Quotes and Sayings about Football



"I think if you want to become a great football player, professional, you must give all the time one hundred percent, you must work hard - to be lucky is a good thing - but if you work hard and you give everything you will have great success."
- Greg Akcelrod
(Related: Success, Time, Work, Football, Want, Will)

"We sat around on a hotel balcony with a bottle of wine and tried to figure out how you would go about blowing up a planet. That's the kind of conversations science fiction writers have when they get together. We don't talk about football or anything like that."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Science, Fiction, Football, Talk, Wine, Writers)

"There is a broad cultural current that conveys the idea that a film is like a football team, it represents a nation, it is illustrated literature, filmed radio. These are outdated concepts, totally out of touch with today's realities."
- Jean-Jacques Annaud
(Related: Idea, Film, Football, Literature, Nation, Today)

"Because I was small, I was getting the hell kicked out of me playing football."
- Burt Bacharach
(Related: Football, Hell)

"I was meant to be a composer and will be I'm sure. Don't ask me to try to forget this unpleasant thing and go play football - please."
- Samuel Barber
(Related: Football, Forget, Play, Will)

"My daddy died when I was two years old. My mother raised my two older brothers and me. And we couldn't have had a better situation. I mean, she was the - ran the concession stand at the Little League, and she was the first woman president of The Touchdown Club, the booster club for the high school football team. And so, I had a wonderful childhood."
- Haley Barbour
(Related: Mother, Brothers, Childhood, First, Football, Old, President, School, Woman, Years)

"Sharks are as tough as those football fans who take their shirts off during games in Chicago in January, only more intelligent."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Chicago, Fans, Football, Games)

"The Olympic stadium may have been built only in the early 1970s but it was clear for a long time it had no future. For many reasons it is not good enough for modern football and today's fans."
- Franz Beckenbauer
(Related: Time, Fans, Football, Future, May, Today)

"The trouble for today's footballers is they have too many distractions. We used to get our old players coming to watch training with football magazines in their hands. Now, more often than not, they are checking the share prices."
- Franz Beckenbauer
(Related: Football, Now, Old, Today, Training, Trouble)

"I've felt a little tired, but I'm only 24. I love playing football. That's my job and that's what I love doing."
- David Beckham
(Related: Love, Football, Job)

"My private life is perfect. If your private life and your life outside football is good, then it is good on the field for you."
- David Beckham
(Related: Life, Football)

"With United, we'd all grown up together, we all wanted to win the biggest trophy in football. We did it togther."
- David Beckham
(Related: Football, United)

"There's room for boys' and girls' football in the world-that's what I believe."
- David Beckham
(Related: Boys, Football, Girls, World)

"I don't know much about football. I know what a goal is, which is surely the main thing about football."
- Victoria Beckham
(Related: Goal, Football)

"I've always been like that. I was a tomboy when I was a kid, so I was always playing baseball and basketball and football and stuff as a kid with the boys."
- Catherine Bell
(Related: Baseball, Basketball, Boys, Football)

"When all the girls were getting all made up and getting into all that girl stuff in junior high I was out playing softball or touch football with the guys."
- Catherine Bell
(Related: Football, Girls)

"I don't want to lose myself in football and that's what a coach has to do to be successful."
- Dennis Bergkamp
(Related: Successful, Coach, Football, Want)

"In Holland and Spain and France, where so many of us come from, people aren't interested in the sex lives of their players. We don't hear these stories - even in Italy where the media is right on top of football."
- Dennis Bergkamp
(Related: Sex, People, Football, France, Italy, Media, Right, Spain)

"I love playing football, being out on the pitch with a ball, and I will be a little sad when that ends."
- Dennis Bergkamp
(Related: Love, Being, Football, Will)

"I just wanted to get back to playing attacking football after my time in Italy. It was a little difficult at first but the atmosphere and the fans were just fantastic."
- Dennis Bergkamp
(Related: Time, Fans, First, Football, Italy)

"You can spend the money on new housing for poor people and the homeless, or you can spend it on a football stadium or a golf course."
- Jello Biafra
(Related: Money, People, Football, Golf, Poor)

"Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Morality, Football, Philosophy, School)

"Football is a fertility festival. Eleven sperm trying to get into the egg. I feel sorry for the goalkeeper."
- Bjork
(Related: Football, Trying)

"There is a movement in club football, which I don't necessarily consider a prime example of solidarity, because it leads us to conclude the rich are getting richer and they are using everything in the market to create an exodus from Africa."
- Sepp Blatter
(Related: Example, Football, Solidarity)

"Yes, in general, I think there is too much club football on TV."
- Sepp Blatter
(Related: Football)

"Why is it good for football to take the excitement away from fans by overcharging them for tickets to see their team?"
- Sepp Blatter
(Related: Excitement, Fans, Football)

"What I am most proud of is the legacy of hope that FIFA and football leaves around the world. It makes all of the efforts and energy I pour into this job worth it."
- Sepp Blatter
(Related: Hope, Energy, Football, Job, World, Worth)

"Because I love football and I love the footballers."
- Sepp Blatter
(Related: Love, Football)

"The source of wealth is from individuals with little or no history of interest in the game, who have happened upon football as a means of serving some hidden agenda."
- Sepp Blatter
(Related: History, Wealth, Football, Interest)

"It is very important that football can see beyond religion but FIFA does not just ignore its impact."
- Sepp Blatter
(Related: Religion, Football)

"FIFA's goal of making the world a better place through football cannot be achieved through our efforts alone - equally important is the power which every fan of the beautiful game has at their disposal."
- Sepp Blatter
(Related: Power, Goal, Football, World)

"Fifa cannot sit by and see greed rule the football world. Nor shall we."
- Sepp Blatter
(Related: Football, Greed, World)

"You know, it's a different deal - throwing a football as opposed to throwing a baseball."
- Drew Bledsoe
(Related: Baseball, Football)

"If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Football, Games, Man)

"I can remember running around at the age of 3, wanting to play golf, cricket and football. I was always active, one way or another, driving my parents mad."
- Ian Botham
(Related: Age, Cricket, Driving, Football, Golf, Parents, Play, Running)

"Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?"
- Jim Bouton
(Related: Men, Baseball, Football)

"When Brian told me he grew up in New Mexico, I told him I thought it is cool that people from other countries play football. He corrected me on my geography and agreed to sit down with me anyway."
- Terry Bradshaw
(Related: Thought, People, Countries, Football, Geography, Play)

"WIth football you can have up to 28 guys you consider starters, and if they can pick up the slack when some aren't playing so well, you don't have to turn those two game losing streaks into six-game losing streaks."
- Tom Brady
(Related: Football, Losing)

"Football is a game designed to keep coal miners off the streets."
- Jimmy Breslin
(Related: Football)

"All this cuddling and kissing on stage these days, well it's all right in football when someone scores a goal, but not when you're playing darts."
- Eric Bristow
(Related: Goal, Football, Kissing, Right)

"That smell of freshly cut grass makes me think of Friday night football in high school. The smell of popcorn and cigar smoke reminds me of the stadium. The cutting of the grass reminds me of the August practice."
- Garth Brooks
(Related: Football, Night, Practice, School)

"Football is a game of errors. The team that makes the fewest errors in a game usually wins."
- Paul Brown
(Related: Errors, Football)

"It's football season; anything can happen."
- Troy Brown
(Related: Football)

"I hope to get out before they start football next year."
- Bear Bryant
(Related: Hope, Football)

"If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it. That's all it takes to get people to win football games for you."
- Paul Bryant
(Related: People, Football, Games)

