SportByte™ Archives — May 2016

Posted 05.27.16 — "A lot of coaches want guys to be loose for games. I never wanted them to be loose. I wanted their hands sweating, their knees shaking, their eyes bulging. I wanted them to act like we were going to war." — Jerry Tarkanian, basketball coach [Jerry Tarkanian quotes from]

Posted 05.26.16 — "Twelve for 23... It doesn't take a genius to see that's under 50 percent." — Dick Vitale, basketball coach and broadcaster [Dick Vitale quotes from]

Posted 05.25.16 — "I want to be recognized as the best – no doubt about it. When they say all-pro middle linebacker, I want them to mean Butkus!" — Dick Butkus, football player [Dick Butkus quotes from]

Posted 05.24.16 — "You play ball against yourself; your opponent is your potential." — Bobby Knight, basketball coach [Bobby Knight quotes from]

Posted 05.23.16 — "Only in America could a Don King happen." — Don King, boxing promoter [Don King quotes from]

Posted 05.22.16 — "The wealthy class often looks down on the poor as 'those people.' And deprived people view the rich as cold and heartless. The way to break down the barrier between the rich and poor is to associate with each other and to help one another. Make a connection. If you can break down the barrier, it may pave the way to recovery for some person, a family, maybe an entire community." — George Foreman, boxer [George Foreman quotes from]

Posted 05.21.16 — "Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it." — Muhammad Ali, boxer [Muhammad Ali quotes from]

Posted 05.20.16 — "I always loved running. It was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs." — Jesse Owens, Olympic track and field athlete [Jesse Owens quotes from]

Posted 05.19.16 — "I give 'em the hip, then I take it away." — Jim Thorpe, football player and world-class, all-around athlete [Jim Thorpe quotes from]

Posted 05.18.16 — "If winning isn't everything, why bother to keep the score?" — Knute Rockne, football coach [Knute Rockne quotes from]

Posted 05.17.16 — "You are meant to play the ball as it lies, a fact that may help to touch on your own objective approach to life." — Grantland Rice, sportswriter [Grantland Rice quotes from]

Posted 05.16.16 — "Now it is done. Now the story ends. And there is no way to tell it. The art of fiction is dead. Reality has strangled invention." — Red Smith, sportswriter [Red Smith quotes from]

Posted 05.15.16 — "Give me the Mick in the clutch anytime." — Ralph Houk, New York Yankees manager, on Mickey Mantle, baseball player [Baseball Quotes from Steve the Ump]

Posted 05.14.16 — "You can't hit what you can't see." — Walter 'The Big Train' Johnson, baseball pitcher [Walter 'The Big Train' Johnson quotes from]

Posted 05.13.16 — "Hey, big mouth, how do you spell triple?" — Shoeless Joe Jackson, baseball player [Shoeless Joe Jackson quotes from]

Posted 05.12.16 — "Pitching is the art of instilling fear." — Sandy Koufax, baseball pitcher [Sandy Koufax quotes from]

Posted 05.11.16 — "Players who stand flat-footed and swing with their arms are golfers, not hitters." — Rogers Hornsby, baseball player [Rogers Hornsby quotes from]

Posted 05.10.16 — "It's like obituaries, when you die they finally give you good reviews." — Roger Maris, baseball player [Roger Maris quotes from]

Posted 05.09.16 — "I love to win, but I love to lose almost as much. I love the thrill of victory, and I also love the challenge of defeat." — Lou Gehrig, baseball player [Lou Gehrig quotes from]

Posted 05.08.16 — "The fellow who can pay only twenty-five cents to see a ball game always will be just as welcome at Comiskey Park as the box seat holder." —  Charles Comiskey, baseball team owner [Charles Comiskey quotes from]

Posted 05.07.16 — "The phrase 'off with the crack of the bat,' while romantic, is really meaningless, since the outfielder should be in motion long before he hears the sound of the ball meeting the bat." — Joe DiMaggio, baseball player [Joe DiMaggio quotes from]

Posted 05.06.16 — "If you had a pill that would guarantee a pitcher 20 wins, but might take five years off his life, he'd take it." — Jim Bouton, baseball pitcher [Jim Bouton quotes from]

Posted 05.05.16 — "I won't play for a penny less than fifteen hundred dollars." — Honus Wagner, baseball player [Honus Wagner quotes from]

Posted 05.04.16 — "They'll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run." — Gaylord Perry, baseball pitcher [Gaylord Perry quotes from]

Posted 05.03.16 — "I had a lot of self-confidence." — Bowie Kuhn, Commissioner of Major League Baseball [Bowie Kuhn quotes from]

Posted 05.02.16 — "I needed to join the Navy. If you ask the people in Europe who won World War II, they don't say the Allies, they say the United States won the war and saved the world." — Bob Feller, baseball pitcher [Bob Feller quotes from]

Posted 05.01.16 — "You just can't beat the person who never gives up." — Babe Ruth, baseball player [Babe Ruth quotes from]

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