SportByte™ Archives — December 2014
Posted 12.20.14 — "Football is a simple game: 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans win." — Gary Lineker, former Barcelona and English national team soccer player [Best Sports Quotes of All Time from USA Today]

Posted 12.19.14 — "Victory is fleeting. Losing is forever." — Billie Jean King, tennis player, on how much she hated to lose [Best Sports Quotes of All Time from USA Today]

Posted 12.18.14 — "The only difference between this and Custer's last stand was that Custer didn't have to look at the tape afterward." — Terry Crisp, hockey coach, after his Lightning team lost lost a game 10-0 [Best Sports Quotes of All Time from USA Today]

Posted 12.17.14 — "A virgin." — Peter Crouch, soccer player, when asked what he would be if he wasn't a professional soccer player [Best Sports Quotes of All Time from USA Today]

Posted 12.16.14 — "I'm the best ever. I'm the most vicious and most brutal and most ruthless champion there's ever been. There's no one can stop me. Lennox is the conqueror? No, I'm Alexander. I'm the best ever. There's never been anyone as ruthless. I'm Sonny Liston. I'm Jack Dempsey. There's no one like me. I'm from their cloth. There's no one that can match me. My style is impetuous, my defense is impregnable. I'm just ferocious. I want your heart. I want to eat his children. Praise be to Allah." Mike Tyson, boxer, after beating Lou Savarese in 38 seconds [Best Sports Quotes of All Time from USA Today]

Posted 12.15.14 — "I heard Tonya Harding was calling herself the Charles Barkley of figure skating. I was going to sue her for defamation of character, but then I realized I have no character." — Charles Barkley, former NBA player [Best Sports Quotes of All Time from USA Today]

Posted 12.14.14 — "Why is a puck called a puck. Because 'dirty little bastard' was already taken." — Martin Brodeur, hockey player [Best Sports Quotes of All Time from USA Today]

Posted 12.13.14 — "I should be a postage stamp. That's the only way I'll ever get licked." — Muhammad Ali, boxer [Best Sports Quotes of All Time from USA Today]

Posted 12.12.14 — "Nobody beats Vitas Gerulaitas 17 times in a row." — Vitas Gerulaitas, tennis player, upon beating Jimmy Connors after 16 consecutive losses to him  [Best Sports Quotes of All Time from USA Today]

Posted 12.11.14 — "The ship be sinking." — Michael Ray Richardson, NBA player, on the Knicks' collapse during the 1981-82 season [Best Sports Quotes of All Time from USA Today]

Posted 12.10.14 — "In this country, you either finish first or last, there is no second place." — Buddy Werner, writer [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 12.09.14 — "Get more open – I'm getting old." — Dan Marino, NFL quarterback, to Lamar Thomas, NFL receiver [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 12.08.14 — "Cheating is as much a part of the game as scorecards and hot dogs." — Billy Martin, baseball player and manager [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 12.07.14 — "When I come back, I want to be reincarnated as a dolphin — or as an F-16." — Bo Jackson, baseball and football player [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 12.06.14 — "It was a lifetime of training for just 10 seconds." — Jesse Owens, Olympic track and field gold medalist [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 12.05.14 — "There have been only two geniuses in the world. Willie Mays and William Shakespeare." — Tallulah Bankhead, actress [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 12.04.14 — "Sports is a lot of damn nonsense." — Harry S. Truman, United States President [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 12.03.14 — "[Joe] DiMaggio's [hitting] streak is the most extraordinary thing that ever happened in American sports." — Steven Jay Gould, writer [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 12.02.14 — "Confidence is a lot of this game or any game. If you don't think you can win, you won't." — Jerry West, basketball player [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 12.01.14 — "If I ever need a brain transplant, I want one from a sportswriter, because I'll know it's never been used." — Joe Paterno, football coach [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]
 

    
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