SportByte™ Archives — October 2014
Posted 10.31.14 — "Willie Mays was my childhood hero, but not because he was a great baseball player. Because he had a big house." — O.J. Simpson, football player [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 10.30.14 — "Arrogant, pompous, obnoxious, vain, cruel, verbose, a show off. I have been called all of these. Of course, I am." — Howard Cosell, broadcaster [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 10.29.14 — "Baseball is too much of a sport to be called a business, and too much of a business to be called a sport." — Phillip K. Wrigley, baseball team owner [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 10.28.14 — "I don't need to be practicing, I'm leading this tournament. You guys go on and practice, because you're behind." — Lee Trevino, golfer, to fellow competitors after a good first round [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 10.27.14 — "A lot of parents think kids ought to learn responsibility from work, and I've always said, 'Baloney.' Kids learn leadership and organization from games, from having fun." — John Madden, football coach and broadcaster [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 10.26.14 — "A guy strung out on cocaine cares about setting an example for kids? He cares about stuffing his nose with cocaine. Period." — Jim Brown, football player [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 10.25.14 — "When you're ten, eleven, and twelve, the most important lesson you can have in sports is to have fun." — Grant Hill, basketball player [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 10.24.14 — "When all is said and done, as a rule, more is said than done." — Lou Holtz, football coach [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 10.23.14 — "Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm." — Publius Syrus, writer, first century B.C. [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 10.22.14 — "If you train hard, you'll not only be hard, you'll be hard to beat." — Herschel Walker, football player [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 10.21.14 — "In this country, when you finish second, no one knows your name." — Frank McGuire, basketball coach [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 10.20.14 — "You couldn't play on my Amazing Mets without having held some kind of record, like one fella held the world's international all-time record for a pitcher getting hit on the ankles." — Casey Stengel, baseball manager [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 10.19.14 — "My family is the most important thing to me. I love basketball, but I need my family around me." — Karl Malone, basketball player [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 10.18.14 — "When the astronauts walked on the moon, I figured we had a chance to win. Nothing seemed impossible after that." — Tug McGraw, pitcher, describing the 'Miracle Mets' of 1969 [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 10.17.14 — "Sports is the toy department of human life." — Howard Cosell, broadcaster [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 10.16.14 — "The two most important things to athletes: playing time and money." — John Paxson, professional basketball player [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 10.15.14 — "Running on an artificial leg at full speed is like driving backward at 55 miles per hour, using only you rearview mirror to guide you." — Thomas Bourgeois, champion runner and below-the-knee amputee [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 10.14.14 — "Individual commitment to a group effort, gentlemen, that's what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work." — Vince Lombardi, football coach [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 10.13.14 — "I don't know. I'm not in shape yet." — Yogi Berra, baseball player, when asked during spring training about his cap size [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 10.12.14 — "We think TV exposure is so important to our program and so important to this university that we will schedule ourselves to fit the medium. I'll play at midnight if that's what TV wants." — Paul "Bear" Bryant, college football coach [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 10.11.14 — "Life is like boxing. You've only got so many punches to throw, and you can only take so many." — George Foreman, boxer [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 10.10.14 — "There's nothing worse than a sorry, pitiful, whining teammate." — Charles Barkley, basketball player [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 10.09.14 — "If (Jack) Nicklaus tells you an ant can pull a bale of hay, don't ask any questions, just hook him up." — Lee Trevino, golfer [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 10.08.14 — "If all the year were playing holidays, To sport would be as tedious as to work." — William Shakespeare, playwright and poet [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 10.07.14 — "I could beat on other kids and steal their lunch money and buy myself something to eat. But I couldn't steal a father. I couldn't steal a father's hug when I needed one." — Bo Jackson, football and baseball player [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 10.06.14 — "Good sportsmanship and reasonable standards of conduct are important." — Ted Turner, cable TV entrepreneur, baseball team owner and yachtsman [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 10.05.14 — "I think I'll take another bite of my coffee." — Frank Gifford, football player and NFL broadcaster, while announcing the famous Ice Bowl game [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 10.04.14 — "I ain't ever liked violence." — Sugar Ray Robinson, boxer [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 10.03.14 — "Playing in the U.S. Open is like tip-toeing through hell." — Jerry McGee, golfer [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 10.02.14 — "It relieves the manager of all responsibility except to post the lineup card on the dugout wall and make sure everybody gets to the airport on time." — Red Smith, sportswriter, on the designated hitter rule [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 10.01.14 — "If the on-deck batter is standing too close to home plate, you brush him back." — Brent Kemnitz, Wichita State baseball coach, who was suspended for the rest of the season after one of his pitchers ended the career of an on-deck batter with a beanball [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]
 

    
 

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