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Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.

Tags: Past, Sunrise  ✍ Author: Joe Adcock

Even if I did have, you know, a 'Sports Illustrated' body, I'd still wear elegant clothes.

Tags: Body, Clothes  ✍ Author: Adele

I originally wanted to go into sports, but my first concert was KISS at the shooting of 'KISS Meets The Phantom Of The Park.' The minute I saw Gene and Paul... it was all over. I knew that's what I wanted to do.

Tags: Kiss, Wanted  ✍ Author: Steven Adler

I am not a sports girl.

Tags: Girl  ✍ Author: Dianna Agron

It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.

Tags: Beat, Job  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

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.

Tags: Fight, Yourself  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

Golf is a good walk spoiled.

Tags: Good, Walk  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

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

Tags: Good, Lost  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

The truth is that for those 86 long years when the Red Sox went without a World Series win, fans were not only in a recession, but trapped in a longstanding, deeply entrenched sports depression.

Tags: Depression, Truth  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot

I think that every single person should play sports.

Tags: Single  ✍ Author: Donovan Bailey

The only way to prove that you're a good sport is to lose.

Tags: Good, Lose  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Banks

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

Tags: Beaten, Won  ✍ Author: Yogi Berra

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

Tags: Tell, True  ✍ Author: Yogi Berra

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

Tags: Football, School  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead.

Tags: Dead, Football  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

When I was a kid, I was always an athlete. I played a lot of sports. I played football, basketball, baseball and soccer.

Tags: Baseball, Football  ✍ Author: Scott Caan

I love sports. Anytime I can combine sports with a film I'm a happy guy. It's such a natural fit, because sports always seems to be a metaphor for life. Always, always, always.

Tags: Life, Love  ✍ Author: Dean Cain

We should confine booing in sports arenas to sport. I love a good boo as much as the next football fan.

Tags: Good, Love  ✍ Author: Alastair Campbell

Because I just like sports, I like athletics and I like competition.

Tags: Athletics  ✍ Author: Trishelle Cannatella

A rabid sports fan is one that boos a TV set.

Tags: Fan, Tv  ✍ Author: Jimmy Cannon

You know they're not going to lose 162 consecutive games.

Tags: Games, Lose  ✍ Author: Harry Caray

Being a celebrity you always get really good seats to sporting events but you never get as good seats as the photographers get. And I really love sports. So one of the scams I have going now is I want to learn sports photography so I can get better seats at a sporting event.

Tags: Good, Love  ✍ Author: Drew Carey

But sports photography isn't something you just pick up overnight. You can't do it once a year for fun and expect to do a good job. And I take pride in what I do.

Tags: Fun, Good  ✍ Author: Drew Carey

I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles.

Tags: Golf, Playing  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out.

Tags: Fight, Game  ✍ Author: Rodney Dangerfield
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I grew up in New Jersey and my father was a golf pro, so I was groomed for sports, but I wasn't very good, so my interests lay elsewhere.

Tags: Father, Good  ✍ Author: Joe Dante

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.

Tags: Care, Else  ✍ Author: John Davidson

Many forms, sizes and colors, I think there are heroes in sports, in life... It would be cliche to say my dad, my granddad. I think I'm a fan of people who were brave, my aunt, my grandmother, those are my heroes.

Tags: Dad, Life  ✍ Author: George Eads

You win some, lose some, and wreck some.

Tags: Lose, Win  ✍ Author: Dale Earnhardt

I don't think there are many larger lessons to be found in sports.

Tags: Found, Lessons  ✍ Author: Michael East

I think professional sports, football, to use it as an example, it's fundamentally a form of entertainment.

Tags: Example, Football  ✍ Author: Michael East

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.'

Tags: Body, Last  ✍ Author: Zac Efron

I don't follow sports that much now, but I was a Phoenix Suns fanatic in the early '90s.

Tags: Early, Follow  ✍ Author: Jesse Eisenberg

Everyone I know who is successful has issues with their father, regardless of whether it was sports or business or entertainment.

Tags: Business, Successful  ✍ Author: Bret Easton Ellis

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.

Tags: History, Women  ✍ Author: Lorrie Fair

He hits it long. His shoulders are impressively quick through the ball. That's where he's getting his power from. He's young and has great elasticity.

Tags: Great, Power  ✍ Author: Nick Faldo

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.

Tags: Dating, Team  ✍ Author: Jimmy Fallon

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.

Tags: Today, Women  ✍ Author: Warren Farrell

Men's competitive team sports focus on the balance between individual achievement and team achievement with the emphasis on team achievement.

Tags: Focus, Men  ✍ Author: Warren Farrell

We really love all sports, but we don't think in the long term. The reason we did Kingpin was because there was a script we really liked and we saw the possibilities.

