Sports Quotes

Runners whom renown outran And the name died before the man.

By A.E. Housman
More than any other American sport, baseball creates the magnetic, addictive illusion that it can almost be understood.

By Thomas Boswell
Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second. Sports

By William James
My dad taught me to switch-hit. He and my grandfather, who was left-handed, pitched to me everyday after school in the back yard. I batted lefty against my dad and righty against my granddad.

By Mickey Mantle
My doctor recently told me that jogging could add years to my life. I think he was right. I feel ten years older already

By Milton Berle Comedian
Never let a win get to your head, or a loss to your heart.

By Chuck D
Ninety feet between home plate and first base may be the closest man has ever come to perfection.

By Red Smith
No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference.

By Tommy Lasorda
No matter how good you get you can always get better and that's the exciting part.

By Tiger Woods
Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded.

By Yogi Berra
On You Mark, Get Set, Go

By Anonymous
One of the chief duties of the fan is to engage in arguments with the man behind him. This department of the game has been allowed to run down fearfully.

By Robert Benchley
Pitchers, like poets, are born not made.

By Cy Young
Pro-rated at 500 at-bats a year that means that for two years out of the fourteen I played, I never even touched the ball.

By Norm Cash
Progress always involves risks. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first.

By Frederick B. Wilcox
Putting lights in Wrigley Field is like putting aluminum siding on the Sistine Chapel.

By Roger Simon
Reading about baseball is a lot more interesting than reading about chess, but you have to wonder: Don't any of these guys ever go fishing?

By Dave Shiflett
Rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for the house in blackjack.

By Adam Morrow
Sandy's fastball was so fast, some batters would start to swing as he was on his way to the mound.

By Jim Murray
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. Sports

By George Orwell
Since the Bible and the church are obviously mistaken in telling us where we came from, how can we trust them to tell us where we are going?

By Anonymous
Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face. Sports

By Dave Barry
Things could be worse. Suppose your errors were counted and published every day, like those of a baseball player.

By Author Unknown
This is a game to be savored, not gulped. There's time to discuss everything between pitches or between innings.

By Bill Veeck
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. Sports

By Blaise Pascal
To a pitcher, a base hit is the perfect example of negative feedback.

By Steve Hovley
To have some idea what it's like, stand in the outside lane of a motorway, get your mate to drive his car at you at 95 mph and wait until he's 12 yards away, before you decide which way to jump.

By Geoffrey Boycott
Track & Field

By Anonymous
We have deep depth.

By Yogi Berra
We have one life; it soon will be past; what we do for God is all that will last

By Mahammad Ali
Well, boys, it's a round ball and a round bat and you got to hit the ball square.

By Joe Schultz
What are we at the park for except to win? I'd trip my mother. I'd help her up, brusher her off, tell her I'm sorry. But mother don't make it to third.

By Leo Durocher
What does a mama bear on the pill have in common with the World Series? No cubs.

By Harry Caray
What I'm doing right now, I'm chasing perfection.

By Kobe Bryant
When in doubt, Punt!

By John Hisman
When Steve and I die, we are going to be buried in the same cemetery, 60-feet 6-inches apart.

By Tim McCarver,
When you win, nothing hurts

By Joe Namath
Why does everybody stand up and sing 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame' when they're already there?

By Larry Anderson
Winning isn't everything, It's the only thing

By Vince Lambardi
Wisdom is knowing when you can't be wise

By Mahammad Ali
You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six.

By Yogi Berra
You can observe a lot by just watching.

By Yogi Berra
You can't sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You've got to throw the ball over the goddamn plate and give the other man his chance. That's why baseball is the greatest game of them all.

By Earl Weaver
You can't steal second base and keep one foot on first

By Anonymous
You don't save a pitcher for tomorrow. Tomorrow it may rain.

By Leo Durocher
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.

By Michael Jordan
You miss 100% of the shots you never take

By Wayne Gretzky
You wouldn't have won if we'd beaten you.

By Yogi Berra
You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you are going, because you might not get there.

By Yogi Berra
Baseball is a harbor, a seclusion from failure that really matters, a playful utopia in which virtuosity can be savored to the third decimal place of a batting average.