"People care about my personal life. But really I'm dorky! I drink beer and go to football games. And ya know, sit in my house in a t-shirt on the weekends and play with my dog!"
- Sophia Bush
(Related: Life, People, Beer, Care, Football, Games, Play)

"When I played pro football, I never set out to hurt anyone deliberately - unless it was, you know, important, like a league game or something."
- Dick Butkus
(Related: Football, Hurt)

"The real reason for coming to Montour is my love and respect for football."
- Dick Butkus
(Related: Love, Football, Reason, Respect)

"There are so many things about playing football that seem to me uniquely American. Anybody can succeed, anybody can play, but you've got to work hard to do it."
- Dean Cain
(Related: Work, American, Football, Play, Succeed)

"I missed out on my teenage years. I led a sheltered life. I was practicing scales instead of playing football."
- John Cale
(Related: Life, Football, Teenage, Years)

"I certainly didn't think of myself as gifted. The standards for being gifted in my environment were if you were good in Little League or if you were good in football."
- James Cameron
(Related: Being, Environment, Football)

"With the club now in administration and concern about where the money for land sale has gone, I know there are huge commercial difficulties to be resolved, but I hope that football will once again become the most important issue."
- Anne Campbell
(Related: Money, Hope, Concern, Difficulties, Football, Land, Now, Will)

"I'm on the cover of the lingerie football swimsuit calendar this year."
- Trishelle Cannatella
(Related: Football)

"If you have only one passion in life - football - and you pursue it to the exclusion of everything else, it becomes very dangerous. When you stop doing this activity it is as though you are dying. The death of that activity is a death in itself."
- Eric Cantona
(Related: Death, Life, Dying, Football, Passion)

"Often there are players who have only football as a way of expressing themselves and never develop other interests. And when they no longer play football, they no longer do anything; they no longer exist, or rather they have the sensation of no longer existing."
- Eric Cantona
(Related: Football, Play)

"In football you have an adversary; in cinema that adversary is yourself."
- Eric Cantona
(Related: Cinema, Football)

"Even as a footballer, I was always being creative."
- Eric Cantona
(Related: Being)

"Actually, I wanted to act even when I was still playing football."
- Eric Cantona
(Related: Act, Football)

"I started beach football in Monte Carlo when I retired from football in 1997. I liked the game very much."
- Eric Cantona
(Related: Beach, Football)

"I stopped playing football because I'd done as much as I could. I needed something which was going to excite me as much as football had excited me."
- Eric Cantona
(Related: Football)

"Most of the time I meet my trainer at the gym and we do a lot of everything: weights circuit with cardio, football drills, sprinting with weights on the treadmill."
- Charisma Carpenter
(Related: Time, Football)

"He played football too long without a helmet."
- Jerome Cavanagh
(Related: Football)

"Beckham is unusual. He was desperate to be a footballer. His mind was made up when he was nine or ten. Many kids think that it's beyond them. But you can't succeed without practising at any sport."
- Bobby Charlton
(Related: Kids, Mind, Succeed)

"I was very poor. As a child my dream was to have a leather football."
- Stephen Chow
(Related: Dream, Football, Poor)

"I also developed an interest in sports, and played in informal games at a nearby school yard where the neighborhood children met to play touch football, baseball, basketball and occasionally, ice hockey."
- Steven Chu
(Related: Sports, Baseball, Basketball, Children, Football, Games, Interest, Play, School)

"I want to see a player on the football field. I want to see what kind of teammate they are, what kind of leadership qualities they have. I want to see how aggressive they are, how much fun they have playing the game."
- Roy Clark
(Related: Leadership, Football, Fun, Want)

"And we have not found any generational gap at all. If he wants to go a football game, he goes. If I want to go to a fashion show, I go. We don't have to do everything together. But we like doing most things together."
- Joan Collins
(Related: Fashion, Football, Want)

"As long as I own this football team and long after I'm gone, they will always be the Washington Redskins."
- Jack K. Cooke
(Related: Football, Washington, Will)

"After all, is football a game or a religion?"
- Howard Cosell
(Related: Religion, Football)

"The importance that our society attaches to sport is incredible. After all, is football a game or a religion? The people of this country have allowed sports to get completely out of hand."
- Howard Cosell
(Related: Society, Sports, People, Religion, Country, Football, Importance)

"Fear can be conquered. I became a better person and a better football player when I learned that lesson."
- Roger Craig
(Related: Fear, Football)

"In real football, I wouldn't want Terrell Owens anywhere near my team. But you're nuts if you don't take him in fantasy."
- Randy Cross
(Related: Fantasy, Football, Want)

"Snoop Dog is the Phil Jackson of youth football coaches. He ain't going to accept nothing but a winner."
- Ice Cube
(Related: Coaches, Football, Nothing, Youth)

"Looking back I find it hard to believe that I could forge a career in anything other than football but I didn't do too badly in my final exams and there were a few business-related courses that interested me."
- Kenny Cunningham
(Related: Business, Career, Football)

"I never felt I would get to the stage where I would to have to actively think about retiring from international football as I always thought it would pass me by."
- Kenny Cunningham
(Related: Thought, Football)

"If I liken the Pacific War to a football match, I can say to you that the first half is over, we have kicked off after the interval, and we are going to carry the ball into enemy territory for a smashing victory."
- John Curtin
(Related: War, Victory, Enemy, First, Football)

"I am absolutely delighted to get back into football with Livingston."
- Kenny Dalglish
(Related: Football)

"No, I'm not a lager lout either. I think you have to be a massive football fan to be a lager lout."
- Hugh Dancy
(Related: Football)

"Football isn't a contact sport, it's a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport."
- Duffy Daugherty
(Related: Dancing, Football)

"The car business is a lot like football. In football, you have to win once a week. In the car business, you have to win every day."
- Tom Dempsey
(Related: Business, Car, Day, Football)

"I sail, scuba dive, play football, basketball."
- Casper Van Dien
(Related: Basketball, Football, Play)

"I also watched a lot of football and sports. I haven't had much time to watch too much TV lately."
- Casper Van Dien
(Related: Time, Sports, Football)

"The reason women don't play football is because 11 of them would never wear the same outfit in public."
- Phyllis Diller
(Related: Women, Football, Play, Public, Reason)

"I always told my dad I'd play professional football."
- Anthony Doerr
(Related: Dad, Football, Play)

"It's so easy for a kid to join a gang, to do drugs... we should make it that easy to be involved in football and academics."
- Snoop Dogg
(Related: Drugs, Football)

"I love football and beer and have a normal girlfriend."
- Josh Duhamel
(Related: Love, Girlfriend, Beer, Football)

"For the longest time, I thought I was a boy. I really did. I wore boys' clothes, played tag football."
- Eliza Dushku
(Related: Time, Thought, Boys, Clothes, Football)

"I first discovered my turn of pace when I was playing football as a kid."
- Michael East
(Related: First, Football)

"I'm working seven days a week in the fall. I couldn't possibly keep that up. This is only for the fall. In the last couple of years I've tended to do most of my serious writing in the winter, when there's nothing going on with football."
- Gregg Easterbrook
(Related: Football, Nothing, Winter, Writing, Years)

"It was actually a very nice little book done by a gift book company. They illustrated it with pictures from 1920s football, before there were face guards."
- Gregg Easterbrook
(Related: Company, Football)

"I think professional sports, football, to use it as an example, it's fundamentally a form of entertainment."
- Gregg Easterbrook
(Related: Sports, Entertainment, Example, Football)

"The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Leadership, Success, Quality, Army, Football, Integrity, Office)

"The Arena League is the best thing that could have happened to me because I get to run the whole process. I'm seeing not only the football side but the business side."
- John Elway
(Related: Business, Football)

