual behavior.'


Author: Bernadine Dohrn
'I'm so unhappy with electoral politics that I switched to sports radio.'


Author: Dante Hall
'I love all sports.'


Author: Dante Hall
'Sports are not for everyone.'


Author: Peter Farrelly
'We really love all sports, but we don't think in the long term. The reason we did Kingpin was because there was a script we really liked and we saw the possibilities.'


Author: Tim Conway
'As a kid I was short and only weighed 95 pounds. And though I was active in a lot of Sports and got along with most of the guys, I think I used comedy as a defense mechanism. You know making someone laugh is a much better way to solve a problem than by us'


Author: Jay Mohr
'Not everyone likes sports. Gandhi and Malcolm X come to mind.'


Author: Gerry Cooney
'All of the sports have a safety net, but boxing is the only sport that has none. So when the fighter is through, he is through. While he was fighting his management was very excited for him, but now that he is done, that management team is moving on.'


Author: Josh Charles
'I grew up in Baltimore. And yes, I am a big sports fan, especially when it comes to my local teams.'


Author: Steven Chu
'I also developed an interest in sports, and played in informal games at a nearby school yard where the neighborhood children met to play touch football, baseball, basketball and occasionally, ice hockey.'


Author: Jerry Lawler
'We've finally told the world that this is sports entertainment, and I think one of the best forms of entertainment is anything that's fun or funny, something that you really enjoy watching or listening to.'


Author: Wendell Pierce
'The power of a sports team in a community it's almost indescribable.'


Author: Wendell Pierce
'The NFL is such a large, multibillion dollar enterprise with fan loyalty because they have provided not only entertainment for sports fans, but memories, good memories, family memories to these fans, that can only bring about good will.'


Author: Claudio Reyna
'I think we have our sports within our own culture that are huge with baseball, football, basketball, and hockey. Those are the sports in America that we grow up with and soccer isn't really there yet.'


Author: Claudio Reyna
'We're a crazy country about sports, but for the longest time, only followed our own sports.'


Author: Claudio Reyna
'EA SPORTS has a strong partnership with adidas and through this relationship they approached adidas about using some of their top players from around the world.'


Author: Rick Yune
'When you have a background in combat sports, people think you're this martial arts expert, but really I'm just a guy who is able to do certain things without making a mess of himself.'


Author: Troy Vincent
'Professional sports are something they can't control.'


Author: Callie Khouri
'I tried to get a baseball movie made a couple of years ago and I don't think it didn't happen because I was a woman, but because sports movie don't sell internationally.'


Author: Michael Lewis
'People who think they know what they are talking about when they talk about baseball include the announcers and all of the sports press - no matter how much evidence you present them to the contrary they will continue to think that what they think is righ'


Author: Michael Lewis
'The sports world is an echo chamber. All it takes is one quote from a general manager and a thousand sports columns bloom.'


Author: January Jones
'I lived in a town of 400 until I was like nine or ten. My dad coached all the sports - he was a gym teacher and health teacher for grades K-12.'


Author: Jack Wagner
'I was always very independent and looked out for myself. I think that ability really helped me in later years both in sports and in theatre.'


Author: Brooklyn Decker
'The 'Sports Illustrated' cover was the last thing I shot. That week, I told my agent, 'You know what, I really... I don't want to be a model anymore. I really want to do movies.' And I think he wanted to wring my neck at the moment.'


Author: James E. Rogers
'Academics often discount the value of top-rated sports programs in helping to develop a campus life and in contributing to the overall success of a college or university. Like it or not, the sports programs a college or university has are the front page o'


Author: Kate Clinton
'My style has been pretty much like a newspaper. It's got politics in it, it's got media, sports, family relations, you know, all the sections you would expect, and wonderful religion things.'


Author: Shawn Levy
'I just think that sports movies have such a built-in visceral, rooting interest, an epic win or lose redemptive quality. When they get it right, it can make for a really rousing movie experience.'


Author: Rebecca Lobo
'There's nothing masculine about being competitive. There's nothing masculine about trying to be the best at everything you do, nor is there anything wrong with it. I don't know why a female athlete has to defend her femininity just because she chooses to '


Author: Bill Lee
'When cerebral processes enter into sports, you start screwing up. It's like the Constitution, which says separate church and state. You have to separate mind and body.'


Author: Sutton Foster
'I think everybody has something that takes them away or makes them happier. To some people it's baseball or sports or knitting or the movies.'


