We have collected the best Sports Quotes by famous authors including Suzanne Fields, Catherine Bell, Suriya, Bob Seger, Will Self and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
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.
I like all the adventure sports but I like to do them in a safe way.
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.
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.
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.
Nobody wants to buy a $60,000 electric Civic. But people will pay $90,000 for an electric sports car.
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.
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.
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.
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.
George J. Mitchell
When I was 11, I went to a sports school about an hour from home and stayed there during the week, only going home at weekends. That was hard, but it prepared me before I left for Bilbao; it made me stronger.
We hope that the Commonwealth Sports movement is playing a meaningful role in the wider global conversation around tolerance, empowerment, and legal recognition for all.
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.
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.
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.
Steven Van Zandt
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 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.
Good ideas are like Nike sports shoes. They may facilitate success for an athlete who possesses them, but on their own they are nothing but an overpriced pair of sneakers. Sports shoes don’t win races. Athletes do.
I just consider Boston and New England incredible sports fans. If they give me trouble, think I’m rooting for other side, it’s mainly because they’re living and dying with every pitch and every play and think I’m rooting for the other side. I’d much rather that than apathy.
A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.
Football, basketball, and the Olympic sports all have their problems with banned substances.
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.
Pro football is like nuclear warfare. There are no winners, only survivors.
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.
River is a fantastic club that goes beyond just football. They offer so many sports and activities within the club. There are schools for young players, and its DNA can be identified by every other club in Argentina.
I was a sports fan, but I also went to peace marches.
I’ve been involved with sports my whole life, which made clothes and makeup and handbags not that important as a kid. I just didn’t care.
TV is changing in terms of how we are consuming sports. Appointment viewing no longer exists, as between social media and the Internet, people already have the news and can get the highlights – so now people want the opinions.
Sports without music is just a game. Music makes it entertaining.
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.
In men’s sports, people criticize coaches and managers all the time, call out teammates, too, and it’s not that huge of a deal. Often, the guy speaking out is even lauded for having the courage to tell the truth. When it happens in women’s sports, though, it always seems to be viewed as a nasty, claws-out cat fight.
These days the temptation to use steroids in sports has become too great for many young athletes.
Football is an incredible game. Sometimes it’s so incredible, it’s unbelievable.
Sports and entertainment have always been windows of opportunity for African Americans, when other doors were closed.
There probably isn’t another position in all of team sports that I can think of that has the same level of import as the quarterback.
In the 1970s, professional sports found a different breed of team owner in George Steinbrenner of the New York Yankees.
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.
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.
A. S. Byatt
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.
Jerry B. Jenkins
Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air.
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.
All sports for all people.
Pierre de Coubertin
The game of basketball has been everything to me. My place of refuge, place I’ve always gone where I needed comfort and peace. It’s been the site of intense pain and the most intense feelings of joy and satisfaction. It’s a relationship that has evolved over time, given me the greatest respect and love for the game.
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.
Ralph H. Baer
Virtual reality is extremely exciting. We have the biggest opportunity in sports when you talk about the possibility of bringing fans inside a car going nearly 200 miles-per-hour.
The bottom line is what we do might not be the safest so there is always some risk but we are ready to take that into account because we love racing and we love motor sports and it is dangerous.
Playing sports is a craft that has to be worked on and perfected just like anything else.
B. J. Armstrong
My policy was just to give good things for sports in my region.
Just like music, sports elevates us to new levels of achievment.
Sports teaches us to be together and united.
Sports life is very short.
If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead.
I mean, sports are big, big, big business.
I feel like football players are overworked and underpaid compared to any other sports.
The American people are sheep. They’re comfortable, rich, working. It’s like the Romans, they’re happy with bread and their spectator sports. The Super Bowl means more to them than any right.
In terms of merit, sports has mathematical statistics. That’s how you know who the best player is.
I think that every single person should play sports.
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.’
I get the ‘The New York Times’ and ‘Los Angeles Times’ thrown at my door every morning. I’ll read the front page of ‘The New York Times,’ then the op-eds, then scan the arts section and then the sports section. Then I do the same with the ‘L.A. Times.’
Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.
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.
Hunter S. Thompson
I love the sports business as a whole.
I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.
In high school, despite my involvement on four different sports teams, I threw my duties of being a jock out the window and spent my spare time in wrestling training or on the PS2.
You don’t suffer, kill yourself and take the risks I take just for money. I love bike racing.
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!
I didn’t go to normal children school. I went to sports school when I was 8. So I studied martial arts.
When you write about sports, you’re allowed to engage in mischief. Nothing is at stake.
Kobe was, other than my parents, he was the reason why I played sports. Just his mindset, the Mamba mentality.
I’d just as soon play tennis with the net down.
We want to give deep insight into sports at all levels and bring the viewer inside the journey for an entirely new perspective.
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.
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.
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.
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.’
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.
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?’
I overcame size with mechanics.
Three events. Three gold medals. I was news, big news, in the sports world.
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.
Following college sports as a kid, I’d be like: Clemson. Where the hell is Clemson? By learning sports rivalries, you learn the regions and the culture of a state.
