We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Sports Quotes from Warren Moon, Mario Andretti, Jerry West, David Boreanaz, Norman Ralph Augustine. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
That’s the one regret I have in all the years that I’ve played professional sports, that I didn’t win a championship in the N.F.L. And that’s why you play on any level of team sports: you want to win a championship as part of a team.
The day of parochialism in sports is over. The world is too small for what people like to call ‘the good old days.’ Fans want the best, wherever they come from.
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.
I’m a sports guy. Football, God, I flip out.
Bulls do not win bull fights. People do.
NBC Sports does a great job with golf.
Wrestling is ballet with violence.
I’m not going to change and get the emotions out of my game. It’s important to have emotions in sport. If you don’t have emotions, it’s like you don’t really care. Because if you care about something, you’re always going to be emotional. Doesn’t matter if it’s sports or personal life.
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.
Sports has kept me on the straight and narrow path.
I think sports are meant to unite people.
And I realized that there was no sports reporter, so I started covering sporting events.
Almost every single commercial on television for shampoo, sports shoes, drinks, food, clothes, perfume, cars, etc., is a short fairy tale, for they are given magical qualities.
If you drink don’t drive. Don’t even putt.
I like sports, and I enjoy playing basketball and lifting weights.
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.
That’s the biggest gap in sports, the difference between the winner and the loser of the Super Bowl.
I’m not really interested in sports psychology. It makes me feel like a crazy person.
That’s the great thing about sports: You play to win, and I don’t care if you don’t have any wins. You go play to win. When you start telling me it doesn’t matter, then retire. Get out. ‘Cause it matters.
I was good at studies and played sports. The only difference was I had big dreams even as a child – I always knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur.
I was lucky enough when it came to sports and work ethic to be taught some basics that continue to be important.
I got a lot of the greatest values in life from playing sports, from playing football – teamwork, sportsmanship, my work ethic, resiliency, dedication – I got it all by being on a team.
Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face.
Unlike any other business in the United States, sports must preserve an illusion of perfect innocence.
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.
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.
My first car was a Chevy Cavalier. My dad somehow convinced me that it was a hot sports car because it was red.
I love playing sports. I’m overly eager and aggressive and not very skilled, so it leads to many small injuries.
I don’t know anything that builds the will to win better than competitive sports.
I like my extreme sports.
I’m a pretty agile guy, especially being taller and having done martial arts from about the age of 13, but parkour is one of those sports that I wish I’d discovered sooner. When my nephew first showed me, I thought, ‘Damn – I’m too old for this.’
There’s three things men always talk about – women, sports, and cars.
I have learned, in my life and work as a sportswriter, that big-time Sports and big-time Politics are not so far apart in America. They are both a means to the same end, which is victory… And why not? Victory is good for you, and don’t let anybody tell you different.
Sports is like rock ‘n’ roll. Both are dominant cultural forces, both speak an international language, and both are all about emotions.
As a child I was very involved with sports and I knew at age 9 that I wanted to be an Olympic champion.
Tennis doesn’t owe me anything. Tennis is one of the fairest sports. It’s given me so many extraordinary feelings.
The addiction to sports, therefore, in a peculiar degree marks an arrested development in man’s moral nature.
Commitment, belief and positive attitude are all important if you’re going to be a success, whether you’re in sports, in business or, as in my case, anthropology.
Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air.
Half the lies they tell about me aren’t true.
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.
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.
Extreme high-altitude mountaineering deserves its place among the world’s most extreme sports.
Football is an incredible game. Sometimes it’s so incredible, it’s unbelievable.
I’ve always been around dudes and sports.
I’m naturally athletic. I’ve been involved in sports since I could walk. So, for me to be sedentary is just unacceptable. Not only is it great for your physical body, but it gives me more energy during the day if I’ve worked out. I feel better. I look better.
Nike was the essence of sports, transcendence through sports.
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.
In sports… you play from the time you’re eight years old, and then you’re done forever.
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.
It doesn’t matter whether you are pursuing success in business, sports, the arts, or life in general: The bridge between wishing and accomplishing is discipline.
The thing about ballet that I never knew about is that it’s one of the most excruciating sports that I’ve ever been a part of. I say sports because they train constantly, every single day.
It’s a round ball and a round bat, and you got to hit it square.
I had this inferiority complex as a child, as I was not good at speaking. I was also not good in studies or sports and would often flunk in four-five subjects.
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.
It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place the world is when one is playing golf.
People love video games because they do things they obviously can’t do in real life. That’s especially true with sports games because fans love to step into the shoes of their favorite athletes.
In sports, especially skiing, you have to be comfortable with risk. You have to have a relationship with fear, and it can’t dominate the decision-making process.
I love all sports.
Sports are trivial compared to matters of war and peace, but some parallels apply.
We want to give deep insight into sports at all levels and bring the viewer inside the journey for an entirely new perspective.
Performing at the highest level in sports requires adaptability.
I decided to create a sports club during the Soviet times. It was my dream.
I was on the snowboard team at my school, but that was the only sports team I was on. I played soccer growing up in elementary school.
It was actually drumming that gave me the stamina to get into sports later. I started playing drums at 13, and when I got to the international touring level… I got interested in cross-country skiing, long-distance swimming, bicycling… things that require stamina, not finesse.
My symbol was always a polo player because I liked sports, and polo has a stylishness to it.
Sports are such a great teacher. I think of everything they’ve taught me: camaraderie, humility, how to resolve differences.
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.
Any time Detroit scores more than 100 points and holds the other team below 100 points they almost always win.
The best thing about the Kentucky Derby is that it is only two minutes long. It is the quickest event in sports, except for Sumo-wrestling & Mike Tyson fights. Maybe Drag-racing is quicker, but I have never been attracted to it.
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.
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.
I grew up doing a lot of extreme sports.
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 using your fists.
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.
No matter how little we think anatomy should matter to one’s social and political rights, surely we can’t pretend biology doesn’t matter in sports. Surely there’s a reason we don’t let adults play in the t-ball leagues, and a reason most women athletes want their own leagues.
