SportByte™ Archives — July 2014
Posted 07.31.14 — "In pro football, the college draft is what makes good teams great, as the youngsters imbue a team with their youth and enthusiasm, pushing the veterans to play harder, and sometimes pushing them out." — Peter Golenboch, sportswriter [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 07.30.14 — "I find that prayers work best when you have big players." — Knute Rockne, football coach [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 07.29.14 — "No one can guard me one-on-one. I'm not afraid of anyone in this league." — Allen Iverson, basketball player [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 07.28.14 — "He could break all the records before he's through." — Gil Hodges, baseball player and manager, on then-rookie pitcher Nolan Ryan [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 07.27.14 — "Winning is like shaving. You do it every day, or you end up looking like a bum." — Jack Kemp, football player and U.S. congressman [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 07.26.14 — "Once a player becomes bigger than the team, you no longer have a team." — Red Auerbach, basketball coach and team executive [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 07.25.14 — "The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win." — Roger Bannister, first man to run the mile in under four minutes [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 07.24.14 — "Be strong in body, clean in mind, lofty in ideals." — Dr. James Naismith, inventor of basketball [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 07.23.14 — "There is something about a new pair of sneakers that makes a boy feel he can run faster and jump higher." — Spike Lee, writer, actor, director and sports fan [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 07.22.14 — "I've never known a football writer who ever had to stand up to a blitz." — Joe Namath, football player [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 07.21.14 — "The Joe Namaths of the world are meaningless. They come and go, fleeting figures of passing glamour. You'll find them in the sports tomes but not in the history books." — Howard Cosell, broadcaster, on legendary NFL quarterback Joe Namath [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 07.20.14 — "I'll moider da bum." — Tony Galento, boxer, when asked what he thought of William Shakespeare [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 07.19.14 — "The player who loses his head, who can't keep his cool, is worse than no ballplayer at all." — Lou Gehrig, baseball player [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 07.18.14 — "Emotion only stays with you a short period. What you want is a sustained effort of performance." — John Chaney, basketball coach [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 07.17.14 — "The guy is not a real person, he's a rattlesnake." — Peter Vecsey, sportswriter, on Rick Pitino, basketball coach [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 07.16.14 — "My sister's expecting a baby, and I don't know if I'm going to be an aunt or an uncle." — Chuck Nevitt, N.C. State basketball player, explaining to his coach why he appeared nervous at practice [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 07.15.14 — "He talks OK up there with a bat in his hands. A college education don't do you no good up there." — Casey Stengel, baseball manager, on then-young catcher Yogi Berra [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 07.14.14 — "The first time you quit, it's hard. The second time, it gets easier. The third time, you don't even have to think." — Paul "Bear" Bryant, football coach [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 07.13.14 — "I copied my swing after (Shoeless) Joe Jackson's. His is the perfectest." — Babe Ruth, baseball player [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 07.12.14 — "He treats us like men. He lets us wear earrings." — Torrin Polk, college football player, on John Jenkins, his coach [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 07.11.14 — "You don't build character without somebody slapping you around." — Vince Lombardi, football coach [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 07.10.14 — "If their IQ's were lower, they would be geraniums." — Russ Francis, football player, on defensive linemen [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 07.09.14 — "Owning the Yankees is like owning the Mona Lisa." — George Steinbrenner, New York Yankees owner [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 07.08.14 — "The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely to be the one who dropped it." — Lou Holtz, football coach [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 07.07.14 — "If I had my life to live over again, I'd have ended up a sportswriter." — Richard M. Nixon, U.S. President [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 07.06.14 — "Ninety percent of the game is half mental." — Yogi Berra, baseball player and manager [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 07.05.14 — "I might have had a tough break, but I have an awful lot to live for." — Lou Gehrig, baseball player, after being stricken with the disease ALS [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 07.04.14 — "Gibson pitches as though he's double-parked." — Vin Scully, broadcaster, on Bob Gibson, pitcher [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 07.03.14 — "Games lubricate the body and the mind." — Benjamin Franklin, United States patriot, founding father and inventor [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]

Posted 07.02.14 — "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 07.01.14 — "Nothing can be said of him that he didn't say better of someone else." — Red Smith, sportswriter, on Grantland Rice, sportswriter [The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations]
 

    
 

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