What the canons of beauty transmit is an idea of taking care of yourself. Eating well, living healthily, doing sports. It’s a way to highlight the natural beauty in each of us. The natural body that all of us are born with.
Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.
Baseball life is a tough life on the family.
Baseball is called ‘America’s Pastime,’ but you could argue WWE and wrestling is very similar. We’ve been around since the carnival days. People want to be entertained. It’s obviously two different sports, but everyone appreciates the athleticism of another sport.
I got good grades. I played sports.
You wouldn’t have won if we’d beaten you.
If they asked me, I did two shifts. I did sports, I did news, because I loved it.
My greatest memories as a kid were playing sports with my dad and watching sports with my dad.
In sports, every day you can be the hero or the goat.
My father was an athlete, a great athlete, fought in the Marines in World War I. He was all sports and activity. My mother was all academics. I still have the complete works of Shakespeare that she had.
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.
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.
B. J. Penn
We’re a crazy country about sports, but for the longest time, only followed our own sports.
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 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.
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.
And I realized that there was no sports reporter, so I started covering sporting events.
I’m girlie in the sense that I like makeup, but I also love sports and man food.
Sports in Indonesia aren’t being supported by the government. The rewards you get as a young player don’t match the effort you put in. I want to be different from other athletes, if not better, and I want to make something good out of my profile and help the younger players have opportunities.
Apart from education, you need good health, and for that, you need to play sports.
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.
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.
There’s nothing masculine about being competitive. There’s nothing masculine about trying to be the best at everything you do, nor is there anything wrong with it. I don’t know why a female athlete has to defend her femininity just because she chooses to play sports.
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.
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.
Emily Bett Rickards
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.
You don’t hurt ’em if you don’t hit ’em.
Football is an incredible game. Sometimes it’s so incredible, it’s unbelievable.
Approach the game with no preset agendas and you’ll probably come away surprised at your overall efforts.
I think every school in the world should have a sports program.
The crowd makes the ballgame.
By the time I was 8 years old, sports had pretty much taken over my life.
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.
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.
There are only two seasons – winter and Baseball.
But sports carried me away from being in a gang, or being associated with drugs. Sports was my way out.
For me the more important thing is fighting. You know, training, fighting. The sports side. I didn’t choose my media life.
Boxing is one of the few sports that is one on one.
It is hard to compete with other sports. Badminton is a sport which, when compared with football and tennis, still needs promotion.
I’ll let the racket do the talking.
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.
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.
Stephen A. Smith
Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing.
We knew it was going to be the biggest event scheduled in the history of women’s sports, but we didn’t ever fathom we would be playing before sold-out stadiums all over the country.
Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.
I wanted to be a doctor in sports medicine; I was into sailing and all that sort of thing.
It’s important for schools to encourage sports.
P. T. Usha
I couldn’t find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself.
I decided to create a sports club during the Soviet times. It was my dream.
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.
We coaches have to learn how to deal with that: How do I get to each one best – with a talk, with video analysis? And what sort of tone? We need our own coaches for that. The sports psychologist coaches me too.
In sports, you simply aren’t considered a real champion until you have defended your title successfully. Winning it once can be a fluke; winning it twice proves you are the best.
The sports page records people’s accomplishments, the front page usually records nothing, but man’s failures.
Man-management far outweighs sports science.
I love sports. Whenever I can, I always watch the Detroit Tigers on the radio.
Gerald R. Ford
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.
All pro sports, as well as the NCAA, should thank God every day we have sports betting here… We have the only agency in the world that regulates the honesty of games.
I don’t have the attention span for sports.
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I was a child who was interested in sports, and represented my school in football, cricket, badminton and table tennis.
Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday’s success or put its failures behind and start over again. That’s the way life is, with a new game every day, and that’s the way baseball is.
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.
I love playing sports. I’m overly eager and aggressive and not very skilled, so it leads to many small injuries.
Growing up, around the dinner table my father and I didn’t talk sports. We talked business.
I watch sports and cable news. I’m a political junkie, so that’s my interest.
Other sports play once a week but this sport is with us every day.
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.
People aren’t familiar with wheelchair sports. The only film crew in Athens for the Paralympics was the documentary crew.
The game of golf would lose a great deal if croquet mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green.
I play some fighting games, but mostly I just play sports.
I played professional level sports. When you’re playing for money, it’s a whole other level.
I started playing ball when I was a kid. My dad was a pro ball player and he passed on his knowledge to me.
Unlike any other business in the United States, sports must preserve an illusion of perfect innocence.
Lewis H. Lapham
My dad told us up front, ‘Guys, if you want to play sports, go ahead, but it’s your decision.’
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.
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.
Golf is a game in which one endeavors to control a ball with implements ill adapted for the purpose.
And then I got into sports and gave my guitar to my brother Jeff who was just a little kid at that time.
I’m a competitive person and I love the challenge of mastering new things.
One of the biggest gaps in sports is the difference between the winning and losing teams of the Super Bowl. They don’t invite the losing team to the White House. They don’t have parades for them. They don’t throw confetti on them.
If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club, they’d starve to death.
People here don’t identify themselves by their sports team.
Sports do not build character. They reveal it.
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.
