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Sports Quotes

"Show me a guy who' afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time."
- Lou Brock

"Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records."
- William A. Ward

"Sweat plus sacrifice equals success."
- Charlie Finley

"The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital."
- Joe Paterno

"If you train hard, you'll not only be hard, you'll be hard to beat."
- Herschel Walker

"It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired you quit when the gorilla is tired."
- Robert Strauss

"The best and fastest way to learn a sport is to watch and imitate a champion."
- Jean-Claude Killy

"If you chase two rabbits, both will escape."
- Unknown

"Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."
- Will Rogers

"Sports is the toy department of human life."
- Howard Cosell

"You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation."
- Plato

"Why should a player be denied the sheer pleasure and release of smashing his own expensive racket into pieces occasionally?"
- Peter Ustinov on Wimbledon

"The first half was even, the second half was even worse."
- Pat Spillane

"A fan is someone who, if you have made an idiot of yourself on the field, doesn't think you've done a permanent job."
- Jack Lynch

"In the dust of defeat as well as in the laurel of victory, there is glory to be found."
- JJ Meagher

"The next best thing to playing and winning is playing and losing."
- Nick the Greek

"It's a humbling thing being humble."
- Maurice Clarett

"Well, either side could win it, or it could be a draw."
- Ron Atkinson

"I am the most loyal player money can buy."
- Don Sutton

"Ninety percent of the game is half mental."
- Jim Wohford

"Always root for the winner. That way you won't be disappointed."
- Tug McGraw

"You guys line up alphabetically by height."
- Bill Peterson

"I don't think there's anybody in this organization not focused on the 49ers... I mean Chargers."
- Bill Belichick

"Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein."
- Football commentator and former player Joe Theismann

"I feel like I'm the best, but you're not going to get me to say that."
- Jerry Rice.

"Left hand, right hand, it doesn't matter. I'm amphibious."
- Charles Shackleford of the NCSU basketball team

"I've won at every level, except college and pro."
- Shaquille O'Neal

"We're going to turn this team around 360 degrees."
- Jason Kidd

"I'll always be Number 1 to myself."
- Moses Malone

"I don't want to shoot my mouth in my foot, but those are games we can win."
- Sherman Douglas

"My potential speaks for itself."
- Pro tennis player Liliah Osterloh; ranked #111

"Sure there have been injuries and deaths in boxing - but none of them serious."
- Alan Minter

"I quit school in the sixth grade because of pneumonia. Not because I had it, but because I couldn't spell it."
- Boxing great Rocky Graziano

"He's a guy who gets up at six o'clock in the morning regardless of what time it is."
- Lou Duva, Veteran boxing trainer

"He's the man of the hour at this particular moment."
- Don King

"Fear was absolutely necessary. Without it, I would have been scared to death."
- Floyd Patterson, former heavyweight boxing champion

"You can sum up this sport in two words: You never know."
- Lou Duva, boxing trainer

"I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators."
- Gerald Ford

"The lead car is absolutely unique, except for the one behind it which is identical."
- Murray Walker

"This is really a lovely horse, I once rode her mother."
- Ted Walsh - Horse Racing Commentator

"Ah, isn't that nice, the wife of the Cambridge president is kissing the cox of the Oxford crew."
- Harry Carpenter - BBC TV Boat Race 1977

"Moses Kiptanui - the 19 year old Kenyan, who turned 20 a few weeks ago..."
- David Coleman

"Her time is about 4.33, which she's capable of."
- David Coleman

"There goes Juantorena down the back straight, opening his legs and showing his class."
- David Coleman at The Montreal Olympics

"You don't like to see hookers going down on players like that."
- Murray Mexted

"I don't like this new law, because your first instinct when you see a man on the ground is to go down on him."
- Murray Mexted

"There's nothing that a tight forward likes more than a loosie right up his backside."
- Murray Mexted

"I really lack the words to compliment myself today."
- Skier Alberto Tomba

"If sports history repeats itself, I should think we can expect the same thing again."
- Terry Venables