Sports life is very short.
I’ll let the racket do the talking.
I watch movies and sports. I can count on the fingers of my hand the number of times I have watched an hour show. I never watch a half-hour show, and I never watch myself.
I was showing early symptoms of becoming a professional baseball man. I was lying to the press.
I grew up with sports, but I was definitely not good enough to become a professional athlete – I just loved the storytelling aspect of it.
Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.
What has truly impeded ESPN from overcoming its financial mistakes and inability to adapt to technological advances? The decadelong culture war ESPN lost to Deadspin, a snarky, politically progressive sports blog launched by Gawker’s Nick Denton in 2005.
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.
I’m a big sports guy – golf, tennis, baseball, basketball, snowboarding – and I love games.
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.
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.
Nothing dramatic can be expected from the Sports Code, because the Olympic Charter has to be respected.
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.
I was a hockey player. I played hockey forever. That was my life and my job until I got injured, so I get sports, and I get the sports atmosphere, the feeling around other athletes, but I never played football.
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.
I think sports has done a disservice for a lot of black kids thinking they can only be successful through athletics and entertainment. I want them to know they can be doctors, lawyers, teachers, fireman, police officers, etc.
I’m sure there are people in all sports that bend the rules but I’m not going to sit here and point the finger.
I watch a lot of sport on television. I only watch certain sports, and I only watch them live – I don’t think I’ve ever been able to watch a replay of a match or game of which the result was already decided. I feel bound to cheat and look up what can be looked up.
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.
Fans don’t boo nobodies.
Colleges produce more sports therapists than engineers. Perhaps because America is a sporty country: a lot of outdoors.
Golf is a good walk spoiled.
I am both humbled and honored to receive the Honda Sports Award for women’s basketball.
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.
I used to go to sports camp every summer. I’d make a lot of new friends, and it was all athletic. It was basically a place for parents to send their kids to run out all their summer energy for two weeks.
I was into sports in high school, but I got kicked out of Richmond High at 17, so I never graduated. However, I still get invites to the class reunions… I don’t know that I want to see how everyone looks now.
Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.
We want a clean and effective Olympic body where it can help us and Indian sports to grow and we athletes can represent our country and our flag once again.
I am very fond of sports apparel so I used to visit the mall often and get some good shirts or shoes and even have a nice meal with my physiotherapist.
Wooden was the coach for the UCLA Bruins, arguably the greatest sports coach we ever had.
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.
I always wanted to be a pro athlete. When I was younger I wanted to be the first person to be a pro at three different sports, but then realized how impossible that is. At 15 I stopped playing other sports and focused on tennis.
Football is violence and cold weather and sex and college rye.
I play sports.
When I used to play sports, I’d be the one cheering the team on, ‘Come on, we can beat these guys!’ That’s just in me.
YouTube and other sites will bring together all the diverse media which matters to you, from videos of family and friends to news, music, sports, cooking and much, much more.
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.
I love both the sun and the moon, day and night. But I enjoy the day the most because I live in Rio and I can play sports.
Gray skies are just clouds passing over.
I don’t know if God is a sports fan or not, but I do know this: He loves a good comeback.
I play some fighting games, but mostly I just play sports.
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.
Sports is the only entertainment where, no matter how many times you go back, you never know the ending.
When I was a kid, I was always an athlete. I played a lot of sports. I played football, basketball, baseball and soccer.
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.
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.
I’ve been a sports fan forever.
Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing.
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.
I’m not one of those people who goes home and has to put football on the TV straight away or has to watch Sky Sports News.
On a selfish basis, I really enjoy sports and activity.
Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.
You wouldn’t have won if we’d beaten you.
I’ve paid the price over the years, though: a lot of injuries and surgeries related to my sports career; my hips and knees took a lot of wear and tear.
Trump survives by Corum’s Law. This is a famous, well-tested theory and is named after Bill Corum, who once wrote sports for the Hearst papers when they were in New York.
I think my appeal is that I’ve always tried to stay very grounded to my fans and to be accessible – not being this unattainable thing. I think doing sports and riding motorcycles has made me more approachable and more real and down to earth.
Science has taught us, against all intuition, that apparently solid things like crystals and rocks are really almost entirely composed of empty space. And the familiar illustration is the nucleus of an atom is a fly in the middle of a sports stadium, and the next atom is in the next sports stadium.
I used to play a lot of racket sports, tennis and squash.
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.
Tiger Woods is the only sports star who’s worth every penny he makes.
‘Potato-chip news’ is news that’s repetitive, requires little effort to absorb, and is consumable in massive quantities: true crime, natural disasters, political punditry, celebrity gossip, sports gossip, or endless photographs of beautiful houses, food, or clothes.
Any time guys move to ‘Raw’ and ‘SmackDown,’ I think that is what has kept NXT so relevant and has kept the fans so invested because they are now conditioned that whoever leaves or comes in, NXT, as a product, is going to give really exciting sports entertainment every time.
My son has taken liking for sports and is most of the time playing cricket and football. It is so much fun being with them, as I’m enjoying every phase of motherhood.
A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.
My father was a very special human being. He was brilliant in academics, sports and the arts. He wrote, performed and directed plays in English and Hindi/Urdu at his regiment.
You know they’re not going to lose 162 consecutive games.
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.
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.
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.
Sports and entertainment have always been windows of opportunity for African Americans, when other doors were closed.
Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.
I didn’t go to normal children school. I went to sports school when I was 8. So I studied martial arts.
Football is one of the most popular sports in the country, and there are many reasons for this. You can take so much from football and apply it to life in general. Just some of those things are goal-setting, preparation, teamwork, perseverance and discipline.
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.
You can’t win unless you learn how to lose.
I wasn’t really a work-conscious type of person. I was a player. I loved to play sports.
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.
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.
It’s fascinating, isn’t it, that whereas so many of our statues have been of military leaders, now it may well be sports stars who are the ones more likely to be so honored.
