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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Sport:

Sports are too much with us. Late and soon, sitting and watching - mostly watching on television - we lay waste our powers of identification and enthusiasm and, in time, attention as more and more closing rallies and crucial putts and late field goals and final playoffs and sudden deaths and world records and world championships unreel themselves ceaselessly before our half-lidded eyes.
~ Roger Angell.

Sports is human life in microcosm.
~ Howard Cosell.

Squash is boxing with racquets.
~ Jonah Barrington.

The ball is man's most disastrous invention, not excluding the wheel.
~ Robert Morley, 1965.

The breakfast of champions is not cereal, it's the opposition.
~ Nick Seitz.

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.
~ Steve Garvey.

The essence of sports is that while you're doing it, nothing else matters, but after you stop, there is a place, generally not very important, where you would put it.
~ Roger Bannister.

The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break.
~ John Madden.

The finish line is sometimes merely the symbol of victory. All sorts of personal triumphs take place before that point, and the outcome of the race may actually be decided long before the end.
~ Laurence Malone.

The key is not the "will to win" - everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important.
~ Bobby Knight.

The more I practice, the luckier I get.
~ Jerry Barber - About golf.

The more you sweat in practice, the less you bleed in battle.
~ Author Unknown.

The Russians have a weapon that can wipe out two hundred eighty thousand Americans. That puts them exactly ten years behind Howard Cosell.
~ Red Smith.

The trouble with referees is that they just don't care which side wins.
~ Tom Canterbury.

The umpire... is like the geyser in the bathroom; we cannot do without it, yet we notice it only when it is out of order.
~ Neville Cardus.

There isn't a single professional sports season now that doesn't go on at least a month too long. Baseball starts in football weather, and football in baseball weather, and basketball overlaps them both.
~ James Reston.

There's more to boxing than hitting. There's not getting hit, for instance.
~ George Foreman.

There's nothing wrong with the Little League World Series that locking out the adults couldn't cure.
~ Mike Penner, Los Angeles Times.

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.
~ From a Charles Barkley commercial for basketball shoes, 1993.

To dope the racer is as criminal, as sacrilegious, as trying to imitate God; it is stealing from God the privilege of the spark.
~ Roland Barthes.

To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music, no choreography, and the dancers hit each other.
~ Jack Handey.

To think of playing cricket for hard cash! Money and gentility would ruin any pastime under the sun.
~ Mary Russell Mitford, 1823.

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.
~ Blaise Pascal.

Unlike any other business in the United States, sports must preserve an illusion of perfect innocence. The mounting of this illusion defines the purpose and accounts for the immense wealth of American sports. It is the ceremony of innocence that the fans pay to see - not the game or the match or the bout, but the ritual portrayal of a world in which time stops and all hope remains plausible, in which everybody present can recover the blameless expectations of a child, where the forces of light always triumph over the powers of darkness.
~ Lewis H. Lapham, Money and Class in America, 1988.

We are inclined that if we watch a football game or baseball game, we have taken part in it.
~ John F. Kennedy Quotes, 1961.

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