Author: Eric Bristow
'Nah, I don't watch TV either, apart from a few sports programmes. I just don't have the time.'


Author: Neil Peart
'It was actually drumming that gave me the stamina to get into sports later.'


Author: Neil Peart
'I had spindly little ankles, and growing up in Canada, I couldn't skate. I was no good at any sports so was very much a pariah through those adolescent years.'


Author: Lynn Swann
'Sports and entertainment have always been windows of opportunity for African Americans, when other doors were closed.'


Author: Lynn Swann
'Professional sports is a business.'


Author: Al Michaels
'I think the Cowboys are one of only two teams in all of sports that engender love and hate to that extreme. The other is the Yankees. You love the Yankees or you hate the Yankees.'


Author: Al Michaels
'Monday Night Football started in 1970, and when it started, it was something extremely special because sports had not been aired in prime time. So, it was a novelty, and a lot of people thought it wouldn't work, and, of course, it worked spectacularly wel'


Author: Al Kaline
'One reason outfielders don't have stronger arms might be they don't practice as much as we did. Most teams today don't take outfield practice. Another reason is baseball has to compete with other sports now - basketball, football, soccer - for the better '


Author: Norm MacDonald
'I sort of try to write everything for me. I'm a huge sports fan but have no interest in minutiae. I don't remember who won Super Bowls five years ago or listen to sports talk radio. I'm trying to make sure the jokes are self-contained so they're accessibl'


Author: Bar Refaeli
'These 'Sports Illustrated' people, they know how to hold a secret.'


Author: Jerry West
'To be candid with you, free agency hurts all sports. It's great for athletes making an enormous amount of money. But to say it helps the sports, I don't believe that.'


Author: Alan Parsons
'I'm delighted about the track's success in the sports world, but the frustrating thing is, I don't think I got rich on it. The labels and publishers did very cheap deals on our songs.'


Author: Xi Jinping
'I like sports, and swimming is my favorite. Doing physical exercises keeps one fit and healthy and helps one work more efficiently. I think we all need to strike a balance between work and relaxation. This can keep us energetic and help us do our job bett'


Author: Johnny Galecki
'I was a huge theater geek growing up, and that was not the easiest thing in the world, especially growing up in Chicago, where sports are really the norm. I was always off to the theater at night, from 7 years old on. Friends there in the Midwest who coul'


Author: John Cena
'My dad is the reason I actually started watching wrestling. My dad was never big into sports we were all big into sports as kids, and he'd go to our Little League games or whatever and not really know what was going on, because he didn't know about sports'


Author: Michelle Wie
'I'm not really interested in sports psychology. It makes me feel like a crazy person.'


Author: Stedman Graham
'Sports isn't just a part of life. It's not life itself.'


Author: Stedman Graham
'So while you're an athlete, and you have that platform, what you want to be able to do is make it work for you as much as possible, because there's going to be life after sports.'


Author: Rube Goldberg
'When I did sports cartoons, I used to uh, go to fights.'


Author: Rene Russo
'I don't know much about sports.'


Author: Moon Bloodgood
'I've always been into sports and being physical.'


Author: Francine Prose
'I remember, when I was a little kid, I was good at sports, and I could jump off the high board. And then puberty hit, and suddenly I was looking to boys for direction. I remember that as a great loss.'


Author: Juan Pablo Montoya
'I think it's good for sports cars to be united, to be just one. I think it's good for the fans. When you have two different series, fans don't know which way to go, when you only have one I think it's good for the sport.'


Author: Ty Burrell
'And I watch 'Saturday Night Live' religiously, I have since I was a little boy. I watch it basically like one of my favorite sports teams.'


Author: Greg Louganis
'In sports, people reach their peak very early. You have to move on. I don't know if I will ever surpass what I did at the Olympics, but I'm still doing the work I always wanted to do.'


Author: Greg Louganis
'The Games are just a nice, positive way to build friendships, camaraderie and, of course, self-esteem. Plus, the Games are a great opportunity for people to participate in sports who normally wouldn't.'


Author: Greg Louganis
'When you're a kid growing up, and you think you're gay, you know that you're different you're often teased and it can really destroy your self-esteem. But sports can be great for building self-esteem.'


Author: James Collins
'If I had a personal wish for the new ideas in this new book it would be that every parent, every counselor, every teacher, every professor, every sports coach that deals with young people would understand the three circle concept.'


