We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking George Blanda Quotes. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
It may sound corny to some guys but I still believe after all these years that the game isn’t over until the last shot Is fired.
I’ve got my own philosophy. People who write books have different philosophies. You read too many people and you get screwed up.
I would work all day and then go the gym in the evening. I owed it to myself to take care of myself.
Favre is smarter than the coaches. Most of those coaches have never played pro football, and they’re second-guessing him?
I sat out the 1959 season.
I learned a long time ago that you only have a few friends in this world – your wife and family and a very few friends.
I’ve heard this stuff about a kicker ‘losing his leg’ ever since I was a rookie, and I can tell you that there is nothing to it. Every time a field goal kicker misses a few, the word gets around that he’s lost his leg, meaning his kicking strength.
All records are made to be broken.
I’m a hardened old guy. I’ve been cut in so many ways and dumped on by so many teams, I’ve been through it all, but I’d do it all over.
It tickles me to beat George Allen.
Competition is what drives me.
I make more money in the off-season than I do playing football.
Playing on the same team with Sid Luckman and Bulldog Turner and against people like Sammy Baugh, those were nostalgic days for me.
People watch TV and think a two-foot putt is the greatest thing in the world when a guy knocks it in. But nobody is rushing you. You don’t have a center, you don’t have a holder. You don’t have 100,000 people screaming at you.
I’ve had every experience you can imagine. I’ve been cheered and booed.
My wife wanted me to keep playing until I was 50. She thought it would be unique to play that long.
Life isn’t that complicated. I’m completely happy playing football. I’m happy to get out of the coal mines.
We did all the strategy right on the field. Today, the coaches call all the plays, so all the quarterbacks have to do is perform. They are more or less programmed.
I wish I could have played more.
Most players who’ve been around any length of time think of training camp as a time of hard work, frustration and monotony. But I can honestly say I look forward to it.
I think it’s good to have a little experience around.
If your body can take it, you can play forever if management wants you. But if you start missing field goals and losing games, then you are not long for the world.
They don’t have to tell me what life is like in a ghetto.
Sometimes a little bit of experience helps.
Age is a frame of mind.
All of the great quarterbacks have been guys who couldn’t run a lick – John Unitas, Joe Namath. Sonny Jurgensen – guys who stayed in the pocket.
I had six brothers and four sisters and I competed with my brothers every day when I was a kid. If you lost in my family, they kidded the pants off you until you won again.
If people can identify with me in a good way and get some inspiration out of what I’ve done, that’s good. Then football’s all worthwhile.
The owners need to have some protection against players jumping from team to team. The fans have the right to expect some continuity on the team they support from year to year.
You know, Billy Cannon is very fast.
I think a football career should be used as a stepping stone to something better – not as an end in Itself.
Winning is the name of the game – any game.
I worked my way through college by throwing passes for the University of Kentucky.
I want to play as long as I can contribute.
In fact, I’d like to play until I’m 60.
Being a pro opens a lot of doors. It enables you to meet a lot of people. By taking advantage of the opportunities, the future is unlimited.
I honestly played the best football of my life in Houston.
It’s no big deal, starting a game.
The game that I remember the most was playing against Cleveland in 1970. We were down 20-13 and I came in and we got a touchdown and then we got a field goal in the last three seconds.
I had a helluva time getting away from Halas.
Those soccer style kickers have a difficult time getting the ball up, especially off dirt. They can get the ball up fast enough off artificial surfaces, but when it’s on a natural grass surface it’s entirely different for them.
I like winning and hate being second best.
I don’t like being compared to other kickers. Kicking, I’ve always felt, was my weak suit. The only area of kicking I was really proud of was that I was good under pressure. If all I had to do was worry about kicking, I’d have been much more proficient.
It’s very sweet to win against people who let you go.
Halas used to tell his players that football is what you make of it. It should not be what defines you, but football should be a stepping stone for what you achieve in the rest of your life.
I hate to lose. I can’t stand to lose.
Things never change in football, it’s still blocking and tackling and execution, and having an experienced quarterback who is patient enough to take what the defense gives him.
I like beating old standardbearers of the N.F.L.
The world is not going to come to an end because I’m not going to play football anymore.
Anything I do, I want to win.