He has the finest, fundamentally sound golf swing I’ve ever seen.
The first thing I learned in boxing is to not get hit. That’s the art of boxing. Execute your opponent without getting hit. In sports school, we were putting our hands behind our backs and having to defend ourselves with our shoulders, by rolling, by moving round the ring, moving out feet.
I’m one of these people that likes adrenaline and new things, like extreme sports. It makes me feel alive.
I used to play sports, basketball, football.
It is bizarre to see the NFL attacking an America that has treated it so well over the years. Taxpayers pay over 70 percent of the cost of stadiums. Our citizens pay more and more for tickets, and valuations of professional sports franchises have skyrocketed. Player compensation keeps growing.
In sports and in business, the greatest leaders are those who make the best decisions in the most crucial of situations. They are the ones who focus their energy on turning tough decisions into winning decisions.
I think money in general hurts all sports.
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.
I don’t feel 50. I’m still ambitious, and I’ve only just got my licence to race sports cars. I race for an Aston Martin team called Beechdean, and it’s a huge challenge.
I was always very interested in fitness, I played a lot of sports growing up.
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.
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.’
The biggest danger to the movement is that it is getting too big in sheer weight of numbers. Other sports will become more popular in terms of numbers, and everyone will want to be involved in the Olympics.
I think Bob Costas is terrific. He’s so knowledgeable. He can talk about any subject, not just sports.
I have never cared especially for outdoor sports and have no desire to excel at tennis, swimming, or golf. I’ll leave those things to the men.
Boxing is one of the few sports that is one on one.
Discrimination and prejudice of any kind have no place in sports or in our society.
I am a sports enthusiast, and if given an opportunity, I want to be a sportsman, even today. I want to promote the sport that is indigenous to India. Kabaddi is a matter of national pride. Why can’t cricket, hockey, football and kabaddi be given equal platforms and co-exist? I believe that can happen.
Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.
I do not like sports, unless you consider treating all humankind with love and respect a sport.
Swimming is probably the ultimate of burnout sports. It’s ironic because millions of people who swim as their regular exercise love the meditation aspect of it; you don’t wind up with any orthopedic injuries. But when you swim at a world class level for hours and hours – the loneness of the long distance runner.
I’m an athlete, and I have been interested in sports films.
My childhood was a happy one. I was captain of the school sports team and played cricket after class. I had five younger siblings and a large loving family that lived together. We are still very close.
Golf is a game in which you yell ‘fore,’ shoot six, and write down five.
A lot of people say, ‘What set the Attitude Era up?’ or, ‘What started the Attitude Era?’ To me – and I was allegedly the leader of it – sports entertainment, pro wrestling, whatever you want to call it has always had an attitude. So, why that particular generation got labeled, I don’t know.
Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?
I was an old tackle riding around talking to people about sports. Like I’ve said to a lot of people over the years, ‘I only go where old tackles go, and if an old tackle does not belong there, I’m not going.’
Thank you for reminding Canada that I’m a disappointment to them. I like hockey, I love it, but I’m not an avid hockey – let’s face it, true Canadian – fan. I’ve always been more into snowboarding and skateboarding and sort of the alternative sports, I’m not crazy about hockey – but love it!
Guys do not have a genetic blueprint that allows them to understand or love sports.
Regardless of the obstacles or hurdles that are ahead of you, regardless of the opponent, regardless of the odds, your goal and objective always is to win. I think that’s part of sports.
I grew up in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and I’m a huge Red Sox fan. I’ve probably been to Fenway 40 times. I’ve been pretty lucky as a sports fan because the Patriots have won Super Bowls and the Red Sox have won World Series during my lifetime.
I grew up in Baltimore. And yes, I am a big sports fan, especially when it comes to my local teams.
I had played sports all my life, and I thought that was going to be the way. But I saw where the potential in football was going to end. When it comes to decision-making, I just follow my gut at the end of the day. And if I don’t, I get in trouble. I wanted to become a filmmaker.
What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive.
Sports is the ultimate escape, the ultimate in reality programming. It’s true drama. You really don’t know what’s going to happen.
I put so much pressure on myself to be perfect. Between homework and sports and drama and being social, I slept about four hours a night through high school and college.
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 accessible to everyone.
I’m a black Catholic raised in Decatur, Georgia, which was very gang-infested. Then, I went to an all-white private high school and excelled in sports and wrote poetry, then played football at the University of Georgia, minoring in drama.
My concentration level blocks out everything. Concentration is why some athletes are better than others. You develop that concentration in training and concentrate in a meet.
If you watch a game, it’s fun. If you play it, it’s recreation. If you work at it, it’s golf.
The sports page records people’s accomplishments, the front page usually records nothing, but man’s failures.
I’m sort of like a lame, single guy in a red sports car.
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.
I think extreme sports are really good for relieving stress.
I’m really into extreme sports and just having fun.
My exercise regime is a mix of gymming, marital arts, sports, etc.
Approach the game with no preset agendas and you’ll probably come away surprised at your overall efforts.
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.
Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.
I thought the sports law sector would be boring, but it was unexpectedly interesting.
The great thing about sports is you constantly have to prove yourself. You constantly have to go out there and do it, day in and day out.
I still feel that in India we look upon sports as a recreational activity – which it is – but people have to understand that there is a career in sports. It’s not just necessary to be a doctor or a lawyer or an engineer, as most of us Indians appear to think that our children should grow up to be.
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.
Competing in sports has taught me that if I’m not willing to give 120 percent, somebody else will.
If you are humble, your concentration will be very high. That’s the way to go in sports.
Life magazine ran a page featuring me and three other girls that was clearly the precursor of Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues.
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.
Every great batter works on the theory that the pitcher is more afraid of him than he is of the pitcher.
I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.
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.
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.
Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquillity.
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.
Cooking is a great leveller. You can be a sports star, an actor, an entrepreneur, anything, but cooking strips it all away.
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.
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.