Tags: Love, Reason  ✍ Author: Peter Farrelly

I did all the right things in so many tournaments. But like I said, sometimes in sports it just goes the other way. Maybe you've already won so much that it evens it out a bit sometimes. I don't know.

Tags: Said, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Roger Federer

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.

Tags: Time, War  ✍ Author: Allyson Felix

There is a huge responsibility on all of us to get England through. It would be one of the biggest disasters in sports history if we blew it and we must make sure it does not happen.

Tags: Happen, History  ✍ Author: Rio Ferdinand

I have to wear two sports bras when I do my cardio. It takes a lot to hold these puppies up!

Tags: Hold, Takes  ✍ Author: Rio Ferdinand

I do appreciate a woman who has a passion for sports and knows their stuff.

Tags: Passion, Woman  ✍ Author: Jerry Ferrara

My biggest pet peeve are just girls who go to sports bars who have no intention on caring what teams are playing, like they're looking for just a night out. That drives me more crazy than anything else. Like, don't pretend to be a sports fan.

Tags: Crazy, Pet  ✍ Author: Jerry Ferrara

I was an All-American in wrestling in high school, was National Champion in Chinese kickboxing in 1999 and have spent a lot of time around professional athletes, which includes my eight-plus years as CEO of a sports nutrition company.

Tags: School, Time  ✍ Author: Tim Ferriss

I'd just as soon play tennis with the net down.

Tags: Soon, Tennis  ✍ Author: Robert Frost

Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.

Tags: Gold, Guts  ✍ Author: Dan Gable

I was a huge theater geek growing up, and that was not the easiest thing in the world, especially growing up in Chicago, where sports are really the norm. I was always off to the theater at night, from 7 years old on. Friends there in the Midwest who could talk to you about the idiosyncrasies of 'Pippin' were few and far between.

Tags: Friends, Night  ✍ Author: Johnny Galecki

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.

Tags: Beginning, Talking  ✍ Author: Kirsty Gallacher

I come from a sports family and my husband is a rugby player.

Tags: Family, Husband  ✍ Author: Kirsty Gallacher

American sports are quite masculine. And football - although it's still played by men all over the world - football compared to American football is quite feminine in its artistry. And there's no padding. It's America's loss, though.

Tags: Football, Men  ✍ Author: Noel Gallagher

One thing you learned as a Cubs fan: when you bought you ticket, you could bank on seeing the bottom of the ninth.

Tags: Learned, Seeing  ✍ Author: Joe Garagiola

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

Tags: Baseball, Run  ✍ Author: Joe Garagiola

I went through baseball as 'a player to be named later.'

Tags: Baseball, Player  ✍ Author: Joe Garagiola

Part of my growing up was always trying to make my parents proud and always trying to keep them happy. I think part of what held them together was my involvement in sports.

Tags: Happy, Parents  ✍ Author: Jeff Garcia

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.

Tags: Between, Old  ✍ Author: Steve Garvey

The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course.

Tags: Golf, Time  ✍ Author: Billy Graham

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

Tags: Good, Great  ✍ Author: Wayne Gretzky

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.

Tags: Best, Time  ✍ Author: Wayne Gretzky

I don't watch a lot of television. Sports and news, that's it.

Tags: Television, Watch  ✍ Author: Larry Hagman

I love all sports.

Tags: Love  ✍ Author: Dante Hall

Sports are not for everyone.

Tags: Everyone  ✍ Author: Dante Hall

Sports have become increasingly more specialized, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't be fun.

Tags: Fun, Mean  ✍ Author: Mia Hamm

I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.

Tags: Fire, Light  ✍ Author: Mia Hamm

Our country's growing obsession with organized sports isn't just hurting our children, but also our communities. As play is siphoned off to gyms and fields, fewer kids are playing in our streets, parks, and playgrounds.

Tags: Children, Country  ✍ Author: Aleqa Hammond

We are raising today's children in sterile, risk-averse and highly structured environments. In so doing, we are failing to cultivate artists, pioneers and entrepreneurs, and instead cultivating a generation of children who can follow the rules in organized sports games, sit for hours in front of screens and mark bubbles on standardized tests.

Tags: Children, Today  ✍ Author: Aleqa Hammond

We're taking sports too far and starting kids too early.

Tags: Far, Kids  ✍ Author: Aleqa Hammond

As parents, we need to send our kids back to 'old-fashioned' outdoor summer camps, which have been on the decline as the demand for sports and academics-based camps has risen. We need to fight budget cuts to public parks programs and resist closures of public swimming pools and playgrounds.