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 think tennis is very different than most of the other sports when you have the opportunity to go pro. For me, it was pretty simple. Tennis was always an individual sport, and your direct results determined where you could go and what you could do.
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.
The BBC sports department when I was there was seriously to the right of Ghengis Khan, and if people think I am strange, they should have met some of the production staff I worked with. Margaret Thatcher and the Queen were the pin up girls for many of them.
I’m so unhappy with electoral politics that I switched to sports radio.
I think New York is the greatest sports town there is, and I feel like we’re a part of the buzz.
Trip Hawkins – and this was the early 1980s – was saying there’s going to be a day when everyone has a computer and they’re going to want to do more on it, including playing games. So he started up a company, EA Sports, and he was going to have three games, football, basketball and baseball. So I was the football game.
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.
Growing up with brothers, I’ve always been a very competitive person and also very involved in sports. So when I was younger, whatever sport I was involved in, I wanted to go to the Olympics for that!
I’m an athlete, and I have been interested in sports films.
Professional sports is a monster. It’s not even real life. It’s one of the few things in life, the economy goes bad, you still get your money.
I was born in a poor family, a lower middle class family. My father was a clerk in the forest department. I was very bad at studies. I was not very good at sports, also.
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.
Martin Lewis Perl
I remember growing up, having sports to go to, having recess, those were the things I looked forward to. Yes, I’m an athlete, but I had buddies who weren’t, and they looked forward to it, too.
Most Indians go into education. Their parents just push them into education like parents in Australia push them into sports.
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.
I had a great interest in sports. I had three older brothers who were great athletes. I was not.
George J. Mitchell
It’s become another dimension to who I am. I don’t think Sports Illustrated is going to be wanting me. But who cares? I’m at a different place in my life.
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.
C. J. McCollum
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.
Every great batter works on the theory that the pitcher is more afraid of him than he is of the pitcher.
I didn’t know anybody in show business, and I never thought it was the path I’d go down. I was hoping it was sports, like so many kids.
D. B. Sweeney
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.
‘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.
Every child should have time for arts, music, sports, drama, robotics, school newspapers and the like, not to mention recess and play.
He’s going to be around a long, long time, if his body holds up. That’s always a concern with a lot of players because of how much they play. A lot of guys can’t handle it. But it looks like he can.
Predominantly I’m an Adidas guy who walks around in sports gear all the time because there’s always a ball right next to me somewhere. I do a lot of sports, but I do enjoy wearing a lot of suits.
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.
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.
We should reach out to people to try to go after the fans the way other sports do. Because we can’t just depend on the fact that it is a great game.
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.
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.
Sports is something that transcends generations, transcends backgrounds, cultures, races. And so the power of sports is real.
As the Olympic torch neared Lake Placid, N.Y., in 1980, signaling the opening of that year’s Winter Olympics, newspapers and magazines throughout the world offered predictions on who would win medals in the major sports. Not a single publication gave the American men’s hockey team a chance against the world powers.
I’ve won everywhere that I’ve been. I’ve never had a losing season in sports from the moment I was five-years-old. I’m not a loser.
Life magazine ran a page featuring me and three other girls that was clearly the precursor of Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues.
Professional sports are something they can’t control.
I have spoken with many former athletes, and they tell me the best time they had was in sports. I listen to them and use their experience in my career.
Most ball games are lost, not won.
If you watch a game, it’s fun. If you play it, it’s recreation. If you work at it, it’s golf.
I’m an outdoor person. You’ll always see me outdoors – mountain biking, going to the park, going outside throwing the football. I love being on the water. I go canoeing, kayaking, anything really. I like extreme sports too. ATVs, dirt bikes. I am a country girl. Fishing, hunting, hog hunting.
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.
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.
Billie Jean King
Girls, in particular, benefit from sports.
Relax? How can anybody relax and play golf? You have to grip the club, don’t you?
Selling an electric sports car creates an opportunity to fundamentally change the way America drives.
I like my extreme sports.
A. J. Pritchard
Sports has kept me on the straight and narrow path.
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.
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.
I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators.
Gerald R. Ford
That’s the biggest gap in sports, the difference between the winner and the loser of the Super Bowl.
I love sports because it takes me away from reality, and I tell people, ‘No matter how bad your life is, if you are having problems at home, you are having problems at work, that’s the beauty of sports.’
It’s the nature of the beast, playing sports on the ski team and how competitive all of us are. I want to beat everybody’s time.
You cannot win if you cannot run.
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.
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 thing that all sports have in common is that they have no fantasy elements, which is a little weird.
In all kinds of sports, you have to get the confidence going within before you can start proving people wrong or right.
AB de Villiers
That’s one thing you learn in sports. You don’t give up; you fight to the finish.
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.
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.
Professional sports is a business.
I owe a lot to sports. My athletic ability made the transition from modeling to wrestling very easy.
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.
Golf is a game in which you yell ‘fore,’ shoot six, and write down five.
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.
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.
It is important to find a way to take sports forward. However, it is important to have certain stipulations in place like restriction in terms of age, tenure etc.
When I’m thinking of sports, when I’m thinking of a boy growing up and being a man, I’m thinking of three things – honor, integrity, and toughness.