By Mark Kramer
Baseball is an allegorical play about America, a poetic, complex, and subtle play of courage, fear, good luck, mistakes, patience about fate, and sober self-esteem.

By Saul Steinberg
Baseball is an island of activity amidst a sea of statistics.

By Author Unknown
Baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast.

By Joe Garagiola
Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he's losing; nobody wants you to quit when you're ahead.

By Jackie Robinson
Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.

By Yogi Berra
Baseball is reassuring. It makes me feel as if the world is not going to blow up.

By Sharon Olds,
Baseball is the only game left for people. To play basketball, you have to be 7 feet 6 inches. To play football, you have to be the same width.

By Bill Veeck
Baseball is too much of a sport to be called a business, and too much of a business to be called a sport.

By Philip Wrigley
Baseball is very big with my people. It figures. It's the only way we can get to shake a bat at a white man without starting a riot.

By Dick Gregory
Baseball isn't a business, it's more like a disease.

By Walter F. O'Malley
Baseball statistics are like a girl in a bikini. They show a lot, but not everything.

By Toby Harrah
Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona.

By George F. Will
Baseball? It's just a game - as simple as a ball and a bat. Yet, as complex as the American spirit it symbolizes. It's a sport, business - and sometimes even religion.

By Ernie Harwell

By Anonymous
I have observed that baseball is not unlike war, and when you get right down to it, we batters are the heavy artillery.

By Ty Cobb
I just want to thank everyone who made this day necessary.

By Yogi Berra
I know a man who is a diamond cutter. He mows the lawn at Yankee Stadium.

By Anonymous
I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it is an illusion to me . . . Failure always made me try harder next time.

By Michael Jordan
I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it

By Gale Sayers
I never blame myself when I'm not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn't my fault that I'm not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?

By Yogi Berra
I never said most of the things I said.

By Yogi Berra
I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles. Sports

By Gilbert K. Chesterton
I run because it's my passion, and not just a sport. Every time I walk out the door, I know why I'm going where I'm going and I'm already focused on that special place where I find my peace and solitude. Running, to me, is more than just a physical exercise... it's a consistent reward for victory!

By Sasha Azevedo
I strongly believe the black culture spends too much time, energy and effort raising, praising, and teasing our black children about the dubious glories of professional sports.

By Arthur Ashe
I think Little League is wonderful. It keeps the kids out of the house.

By Yogi Berra
I was such a dangerous hitter I even got intentional walks in batting practice.

By Casey Stengel
I wish I had an answer to that because I'm tired of answering that question.

By Yogi Berra
I'd just as soon play tennis with the net down. Sports

By Robert Frost
I'll Always Be #1 To Myself

By Moses Malone
I'm A Baaaad Man!

By Mahammad Ali
I'm a lucky guy and I'm happy to be with the Yankees. And I want to thank everyone for making this night necessary.

By Yogi Berra
I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did.

By Yogi Berra
I'm so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and was in bed before the room was dark

By Mahammad Ali
I've come to the conclusion that the two most important things in life are good friends and a good bullpen.

By Bob Lemon
I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.

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

By Michael Jordan
Ideally, the umpire should combine the integrity of a Supreme Court judge, the physical agility of an acrobat, the endurance of Job and the imperturbability of Buddha.

By The Villains in Blue
If my mother put on a helmet and shoulder pads and a uniform that wasn't the same as the one I was wearing, I'd run over her if she was in my way. And I love my mother.

By Bo Jackson
If people don't want to come out to the ball park, nobody's gonna stop 'em.

By Yogi Berra
If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.

By Yogi Berra
If you ask me anything I don't know, I'm not going to answer.

By Yogi Berra
If you come to a fork in the road, take it.

By Yogi Berra
If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.

By Yogi Berra
If you even dream of beating me you'd better wake up and apologize

By Mahammad Ali
In A League Of Your Own

By Anonymous
In baseball, you don't know nothing.

By Yogi Berra
In cricket, as in no other game, a great master may well go back to the pavilion scoreless.... In no other game does the law of averages get to work so potently, so mysteriously.

By Neville Cardus
It actually giggles at you as it goes by.

By Rick Monday
It ain't nothin' till I call it.

By Bill Klem
It ain't over till it's over.