"I'm happy with the Arena Football League right now. I'm happy in Denver."
- John Elway
(Related: Football, Now, Right)

"As football players you have all the experience on the field. You don't have the experience off the field."
- John Elway
(Related: Experience, Football)

"Actually, as that first association continued, we got a little more legitimate. In those days, they asked Boy Scout troops to act as ushers during the football games. So we signed up and I went to many games in full Boy Scout uniform as an usher."
- Daniel J. Evans
(Related: Act, First, Football, Games, Troops)

"Liverpool without European football is like a banquet without wine."
- Roy Evans
(Related: Football, Wine)

"Just, you never know what the next day is going to bring. That goes for football, goes for off the field, and I gave up a long time ago trying to predict the future and trying to deal with things I couldn't deal with."
- Brett Favre
(Related: Time, Day, Football, Future, Trying)

"That's kind of how I approach life and football; why dwell on something that's hasn't happened."
- Brett Favre
(Related: Life, Football)

"Well family is obviously the most important. There was a time when I thought football was the most important."
- Brett Favre
(Related: Family, Time, Thought, Football)

"The town, the team, it's a family. That has helped. For some people who have had to deal with some of the problems I have had to deal with don't have football as an out."
- Brett Favre
(Related: Family, People, Football, Problems)

"But when you lose a family member or something tragic happens, that stays with you forever. You never get over it. Knowing that you have to deal with that for the rest of your life... Football is important, but not as important as you once thought it was."
- Brett Favre
(Related: Family, Life, Thought, Football, Rest)

"I can't believe I survived, not only my life, but I am still playing football 'cause half of those eight or nine years I don't even remember."
- Brett Favre
(Related: Life, Football, Years)

"In this case, I realize that, unlike when I was 22 years old, I realize now that football will not go on forever, it is a small part of your life."
- Brett Favre
(Related: Life, Football, Now, Old, Will, Years)

"No matter how much money you have or what kind of cocoon you live in, the reality is that you have lost a game of football and let England's fans down. We are bothered."
- Rio Ferdinand
(Related: Money, EnglFans, Football, Reality)

"If we had a starting XI that no one could argue about it wouldn't say a lot for English football. We'd probably be on a downward spiral. It's good that people have different ideas about who should play."
- Rio Ferdinand
(Related: People, Ideas, English, Football, Play)

"As a kid, there are some things you looked forward to. You looked forward to Charlie Brown during Halloween and you looked forward to Monday Night Football."
- Nick Ferguson
(Related: Football, Night)

"I suppose young people think football is glamorous - soccer - it's big money and the stars of it, they look good and have a great big house and a huge Ferrari."
- Bryan Ferry
(Related: Money, People, Football, Soccer, Stars)

"You are going in one second the length of a football field. That means you brain is receiving information from your body what the car is doing physically, bumping, balance, performance."
- Emerson Fittipaldi
(Related: Car, Performance, Balance, Body, Football, Information)

"I had pro offers from the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers, who were pretty hard up for linemen in those days. If I had gone into professional football the name Jerry Ford might have been a household word today."
- Gerald R. Ford
(Related: Football, Name, Pretty, Today, Word)

"It strikes me that these days, clubs don't even want players who can truly play any more; they just want athletes, quick guys who don't have a football brain, can just run and run; some of them, Jesus. I can never imagine acting like that."
- Robbie Fowler
(Related: Acting, Athletes, Football, Play, Quick, Want)

"The treble parade would have been the most perfect moment of my footballing life, but for the two people standing behind me, clearly already plotting their next move."
- Robbie Fowler
(Related: Life, People)

"Now learning a bit more about footballers I think what they need to do well, is someone who really wants to stay in the background and just be a strong support."
- Anna Friel
(Related: Learning, Now, Support)

"I remember playing football dressed in peculiar costumes with some friends in France and laughing so hard we couldn't even stand up, let alone kick the ball."
- Fred Frith
(Related: Football, France, Friends)

"When it's football season, I'm all football."
- Hayden Fry
(Related: Football)

"In football, like in life, you must learn to play within the rules of the game."
- Hayden Fry
(Related: Life, Football, Play, Rules)

"I learned a great many things in the Marines that helped me as a football coach. The Marines train men hard and to do things the right way, just as a football team must train."
- Hayden Fry
(Related: Men, Coach, Football, Marines, Right)

"I wish I could go to the school where my close friends go, but I obviously can't. The good thing is, they're really good about inviting me to all the football games and all that stuff. So I end up having an adopted team spirit for a school I don't go to."
- David Gallagher
(Related: End, Football, Friends, Games, School, Spirit)

"Opera is credible drama now, and it costs less than going to a football match. What have you got to lose?"
- Lesley Garrett
(Related: Drama, Football, Now, Opera)

"I've learnt and I just want to be respected for what I've achieved on the pitch. I know I haven't achieved much off it but I do know I've given pleasure to people watching me play football over the years."
- Paul Gascoigne
(Related: People, Football, Play, Pleasure, Want, Years)

"I am going to continue and bring this club forward. I am Paul Gascoigne the footballer."
- Paul Gascoigne
"We are Liverpool Football Club and the expectations are so high."
- Steven Gerrard
(Related: Expectations, Football)

"I think we've got a lot players in the squad who are more suited to European football at the moment."
- Steven Gerrard
(Related: Football)

"I think it all goes down to who plays the better football on the night."
- Steven Gerrard
(Related: Football, Night)

"Pro football is like nuclear warfare. There are no winners, only survivors."
- Frank Gifford
(Related: Football)

"It is wonderful... Steve and Dan took professional football to a whole different level with the way they played the game. The fact that Steve is going in with Dan is very special."
- Frank Gifford
(Related: Fact, Football)

"Before the first year, nobody gave it a chance. Now, 36 years later, everybody knows Monday Night Football."
- Frank Gifford
(Related: Chance, First, Football, Night, Now, Years)

"As a footballer I can't imagine life without the use of one of my legs... Sadly this is exactly what happens to thousands of children every year when they accidentally step on a landmine."
- Ryan Giggs
(Related: Life, Children)

"The manager sits down with me; I sit down with the board. We assess the success of the year. The manager assesses whose coming through the academy system. His job is to look at what is happening in European and world football."
- David Gill
(Related: Success, Manager, Football, Job, World)

"I have been keeping myself fit. I am going on holiday next week in the Mediterranean so that I can really unwind after the football season and have a rest."
- David Ginola
(Related: Football, Holiday, Rest)

"Football will always be my foremost passion."
- David Ginola
(Related: Football, Passion, Will)

"English football has just had a transfer window imposed for the first time, so it will be interesting to see how managers cope with the squads they have until it re-opens."
- David Ginola
(Related: Time, English, First, Football, Managers, Will)

"In life, as in football, you won't go far unless you know where the goalposts are."
- Arnold H. Glasgow
(Related: Life, Football)

"The majority of the time I'm at home with my family, I play football three times a week."
- Martin Gore
(Related: Home, Time, Family, Football, Majority, Play)

"The fans know their football, you can't kid them."
- Richard Gough
(Related: Fans, Football)

"Every football player knows when his time is up."
- Red Grange
(Related: Time, Football)

"I haven't seen a new football play since I was in high school. You have just so many holes in a line and you have eleven men playing, and there's only so many ways you can go through those holes, and those ways have been used for forty, fifty years."
- Red Grange
(Related: Men, Football, Play, School, Years)

"The only football players in my time were fellows who really loved to play football. They were not in it for the money. There wasn't much money there. They would have played football for nothing."
- Red Grange
(Related: Money, Time, Football, Nothing, Play)

"Football tactics are rapidly becoming as complicated as the chemical formula for splitting the atom."
- Jimmy Greaves
(Related: Football, Formula)