Author: Jim Lampley
'You know, we - we start with a mentality that we'll take a sports project if its good. And we're certainly not on the lookout for them, because to be honest we don't have to. They walk in the door.'


Author: Fran Tarkenton
'In sports, teams win and individuals don't.'


Author: Brian McBride
'I enjoyed being involved in team sports and making close friendships.'


Author: Earl Monroe
'I started playing baseball and soccer. Those were my sports on the streets and in school when I was growing up. I didn't even start playing basketball until I was 14.'


Author: William Landay
'I love sports, as all Bostonians seem to. I love books and movies, as all writers seem to.'


Author: Kaitlin Olson
'I'd just like to be good at sports. I'm extremely competitive with absolutely nothing to back it up.'


Author: Ronald Graham
'A lot of the high-level sports are really in your mind.'


Author: Danny Pudi
'I'm a huge, huge sports fan, and Marquette basketball is my No. 1 thing.'


Author: Tom Hicks
'I don't have the insight with the Longhorns that I do with the two teams that I own, but as a fan and reading the sports pages, I'm bullish about the Longhorns.'


Author: Chris Klein
'Actually, I always dreamed about getting a gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle in Olympic swimming. I always thought that would be the epic award in sports to get.'


Author: Herb Kohl
'As all of us with any involvement in sports knows, no two umpires or no two referees have the same strike zone or call the same kind of a basketball game.'


Author: Lindsey Shaw
'The thing about sports movies is, they can't help but feel epic - putting music to images, etc.'


Author: Angie Everhart
'I work out, I play sports, I go to concerts.'


Author: Jason Dohring
'I'm a big sports guy - golf, tennis, baseball, basketball, snowboarding - and I love games.'


Author: Linda Ronstadt
'In the United States, we spend millions of dollars on sports because it promotes teamwork, discipline, and the experience of learning to make great progress in small increments. Learning to play music does all this and more.'


Author: Marg Helgenberger
'Before Huey was 5, I could take him to work with me. Now, though, he has sports and lessons and friends, and it's not fair to remove him from his whole life.'


Author: Jerry Ferrara
'I do appreciate a woman who has a passion for sports and knows their stuff.'


Author: Jerry Ferrara
'My biggest pet peeve are just girls who go to sports bars who have no intention on caring what teams are playing, like they're looking for just a night out. That drives me more crazy than anything else. Like, don't pretend to be a sports fan.'


Author: Wayne Brady
'Theatre sports is the best improv training period.'


Author: Jack Kent Cooke
'Sports are one of the main cultural activities on the face of the earth.'


Author: Jasmine Tookes
'I did a shoot for 'Sports Illustrated,' and my grandpa called me and asked when my issue of 'Playboy' was coming out. It was hilarious as well as embarrassing.'


Author: Vince Carter
'I play some fighting games, but mostly I just play sports.'


Author: Jon Bernthal
'I played sports in high school and in college.'


Author: Randy Castillo
'Just like music, sports elevates us to new levels of achievment.'


Author: Jason Lee
'Growing up in Huntington Beach, you were either a traditional sports athlete, a skateboarder, or a surfer. I got my first skateboard when I was five and skated off and on over the years, did a little BMX racing as a kid, and then in my freshman or sophomo'


Author: Lewis H. Lapham
'Unlike any other business in the United States, sports must preserve an illusion of perfect innocence.'


Author: Mike Schmidt
'They read their sports pages, know their statistics and either root like hell or boo our butts off. I love it. Give me vocal fans, pro or con, over the tourist types who show up in Houston or Montreal and just sit there.'


Author: Graham Taylor
'You go to Holland, France, Germany, every community, the tiniest village, they have magnificent, pristine sports facilities.'


Author: Bruce Dern
'Sports betting is all about money management, so the most money won on one event is not the most important thing.'


Author: Bill Russell
'What's more important than who's going to be the first black manager is who's going to be the first black sports editor of the New York Times.'


Author: Michael Vartan
'I've always loved sports and hockey is a sport I play as much as I can. I love it. In a weird way it's like church and therapy and exercise all rolled up into one. I mean when I play hockey I don't think about anything.'


Author: Althea Gibson
'In the field of sports you are more or less accepted for what you do rather than what you are.'


Author: Tony Dorsett
'My four older brothers were my favorite players. That's why I got into football and sports.'


Author: Breaux Greer
'I always had two or three jobs at the same time. I started doing yard work when I was 7 or 8. When I was 13, I got my first state job doing road construction. Between working, sports and school, I hardly ever had free time.'