NBC Sports does a great job with golf.
You see a lot of people in sports who need to be humbled first to become who they are.
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.
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.
I live by ‘Go big or go home.’ That’s with everything. It’s like either commit and go for it or don’t do it at all. I apply that to everything. I apply that to relationships, I apply that to like sports, I apply that to everything. That’s what I live by. That’s how I like it.
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’m a Philadelphia sports fanatic. I still watch Phillies games on my iPad, which is basically admitting to having daily torture sessions.
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.
C. J. McCollum
Wooden was the coach for the UCLA Bruins, arguably the greatest sports coach we ever had.
What’s a good tournament for him? Winning it. He’s good enough.
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.
Many baseball fans look upon an umpire as a sort of necessary evil to the luxury of baseball, like the odor that follows an automobile.
Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.
I believe when the world faces a crisis, businesses and sports have an obligation to step up and make a difference.
Michael G. Rubin
It’s a crazy world, so sports and athletics and music can be a form of escapism.
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.
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.
I never in my wildest imagination dreamed that I would somehow become a sports commentator.
Despite the amazing diversity we’re blessed with in this country, schools are still in large part segregated because of economic disparity. Sports are one of the few areas where kids are really given the opportunity to interact with those of different races and religions.
As a former competitive athlete and a mother to a daughter who is a D1 collegiate athlete, I staunchly oppose biological males in girls/women’s sports, locker rooms, and bathrooms.
Marjorie Taylor Greene
I don’t know if God is a sports fan or not, but I do know this: He loves a good comeback.
Athletics are not my wheelhouse because sports were mean to this uncoordinated kid growing up, a 6-foot-2 14-year-old who never could do a layup.
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.
Nothing dramatic can be expected from the Sports Code, because the Olympic Charter has to be respected.
My deep dark secret is that I was a nerd in school. I liked the theater. I liked to study. I wasn’t very good at sports.
I don’t think there are many larger lessons to be found in sports.
My main idea was to create a sports facility for the basics. This is why I established the club.
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’m really into extreme sports and just having fun.
Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.
I’m a sports fanatic. It’s hard for me to commit to the weekly, episodic nature of television, so for me, anytime that I can put a game on, that’s what I do.
I’m pretty quiet. But I love to play sports. I like playing all sports. I’ll act goofy at times around my wife and my son, around my own family. I like to have fun in general.
Through the years I have received my share of recognition for efforts in the fields of sports, the arts, the struggle for full citizenship for the Negro people, labor’s rights and the fight for peace.
I’m a big sports guy – golf, tennis, baseball, basketball, snowboarding – and I love games.
The only introduction to sports that I had before meeting my husband was Buffalo Bills football and Doug Flutely Flakes. My dad grew up in Buffalo and has been a Bills fan all his life.
I’m interested in all kinds of sports. I’ll glance at the front page and then go straight to sports and then I’ll come back to the rest of the paper.
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.
C. J. Box
Mayweather Promotions – we are the past, the present, and the future of sports and entertainment, and everybody knows Mayweather’s pay is better.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
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.
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.
I don’t want to play golf. When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase it.
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.
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.
There’s three things men always talk about – women, sports, and cars.
I don’t want to spoil this for anybody but wrestling, sports entertainment, is ‘pre-determined.’
Diamond Dallas Page
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 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.
I think professional sports, football, to use it as an example, it’s fundamentally a form of entertainment.
Half the lies they tell about me aren’t true.
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.
Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
William Arthur Ward
People in the States used to think that if girls were good at sports their sexuality would be affected.
I’ve always been around dudes and sports.
Thank you… fantasy football draft, for letting me know that even in my fantasies, I am bad at sports.
Other people need to be forward thinkers. Not just basketball players. Not just people in the sports world. But people in general.
C. J. McCollum
The growth of women’s soccer and women’s sports all around the world has been slow.
People are so crazy about extreme sports. The rush is such a high that you want to experience it again.
Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football, basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.
The difference between the more traditional sports clubs and Congress is that Congress doesn’t really compete against another team.
What’s more important than who’s going to be the first black manager is who’s going to be the first black sports editor of the New York Times.
I’m a runner from sports. I’ve been a runner, but I wasn’t a cross-country runner or anything like that. I played a lot of soccer growing up.
I think the impact I make is to inspire Filipino female athletes that they can do it as well… A Filipina can be a sports hero.
When you’re a kid growing up, and you think you’re gay, you know that you’re different; you’re often teased and it can really destroy your self-esteem. But sports can be great for building self-esteem.
Baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast.
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.
Discrimination and prejudice of any kind have no place in sports or in our society.
Life wasn’t easy growing up; it was frustrating. If I had been a better reader, then that would have come easily, sports would have come easily, everything would have come easily, and I never would have realized that the way you get ahead in life is hard work.
Men’s competitive team sports focus on the balance between individual achievement and team achievement with the emphasis on team achievement.
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.
The difference in golf and government is that in golf you can’t improve your lie.
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.
Growing up, we played sports nonstop. I mean every single day. As soon I got done with breakfast, I was ready to go.