"Football is what keeps me going, what makes me prosper, and what will keep me straight."
- William Green
(Related: Football, Will)

"The only thing I want to be able to do is come in and learn the offense, go out there and compete, show what I am capable of doing and try to get better as a football player."
- Brian Griese
(Related: Football, Want)

"We've got our football where no one wears anything and the guys are in little shorts and they beat the crap out of each other, and they can catch it and they can kick it, and it's the only place it's played in the world."
- Rachel Griffiths
(Related: Football, World)

"The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity."
- Lewis Grizzard
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Football, Problems)

"So my dad raised me, and he's a huge football fan."
- Lisa Guerrero
(Related: Dad, Football)

"I grew up watching Monday Night Football with Howard Cosell and the other guys with my dad."
- Lisa Guerrero
(Related: Dad, Football, Night)

"I'm comfortable with my femininity, and I don't try to change what I look like just because I'm reporting on football at the end of the night."
- Lisa Guerrero
(Related: Change, End, Femininity, Football, Night)

"There is a growing feeling that perhaps Texas is really another country, a place where the skies, the disasters, the diamonds, the politicians, the women, the fortunes, the football players and the murders are all bigger than anywhere else."
- Pete Hamill
(Related: Women, Country, Disasters, Feeling, Football, Politicians)

"These guys live and breathe football; they get something out of going to the training ground every day."
- Alan Hansen
(Related: Day, Football, Training)

"I think if Tottenham are going to be top four side, the fans and the club will need to get away from the philosophy of 'pretty football', that's got to go."
- Alan Hansen
(Related: Fans, Football, Philosophy, Will)

"I don't know much about football but everyone seems to say that it is all about possession."
- Julie Harris
(Related: Football, Possession)

"It's weird... people say they're not like apes. Now how do you explain football then?"
- Mitch Hedberg
(Related: People, Football, Now)

"Gentlemen, it is better to have died as a small boy than to fumble this football."
- John Heisman
(Related: Football, Gentlemen)

"In football you always get judged on your last game. Whoever you are, or how amazing you are, it's the last game that everyone has seen."
- Thierry Henry
(Related: Football)

"Sometimes in football you have to score goals."
- Thierry Henry
(Related: Goals, Football)

"I'd heard about Texas football and how much of a religion it is, but to go to Odessa and experience it first-hand is something different than just hearing about it."
- Jay Hernandez
(Related: Experience, Religion, First, Football, Hearing)

"Everybody wants you to do good things, but in a small town you pretty much graduate and get married. Mostly you marry, have children and go to their football games."
- Faith Hill
(Related: Children, Football, Games, Pretty)

"Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Truth, Day, Evening, Football, May, Will)

"Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at the touch, nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
(Related: Truth, Day, Evening, Football, May, Will)

"Radio football is football reduced to its lowest common denominator."
- Nick Hornby
(Related: Football)

"The natural state of the football fan is bitter disappointment, no matter what the score."
- Nick Hornby
(Related: Disappointment, Football, State)

"I'm taking T.O., every day... He gives me the whole football field."
- Michael Irvin
(Related: Day, Football)

"You made it something special. Most of all, I want to thank the fans for your support not through the great times that we shared on the football field, but for the last 17 years of my life. You have supported me through all times."
- Michael Irvin
(Related: Life, Fans, Football, Support, Want, Years)

"My workout was running down fly balls, stealing a base, or running for my life on the football field."
- Bo Jackson
(Related: Life, Football, Running)

"I was always active - I went from baseball to football. I didn't have time to work out."
- Bo Jackson
(Related: Time, Work, Baseball, Football)

"Whenever I wasn't watching the planes, I was playing community baseball, football, or something like that."
- Bo Jackson
(Related: Baseball, Community, Football)

"I have been a fan all my life, but now I have been out of football for over 10 years, and out of baseball for a little over six years and I don't go to games."
- Bo Jackson
(Related: Life, Baseball, Football, Games, Now, Years)

"I also tell them that your education can take you way farther than a football, baseball, track, or basketball will - that's just the bottom line."
- Bo Jackson
(Related: Education, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Will)

"I played football for a team called the East Dragons on the east side of town. We only had six regular season games. And six games I played tail back and I had 18 touchdowns in six games. That's when I knew I had some athletic ability."
- LeBron James
(Related: Ability, Football, Games)

"I don't like American football. I think it's boring and ridiculous and predictable. But baseball is very beautiful. It's played on a diamond."
- Jim Jarmusch
(Related: American, Baseball, Football)

"We had a very exhaustive, extensive search for the guy that is going lead our football team over the next few years. We spent about two months in an in-depth interview process, and Bret came out with flying colors. We are absolutely thrilled that he is our head coach."
- Ron Jaworski
(Related: Coach, Colors, Flying, Football, Months, Years)

"The heartbeat of a football team is the quarterback position and I think everyone who has any intelligence about the game understands you must have consistency at that position to be a championship team."
- Ron Jaworski
(Related: Intelligence, Consistency, Football)

"Positive thinking is the key to success in business, education, pro football, anything that you can mention. I go out there thinking that I'm going to complete every pass."
- Ron Jaworski
(Related: Success, Business, Education, Positive, Football, Key, Positive thinking)

"I love to see Favre playing his best football, and if his mind his right, he'll probably have a fine season."
- Ron Jaworski
(Related: Love, Football, Mind, Right)

"If you spend a whole afternoon just eating popcorn and watching football, there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. But if that's all you do, you get swept along with the tide, without any idea of where you're going."
- Roland Joffe
(Related: Idea, Eating, Football, Nothing, Wrong)

"I know I can catch the football. That's the least of my worries."
- Kevin Johnson
(Related: Football)

"It's very warm there, so we were outdoors all the time. The local people had programs for us year-round, where as kids we had the opportunity to play football, basketball, baseball, track and field - we just went from one sport to the next, year-round."
- Rafer Johnson
(Related: Time, People, Opportunity, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Kids, Play)

"You know, I was crap. But I had the commitment, and I had the understanding, that the basis of football is skill on the ball, and if you spend the time with it, you're gonna reap the rewards."
- Craig Johnston
(Related: Time, Commitment, Football, Skill, Understanding)

"Our football program is bigger than any one person."
- Craig Johnston
(Related: Football)

"OK, the wonderful thing about soccer is, a football is a perfectly round object, and it doesn't make mistakes. The player using it makes mistakes. And the more you use it, the less mistakes you make."
- Craig Johnston
(Related: Football, Mistakes, Soccer)

"Now Jack Charlton wasn't wrong, I was a bad footballer."
- Craig Johnston
(Related: Now, Wrong)

"And I think they loved me because I loved being part of their team, you know, and I quite often say to kids, that I was the worst player in the world's best football team - and that was good enough for me."
- Craig Johnston
(Related: Being, Football, Kids, World)

"Football kicks you in the teeth."
- Dave Jones
(Related: Football)

"Football is violence and cold weather and sex and college rye."
- Roger Kahn
(Related: Sex, College, Football, Violence, Weather)

"A Kerry footballer with an inferiority complex is one who thinks he's just as good as everybody else."
- John B. Keane
(Related: Inferiority)

"Politics is like football; if you see daylight, go through the hole."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Politics, Football)

"I'm a football guy at heart; maybe I should have played football for a living instead, because I play a lot of football videogames, I'm really into them."
- Jason Kidd
(Related: Heart, Football, Living, Play)

"This is a year and a few months after the transplant. Before I had it my doctors told me that it would be the biggest thing that I ever had to face and believe me, when they take your liver out of ya and put another one in it's like replacing a football in your stomach."
- Evel Knievel
(Related: Doctors, Football, Months)