Tags: Fight, Parents  ✍ Author: Aleqa Hammond

It's not just the kid who's spent every penny from his job to upgrade his car to tell the world he cares about sports cars, it's also the person driving around in a fuel-conscious hybrid electric car, because it's more a message to the world than an effective means of saving fuel, to be quite honest.

Tags: Car, Job  ✍ Author: Richard Hammond

I didn't like books where people played on a sports team and won a bunch of games, or went to summer camp and had a wonderful time. I really liked a book where a witch might cut a child's head off or a pack of angry dogs might burst through a door and terrorize a family.

Tags: Family, Time  ✍ Author: Daniel Handler

As the proud father of two teens and past Chairman to the Presidents Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, I am committed to educating parents and especially young people on ways to live a long, healthy and active life.

Tags: Fitness, Life  ✍ Author: Lee Haney

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

Tags: Game, Great  ✍ Author: Ernest Hemingway

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.

Tags: Football, Try  ✍ Author: Lou Holtz

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.

Tags: Seriously, Strange  ✍ Author: David Icke

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.

Tags: Politics, Religion  ✍ Author: Gabriel Iglesias

I know my strengths. Painfully aware of the weaknesses. There's many. I love sports. So working towards a common goal, that's exciting to me.

Tags: Goal, Love  ✍ Author: Kathy Ireland

I'm a mad lover of sport. You cannot say a bad word to me about sports. So I know business is involved and I know it can be cynical, and, of course, I watch it, but for me it's pure.

Tags: Bad, Business  ✍ Author: Hugh Jackman

One afternoon when I was 9, my dad told me I'd be skipping school the next day. Then we drove 12 hours from Melbourne to Sydney for the Centenary Test, a once-in-a-lifetime commemorative cricket match. It was great fun - especially for a kid who was a massive sports fan.

Tags: Dad, Great  ✍ Author: Hugh Jackman

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.

Tags: Life, Yourself  ✍ Author: Bo Jackson

Approach the game with no preset agendas and you'll probably come away surprised at your overall efforts.

Tags: Away, Game  ✍ Author: Phil Jackson

If you meet the Buddha in the lane, feed him the ball.

Tags: Him, Meet  ✍ Author: Phil Jackson

Fans don't boo nobodies.

Tags: Boo, Fans  ✍ Author: Reggie Jackson

As a father, I believe that involving children in sports at a young age is generally, a wise proposition. I believe that healthy competition is... well... healthy; that sporting events foster a spirit of teamwork that far surpasses the events themselves; and that active participation keeps children moving and is good for their self-esteem.

Tags: Age, Good  ✍ Author: Naveen Jain

What separates sports from entrepreneurism, however, is that in business we constantly have to overcome undefined and unpredictable challenges. Athletes train for specific events and conditions, whereas entrepreneurs generally have little idea what they will encounter along the way.

Tags: Business, Idea  ✍ Author: Naveen Jain

I would never encourage my children to be athletes - first because my children are not athletes and second because there are so many people pushing to get to the top in sports that 100 people are crushed for each one who breaks through. This is unfortunate.

Tags: Children, Second  ✍ Author: Bill James

I like to feel that I understand little things about sports.

Tags: Understand  ✍ Author: Bill James

I had my boy in Boston on Easter Sunday. That kills me, from a sports perspective. He's a Boston baby and I'm a New York guy.

Tags: Sunday  ✍ Author: Kevin James

When did I know I had talent? I think it started when I first started playing sports, organized sports.

Tags: Playing, Talent  ✍ Author: LeBron James

But sports carried me away from being in a gang, or being associated with drugs. Sports was my way out.

Tags: Away, Gang  ✍ Author: LeBron James

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

Tags: Enough, Far  ✍ Author: William James

I come from a background of hanging out with friends and shooting videos with them, with funny stuff coming out of the group. I guess we got the same charge jocks get out of sports.

Tags: Friends, Funny  ✍ Author: Michael Patrick Jann

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.

Tags: Book, Writing  ✍ Author: Jerry B. Jenkins

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.

Tags: Life, Work  ✍ Author: Bruce Jenner

I've told Billy if I ever caught him cheating, I wouldn't kill him because I love his children and they need a dad. But I would beat him up. I know where all of his sports injuries are.

Tags: Dad, Love  ✍ Author: Angelina Jolie

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.

Tags: Life, Winning  ✍ Author: Michael Jordan

Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.

Tags: Fun, Game  ✍ Author: Michael Jordan

As athletes, we're used to reacting quickly. Here, it's 'come, stop, come, stop.' There's a lot of downtime. That's the toughest part of the day.

Tags: Here, Used  ✍ Author: Michael Jordan

Football is violence and cold weather and sex and college rye.

Tags: Football, Sex  ✍ Author: Roger Kahn

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