Because I just like sports, I like athletics and I like competition.
I’m a football fan, a sports fan, a fan of competition.
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.
Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.
If you’re a sports fan you realize that when you meet somebody, like a girlfriend, they kind of have to root for your team. They don’t have a choice.
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 think extreme sports are really good for relieving stress.
Seems like most of the kids today are into other sports other than tennis.
Bulls do not win bull fights. People do.
Norman Ralph Augustine
I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Ever since I was young, I played sports.
As an athlete and as a woman, I get my confidence from playing sports because it shifts your focus from what your body looks like to what your body can do for you. That’s what we all should be doing. It shouldn’t be about looking perfect.
When I create a sports costume, I remember that it must not look – how do you say? – ‘bedraggled.’
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.
Hunter S. Thompson
I believe that the Greater Phoenix Area is a terrific sports market; it’s a terrific hockey market.
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.
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.
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.
James E. Rogers
In the sports hostel, I would not eat the boiled egg and would store it away in my bag. But eventually, Nambiar sir found out and gave me a yelling. There were so many eggs in my bag and they started smelling.
P. T. Usha
Being nerdy just means being passionate about something, including everyone – the coolest people on Earth are passionate and therefore nerdy about something whatever it is, whether it’s sports, or gaming, or technology, or fashion, or beauty, or food, or whatever.
Tennis doesn’t owe me anything. Tennis is one of the fairest sports. It’s given me so many extraordinary feelings.
The Olympic movement has made a conscious attempt to make sports and disciplines urban in nature.
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.’
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.
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.
Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
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.
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.
I grew up playing sports. There is a clear line between success and failure.
I’m a big sports fan. Football. Cricket.
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’m an English boy. I played a lot of sports growing up, but I never had any kind of workout regimen.
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.
But I was so wrapped up in sports growing up as a kid, that I think I was going to grow to be a pro ball player. But I found out real quick that was not going to happen.
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 used to play football at school, and I enjoyed really physical sports, but I now try to avoid any sports that might build up different muscles. That might have a negative impact on my archery.
It takes hard work, dedication, discipline and a positive attitude to get to the top – in business or in sports.
I always played sports when I was young. I played football and baseball for eight years. I loved football.
Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story.
People who think they know what they are talking about when they talk about baseball include the announcers and all of the sports press – no matter how much evidence you present them to the contrary they will continue to think that what they think is right.
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.
It’s good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling.
I could go right now and work for a non-profit organization, but I have a passion for sports, and I love to write and speak.
I wasn’t really a work-conscious type of person. I was a player. I loved to play sports.
I regard sports first and foremost as entertainment, so dry documentary narration is not for me.
You don’t quit in sports. You retire. You don’t get to quit. It’s not an option.
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.
If you drink don’t drive. Don’t even putt.
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.
Booing – I never like it. We see it in other sports all the time, but in tennis, it’s rare.
I’ve always loved being active, and I used to do sports – basketball, soccer, volleyball – growing up.
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.
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.
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.
Robert Jay Lifton
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’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.
If a tie is like kissing your sister, losing is like kissing you grandmother with her teeth out.
New Yorkers love it when you spill your guts out there. Spill your guts at Wimbledon and they make you stop and clean it up.
Baseball is a man maker.
It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place the world is when one is playing golf.
Robert Wilson Lynd
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.
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.
True, I drive an Italian sports car around Hollywood, but the radio is tuned to a country-and-Western station.
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.
Can they do both? That’s a huge balance, I think, with kids- trying to find the right- it’s everything, you know, it’s social life, it’s academics, it’s sports.
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.
I’m really into extreme sports and just having fun.
When I was in Birmingham I used to go to a place called Redwood Field. I used to get there for a two o’clock game. Where can you make this kind of money playing sports? It was just a pleasure to go out and enjoy myself and get paid for it.
Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win.
I was totally dominated and revered my father. I admired everything he did. He was a great sports person. He loved me. I was his only boy at that time, before my brother Billy came along.
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 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 know my game pretty well, and that is the secret to success in most sports.
AB de Villiers
When we grew up, we wanted to do two things: to own a sports team and a casino.
The biggest lesson from Africa was that life’s joys come mostly from relationships and friendships, not from material things. I saw time and again how much fun Africans had with their families and friends and on the sports fields; they laughed all the time.
My exercise regime is a mix of gymming, marital arts, sports, etc.
Sushant Singh Rajput
It’s a little bit in the genes because my brother is a journalist and my father was a sports writer.
When I was younger, I was very athletic and I always loved sports and physical things.
Over the years, I’ve enjoyed working for WFAN and MSG – two sports giants in the industry. There couldn’t be a better fit due to the long-standing history both entities have had with NY sports.
I used to play sports, basketball, football.
For truly it is to be noted, that children’s plays are not sports, and should be deemed as their most serious actions.
Michel de Montaigne
I don’t watch TV series, but I watched ‘Friday Night Lights’ because I’m a sports head.
You don’t play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.
Football is football and talent is talent. But the mindset of your team makes all the difference.
Robert Griffin III
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.
You can make a lot of money in this game. Just ask my ex-wives. Both of them are so rich that neither of their husbands work.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
But I was very much into sports when I was a child.