"Traveling is definitely something that your average 17-year-old doesn't get to do. One week we're in Japan, one week we're in Australia, one week we're back home going to football games."
- Solange Knowles
(Related: Home, Football, Games, Traveling)

"Football players win football games."
- Chuck Knox
(Related: Football, Games)

"My favorite water cooler topic is fantasy football. I used to make fun of friends for doing it and now I'm obsessed."
- John Krasinski
(Related: Fantasy, Favorite, Football, Friends, Fun, Now, Water)

"It's quite a famous story that takes place on Christmas Eve, and the Germans, French, and Scottish are trying to make peace one night and they bury their dead and they play football. I play a German opera singer, in German, which I never have so I am really excited about that."
- Diane Kruger
(Related: Peace, Christmas, Famous, Football, Night, Opera, Play, Trying)

"That's another thing, we made up games. We didn't have equipment. When it snowed, we would play slow motion tackle football. We would play hockey, but we wouldn't skate. We just made things up. I loved doing that."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Football, Games, Play)

"When I went to high school, an all-boys' school, a Catholic school, I tried out for football, and I didn't make it. It was the first time, athletically, that I was knocked down."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Time, First, Football, School)

"When I was growing up, there weren't any Little Leagues in the city. Parents worked all the time. They didn't have time to take their kids out to play baseball and football."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Time, Baseball, Football, Growing up, Kids, Parents, Play)

"I come from a football family which has really helped."
- Frank Lampard
(Related: Family, Football)

"Football is an incredible game. Sometimes it's so incredible, it's unbelievable."
- Tom Landry
(Related: Football)

"Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals. To actual women, it is simply a good excuse not to play football."
- Fran Lebowitz
(Related: Women, Being, Football, Interest, Play, Woman)

"Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football, basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns."
- John Leonard
(Related: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Machine, Tension)

"I don't watch that much football... I really like to play it."
- Jamal Lewis
(Related: Football, Play)

"That's what we really mean by being feared on the football field. And not actually the player that fears him, it's the offensive coordinator that fears him or the running backs coach."
- Jamal Lewis
(Related: Being, Coach, Football, Running)

"Some of the money going to the rookies can now be spent on people who have proved their worth. After all, the average playing life of a pro football player is about eight years and it is only fitting that the veterans get something for their efforts."
- Bob Lilly
(Related: Life, Money, People, Football, Now, Veterans, Worth, Years)

"I attribute my entire football career, as far as getting me started, getting me interested, keeping me that way was my father. He went to every game even though he was crippled and wasn't real healthy."
- Bob Lilly
(Related: Father, Career, Football)

"Football is like life and I know life."
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: Life, Football)

"Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn't seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces."
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
(Related: Friendship, Men, Women, Football)

"Here I was, this good guy that played football; I was gonna go play in college but I had a bad senior year. But I played guitar in assemblies whenever I could."
- Bob Livingston
(Related: College, Football, Guitar, Play)

"Football is like life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority."
- Vince Lombardi
(Related: Life, Work, Sacrifice, Perseverance, Authority, Dedication, Football, Hard work, Respect, Self)

"People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society."
- Vince Lombardi
(Related: Society, Work, People, Football, Problems, Will)

"Some people try to find things in this game that don't exist but football is only two things - blocking and tackling."
- Vince Lombardi
(Related: People, Football)

"A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall."
- Vince Lombardi
(Related: Danger, Football, School, Study)

"When you look at where team sports are going, the National Football League is turning into organized warfare."
- Oren Lyons, Jr.
(Related: Sports, Football)

"Conventional wisdom notwithstanding, there is no reason either in football or in poetry why the two should not meet in a man's life if he has the weight and cares about the words."
- Archibald MacLeish
(Related: Life, Poetry, Wisdom, Football, Man, Reason, Weight, Words)

"Even when I was young, playing college football, and I injured my knee, I bounced right back."
- Lee Majors
(Related: College, Football, Right)

"I started out wanting to coach football."
- Lee Majors
(Related: Coach, Football)

"I was a very good baseball and football player, but my father always told me I was much more interested in how I looked playing baseball or football than in actually playing. There's great truth in that."
- John Malkovich
(Related: Father, Truth, Baseball, Football)

"Pop knew absolutely nothing about pro football."
- Wellington Mara
(Related: Football, Nothing)

"My dream, I remember, when I went to boarding school, was to have a study all my own, a little nook someplace where nobody could get at me - nobody, like the football coach."
- Harry Mathews
(Related: Dream, Coach, Football, School, Study)

"Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it's important."
- Eugene McCarthy
(Related: Politics, Being, Coach, Dumb, Football)

"We spent last night listening to Liverpool football team on the radio, wanting them to win so badly. Paul supports Liverpool. He was Everton for a while because of his family - but it's all Liverpool now."
- Linda McCartney
(Related: Family, Football, Listening, Night, Now)

"I think the greatest all-around athlete ever was Jim Brown. He played lacrosse, basketball and ran track at Syracuse. He played professional football for the Browns."
- Will McDonough
(Related: Basketball, Football)

"Baseball is what we were, and football is what we have become."
- Mary McGrory
(Related: Baseball, Football)

"I'm a racehorse fanatic rather than a football fanatic."
- Steve McManaman
(Related: Football)

"I feel sorry sometimes for these sportsmen and women who put in just as much effort as the footballers. For example, athletes train at least as hard as footballers but have to be happy if they can earn enough to finance a decent education."
- Angela Merkel
(Related: Education, Finance, Women, Athletes, Effort, Example)

"In the German football team players from different clubs need to get on with each other both on and off the pitch. In the grand coalition Christian Democrats and Social Democrats sit in the same boat and need to pull in the same direction."
- Angela Merkel
(Related: Christian, Democrats, Direction, Football)

"But we're not supposed to talk anything besides football."
- Al Michaels
(Related: Football, Talk)

"If I can join hands with FIFA and other continental bodies to promote football globally, then I can do more than that to raise African football to new heights."
- Roger Milla
(Related: African, Football)

"The pride and presence of a professional football team is far more important than 30 libraries."
- Art Modell
(Related: Football, Libraries, Pride)

"Unfortunately, there are no mulligans when it comes to pro football contracts."
- Jay Mohr
(Related: Football)

"Fantasy football is not only a good thing, but a great thing."
- Jay Mohr
(Related: Fantasy, Football)

"Whether I played marbles, whether I played football or slam anything else, I wanted to excel."
- Robert Mondavi
(Related: Football)

"I'm actually about as famous as a fourth division footballer from the 70s."
- Dylan Moran
(Related: Famous)

"Women will not talk about football unless one of them is in love with a football player, and then suddenly you discover that they know everything that is to be known about it."
- Jeanne Moreau
(Related: Love, Women, Football, Talk, Will)

"By the time I could have played football, I was already into acting and that's what I wanted to do."
- David Morse
(Related: Time, Acting, Football)

"My father was an all-American football player."
- Edwin Moses
(Related: Father, Football)

"So if one day the result becomes 3-3, for me it doesn't change my mind, because it's football, it's normal. What is not normal is that we haven't been scoring enough goals playing such good football as we've been playing in the last few weeks."
- Jose Mourinho
(Related: Change, Goals, Day, Football, Mind, Result)

"The negative side of football. The negative side of our society. People sometimes go to football and bring to it the negative aspects of our society."
- Jose Mourinho
(Related: Society, People, Negative, Football)

"So I know all about the ups and downs of football, I know that one day I will be sacked."
- Jose Mourinho
(Related: Day, Football, Will)

"When you just work tactically, in pure football sessions, you can see the way they can think football."
- Jose Mourinho
(Related: Work, Football)