The difference between the more traditional sports clubs and Congress is that Congress doesn’t really compete against another team.
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.
I had a great interest in sports. I had three older brothers who were great athletes. I was not.
Economics is about creating win-win situations. But in sports, someone loses.
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.
Compared to politics, I think sports is funnier, because it’s inconsequential. And politics can be real important and all that. The more pointless something is, the funnier it is, you know? And the more grave or important things are… You know, some comedians can get this disease where they get serious all the time.
I regard sports first and foremost as entertainment, so dry documentary narration is not for me.
Politics is comparable to boxing. The only thing is that in politics there are basically no rules. In boxing, you can get a black eye, but in politics you can get poison in your food or a bullet in the head. It’s definitely rougher and tougher than other sports.
Anything can happen. That’s why sports are so great, the unexpected.
I go to the pub, hang out with my family – that’s pretty much it. I also do a lot of sports when I get the chance. I’m actually a pretty mellow guy.
All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity.
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.
I feel like football players are overworked and underpaid compared to any other sports.
Bowling is all physics and energy distribution. It’s F = ma. So it is actually one of the most science-y sports, because it literally is just a ball and a surface and objects to knock down.
When you play sports like tennis, you’re alone, and that’s a good school for life, but it’s also a good school for life to bring your best and make those around you better, too – helping others in difficult moments.
I am in the fighting game. I don’t care about anything else. I don’t watch the news, I don’t care about politics, I don’t care about other sports. I don’t care about anything I don’t need to care about. This is my sport: it is my life. I study it; I think about it all the time. Nothing else matters.
My greatest memories as a kid were playing sports with my dad and watching sports with my dad.
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.
Several professional athletes have wrongly taught many young Americans by example that the only way to succeed in sports is to take steroids.
We have Al Jazeera Arabic news, Al Jazeera English news, of course; we have three sports channels, and we have Al Jazeera Mubasher, which is a live channel that broadcasts live press conferences and symposiums and meetings. And, of course, we have Al Jazeera commentary in Arabic.
If the government announced that it was going to allocate a vast tranche of education funding purely to the pupils at the best public schools, there would be a national outcry – and yet this is precisely what the Olympics represents in terms of sports funding.
My dad told us up front, ‘Guys, if you want to play sports, go ahead, but it’s your decision.’
Between yellow ribbon magnets, patriotic anthems at sports games and corporate marketing campaigns, the rhetoric that those in uniform are protecting freedom is hammered into the psyche of Americans at every turn.
The wrestling is real, all the injuries are real, so much so that in no other sports, whether soccer or cricket or hockey, players get so many injuries as in WWE.
I did some sports. It was a bit frustrating. I wasn’t the greatest sports person.
In all kinds of sports, you have to get the confidence going within before you can start proving people wrong or right.
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.
Men’s competitive team sports focus on the balance between individual achievement and team achievement with the emphasis on team achievement.
When I came to America in 1978, I was a huge sports fan – the problem was, my sport was cricket. Shockingly enough, no one wanted to talk cricket with me!
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.
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.
Have you ever noticed what golf spells backwards?
I have a couple of friends who have gone pro in sports, and if you are off by an inch, it’s an entire mindgame for the next week. That’s how it works: like, your whole world is based around an inch. Being an actor, your whole world turns on an inch, too.
In a world as competitive as ours, the child who does not get a decent education is condemned to the fringes of society. I think all Australians agree that this is intolerable. So we must demand as much of our schools as we do of our sports teams – and ensure that they keep the Australian dream alive for every child.
Faith, family, academics and then sports was the order of priorities in my family. My parents really stuck to these principles when raising me and my two brothers. As long as we took care of everything, they let us play as much basketball as we wanted.
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.
Buying sports cars, going to expensive nightclubs, spraying people with champagne and things like that – what I learnt is that it wasn’t for me, and, in fact, I feel pretty empty after doing that.
I’m a Philadelphia sports fanatic. I still watch Phillies games on my iPad, which is basically admitting to having daily torture sessions.
What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive.
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.
I know when I have kids, when I’m older, I’m going to encourage them to play sports because I think it teaches you a lot. It teaches you discipline, teamwork, and that there’s really no ‘I’ in team.
You have to list all your special skills on a form when you get an agent. There’s fencing, stage combat, horse riding, motorbike riding, Spanish, French, German, whatever. I just ticked everything. I talk about 10 languages according to that form. I even ticked the extreme sports box.
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. Open and U.S. PGA Championship in the last two years.
The team has come along slow but fast.
The idea of growing up in the South and being a man is an interesting thing; there’s a lot masculinity involved, with hunting, fishing, and playing sports that rural people take pride in, but at the same time, I grew up really not wanting to hate anybody.
Eighteen holes of match play will teach you more about your foe than 18 years of dealing with him across a desk.
But the rising chorus urging ESPN to change its stripes is missing something: The intersection of sports and politics is natural. And the left-wing lean of ESPN is inevitable. Conservatives bothered by the slant should stop hand-wringing and start their own network.
As a woman of color and curve model, I never imagined when I started modeling that I would be featured in the pages of ‘Sports Illustrated.’
But sports carried me away from being in a gang, or being associated with drugs. Sports was my way out.
I watch sports and cable news. I’m a political junkie, so that’s my interest.
Compared to politics, I think sports is funnier, because it’s inconsequential. And politics can be real important and all that. The more pointless something is, the funnier it is, you know?
That’s really what drew me into wrestling. To see my own uncle put on the mask every Friday to go into the ring, and me putting on his masks to play wrestle with him. It was a whole different world when it came down to sports.
I always felt second best. I was never the prettiest, never the skinniest, never the fastest in my sports. Never the smartest, because I have dyslexia. Then, all of a sudden, people were like, ‘You’re gorgeous.’ And I was like, ‘What?’
Sport was my absolute love. It was very sporty household. We had my – my brother and I both loved sports.
On Sundays, I’m up at five and in the office by six. After the show, around midday, I flip the switch, and it’s all family. Our kids play sports, so we’re running around.