By Yogi Berra
It ain't the heat, it's the humility.

By Yogi Berra
It gets late early out there.

By Yogi Berra
It is well to remember that a Martian observing his first baseball game would be quite correct in concluding that the last two words of the National Anthem are: PLAY BALL!

By Herbert H. Paper
It never ceases to amaze me how many of baseball's wounds are self-inflicted.

By Bill Veeck
It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much.

By Yogi Berra
It's a funny kind of month, October. For the really keen cricket fan it's when you discover that your wife left you in May.

By Denis Norden
It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling. Sports

By Mark Twain
It's hard to be humble, when you're as great as I am

By Mahammad Ali
It's like deja-vu, all over again.

By Yogi Berra
It's no coincidence that female interest in the sport of baseball has increased greatly since the ballplayers swapped those wonderful old-time baggy flannel uniforms for leotards.

By Mike Royko
It's pretty far, but it doesn't seem like it.

By Yogi Berra
Lets Play Ball

By Anonymous
Life will always throw you curves, just keep fouling them off... the right pitch will come, but when it does, be prepared to run the bases.

By Rick Maksian
Like those special afternoons in summer when you go to Yankee Stadium at two o'clock in the afternoon for an eight o'clock game. It's so big, so empty and so silent that you can almost hear the sounds that aren't there.

By Ray Miller
Little League

By Anonymous
Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good too.

By Greg
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. Sports

By Henry David Thoreau
Slump? I ain't in no slump... I just ain't hitting.

By Yogi Berra
So I'm ugly. So what? I never saw anyone hit with his face.

By Yogi Berra

By Anonymous
Soccer Mom

By Anonymous

By Anonymous
Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I don't like that attitude. I can assure them it's much more serious than that.

By Bill Shankly
Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.

By Michael Jordan
Sports don't build character, they reveal it

By Anonymous

By Anonymous
Take me out to the ballgame

By Anonymous

By Anonymous
That's the true harbinger of spring, not crocuses or swallows returning to Capistrano, but the sound of a bat on a ball.

By Bill Veeck
The best way to catch a knuckleball is to wait until the ball stops rolling and then pick it up.

By Bob Uecker
The future ain't what it used to be.

By Yogi Berra
The game of golf would lose a great deal if croquet mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green. Sports

By Ernest Hemingway
The great thing about baseball is that there's a crisis every day.

By Gabe Paul
The greatest feeling in the world is to win a major league game. The second-greatest feeling is to lose a major league game.

By Chuck Tanner
The other sports are just sports. Baseball is a love.

By Bryant Gumbel
The other teams could make trouble for us if they win.

By Yogi Berra
The pitcher has to find out if the hitter is timid. And if the hitter is timid, he has to remind the hitter he's timid.

By Don Drysdale
The place was always cold, and I got the feeling that the fans would have enjoyed baseball more if it had been played with a hockey puck.

By Andre Dawson
The season starts too early and finishes too late and there are too many games in between.

By Bill Veeck
The strongest thing that baseball has going for it today are its yesterdays.

By Lawrence Ritter
The towels were so thick there I could hardly close my suitcase.

By Yogi Berra
There are a lot more important things in life than baseball. I just haven't found out what they are yet.

By Marty Schupak
There are some people who, if they don't already know, you can't tell 'em.

By Yogi Berra
There are two theories on hitting the knuckleball. Unfortunately, neither of them work.

By Charlie Lau,
There have been only two geniuses in the world. Willie Mays and Willie Shakespeare.

By Tallulah Bankhead
There is a syndrome in sports called paralysis by analysis.

By Arthur Ashe
There is no greater honor than the one received by athletes the moment they see the raised flag of their country at the highest level, and when they hear their national anthem inundating every corner of the stadium and reaching the ends of the earth.

By Voula Patoulidou
There ought to be some other means of reckoning quality in this the best and loveliest of games; the scoreboard is an ass.

By Neville Cardus
They are supposed to be dispassionate dispensers of Pure Justice, icy islands of emotionless calculation. In short, umpires should be acute Republicans.

By George F. Will
All pitchers are liars or crybabies.

By Yogi Berra
Are you ready for some football?