"I feel I have a lot to learn from English football and I am completely open to good influences in my way of thinking football. But I also have things to give them."
- Jose Mourinho
(Related: English, Football, Open, Thinking)

"You see how Spanish, Italians, Portuguese play football. I don't say they are perfect, I say English football has a few things to learn from them in the same way they have a lot of things to learn from English football."
- Jose Mourinho
(Related: English, Football, Play)

"And I think because of the passion of every English player and every English supporter, and every English journalist for the game, most of the game is played with passion, love for football and instinct, but in football you also have to think."
- Jose Mourinho
(Related: Love, English, Football, Instinct, Passion)

"Arsenal have won that advantage, nobody gave it to them. By playing fantastic football and by winning matches and by winning trophies, they won that respect that the opponent has for them."
- Jose Mourinho
(Related: Winning, Football, Respect)

"I think the best place to work in football is England."
- Jose Mourinho
(Related: Work, EnglFootball)

"In London there was an article about all these girls bending it like Beckham, and in India there's this big wave of girls playing football. Wow! I can't believe a movie's done this!"
- Parminder Nagra
(Related: Football, Girls, London)

"No, I didn't quite know to what extent the football might be, but it was quite a bonus for me to try to learn new skills and to keep fit at the same time."
- Parminder Nagra
(Related: Time, Football)

"And of course in America you've got American football and baseball and all those other ball games, soccer has become a little niche that the women have kind of filled."
- Parminder Nagra
(Related: Women, America, American, Baseball, Football, Games, Soccer)

"But we had a fantastic coach, Simon Clifford, who runs a British football youth game which teaches Brazilian techniques - which is what we wanted to incorporate into the film. And some of those things we eventually got in."
- Parminder Nagra
(Related: Coach, Film, Football, Youth)

"Football is a passion that she holds dear to her heart. She's really going for her dream and there are obstacles in the way, but deep down she knows what she wants, and she pursues that."
- Parminder Nagra
(Related: Dream, Heart, Deep, Football, Obstacles, Passion)

"As a professional athlete, I believe that I need to explore my opportunities to the maximum, in order to excel and continue to play the best football I can."
- Hidetoshi Nakata
(Related: Football, Order, Play)

"I've always slightly worried the kids who play football around my house. They know I'm an actor, but felt sorry for me because they'd never seen anything I've done."
- Bill Nighy
(Related: Actor, Football, Kids, Play)

"I feel very strong as an individual, but as a famous footballer I know I am prone to certain things. All the media have a continuous interest for me. It varies from once a year to every day interest."
- Ruud van Nistelrooy
(Related: Day, Famous, Interest, Media)

"As a private person I think I am now totally different from Ruud van Nistelrooy the footballer."
- Ruud van Nistelrooy
(Related: Now)

"I lust love to play football."
- Ray Nitschke
(Related: Love, Football, Lust, Play)

"It's not pleasant when you lose your whole football team."
- Chuck Noll
(Related: Football)

"By the way, you won't put that thing in about me wanting to have sex on a football pitch, will you?"
- Louise Nurding
(Related: Sex, Football, Will)

"I love to play games. I really like football, and I also like to ride horses."
- Mary-Kate Olsen
(Related: Love, Football, Games, Horses, Play)

"It took me a while to realize that basketball wasn't football."
- Merlin Olsen
(Related: Basketball, Football)

"I was always the last one chosen for football games in Central Park."
- Merlin Olsen
(Related: Football, Games)

"I started out as a football player. I liked to inflict pain. In basketball, it was the same thing."
- Shaquille O'Neal
(Related: Basketball, Football, Pain)

"Back then I said to myself 'screw football.' Actually I just took part in this camp as there was nothing better for me to do. They also didn't draft me because they thought I was too wild and undisciplined."
- Ed O'Neill
(Related: Thought, Draft, Football, Nothing)

"I went to Ohio University studying arts and history, and playing football. But I was only interested in girls, my pals and sports. I only did the minimum for school."
- Ed O'Neill
(Related: History, Sports, Football, Girls, School, University)

"It was a very exciting time for me to play professional football, finally."
- Jim Otto
(Related: Time, Football, Play)

"I feel like football players are overworked and underpaid compared to any other sports."
- Terrell Owens
(Related: Sports, Football)

"I don't have to play football."
- Terrell Owens
(Related: Football, Play)

"God blessed me to play football."
- Terrell Owens
(Related: God, Football, Play)

"I met Jack Bruce, one of my heroes, in a studio while doing some recording. England had just beat Scotland in a big football match and I saw Jack trying to break into this refrigerator in the lounge, drunk out of his brain, and I didn't know what to say."
- Andy Partridge
(Related: EnglFootball, Heroes, Scotland, Trying)

"For me football is more about making the right pass at the right time."
- Michel Patini
(Related: Time, Football, Right)

"For me, football is just a game, not a drama."
- Michel Patini
(Related: Drama, Football)

"The match against Brazil was football at its best. Both sides had opportunities to win the game."
- Michel Patini
(Related: Brazil, Football)

"I was playing the best football of my career at the time, finishing top scorer in Italy three year's running. There were other good players around but I think I was the best at that time."
- Michel Patini
(Related: Time, Career, Football, Italy, Running)

"I was never a prisoner to my footballing status."
- Michel Patini
"The way I was brought up by my parents and guided through my football life by the influences of various managers means that in some ways I am black and white."
- Stuart Pearce
(Related: Life, Football, Managers, Parents)

"I will do whatever it takes to win a football match."
- Stuart Pearce
(Related: Football, Will)

"Football's in my blood - and eventually I want to be the one making decisions."
- Stuart Pearce
(Related: Blood, Decisions, Football, Want)

"If I stayed a football player, my career would have been over 20 years ago. As it is, my knees are shot. I found I got the same good feeling in acting that I had in sports, but I found I could have a more profound impact on people."
- William Petersen
(Related: Sports, People, Acting, Career, Feeling, Football, Years)

"I'm really normal. I play football, go to the beach, drive. We have dogs. I can imagine people calling me a character, but I'm Joe Straight."
- River Phoenix
(Related: People, Character, Beach, Dogs, Football, Play)

"Money is not everything. My ambition was football itself, not the money I'd make from it. If that brings me and my family a more comfortable lifestyle, then that's fine. But I don't spend my time between games and training sessions thinking about figures."
- Alessandro Del Piero
(Related: Family, Money, Time, Ambition, Football, Games, Thinking, Training)

"Corporate documents, like football game plans, are not easily drafted in a stadium, with thousands of very interested fans participating, each with their own red pencil, trying to reach a consensus on every word."
- Jon Postel
(Related: Corporate, Fans, Football, Trying, Word)

"The football season is like pain. You forget how terrible it is until it seizes you again."
- Sally Quinn
(Related: Football, Forget, Pain)

"How can I go on with this? Please God, let me win a football pool."
- Simon Raven
(Related: God, Football)

"Going to college offered me the chance to play football for four more years."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Chance, College, Football, Play, Years)

"There is pressure every day as a footballer."
- Jamie Redknapp
(Related: Day, Pressure)

"But I just want to be known for my football."
- Jamie Redknapp
(Related: Football, Want)

"I'm a footballer, that's my job and that's all I want to be known for."
- Jamie Redknapp
(Related: Job, Want)

"Then you get into it, especially if you start talking about football, fighting and Muhammad Ali. Then the ladies get very bored and start delivering ultimatums."
- Oliver Reed
(Related: Fighting, Football, Ladies, Talking)

"I think we have our sports within our own culture that are huge with baseball, football, basketball, and hockey. Those are the sports in America that we grow up with and soccer isn't really there yet."
- Claudio Reyna
(Related: Sports, America, Baseball, Basketball, Culture, Football, Soccer)