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.
When I was growing up, I played a lot of different sports. There was a time when I was playing field hockey, tennis, and soccer at the same time. I was actually quite good at all of those sports.
You don’t hurt ’em if you don’t hit ’em.
Because I just like sports, I like athletics and I like competition.
If you give all your effort and all the fight and all the heart you got, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to win, and that’s what’s tough about sports.
Relax? How can anybody relax and play golf? You have to grip the club, don’t you?
I’ve always had a foot in everything. As a kid, I was active in sports and theater. Now, I’m learning I have to focus a bit. I’m trying to get to next projects, like writing a screenplay. Once that comes together, I could put my mind to another book – maybe a fun kids’ book.
Even in the most peaceful communities, an appetite for violence shows up in dreams, fantasies, sports, play, literature, movies and television. And, so long as we don’t transform into angels, violence and the threat of violence – as in punishment and deterrence – is needed to rein in our worst instincts.
I’ve gotten to know a lot of great people here in all the different sports. It’s fun. It’s fun to get involved where you live. And this is where I live. I’m a registered voter here. I have my Wisconsin driver’s license.
Sports betting is all about money management, so the most money won on one event is not the most important thing.
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.
As an athlete, that’s something I always take with me. You fall every day, whether it’s in a job, or you miss something else, but you learn how to do it better next time. You learn it in sports. That’s a life lesson.
Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.
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.
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.
I played college basketball in West Virginia for two years, and then I graduated from NYU with a sports management degree because I realized the NBA’s not going to happen.
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.
At home I have a copy of the April 21, 1986, issue of ‘Sports Illustrated.’ I’m on the cover with the blurb, ‘Can Lou Do It?’ I’d just arrived at Notre Dame, and with spring football underway, I was the focal point of that week’s coverage.
I’m not that clued up on the American sports yet, really.
In the 1970s, professional sports found a different breed of team owner in George Steinbrenner of the New York Yankees.
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.
Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
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.
I’d just as soon play tennis with the net down.
If you think it’s hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball.
I myself am frustrated in just where sports are at. It’s a hard thing when you’re out there working every day, and you know that someone else is cheating and they may not necessarily get caught.
When I create a sports costume, I remember that it must not look – how do you say? – ‘bedraggled.’
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 class clown.
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.
All sports for all people.
Whether you’re playing sports, starting a business or anything else in life, you need to identify your talents. Your responsibility is to find what you do better than anyone else. Once you identify what that is, you need to put yourself in the best position to succeed.
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.
I don’t like sports where it’s like, you watch a guy on a motorcycle flip or something, then another guy does it, it looks exactly the same, and then at the end one guy gets higher points! It seems so arbitrary; I don’t know who’s ahead ever.
It’s important for schools to encourage sports.
Ever since I was young, I played sports.
Mayweather Promotions – we are the past, the present, and the future of sports and entertainment, and everybody knows Mayweather’s pay is better.
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.
Selling an electric sports car creates an opportunity to fundamentally change the way America drives.
I love outdoor sports, like volleyball, and I play them whenever I can.
I didn’t have a hero playing in sports that looked like me.
Let’s say something like Olympics is happening, I will definitely watch because that is something which is live after so many months. I think sports will definitely get people to watch.
Stephen A. Smith is the hardest-working man in sports show business. The ubiquitous basketball pundit appears on ESPN about 10 times a day as a regular on the show ‘NBA Fastbreak,’ a guest commentator on ‘Sports Center,’ and a pundit on ‘ESPNEWS.’
Show me a good loser, and I’ll show you a loser.
So much about big-time college sports is criticized. But the worst scandal is almost never mentioned: the academic fraud wherein the student-athletes, so-called, are admitted without even remotely adequate credentials and then aren’t educated so much as they are just kept eligible.
Champions keep playing until they get it right.
In football, time and space are the same thing.
The day after high school, I was off to basic training at the Great Lakes Naval Station. You gotta understand, we didn’t care about sports. We wanted to win the war. We wanted to win the war! And at the time, we didn’t know if we would.
By the time I was 8 years old, sports had pretty much taken over my life.
I’m not good at a lot of things. I am not good at keeping my room clean. I am not good at eating healthy. I am not good at sports anymore. I used to be! Not so much anymore.
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, and outdoor sports.
You realize, as time goes on, there is a certain expectation now in 2018 where fans want to see cool, exciting, hard-hitting sports entertainment or hard-hitting pro wrestling, and there are ways to give them that without necessarily putting yourself in the hospital that night or not being able to move the next morning.
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.
Sports and management are not as diverse as people think.
I have spent a lifetime trying to share what it has meant to be a woman first in the world of sports so that other young women have a chance to reach their dreams.
Professional sports are something they can’t control.
Everyone in my family enjoys sports and I was naturally athletic as a child. I have been cycling since I can remember, had previously represented by school in football and later my college at national level volleyball.
I think women athletes who have been successful need to help other sports, those sports that are just emerging. That’s what I’ve been thinking about and looking forward to.
I was always a tomboy. I always wanted to be around the boys, always wanted to play sports – basketball, football, kickball, whatever it was. I was real aggressive. I wanted to be around the bros!
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.
It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.
Golf is played by twenty million mature American men whose wives think they are out having fun.
I have to wear two sports bras when I do my cardio. It takes a lot to hold these puppies up!
It’s tricky when you have people tuning in to hear about sports, not politics, but I think in issues where they intertwine, that is not something ‘First Take’ is not going to shy away from and potentially will go to another level than another sports show.
If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club, they’d starve to death.
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.
Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football, basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.
Pro wrestling is not fake; it’s sports entertainment. We go out there and we perform, and a lot of what we do out there is real, but we’re not going to insult anyone’s intelligence – there is a predetermined winner. It’s just the fans don’t know who it is, and that’s what makes it so intriguing.
Sports is the toy department of human life.
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.
I owe a lot to sports. My athletic ability made the transition from modeling to wrestling very easy.
