Quotations on Sports Day

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Quotations about Sports
I always turn to the sports section first.  The sports page records people's accomplishments; the front page has nothing but man's failures.  ~Earl Warren

Every sport pretends to a literature, but people don't believe it of any other sport but their own.  ~Alistair Cooke

If only Hitler and Mussolini could have a good game of bowls once a week at Geneva, I feel that Europe would not be as troubled as it is.  ~R.G. Briscow

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.  ~Steve Garvey

Sports is human life in microcosm.  ~Howard Cosell

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 him.  ~Blaise Pascal

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

I don't believe professional athletes should be role models.  I believe parents should be role models.... It's not like it was when I was growing up.  My mom and my grandmother told me how it was going to be.  If I didn't like it, they said, "Don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out."  Parents have to take better control.  ~Charles Barkley

I think my favorite sport in the Olympics is the one in which you make your way through the snow, you stop, you shoot a gun, and then you continue on.  In most of the world, it is known as the biathlon, except in New York City, where it is known as winter.  ~Michael Ventre, L.A. Daily News

We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time.  ~Vince Lombardi

The trouble with referees is that they just don't care which side wins.  ~Tom Canterbury

When we played, World Series checks meant something.  Now all they do is screw up your taxes.  ~Don Drysdale, 1978

With the money I'm making, I should be playing two positions.  ~Pete Rose, 1977

Men forget everything; women remember everything.  That's why men need instant replays in sports.  They've already forgotten what happened.  ~Rita Rudner

Andre Dawson has a bruised knee and is listed as day-to-day.  Aren't we all?  ~Vin Scully

I don't know.  I never smoked AstroTurf.  ~Tug McGraw, when asked if he preferred grass or AstroTurf, April 1974

To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music, no choreography, and the dancers hit each other.  ~Jack Handey

Prize fighters can sometimes read and write when they start - but they can't when they finish.  ~Martin H. Fischer

October is not only a beautiful month but marks the precious yet fleeting overlap of hockey, baseball, basketball, and football.  ~Jason Love

I would have thought that the knowledge that you are going to be leapt upon by half-a-dozen congratulatory, but sweaty team-mates would be inducement not to score a goal.  ~Arthur Marshall

A player who conjugates a verb in the first person singular cannot be part of the squad, he has to conjugate the verb in the first person plural.  We.  We want to conquer.  We are going to conquer.  Using the word "I" when you're in a group makes things complicated.  ~Wanderley Luxemburgo, 1999

One day of practice is like one day of clean living.  It doesn't do you any good.  ~Abe Lemmons

The more you sweat in practice, the less you bleed in battle.  ~Author Unknown

I wanted to have a career in sports when I was young, but I had to give it up.  I'm only six feet tall, so I couldn't play basketball.  I'm only 190 pounds, so I couldn't play football.  And I have 20-20 vision, so I couldn't be a referee.  ~Jay Leno

To think of playing cricket for hard cash!  Money and gentility would ruin any pastime under the sun.  ~Mary Russell Mitford, 1823

It is all very well to say that a man should play for the pure love of the...
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