Sports Quotes

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

    "I'm going to graduate on time, no matter how long it takes." 
    --Senior basketball player at the University of Pittsburgh

    "You guys pair up in groups of three, then line up in a circle"
    --Bill Peterson, a Florida State football coach

    "That's so when I forget how to spell my name, I can still find my clothes."
    --Stu Grimson, Chicago Blackhawks left wing, explaining why he keeps a color photo of himself above his locker.

    "You guys line up alphabetically by height"
    --Bill Peterson, a Florida State football coach

    "I play football. I'm not trying to be a professor. The tests don't seem to make sense to me, measuring your brain on stuff I haven't been through in school."
    --Clemson recruit Ray Forsythe, who was ineligible as a freshman because of academic requirements

    "I know the Virginia players are smart because you need a 1500 SAT to get in. I have to drop bread crumbs to get our players to and from class."
    --George Raveling, Washington State basketball coach

    [gbwl]"Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter? He went to prison for three years, not Princeton."
    --Boxing promoter Dan Duva on Mike Tyson hooking up again with promoter Don King

    "I can't really remember the names of the clubs that we went to."
    -- Shaquille O'Neal on whether he had visited the Parthenon during his visit to Greece.

  • tennis ball 2"Nobody beats Vitas Gerulaitis 17 times in a row."
    - Vitas Gerulaitis (having finally triumphed after losing 16 times in a row to Jimmy Connors)

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    "Not for me to win, but to keep everyone else safe."

    - Formula One champion driverLewis Hamilton on why he prays before races.

  • Dolores LaChapelle Quote

    "Powder snow skiing is not fun. It's life, fully lived... life lived in a blaze of reality."

    - Dolores LaChapelle, powder skiing pioneer