I am really passionate about sports in general – especially water sports.
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.
What’s been missing from regions outside of Silicon Valley is a ‘playbook.’ In American football, a playbook contains a sports team’s strategies and plays. It struck me that every region needs its own industry playbook on how to compete globally.
When you think about martial arts here in the states, kickboxing was here in the ’70s, and it kind of ran its course. But I always felt there was a place in combat sports for kickboxing.
The sports world is an echo chamber. All it takes is one quote from a general manager and a thousand sports columns bloom.
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.
I love sports – I used to play volleyball really competitively…I went to Junior Olympic qualifiers, and I’ve ridden horses my whole life.
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 think there’s an infinite number of cool technology sports that should exist that don’t.
I think sports and bodybuilding were the only things that saved me from getting beat up. People are not pleased, for whatever reason, when you can answer all the questions in class. If not for the respect I got from track, cross-country, wrestling and bodybuilding, it would have been a disaster.
Winners never quit and quitters never win.
Sports has always been a pass-through. You pay for something, and then you pass it through to television, you pass it through to advertisers, or you pass it through to season-ticket holders, luxury boxes and then the fans. Then it all adds up, and you take in more than you pass out.
I believe that the Greater Phoenix Area is a terrific sports market; it’s a terrific hockey market.
My favorite sports movies, I like ‘Remember the Titans’ and ‘Hoosiers’ Jimmy Chitwood, from the corner.
Growing up, I looked up to major league baseball players, and now these young women have amazing, incredible women all across the board, from swimming to gymnastics to softball to basketball. It is incredible how far women have come and women in sports have come.
The game of golf would lose a great deal if croquet mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green.
Obviously, I’m a female in sports. You work really hard, you prep really hard, you put a lot into the show, so when you have certain comments, and people are saying, ‘Oh you add nothing,’ or, ‘You got your job because of this.’ Really? Why don’t you look at my master’s degree?
I’m tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok.
I’m a sports junkie, and I am interested in athletic will – how you exceed the expectations of your own performance when it counts to deliver something beyond yourself so that you can win.
I went through baseball as ‘a player to be named later.’
You can easily get depressed. Usually, if you play sports, you think that one match or one game is very important, and when you lose it, you think your whole world is over.
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.
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.
The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.
Some of us have been told what we want our whole lives. We’ve been told we should want to go out for sports or not. We should want a college education or a graduate degree or a particular career. We should want to date this person and not the other.
The wagering thing for a lawyer is very interesting. Will there be mobile sports wagering? Will there be mobile prop betting? Conceivably, someone sitting in basketball area placing prop bets on a mobile phone while the individual is 10 feet from the court? Some of the possibilities are angst-producing.
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.
I’ve got to be honest and say that, growing up, I wasn’t a big sports guy, but I love the camaraderie. I just love people getting together, fighting for a team and getting super-emotional about it.
The biological factors underlying race differences in sports have consequences for educational achievement, crime and sexual behavior.
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.
Nobody roots for Goliath.
Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.
For a kid, self-esteem can be as close at hand as a sports victory or a sense of belonging in a peer group. It’s a much more complicated and elusive proposition for adults, subject to the responsibilities and vicissitudes of grown-up life.
I believe when the world faces a crisis, businesses and sports have an obligation to step up and make a difference.
The only way to prove that you’re a good sport is to lose.
I never in my wildest imagination dreamed that I would somehow become a sports commentator.
Major sports are major parts of society. It’s not anomalous to have people who love sports come from other parts of that society.
It is hard to compete with other sports. Badminton is a sport which, when compared with football and tennis, still needs promotion.
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.
I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out.
You know it’s going to hell when the best rapper out there is white and the best golfer is black.
My father is a huge horse racing fan, so I was introduced to the sport long before ‘Seabiscuit.’ But the role made me an even bigger fan. Horse racing is one of my favorite sports.
February is always a bad month for TV sports. Football is gone, basketball is plodding along in the annual midseason doldrums, and baseball is not even mentioned.
I don’t watch TV series, but I watched ‘Friday Night Lights’ because I’m a sports head.
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.
I want my kids to be able to live comfortable and go to school and to be into sports.
The more violent the body contact of the sports you watch, the lower the class.
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
You know, we don’t look much alike, but Denzel Washington would make a great sports agent.
Most Indians go into education. Their parents just push them into education like parents in Australia push them into sports.
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.
I hate all sports as rabidly as a person who likes sports hates common sense.
I’m nothing more than a sports slave.
We didn’t lose the game; we just ran out of time.
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.
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.
I’m not a sports person, but every now and then, I incorporate sports in my rhymes because I’m always grabbing from certain things and getting inspired by something whether I’m totally involved in it or not.
One thing you learned as a Cubs fan: when you bought you ticket, you could bank on seeing the bottom of the ninth.
If you got the game, you got the game. That’s why Tiger Woods is out there playing golf with Greg Norman.
I consider myself more of a wrestler than a sports entertainer.
I have long understood that losing always comes with the territory when you wander into the gambling business, just as getting crippled for life is an acceptable risk in the linebacker business. They both are extremely violent sports, and pain is part of the bargain. Buy the ticket, take the ride.
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.
As a child, I liked to play different type of sport, and I grew up to be an ardent sports fan. I have been watching all sports tournament religiously, especially badminton.
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.
I’m a sports fan. I’m not just an athlete who plays football.
Football is an incredible game. Sometimes it’s so incredible, it’s unbelievable.
I’m a big sports fan. Football. Cricket.
My love for sports will never die. I love martial arts and I want to promote it in whichever way I can. I am a fighter first, then an actor.
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.
Sports provides that tool kit to be successful in life. Because it’s not always going to be smooth sailing.
I learned early in sports that to be effective – for a player to play the best he can play – is a matter of concentration and being unaware of distractions, positive or negative.
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.
The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass.
I grew up with six brothers, and I’m from Chicago, so princesses and Barbie dolls were not around the house. It was more like sports and comic books, so getting to work for Marvel is like my version of being able to be a princess.