"To me it was never about what I accomplished on the football field, it was about the way I played the game."
- Jerry Rice
(Related: Football)

"I work hard. I work 80-90 hours a week in part-time football."
- Graham Roberts
(Related: Work, Football)

"Football is a game of skill, we kicked them a bit and they kicked us a bit."
- Graham Roberts
(Related: Football, Skill)

"The first ninety minutes of a football match are the most important."
- Bobby Robson
(Related: First, Football)

"Nobody is that thick-skinned that it doesn't hurt you. Still, you always know what happens in football. I have got used to criticism, I suppose, having been high profile with England and Man U."
- Bryan Robson
(Related: Criticism, EnglFootball, Hurt, Man)

"Football is a game played with arms, legs and shoulders but mostly from the neck up."
- Knute Rockne
(Related: Football)

"I enjoy talking to my football men and my chemistry classes and I feel sure that they are quite interested in what I have to say."
- Knute Rockne
(Related: Men, Football, Talking)

"Four years of football are calculated to breed in the average man more of the ingredients of success in life than almost any academic course he takes."
- Knute Rockne
(Related: Life, Success, Football, Man, Years)

"Generalities don't count and won't help you in football."
- Knute Rockne
(Related: Football, Help)

"The essence of football was blocking, tackling, and execution based on timing, rhythm and deception."
- Knute Rockne
(Related: Deception, Execution, Football)

"You know, a football coach is nothing more than a teacher. You teach them the same subject, and you have a group of new guys every year."
- Darrell Royal
(Related: Coach, Football, Nothing)

"Football doesn't build character. It eliminates the weak ones."
- Darrell Royal
(Related: Character, Football)

"Don't matter what they throw at us. Only angry people win football games."
- Darrell Royal
(Related: People, Football, Games)

"Squabbling in public will eventually ruin football; there's no doubt it's hurting us already. Polls taken by Louis Harris - polls as valid as any political polls - indicate that very clearly."
- Pete Rozelle
(Related: Doubt, Football, Public, Ruin, Will)

"Pro football was taking off when I became commissioner, and when a sport's successful and you're its chief executive officer, much of the credit flows to you and you develop a good track record."
- Pete Rozelle
(Related: Successful, Credit, Football)

"People are interested in pro football because it provides them with an emotional oasis; they don't want football to get involved in the same types of court cases, racial problems and legislative issues they encounter in the rest of American life."
- Pete Rozelle
(Related: Life, People, American, Court, Football, Problems, Rest, Want)

"I'm not claiming that football is the nation's salvation in this area, but it's one of them, one little thing that apparently has captured the imagination of a large sector of our society. But when football can't be a relatively pure outlet, a fun thing, then it hurts itself."
- Pete Rozelle
(Related: Imagination, Society, Football, Fun, Salvation)

"You know that a given in life in human nature, is that at a sporting event, a baseball game, a football game, you never introduce a politician, is because he'll be booed. I don't care if he's the most beloved person in the world, its part of the game."
- Mark Russell
(Related: Life, Nature, Baseball, Care, Football, Human nature, World)

"It is veneer, rouge, aestheticism, art museums, new theaters, etc. that make America impotent. The good things are football, kindness, and jazz bands."
- George Santayana
(Related: Art, America, Football, Jazz, Kindness, Museums)

"In the last year my wife has noticed me struggling to get downstairs on a Sunday morning. I've two young children and football has been so good to me over the years I don't want to spoil it."
- Graeme Le Saux
(Related: Wife, Children, Football, Want, Years)

"From my point of view what I have to do now is appreciate and enjoy what football gave me, but now do something else with the same energy and enthusiasm I gave to football without expecting the same results."
- Graeme Le Saux
(Related: Enthusiasm, Energy, Football, Now, Results)

"The truth is the Super Bowl long ago became more than just a football game. It's part of our culture like turkey at Thanksgiving and lights at Christmas, and like those holidays beyond their meaning, a factor in our economy."
- Bob Schieffer
(Related: Truth, Christmas, Culture, Economy, Football, Holidays, Meaning, Thanksgiving, Turkey)

"For me, football always meant that we came together as a family and, in the summer we played football outside."
- Claudia Schiffer
(Related: Family, Football, Summer)

"I played English football - soccer - instead of American football, because we couldn't afford the equipment."
- Wally Schirra
(Related: American, English, Football, Soccer)

"You couldn't take football away from me, you couldn't take acting away from me."
- Dougray Scott
(Related: Acting, Football)

"Football, basketball, and the Olympic sports all have their problems with banned substances."
- Jim Sensenbrenner
(Related: Sports, Basketball, Football, Problems)

"What a great day for football, all we need is some green grass and a ball."
- Bill Shankly
(Related: Day, Football)

"Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that."
- Bill Shankly
(Related: Life, Death, People, Football)

"Football is a simple game based on the giving and taking of passes, of controlling the ball and of making yourself available to receive a pass. It is terribly simple."
- Bill Shankly
(Related: Football, Giving)

"Football (soccer) is a matter of life and death, except more important."
- Bill Shankly
(Related: Life, Death, Football)

"A lot of football success is in the mind. You must believe you are the best and then make sure that you are."
- Bill Shankly
(Related: Success, Football, Mind)

"Writing is like a contact sport, like football. You can get hurt, but you enjoy it."
- Irwin Shaw
(Related: Football, Hurt, Writing)

"Football's not just about scoring goals - it's about winning."
- Alan Shearer
(Related: Goals, Winning, Football)

"I'm more akin to football than I think anything else because that's what I played in high school."
- Bobby Sherman
(Related: Football, School)

"There have always been card schools at football clubs and always will be."
- Peter Shilton
(Related: Football, Schools, Will)

"Because, they're only thinking about one team when that game's over. Before the game, they're talking about two football teams. When the game's over, there's only one winner."
- Don Shula
(Related: Football, Talking, Thinking)

"And I coached against Mike when he was an assistant with the Bears and they won that football game."
- Don Shula
(Related: Football)

"Sure, luck means a lot in football. Not having a good quarterback is bad luck."
- Don Shula
(Related: Football, Luck)

"We were younger. And it's basically like looking at football classics. You see things that you did, you see things that you could've done better and you think about all the good relationships that you had with the cast."
- Bubba Smith
(Related: Football, Relationships)

"But quite honestly I can't help being a passionate football supporter. If that's my sin, I'm guilty."
- Delia Smith
(Related: Being, Football, Help, Sin)

"It was an ideal day for football - too cold for the spectators and too cold for the players."
- Red Smith
(Related: Day, Football)

"One of my beliefs is that there are certain institutions within a community which stand for the spirit and heart of that community, there's the church, the local football team, the local pub and the theatre."
- David Soul
(Related: Heart, Church, Beliefs, Community, Football, Spirit, Theatre)

"Like a baseball game, wars are not over till they are over. Wars don't run on a clock like football. No previous generation was so hopelessly unrealistic that this had to be explained to them."
- Thomas Sowell
(Related: Baseball, Football)

"There was endless action - not just football, but sailboats, tennis and other things: movement. There was endless talk - the ambassador at the head of the table laying out the prevailing wisdom, but everyone else weighing in with their opinions and taking part."
- Charles Spalding
(Related: Wisdom, Action, Football, Opinions, Talk, Tennis)

"What I've been telling everyone that loves Carolina football is that we are going to put a team out there that, number one, is in good shape. We're going to be fit, we are going to be able to play the whole game and we're not going to poop out."
- Steve Spurrier
(Related: Football, Play)