Sports should not become routine. It should be about passion.
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.
We all know that girls who compete in sports perform better in school, are physically healthier and have a stronger self-esteem.
I think that people who have played sports have an ability to relate to people because when you’re playing you have to work on teams and with opposing players.
I think Bob Costas is terrific. He’s so knowledgeable. He can talk about any subject, not just sports.
I look at athletes in all sports and try to picture what kind of football player they’d be, what position they’d play and so on.
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.
In some sports, you have a way to come back through repechage but in the game of life, there is no such thing.
I have just come from a couple of raids, where we had a very lively time, and some of them had to pull their guns. I found it necessary to punch a few sports myself.
Richard Harding Davis
I think that there’s more jealousy in sports than racism, really. I think racism exists in the works, but when I faced racism in hockey, a lot of times from jealousy, because when I was young, I was always one of the better players. And I think a lot of people were threatened by that.
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.
Sometimes emotions can win fights. Sometimes letting your feelings out in a fight can win you the fight. When it means the world to you, it’s not just a sports contest – a boxing match for money or belts.
My parents never forced things on my brother and me: not our faith, not our sports, not our friends. Yet they taught us about surrounding ourselves with the right people: the kind of people we want to be.
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 was showing early symptoms of becoming a professional baseball man. I was lying to the press.
The Chicago Special Olympics prove a very fundamental fact, the fact that exceptional children – children with mental retardation – can be exceptional athletes, the fact that through sports they can realize their potential for growth.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
I’m a sports idiot – watching it, playing it, making conversation about it – I got nothing.
I’m a sports lover. Not just cricket – I play badminton and football, too. When I get some time off, I prefer to play sports rather than working out.
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.
I like sports, and I enjoy playing basketball and lifting weights.
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.
If you meet the Buddha in the lane, feed him the ball.
You know it’s going to hell when the best rapper out there is white and the best golfer is black.
I wanted to use sports for social change.
Billie Jean King
I’ve never bought a sports car.
The Games are just a nice, positive way to build friendships, camaraderie and, of course, self-esteem. Plus, the Games are a great opportunity for people to participate in sports who normally wouldn’t.
Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquillity.
Billie Jean King
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.
Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
My first car was a Chevy Cavalier. My dad somehow convinced me that it was a hot sports car because it was red.
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.
Sports is the only entertainment where, no matter how many times you go back, you never know the ending.
Sports broadcasting is very open now. In the beginning you did encounter more traditional attitudes and get comments. But I’m talking about 12 years ago.
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.
Have you ever noticed what golf spells backwards?
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.
I’m a Hollywood writer, so I put on my sports jacket and take off my brain.
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.
On a selfish basis, I really enjoy sports and activity.
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.
Sports and politics don’t mix.
The X Games have done night and day for snowboarding and action sports.
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
Henry David Thoreau
I don’t know anything that builds the will to win better than competitive sports.
Richard M. Nixon
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.
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’ve always been athletic my entire life and loved sports.
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.
I don’t see the arts as competitive at all. It was a better angel of my nature. Sports is zero-sum: winner, loser, demonstrable.
I never played sports or got into the whole guy camaraderie of, like, ‘I love you, man! Seniors forever!’ So suddenly being in the military with these guys who were under these very heightened circumstances, isolated from their families, living this very kind of Greek lifestyle, it changed my life in a really big way.
Sports are not for everyone.
I drink a lot of Body Armor – it’s a sports drink. It offers great hydration, and it’s the best before/after drink for workouts. Orange mango is my favorite. Strawberry banana is a close second.
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.
My family knew, but most of the sporting world did not realize that my right hand been some 75% paralyzed.
I guarantee you, yoga will compete with computers, music, sports, automobiles, the drug industry. Yoga will take over the world!
I got into sports because that was a way to prove your masculinity. I was good at it.
Ethnic prejudice has no place in sports, and baseball must recognize that truth if it is to maintain stature as a national game.
In the back of my mind, I always knew I wanted to be in the sports representation business. Being an ex-player, I knew that those were the people I wanted to work with.
B. J. Armstrong
Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended.
George Bernard Shaw
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.
Not everyone likes sports. Gandhi and Malcolm X come to mind.
I think sports are meant to unite people.
Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
I learned early on, stay away from politics, stay away from religion and don’t talk about sports. Those three right there will get you in trouble.
Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.
I’ll always be into sports. Sports is part of my life forever. My TV stays on ESPN all day long, I’m one of those. I don’t even listen to music in the car; all I listen to is sports talk.
If I wasn’t dyslexic, I probably wouldn’t have won the Games. If I had been a better reader, then that would have come easily, sports would have come easily… and I never would have realized that the way you get ahead in life is hard work.
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.
Hunter S. Thompson
The only consistent hobby I’ve had is studying Spanish and French because of some delusion of grandeur to work around the world. I love sports but usually I’m looking for the next job.
The plays and sports of children are as salutary to them as labor and work are to grown persons.
I’m not buddy-buddy with the players. If they need a buddy, let them buy a dog.
A lot of the high-level sports are really in your mind.
I’m nothing more than a sports slave.