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 massive sports fan.
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.
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.
It takes hard work, dedication, discipline and a positive attitude to get to the top – in business or in sports.
I really liked sports and athletic stuff, but I was a total nerd.
My fitness idol is a sports personality and a young racer, Arman Ibrahim. He is very fit and he was also my partner in the TV show Fear Factor.’
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.
Dad always enjoyed sports, and he decided to join a Guadalajara gym to learn how to box. What he didn’t realize was that they didn’t teach boxing at that particular gym – they taught ‘lucha libre.’
Every morning I would rise at the crack of dawn and after the usual ablutions, would get into my sports kit and dash off to the track, where I would run two or three miles cross-country, in the company of my coach.
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 more successful.
I never got into sports at all until I was in my early 20s, after my music career got going.
If a tie is like kissing your sister, losing is like kissing you grandmother with her teeth out.
My first Olympics was Munich in 1972. I am better now than I was then, in knowledge and experience. The age of top riders generally tends to be older than in other sports because it takes a lot of time to be consistent.
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.
Sports teaches us to be together and united.
I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators.
I can’t say this enough – the food that you put into your bodies can actually help you get better grades. And it can also affect your performance in sports and other activities too. You see, when you give your body the best possible fuel, you have more energy, you’re stronger, you think more quickly.
We’re not doing outrageous fashion; I make sports clothes that are relatively conservative, clothes that everyone wears.
Bobby Knight told me this: ‘There is nothing that a good defense cannot beat a better offense.’ In other words a good offense wins.
I am focusing on entertainment because entertainment is the best way to promote sports in India. And wrestling can benefit a lot through entertainment. That’s why I am trying my best to juggle between wrestling and entertainment.
I played professional level sports. When you’re playing for money, it’s a whole other level.
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.
The uglier a man’s legs are, the better he plays golf – it’s almost a law.
After one Olympics, if we invest in sports and say we will get a gold medal in the next Olympic, it doesn’t work like that in sports. How it works is that you provide the infrastructure, provide education about nutrition and health.
Sports have always been a really important part of how I energize myself, as well as how I relax. I spend a lot of my spare time with my family playing tennis, biking and rollerblading.
It is not up to me whether I win or lose. Ultimately, this might not be my day. And it is that philosophy towards sports, something that I really truly live by. I am emotional. I want to win. I am hungry. I am a competitor. I have that fire. But deep down, I truly enjoy the art of competing so much more than the result.
You just can’t compare the WWE to anything else when it comes to sports entertainment. There is nothing like the WWE, nothing like this machine I am working for and I’m proud to work for.
I was a sports fan, but I also went to peace marches.
Your ups and downs in sports, I think they are as normal as daily life: One day you wake up and feel great, the next day you wake up and feel maybe less great.
I’ve always been athletic my entire life and loved sports.
I won’t have any competitive instincts in any sports, other than golf. I can’t see being competitive in sports any more.
My source of income is sports betting. I have some investments also.
I’m a competitive person and I love the challenge of mastering new things.
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 exciting after a while.
We exalted that Michael Phelps-consecrated water. Rose petals were strewn in Peyton Manning’s path when he retired. But hey, that’s natural. As we should, we admire those in any craft, no less so in sports, who appear out of nowhere to achieve remarkable feats.
Theatre sports is the best improv training period.
At school I hated swimming and felt bigger and more self-conscious than all the other girls – and I would go to summer sports camps to desperately try to change my shape so that it couldn’t be one of the taunts aimed at me by bullies.
Professional sports is a business.
Only God can save Indian sports.
I tried golf for a while, but I wasn’t very good at it, so I didn’t play a lot of golf. I enjoy all sports, not just football. I like basketball, baseball, and I got into the World Cup. So really, sports in general are my life, and football specifically.
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.
I think it is fine to have sports divided into men’s and women’s, just as it is fine to say a fifteen-year-old is incapable of consenting to sex. But we should recognize these are social distinctions based on biology, and not categories foisted upon us by nature.
I always played sports when I was young. I played football and baseball for eight years. I loved football.
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.
You win some, lose some, and wreck some.
Other people need to be forward thinkers. Not just basketball players. Not just people in the sports world. But people in general.
I was always very physical, growing up, and did sports. I like to get out and do different things, and walk in different shoes. I like change. I like challenge.
You know you have a gambling problem when it’s 4 A.M. at the Mirage Sports Book and you’re walking around going, ‘Hey you get the lacrosse scores?’
The growth of women’s soccer and women’s sports all around the world has been slow.
People here don’t identify themselves by their sports team.
I started playing ball when I was a kid. My dad was a pro ball player and he passed on his knowledge to me.
Competitive people, especially in sports, want to learn about everything. So when you’re interested in something, you become a bit obsessive. You start to research it and ask questions about it, and before you know it, you have a serious hobby because of how you’re programmed.
I overcame size with mechanics.
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.
One of the most basic factors in sports is that winning becomes a habit, and losing is the same way. When failure starts to feel normal in your life or your work or even your darkest vices, you won’t have to go looking for trouble, because trouble will find you. Count on it.
These days the temptation to use steroids in sports has become too great for many young athletes.
When I get into a bad mood, I do sports and then everything’s OK. And then I go and make decisions, however painful they may be.
The most successful achievers in sports are people that are really driven and have that spirit of hunger.
I wanted to use sports for social change.
I didn’t really watch ‘Dallas’ growing up, as I was a bit young and into other things, like sports.
Sports federations must try to be professional in trying to market their sport.
My fear is with the onset of mainstream interest in extreme sports that diversity will be subdued and eventually snubbed out within our great outdoor community. Shouldn’t we question when the leaders of our community try to manipulate our culture into a mono crop?
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.
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.
Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.
Sports and politics don’t mix.
Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.
The man who consumes sports to the exclusion of all other things will never be well-rounded.
A rabid sports fan is one that boos a TV set.