By Anonymous
Athletes need 'freedom of excess'. That is why we gave them this motto

By Pierre de Coubertin

By Anonymous
BASEBALL America's Sport

By Anonymous
'I remember one time going out to the mound to talk with Bob Gibson. He told me to get back behind the batter; that the only thing I knew about pitching was that it was hard to hit!'

By Tim McCarver
'I was the worst hitter ever. I never even broke a bat until last year when I was backing out of the garage.'

By Lefty Gomez
'I would think I drive most hitting coaches crazy. During one single at-bat I used six different stances on six pitches. Oh yeah, I also struck out. So what do I know?'

By John Kruck
'I'd walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball.'

By Pete Rose
'If you're not practicing, somebody else is, somewhere, and he'll be ready to take your job.'

By Brooks Robinson
'It's a great day for a ball game; let's play two!'

By Ernie Banks
'It's supposed to be fun, the man says 'Play Ball' not 'Work Ball' you know.'

By Willie Pops Stargell
'It's unbelievable how much you don't know about the game you've been playing all your life.'

By Mickey Mantle
'It’s still the best game in town because you don’t have to be big to play, and everybody plays. Even your grandmother probably played baseball.'

By Tommy Lasorda
'Look at misfortune the same way you look at success - Don't Panic! Do you best and forget the consequences.'

By Walter Alston
'Losing streaks are funny. If you lose at the beginning, you got off to a bad start. If you lose in the middle of the season, you're in a slump. If you lose at the end, you're choking'

By Gene Mauch
'Nothing flatters me more than to have it assumed that I could write prose, unless it be to have it assumed that I once pitched a baseball with distinction.'

By Robert Frost
'One of the beautiful things about baseball is that every once in a while you come into a situation where you want to, and where you have to, reach down and prove something.'

By Nolan Ryan
'People don't know this, but I helped the Cardinals win the pennant. I came down with hepatitis. The trainer injected me with it!'

By Bob Uecker
'Say this much for big league baseball it is beyond question the greatest conversation piece ever invented in America.'

By Bruce Catton,
'The best thing about being a Yankee is getting to watch Reggie Jackson play every day. The worst thing about being a Yankee? Getting to watch Reggie Jackson play every day'

By Graig Nettles
'The great trouble with baseball today is that most of the players are in the game for the money and that's it, not for the love of it, the excitement of it, the thrill of it.'

By Ty Cobb
'The hardest thing to do in baseball is to hit a round baseball with a round bat, squarely.'

By Ted Williams
'The only thing worse than a Mets game is a Mets doubleheader.'

By Casey Stengel
'The only way I'm going to get a gold glove is with a can of spray paint.'

By Reggie Jackson
'The other sports are just sports. Baseball is a love.'

By Bryant Gumbel
'The pitcher has got only a ball. I've got a bat. So the percentage in weapons is in my favor and I let the fellow with the ball do the fretting.'

By Hank Aaron
'They should move 1st base back a foot to avoid all those close plays'

By John Lowenstein
'What does a mama bear on the pill have in common with the World Series? No cubs.'

By Harry Caray
'When he hit it, I knew that it was my ball. But I had to catch it and it seemed like the hardest catch of my life. I said to myself, 'Two hands, just like your dad taught you.''

By Darin Erstad
'When I was a little boy, I wanted to be a baseball player and also join the circus. With the Yankees, I've accomplished both.'

By Craig Nettles
'You can't hit what you can't see'

By Walter Johnson
'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.'

By Jim Bouton
'You teach me baseball and I'll teach you relativity. You will learn about relativity faster than I learn baseball.'

By Albert Einstein
A baseball fan has the digestive apparatus of a billy goat. He can, and does, devour any set of diamond statistics with insatiable appetite and then nuzzles hungrily for more.

By Arthur Daley
A baseball game is twice as much fun if you're seeing it on the company's time.

By William C. Feather
A baseball park is the one place where a man's wife doesn't mind his getting excited over somebody else's curves.

By Brendan Francis
A critic once characterized baseball as six minutes of action crammed into two-and-one-half hours.

By Ray Fitzgerald
A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.

By Wayne Gretzky
A knuckleball is a curve ball that doesn't give a damn.