Author: Matthew Barney
'A lot of these angles are really about trying to mimic broadcast sports angles in order to anchor the scene, to sort of normalize it before it becomes abstracted.'


Author: Lesley Visser
'Guys do not have a genetic blueprint that allows them to understand or love sports.'


Author: Lesley Visser
'My schedule has slowed a little. I've cut back on some of my assignments. But I still have the enthusiasm for the sports world that I had 38 years ago.'


Author: Christopher Judge
'Movies, TV, sports, come and go, but what you stand for is what people remember. Mandela, Martin Luther King, John Kennedy are people who really stood for something and were willing to die for it. You don't see a whole lot of that any more.'


Author: Christopher Judge
'I'm a father of four so whenever I'm not working my kids have their different sports, or plays, or school performances, so I don't do a whole lot of other stuff besides being a dad.'


Author: Kate Upton
'My dream was always to be on the cover of 'Sports Illustrated.''


Author: Booboo Stewart
'I've done a lot of training in martial arts. I started out in warring tempo, I did sports jujitsu, and I've also practiced extreme martial arts.'


Author: Lynn Samuels
'Sports is all about money.'


Author: Jack Markell
'Delaware is the only state east of the Rockies that is allowed under federal law to offer sports betting.'


Author: Roy Clark
'Absolutely the worst thing about this job is the travel and being away from family. I have a wife and three wonderful children, the kids are all active in sports and it's very difficult to up and leave and miss them growing up.'


Author: Dean Smith
'The presidents of colleges have to have some courage to step forward. You can't limit alcohol in college sports, you have to get rid of it.'


Author: Dana Hussein
'Sports can unify the Iraqi people - no Sunnis, no Shiites, just sport for the country.'


Author: Mike Piazza
'I long for the days when athletes were revered. I want to see the romance return to sports, to see people enjoy the game purely for the game and the players.'


Author: William Sanderson
'The only consistent hobby I've had is studying Spanish and French because of some delusion of grandeur to work around the world. I love sports but usually I'm looking for the next job.'


Author: Deion Sanders
'I don't care what they say about me when I'm through with sports. I don't want to be known as anything else in life but a great father.'


Author: Ben Jackson
'I Worked in the family auto body shop, lifted weights, and rode a few Victory Sports Indoors.'


Author: Stephanie Rice
'Swimming is one of the hardest sports.'


Author: Kal Penn
'The water cooler conversation in every job I've had is sports, it's what did you do this weekend, it's 'How are your parents doing?''


Author: Phil Knight
'Sports is like rock 'n' roll. Both are dominant cultural forces, both speak an international language, and both are all about emotions.'


Author: Phil Knight
'Meeting sports athletes that are the best in the world is a thrill to this day.'


Author: Jana Novotna
'Seems like most of the kids today are into other sports other than tennis.'


Author: Steve Kerr
'Despite the amazing diversity we're blessed with in this country, schools are still in large part segregated because of economic disparity. Sports are one of the few areas where kids are really given the opportunity to interact with those of different rac'


Author: John Michael Higgins
'I'm not a huge fan of improv theater or improv sports or whatever, because it still just looks like a tool. It looks like a technique to me.'


Author: Aaron Tveit
'I didn't grow up a theatre kid, going to theatre camps. I played sports, and that was my main direction. But luckily, I never had to choose between sports and theatre.'


Author: Corey Stoll
'It's funny I'm in some ways hopelessly masculine, but I don't fish, I don't hunt, I'm not that into sports. I can't fix a car. I think it's my point of view and the way I see the world.'


Author: Yeardley Smith
'Everybody sort of questioned why we get married on New Year's Day, and of course, the avid sports fans wouldn't come, because they had to watch the Rose Bowl or whatever that is on that day.'


Author: Robert Huber
'I learned easily and had time to follow my inclination for sports (light athletics and skiing) and chemistry, which I taught myself by reading all textbooks I could get.'


Author: Michael Keaton
'I played a lot of sports when I was a kid so I get in that ballgame mindset of being really, really respectful, but at same time saying to yourself, 'Don't back down a single inch, hang with these guys if you can.' If they throw it high and tight you have'


Author: Steve Blake
'I'm pretty quiet. But I love to play sports. I like playing all sports. I'll act goofy at times around my wife and my son, around my own family. I like to have fun in general.'