Like great teams in sports and business endeavors, if there’s a chemistry among the participants, and they truly enjoy fellowship together, everybody wants to be there, stay involved, and just have fun together.
Girls are breaking barriers and boundaries every day in everything from sports and science to business and the creative arts.
At Barca, players were banned from driving their sports cars to training.
I really liked sports and athletic stuff, but I was a total nerd.
I love sports – I am a die-hard fan of soccer, and I am always at Maracana Stadium in Rio watching Flamengo play. I am also a big fan of basketball; I stay up at night to watch Lebron James play whenever I can.
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.
The two most important things in life are good friends and a strong bullpen.
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.
Linguistics is a good way of defining the culture of a brand. The vocabulary used by sports and lifestyle brands – running, fitness, training, motorsports – is all about functionality, whereas the vocabulary of the luxury business – handbags, ready-to-wear – is all about the product.
Sports is a metaphor for overcoming obstacles and achieving against great odds. Athletes, in times of difficulty, can be important role models.
Sport must be amateur or it is not sport. Sports played professionally are entertainment.
He has the finest, fundamentally sound golf swing I’ve ever seen.
Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.
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.
When I was nine years old, my father went to Spain to work for three years, and I was in Portugal. He has a sports store. I only saw him once a month, which was difficult. I was alone with my mother and my sister, who is younger than me.
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.
William Sloane Coffin
Absolutely the worst thing about this job is the travel and being away from family. I have a wife and three wonderful children, the kids are all active in sports and it’s very difficult to up and leave and miss them growing up.
I love my homeland, but it’s an absurd country. Politics in the Philippines is like spectator sports!
I think I was a good student, because I jumped over a school. My main interest was basically history and literature. Sports were basically basketball and swimming at a pool. I was so happy.
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.
I’m not into extreme sports or something. I just live a quiet life.
I have a 16 year-old son, so I’m now a soccer mom. I stand on the sidelines and I hear the things parents are saying, so I want them to understand what it is their kids are feeling in any sports environment.
Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
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.
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.’
I’m a chilled-out guy, and I really like sports and to play badminton and squash.
Technology is playing an increasingly important role in the life of a footballer, and I guess that is true across most sports now.
Tiger Woods is the only sports star who’s worth every penny he makes.
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.
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.
There is a syndrome in sports called ‘paralysis by analysis.’
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.
Show me a good loser, and I’ll show you a loser.
Black people dominate sports in the United States. 20% of the population and 90% of the final four.
The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course.
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’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.
The biological factors underlying race differences in sports have consequences for educational achievement, crime and sexual behavior.
J. Philippe Rushton
My becoming a film actor was more a twist of tale than a chosen course because I dared not to think I could ever become an actor. I couldn’t even walk up on a stage and say ‘Thank you’ when we were to receive trophies at our sports meets at college.
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.
Monday Night Football started in 1970, and when it started, it was something extremely special because sports had not been aired in prime time. So, it was a novelty, and a lot of people thought it wouldn’t work, and, of course, it worked spectacularly well.
My brother Barry was into all sports, and so was my late father. For me, hockey was the one sport I loved and played. I didn’t really pay much attention to the other sports.
Adam F. Goldberg
I like every single actor or actress in the world, because we never know what the conditions are like when they are working. I give everyone the benefit of the doubt and root for them like a psychotic sports fan.
Sports is like rock ‘n’ roll. Both are dominant cultural forces, both speak an international language, and both are all about emotions.
Any time Detroit scores more than 100 points and holds the other team below 100 points they almost always win.
You win some, lose some, and wreck some.
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.
The Great Khali
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 didn’t really watch ‘Dallas’ growing up, as I was a bit young and into other things, like sports.
Sally Jenkins of the ‘Washington Post’ is the best sports columnist in the country. Second best is Gene Wojciechowski of ESPN.com, and third is Dan Wetzel on Yahoo!
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.
The uglier a man’s legs are, the better he plays golf – it’s almost a law.
H. G. Wells
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.
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.
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.
At the end of the day, everything is God’s plan, and he cares about what we do. He cares about our hearts, how we play the game, and how we treat people. He’s definitely involved with how we handle sports and not just the outcome of it. I’m proud when athletes mention God in any way.
I think money in general hurts all sports.
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 always turn to the sports pages first, which records people’s accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man’s failures.
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 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.’
I enjoyed being involved in team sports and making close friendships.
I’ll go out, but I leave early, before the shenanigans. I don’t really do the Hollywood party thing. I’d rather watch sports or play videogames or work out or sleep, to be totally honest.
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 like playing many other sports, such as basketball.
I am really passionate about sports in general – especially water sports.
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.
Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.
On my morning run, I listen to sports talk radio.
Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.
That’s what I’d like to do on the President’s Council. Make sports and athletics available to every youth in America, not just one day a week like it was for me, but every day.
Florence Griffith Joyner
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.
I grew up doing a lot of extreme sports.
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.
You know how sports teach kids teamwork and how to be strong and brave and confident? Improv was my sport. I learned how to not waffle and how to hold a conversation, how to take risks and actually be excited to fail.
Pitching is the art of instilling fear.