By Jimmy Cannon
A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore

By Yogi Berra
Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught. Sports

By Ambrose Bierce
Baseball fans are junkies, and their heroin is the statistic.

By Robert S. Wieder
Baseball fans love numbers. They love to swirl them around their mouths like Bordeaux wine.

By Pat Conroy
Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football, basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.

By John Leonard
Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended. Sports

By George Bernard Shaw
Baseball is a ballet without music. Drama without words.

By Ernie Harwell
Baseball is a game dominated by vital ghosts; it's a fraternity, like no other we have of the active and the no longer so, the living and the dead.

By Richard Gilman
Basketball, hockey and track meets are action heaped upon action, climax upon climax, until the onlooker's responses become deadened. Baseball is for the leisurely afternoons of summer and for the unchanging dreams.

By Roger Kahn
Being with a woman all night never hurt no professional baseball player. It's staying up all night looking for a woman that does him in.

By Casey Stengel
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

By Dan Quayle
Cinderella goes to the ball…and takes it to the net

By Anonymous
Confucious say: 'Baseball wrong - man with four balls cannot walk.'

By Author Unknown

By Anonymous
Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.

By Mike Singletary
Don't forget to swing hard, in case you hit the ball.

By Woodie Held
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.

By Satchel Paige
Don't park in the spaces marked, 'Reserved for Umpires.'

By John McSherry
Don't tell me about the world. Not today. It's springtime and they're knocking baseball around fields where the grass is damp and green in the morning and the kids are trying to hit the curve ball.

By Pete Hamill
Durability is part of what makes a great athlete.

By Bill Russell
During my 18 years I came to bat almost 10,000 times. I struck out about 1,700 times and walked maybe 1,800 times. You figure a ballplayer will average about 500 at bats a season. That means I played seven years without ever hitting the ball.

By Mickey
England and America should scrap cricket and baseball and come up with a new game that they both can play. Like baseball, for example.

By Robert Benchley
Even Napoleon had his Watergate.

By Yogi Berra
Every player should be accorded the privilege of at least one season with the Chicago Cubs. That's baseball as it should be played - in God's own sunshine. And that's really living.

By Alvin Dark
Everything negative - pressure, challenges - is all an opportunity for me to rise.

By Koke Bryant
Fifty percent of life in the N.B.A. is sex. The other fifty percent is money.

By Dennis Rodman

By Anonymous
For man, maximum excitement is the confrontation of death and the skillful defiance of it by watching others fed to it as he survives transfixed with rapture.

By Ernest Becker
Gentlemen This Is Football

By Vince Lombardi
Girls just want to win

By Anonymous

By Anonymous
Golf is a good walk spoiled. Sports

By Mark Twain
Got Game

By Anonymous
Half the lies they tell about me aren't true.

By Yogi Berra
Hating people because of their race is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plan wrong

By Mahammad Ali
Hating the New York Yankees is as American as apple pie, unwed mothers and cheating on your income tax.

By Mike Royko
He hits from both sides of the plate. He's amphibious.

By Yogi Berra
Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing.

By Warren Spahn

By Anonymous
Hoooop, There It Is

By Anonymous
How can you think and hit at the same time?

By Yogi Berra
How many charming talents have been spoiled by the instilled desire to do 'important' work! Some people are born to lift heavy weights. Some are born to juggle with golden balls.

By Max Beerbohm
I always thought that record would stand until it was broken.

By Yogi Berra
I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it.

By Sandy Koufax
I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying.

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

By Will Rogers
I have discovered in twenty years of moving around a ball park, that the knowledge of the game is usually in inverse proportion to the price of the seats.

By Bill Veeck
'A ballplayer spends a good piece of his life gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.'

By Jim Bouton
'A hot dog at the ball park is better than steak at the Ritz.'

By Humperty Bogart
'A man has to have goals - for a day, for a lifetime - and that was mine, to have people say, 'There goes Ted Williams, the greatest hitter who ever lived.''

By Ted Williams
'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.'

By Bill Veeck
'Baseball is our national pastime, that is if you discount political campaigning.'

By Ronald Reagan
'Baseball was, is, and always will be to me the best game in the world.'

By Babe Ruth
'Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona.'