Author: Im Dong-Hyun
'I used to play football at school, and I enjoyed really physical sports, but I now try to avoid any sports that might build up different muscles. That might have a negative impact on my archery.'


Author: Arthur Blank
'My commitment to Atlanta and passion for sports and competition make this acquisition a perfect fit for me.'


Author: Lawrence Schiller
'The most important thing you learn as a sports photographer is anticipation - not where the action is taking place, but where it's going to take place. Not where the subject is now, but where they're going to be.'


Author: Tim Ryan
'I've been on enough sports teams in my life to have experienced the magic of what can happen when a group of people care for and love each other.'


Author: Michael Wilbon
'Sports don't define us it is not what we live for.'


Author: Michael Wilbon
'People here don't identify themselves by their sports team.'


Author: Michael Michele
'I think that people who have played sports have an ability to relate to people because when you're playing you have to work on teams and with opposing players.'


Author: Tyler Christopher
'I was certain I was going to do something in sports.'


Author: Matt Walsh
'I'm a huge fan of Chicago sports and Chicago food, and I love going home and my family is still there. I guess it's pretty easy to have a normal life in Chicago.'


Author: Phil Simms
'Talk radio has almost ruined the sports fan.'


Author: Elizabeth Price
'I have a pretty expanded view of what art is. I include pop music and even some sports.'


Author: Elizabeth Price
'Anyone could be in the orchestra, or sports team, or arts club at my school. It was precisely the kind of inclusivity that now meets with a sort of scorn and derision as a prizes-for-all culture that generates only mediocrity. There's something so insulti'


Author: Tiki Barber
'I grew up playing sports. There is a clear line between success and failure.'


Author: Steve Fossett
'I pick projects according to how fascinating they are to me, and it has resulted in a broad reach. My records are actually in five different sports: balloons, airplanes, airships, gliders, and sailboats.'


Author: Avery Brundage
'Sport must be amateur or it is not sport. Sports played professionally are entertainment.'


Author: Avery Brundage
'The Olympic Games must not be an end in itself, they must be a means of creating a vast programme of physical education and sports competitions for all young people.'


Author: Mike O'Malley
'I have three kids, and I'm a coach for a lot of their sports, so I'm around them a lot, but I see friends of mine with older kids and they don't really interact so much, other than giving them a place to live.'


Author: William Sloane Coffin, Jr.
'It's too bad that one has to conceive of sports as being the only arena where risks are, for all of life is risk exercise. That's the only way to live more freely, and more interestingly.'


Author: Paul Fussell
'The more violent the body contact of the sports you watch, the lower the class.'


Author: Philip Knight
'We wanted Nike to be the world's best sports and fitness company. Once you say that, you have a focus. You don't end up making wing tips or sponsoring the next Rolling Stones world tour.'


Author: C. J. Box
'I really think more fledgling novelists - and many current and even established novelists - should get out into the real world and cover local politics, sports, culture, and crime and write it up on deadline.'


Author: Dietrich Mateschitz
'There are almost no sports within which mortal accidents are not a reality.'


Author: Dietrich Mateschitz
'When launching a product called an Energy Drink and named Red Bull, a product that stimulates body and mind, it is a short step to the roots where Red Bull came from. We have been doing this for 20 years - now it's called adventure sports, extreme sports,'


Author: Bob Hayes
'I'm thrilled, I'm grateful, I'm blessed. I played for the world's greatest professional sports team in history. Once a Dallas Cowboy, always a Dallas Cowboy.'


Author: Bob Beamon
'I think track is still one of the most exciting participant sports, but we haven't been able to capitalize on that excitement through television and the print media.'


Author: Jack Brickhouse
'I regard sports first and foremost as entertainment, so dry documentary narration is not for me.'


Author: Jay Ryan
'I always seem to get parts where I play the sports professional - and that's not me at all!'


Author: Junior Johnson
'Since my induction into the Sports Hall of Fame, I have wanted to have my No. 3 Chevy on exhibit for sports fans to see. I hope others will enjoy the car as much as I have.'


Author: Gabriel Basso
'I love sports - if I'm not acting, I'm probably doing sports.'


Author: Stephen Wallem
'I was never into sports, and my passion was the arts as long as I could remember.'


Author: Meyer Lansky
'All pro sports, as well as the NCAA, should thank God every day we have sports betting here... We have the only agency in the world that regulates the honesty of games.'


Author: Jack Abramoff
'I don't pay much attention to sports.'

 

 

 

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