When I was at the ‘Philadelphia Inquirer,’ I was promoted nine times in my first 13 years. I ultimately went from general assignment to beats on St. Joe’s and Temple, to backup writer, to NBA writer, to NBA columnist, to, ultimately, in 2003, to general sports columns.
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.
Foreign policy simply cannot be judged by today’s headlines that chalk up victories and defeats like so many box scores in the sports sections.
I’m a Hollywood writer, so I put on my sports jacket and take off my brain.
The two most important things in life are good friends and a strong bullpen.
Growing up in the inner city, a lot of kids didn’t think reading was cool. I’m trying to show them that it is cool and the importance of growing and learning outside of their everyday lives, which is a lot of times sports.
Apart from education, you need good health, and for that, you need to play sports.
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 positively for the rest of your life.
I got to direct a human interest sports drama – to this day, one of my proudest achievements in my career and a source of undying pride.
I’m not buddy-buddy with the players. If they need a buddy, let them buy a dog.
For me, it is about creating a career – I’m very interested in the sports side and want to continue to do more stuff in that. But ultimately, what I consider myself to be is an actor, and the more variety I can play will continue to round me out.
I grew up playing sports. There is a clear line between success and failure.
If there was a template for success in sports, everyone would follow it. You do the best you can and trust the people you trust.
I remember being, like, 5 years old, and my dad took me to a Yankees-Mets game. My dad had me on his shoulders and taught me one of the most important lessons about sports. He said, ‘Jesse, just remember one thing, the Mets suck.’
Oh, ‘Sports Night’ was tough because ‘Sports Night’ was… Well, you know, it’s like Mamet. It’s Sorkin. And I didn’t realize that you had to immediately be off of the other actors’ last line in their dialogue.
Don’t play too much golf. Two rounds a day are plenty.
In sports, I refused to do any interviews that were just going to become human-interest stories. Don’t turn me into a tragic heroine.
Kobe was, other than my parents, he was the reason why I played sports. Just his mindset, the Mamba mentality.
Lake Pend Oreille is definitely my favorite place to be while in Sandpoint. I love to get out on a boat to enjoy water sports, camping, fishing, or just to relax and catch a sunset.
Sports is something that transcends generations, transcends backgrounds, cultures, races. And so the power of sports is real.
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.
My main idea was to create a sports facility for the basics. This is why I established the club.
The Americans love Aussies, but they’re actually quite afraid of us at the same time because they think we’re insane. Then they see our sports – league, union, and AFL – and that makes them even more worried.
In 1964, when Lee Iacocca said, ‘Shelby, I want you to make a sports car out of the Mustang,’ the first thing I said was, ‘Lee, you can’t make a race horse out of a mule. I don’t want to do it.’ He said, ‘I didn’t ask you to make it; you work for me.’
We grew up in the Rose Park section of Salt Lake City. It’s a good neighborhood but a tough one, on the poor side but proud. Sports are big. You learn to fight.
I played a ton of team sports growing up, and team wins are just incredibly gratifying.
I was very fortunate to come into sports representation with Arn Tellem; he has helped me understand the business in the same way that we help out clients find solutions to their problems.
As you become a legend in the game, you build more doubters than you build supporters. And that’s fine. I think that comes with anything that’s challenging. I think it even comes with sports. The older that Michael Jordan got, I think the more doubted he became.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You don’t suffer, kill yourself and take the risks I take just for money. I love bike racing.
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 of that university.
Sports are a microcosm of society.
We all have limitations. I don’t have the right genes to be an Olympic weightlifter. I don’t have the right genetics to be an Olympic sprinter. Or gymnast. Sure, if I trained my whole life, perhaps I could have become fairly decent in those sports.
I’m really into extreme sports and just having fun.
Most ball games are lost, not won.
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 head.
Not everyone likes sports. Gandhi and Malcolm X come to mind.
I think professional sports, football, to use it as an example, it’s fundamentally a form of entertainment.
For me, growing up, I’d always been a part of team sports, except for when I was boxing.
The crowd makes the ballgame.
If you meet the Buddha in the lane, feed him the ball.
When I’m doing sports, I don’t feel anything at all. I enjoy the moment. It’s a safe haven. But once you try to let someone inside your soul, you become vulnerable. You have to be comfortable in your own skin. I don’t open myself up like that to a lot of people. It takes courage.
When it comes to women, there has been a tendency to define women in sports in the context of their relationships – they watch games because their husbands watch. They’re interested because their kids play a sport. They buy tickets to a sporting event because it’s a way to spend time with family.
I’m a sports idiot – watching it, playing it, making conversation about it – I got nothing.
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.
In the sports world it’s all about argument. It’s all about having a hot take. The other person has to have the polar opposite opinion, and you bash them together. To me it is an outlier to have a conversation be the basis of why you are listening.
When a sports team is doing well in a city that’s going through tough times like New Orleans, like Detroit, it bolsters this real sentiment of ‘we can get through this.’ And when you have that sentiment, it becomes more than feelings: It’s transported into action.
If you see in sports at a super high level, people get hurt or have injuries when there isn’t that pleasure, the true pleasure of the sport, when they’re tired or demoralized or they’re not quite focused.
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.
Unlike most traditional, season-long fantasy sports sites, which make most of their money from administrative fees and advertising, FanDuel and DraftKings take a cut of every bet. That is what bookies do, and it is illegal in New York.
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.
People in the States used to think that if girls were good at sports their sexuality would be affected.
There is lots of enthusiasm among youth of Haryana about sports. They have potential in sports.
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.
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.
Thanks to fantasy football and ‘Madden’ on Xbox Live there are legions of jersey adorning sports fanatics who think they’re equipped to stand on the sideline with a headset.
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.
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.
Football is football and talent is talent. But the mindset of your team makes all the difference.
Psychology is much bigger than just medicine, or fixing unhealthy things. It’s about education, work, marriage – it’s even about sports. What I want to do is see psychologists working to help people build strengths in all these domains.
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.