By George F. Will
'Baseball? It's just a game - as simple as a ball and a bat. Yet, as complex as the American spirit it symbolizes. It's a sport, business - and sometimes even religion.'

By Ernie Harwell
'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.'

By Bob Feller
'God, I just love baseball.'

By Robert Redford
'Grantland Rice, the great sportswriter once said, 'It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game.' Well Grantland Rice can go to hell as far as I'm concerned.'

By Gene Autry
'Hello again, everybody. It's a bee-yooo-tiful day for baseball.'

By Harry Caray
'I ain't ever had a job. I just always play baseball.'

By Satchel Paige
Skiing: the art of catching cold and going broke while rapidly heading nowhere at great personal risk.

By Anonymous
Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.

By Gen. George Patton
It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.

By Lucius Annaeus Seneca
100% of the shots you don't take don't go in.

By Anonymous
I have a funny feeling he'll be back. I think he has something to prove. I don't think he wants to end his career like that (with an injury). I have a feeling he's coming back, but that's just me. I could be wrong.

By Anonymous
I have been trying to do this since high school. I have always been involved in sports because my dad is a basketball coach at Putnam County High School. My father has been a basketball, football, track and cross country coach.

By Brandon Williams
Aside from Kobe (Bryant), he's probably the most recognizable sports figure in Southern California.

By Steve Sarkisian
Anyone with talent can play in the Major Leagues; for someone like me to stay around as long as I did, I think that's a much greater achievement.

By Bob Uecker
I don't care how long you've been around, you'll never see it all.

By Bob Lemon
Exposure for the city. It's the first time any one of the four major sports has ever done anything like this. So you start with that, and I think it's going to blow up from there.

By George Maloof
I can't imagine taking another job in sports, ... I have no interest in professional athletics. Pacific happens to be a place I have two degrees from and I think I can help.

By Ted Leland
I might be at the top level of sports cars now . . . but I can't drop down and start over. The next thing would be a jump to the trucks, Busch Series, Nextel Cup or Champ Car.

By Michael McDowell
I never expected to go into producing but I wanted to do sports broadcasting.

By Joanna Lien
I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game. It will take our people out-of-doors, fill them with oxygen, give them a larger physical stoicism. Tend to relieve us from being a nervous, dyspeptic set. Repair these losses, and be a blessing to us.

By Anonymous
I still think we have got opportunities to improve that, but some of our other sports have got a lot of work to do. The reason why sailing does so well is because it has really got its act together and some others could learn from them.

By Keith Mills
I just feel like every kid who wants to play sports ought to have the opportunity to do it, and this is a good way to get them going.

By Brad Long
It kind of goes back and forth. In some sports, we might be OK. In others, we're going to get crushed. We're a Group 4 school, but we're not as competitive. We're getting there, but we're not there yet.

By Dina James
I'm like a kid in a candy store right now. I'm excited to be running, which is funny, because a lot of guys dread coming to preseason and sprinting around and working your butt off, but I'm really excited just to be out there with the guys. I really missed it.

By Alecko Eskandarian
I'm not involved in sport, I'm commited. Do you know the difference? Think of eggs and ham! The chicken is involved but the pig is commited!

By Martina Navratilova
It?s a lot better than being down 0-2 like last year. Anything is possible in sports. We expect them to come out swinging on Saturday.

By Dirk Nowitzki
It wasn't until later on that more and more sports started holding competitions for women. Now the only event women don't take part in is ski jumping, and I've heard that there may be a time pretty soon when women start ski jumping also.

By Sue Macy
It's a funny thing, the more I practice the luckier I get

By Anonymous
That was a big deal at the time, because no blacks were integrated with whites in anything - not in sports, basketball, football, nothing.

By Lionel Hampton
Our country is the only one in the world with a national anthem that the last two words are Play Ball!

By Source Unknown
My theory of hitting was just to watch the ball as it came in and hit it.

By Tommy Lasorda
Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you're in control, they're in control.

By Anonymous
It's always cool to be a part of anything that hasn't happened before. This is a great sports town, and the fans around here are about to really have some fun following both teams.

By Joe Dumars
I'm a big Denver sports fan. I guess you can say that it's a little bit toward that, but more so just doubling up sevens.