Yes, sports are very often very boring, which is good and necessary: If games were one long highlight, we wouldn’t have any highlights at all.
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.
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.
I won’t predict anything historic. But nothing is impossible.
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’m not that clued up on the American sports yet, really.
My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.
We didn’t lose the game; we just ran out of time.
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.
Most people think the character I do onstage is the way I am offstage, but I’m just a regular guy who spends time with his family and who turns on the television and watches a lot of sports.
Sports is like a war without the killing.
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.
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.
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.
Don’t let anyone turn you into a slave. You’re a slave if you let the media tell you that sports and entertainment are more important than developing your brain.
I’m in the perfect position. It’s a sports position and a political position where I can help better the lives of athletes around the world.
Sports without music, it’s nothing but a game. Music adds the emotion.
You know they’re not going to lose 162 consecutive games.
Women’s sports is still in its infancy. The beginning of women’s sports in the United States started in 1972, with the passage of Title 9 for girls to finally get athletic scholarships.
Billie Jean King
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.
One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.
Gray skies are just clouds passing over.
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.
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.
Sport is a wonderful metaphor for life. Of all the sports that I played – skiing, baseball, fishing – there is no greater example than golf, because you’re playing against yourself and nature.
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.
Sports of every sort had always appealed to me.
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.
I’ve done a lot of training in martial arts. I started out in warring tempo, I did sports jujitsu, and I’ve also practiced extreme martial arts.
Sailing a boat calls for quick action, a blending of feeling with the wind and water as well as with the very heart and soul of the boat itself. Sailing teaches alertness and courage, and gives in return a joyousness and peace that but few sports afford.
George Matthew Adams
When I first started playing team sports, I was a little too sweet for my own good. I’d be in tears because I wasn’t doing well. But the healthy competition really toughened me up.
Bobby Knight told me this: ‘There is nothing that a good defense cannot beat a better offense.’ In other words a good offense wins.
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.
Billie Jean King
I had fun pretending to be a sportscaster. People always think that was a down thing for me. I had the best job in sports broadcasting for two years.
To find a man’s true character, play golf with him.
P. G. Wodehouse
Economics is about creating win-win situations. But in sports, someone loses.
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?
There is lots of enthusiasm among youth of Haryana about sports. They have potential in sports.
The Great Khali
It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.
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.
Football is violence and cold weather and sex and college rye.
Life is about timing.
The most successful achievers in sports are people that are really driven and have that spirit of hunger.
Here’s my take: People watch sports to get away from day-to-day stresses, work, illness, financial worries. We don’t need to be reminded of political divisions.
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.
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.
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.
Billie Jean King
For guys playing sports at a high level, for money, I can’t put my finger on it, but in a man’s world of sport, there is something visceral to beating another man.
All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity.
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.
For the tiny percentage of people who are negatively affected by our embracing of standards, they can just get their sports somewhere else in the meantime. It’s not like we’re denying them hospital care.
What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive.
I think I’d probably shine really well in a team sport, but as everybody knows, I don’t handle politics very well. A lot of team sports has a lot of politics. Individual sports, it’s all about me.
I love outdoor sports, like volleyball, and I play them whenever I can.
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.
My commitment to Atlanta and passion for sports and competition make this acquisition a perfect fit for me.
My source of income is sports betting. I have some investments also.
I never got into sports at all until I was in my early 20s, after my music career got going.
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.’
You know, we don’t look much alike, but Denzel Washington would make a great sports agent.
Nike was the essence of sports, transcendence through sports.
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.
Sports build good habits, confidence, and discipline. They make players into community leaders and teach them how to strive for a goal, handle mistakes, and cherish growth opportunities.
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 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.
B. J. Armstrong
The triple is the most exciting play in baseball. Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood why fans are so obsessed with them.
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.
Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.
Joseph Chilton Pearce
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.
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.’
I play in the low 80s. If it’s any hotter than that, I won’t play.
Joe E. Lewis
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.
EA SPORTS has a strong partnership with adidas and through this relationship they approached adidas about using some of their top players from around the world.
In sports… you play from the time you’re eight years old, and then you’re done forever.
Sport was my absolute love. It was very sporty household. We had my – my brother and I both loved sports.
You’ll be dedicated and that’s what you should want to be in anything in life – whether it’s sports or academics or your relationship. It all stems from finding that fun, that thrill, that excitement.
I don’t have the insight with the Longhorns that I do with the two teams that I own, but as a fan and reading the sports pages, I’m bullish about the Longhorns.
Sports, entertainment and aviation are three of the most exciting professions in the world; you are dealing with the same magnitude.
Theatre sports is the best improv training period.
I’m not really interested in sports psychology. It makes me feel like a crazy person.
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.
Money was never the motivation. It never should be in sports.
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.
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.
Stone Cold Steve Austin
I love all sports.
You know it’s going to hell when the best rapper out there is white and the best golfer is black.
There are two different kinds of spectacular fighters. One is a subtle counter puncher who shows the work like chess. It’s kind of an art, sports art. The other kind is when a guy has blood on all his body. That’s a second kind of spectacular fighter, and people enjoy both. Both kind of fighters need to be respected.