By Josh Bard
I have missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot. . . and missed. And I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why. . . I succeed.

By Anonymous
I don't think the WNBA is going to disappear from the sports landscape anytime soon. It's likely to keep chugging along. It's never going to be part of the mainstream in pro sports leagues, but it can find its place as long as expectations don't get too high.

By David Carter
I enjoyed being involved in team sports and making close friendships.

By Brian McBride
I know it's got a lot of sports fields. We're going to set all sorts of records.

By Jason Anderson
I don't think I can be expected to take seriously any game which takes less than three days to reach its conclusion.

By Tom Stoppard
He potentially could be as good of an athlete as has ever played sports in this town. And we've had some super kids.

By Butch Pedersen
For him to get to the professional level of sports, he's going to need to go where he's going to be able to excel. . . . I think he made the absolute right choice with baseball.

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

By Magic Johnson
Dallas is not only a great sports town, it has become a great hockey town.

By Anonymous
Blood sport is brought to its ultimate refinement in the gossip columns.

By Bernard Ingham
Boxing has become America's tragic theater.

By Joyce Carol Oates
Being a part of both organizations, there is no comparison in the two organizations. This is a professional organization. The Hornets were just -- I don't know what the hell it was. There is no explaining for them.

By Felix Sabates
You could ask any sports bookie and they're going to tell you what the odds are,

By Anonymous
You couldn't ask for a better scenario if you're a sports fan,

By Joe Torre
You're never on the sideline, like in sports. There's constant action. That's what people love.

By David Williams
You can't have a crummy game and win like you could in other sports, because it's all up to you. There is a saying in wrestling, ' If it is to be, it's up to me'. It takes a lot of guts to take on that responsibility and scrutiny.

By Roger Ferguson
Winners never quit and quitters never win.

By Anon.
When Dale Murphy speaks, everyone in sports should listen,

By Jim Nantz
When he races, we get as many hands as we can out on the course with bottles of sports drink for him, because at any point he can start getting fuzzy.

By Luke Bodensteiner
When we began our analysis of the videogame landscape, it became apparent that EA SPORTS was best positioned from a marketing and development perspective to maximize the sales opportunities for college football,

By Pat Battle
We will not pay for an interview for Real Sports . Some former teammates and old-timers have been asked to do a lot of these and ask for payment. But we just don't do it. Once you start, where does it end?

By Ray Stallone
Two hours is about as long as any American can wait for the close of a baseball game, or anything else for that matter.

By Al Spalding
This is a terrific addition to our portfolio of sports ventures. We're thrilled Caesars Palace has joined with NBC Sports to showcase this increasingly popular event in Caesars' new poker room.

By Jeffrey Pollack
There are people who think that wrestling is an ignoble sport. Wrestling is not sport, it is a spectacle, and it is no more ignoble to attend a wrestled performance of suffering than a performance of the sorrows of Arnolphe or Andromaque.

By Roland Barthes
The sports reporters got everything all worked up.

By Jan Johnson
The results that you achieved at the Athens Olympics last year have shown Chinese sports is really getting to the top.

By Jacques Rogge
The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it-as long as you really believe 100 percent.

By Arnold Schwarzenegger
The minute you start talking about what you're going to do if you lose, you have lost.

By George Shultz
[Many of these thoughtless, stupid remarks are uttered by sports figures, but not all. In 2002 Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., said the United States could have avoided what he called] all these problems, ... All the laws of Washington and all the bayonets of the Army cannot force the Negro into our homes, our schools, our churches.

By Strom Thurmond
“In soccer (football), if you control the midfield, you control the game, but that doesn’t mean that you’ll win”

By quiksylvr
“In any sport, a superior tactic (timing and technique) command/s ~ articulate/s responsibility (goals) for ~ to the player/s”

By quiksylvr
In soccer, a slow build up (tempo) should allow you see, compensate, complement and bolster i.e. rectify your errors, strategise your tactics and sharpen your counter attacks

By quiksylvr
In soccer, it is impossible to simultaneously have the sharpest attack and the strongest defense without a sound understanding of timing

By quiksylvr
Sports is something that has never appealed to me. I doubt it ever will.

By SophieMaMa