"Our coaches want to be a part of South Carolina football when they win it for the first time. When they win the division, when they win the SEC, win a major bowl game, etc. The opportunities to do it all for the first time here make it extra special."
- Steve Spurrier
(Related: Time, Coaches, First, Football, Want)

"Sectional football games have the glory and the despair of war, and when a Texas team takes the field against a foreign state, it is an army with banners."
- John Steinbeck
(Related: War, Army, Despair, Football, Games, Glory, State)

"When it came to football there was a certain age where I realized that my future in football was being a grease spot on the side of some bigger player."
- Leigh Steinberg
(Related: Age, Being, Football, Future)

"Now we're getting a whole generation of kids who have never had a football team in L.A., so they don't miss it and don't ask for it. It becomes self-perpetuating. They don't know what they're missing."
- Leigh Steinberg
(Related: Football, Kids, Now, Self)

"Then I went to UCLA - so of course I became a huge Bruin basketball fan... and later came to football."
- Leigh Steinberg
(Related: Basketball, Football)

"As for football in L.A., it's going to take a loooong time before another team comes here."
- Leigh Steinberg
(Related: Time, Football)

"Cameron was able to get an inside look at professional football from the standpoint of athletes and agents and general managers that few people have ever seen."
- Leigh Steinberg
(Related: People, Athletes, Football, Managers)

"Tiger is the greatest thing that's happened to the tour in a long time. He has brought incredible attention to golf at a time of year when football and the World Series always take precedence. Everything I've heard about him seems to be true."
- Payne Stewart
(Related: Time, Attention, Football, Golf, World)

"I don't understand American football at all. It looks like all-in wrestling with crash helmets."
- Sting
(Related: American, Football, Wrestling)

"I don't enjoy getting knocked about on a football field for other people's amusement. I enjoy it if I'm being paid a lot for it."
- David Storey
(Related: People, Amusement, Being, Football)

"When I finish playing football, I would like to work with kids and sleep!"
- Michael Strahan
(Related: Work, Football, Kids)

"We're sympathetic, but once you step on the field, football's football."
- Michael Strahan
(Related: Football)

"There are few secrets in football. So execute."
- Hank Stram
(Related: Football, Secrets)

"You know, I played football, I was offensive tackle in college."
- Ruben Studdard
(Related: College, Football)

"In football, there were drinks available everywhere you looked. On a golf tournament, you could find one free anywhere you wanted it. In tennis and NBA basketball, everybody had a hospitality suite, and so you could go there and load up if you wanted to."
- Pat Summerall
(Related: Basketball, Drinks, Football, Golf, Hospitality, Tennis)

"I know I had been successful in football. I had been successful in broadcasting. I didn't think that anything could touch me. I thought, I can beat anything."
- Pat Summerall
(Related: Thought, Successful, Football)

"I was not a very good football player when I started out."
- Lynn Swann
(Related: Football)

"When I was in college there was a girls' flag football league. The girls were extremely aggressive."
- Lynn Swann
(Related: College, Football, Girls)

"It was a horrible, terrible, atrocious, offensive football game."
- Barry Switzer
(Related: Football)

"I think the preponderant opinion clearly was that St. Louis could be a great football city if it had a team of its own that they could really root for."
- Paul Tagliabue
(Related: Football, Opinion)

"If football taught me anything about business, it is that you win the game one play at a time."
- Fran Tarkenton
(Related: Time, Business, Football, Play)

"In football, time and space are the same thing."
- Graham Taylor
(Related: Time, Football, Space)

"Football is not part of that lifestyle anymore."
- Lawrence Taylor
(Related: Football)

"People get hurt all the time in the game of football, it's part of what we do."
- Lawrence Taylor
(Related: Time, People, Football, Hurt)

"In football, you can always maim a person if you wanted to."
- Lawrence Taylor
(Related: Football)

"Taking them out of the picture, so to speak, what football really is, the savagery, the core root of football, it doesn't change. It really puts the real in football."
- Lawrence Taylor
(Related: Change, Football)

"Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein."
- Joe Theismann
(Related: Genius, Football)

"We look for opportunities to play together including basketball, tennis, swimming, riding bikes and touch football. I try to provide a loving environment where we can play. I think that's good on so many levels - emotionally, for family interactions and, of course, physically."
- Alan Thicke
(Related: Family, Basketball, Environment, Football, Play, Tennis)

"But if kids take up things like hockey and football they will go back to it."
- Daley Thompson
(Related: Football, Kids, Will)

"The caliber of play suffered and attendance declined year by year. Interest in college football was exploding, and there was this new game called basketball."
- John Thorn
(Related: Basketball, College, Football, Interest, Play)

"One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by careful organizations do not constitute a church any more than eleven dead men make a football team. The first requisite is life, always."
- Aiden Wilson Tozer
(Related: Men, Life, Church, First, Football, Religious, Unity)

"I'm a big sports fan. College football is my favorite."
- Verne Troyer
(Related: Sports, College, Favorite, Football)

"Al Michaels is a good announcer. I think Keith Jackson is a terrific announcer. I always loved him on Monday Night Football. I never understood why they got rid of him."
- John Turturro
(Related: Football, Night)

"These kids are the future of the National Football League. They're the next generation that will be playing high school football, NCAA football, and some even to the pros."
- Troy Vincent
(Related: Football, Future, Kids, School, Will)

"Darts players are probably a lot fitter than most footballers in overall body strength."
- Sid Waddell
(Related: Strength, Body)

"I never dreamed about being an actor, because that was out of reach. Coming from a small town that was big in farming, and also big in clothing factories, you don't dream about being a professional football player or an actor."
- Herschel Walker
(Related: Dream, Actor, Being, Football)

"Football, that's just athletics. But in the business world - doing everything - people are competing. So you need good work ethics, and I think it helped me to develop good work ethics, being in a small town."
- Herschel Walker
(Related: Business, Work, People, Being, Ethics, Football, World)

"I don't have a lot to share with other men. My heart sinks when I get into a taxi and someone starts talking to me about football."
- David Walliams
(Related: Men, Heart, Football, Talking)

"If you'd rather go to the football game than read a comic, that's fine. I'd rather do both."
- Rob Walton
(Related: Football)

"I knew nothing about football, then someone showed me a film of Petit and I realised how interesting the game could be. He is divine. When I met him I could barely speak, he was so gorgeous. Women will love that show."
- Ruby Wax
(Related: Love, Women, Film, Football, Nothing, Will)

"This ain't a football game, we do this every day."
- Earl Weaver
(Related: Day, Football)

"Football combines the two worst things about America: it is violence punctuated by committee meetings."
- George Will
(Related: Committee, Football, Meetings, Violence)

"I was 15, and the years of hard swimming had packed muscle on my frame and made me very strong. Not as strong as a football player, but strong enough to inflict heavy damage."
- Esther Williams
(Related: Football, Years)

"I'm closer to being happy. I'm doing things that make me happy. In football I loved to practice and I loved to play, but I hated to be in meetings, hated to talk to the media, hated to have cameras in my face, hated to sign autographs. I hated to do all those things."
- Ricky Williams
(Related: Being, Football, Media, Meetings, Play, Practice, Talk)

"Nine in the box... that's a football term."
- Ricky Williams
(Related: Football)

"If you want to surf, move to Hawaii. If you like to shop, move to New York. If you like acting and Hollywood, move to California. But if you like college football, move to Texas."
- Ricky Williams
(Related: Acting, College, Football, Hollywood, Want)

"I've let a lot of things go, and obviously football is one of them. I think the hardest thing to let go is your self-image. That's what I'm working on now."
- Ricky Williams
(Related: Football, Now, Self)

"People call me Wayne Wonder and it also goes back to football because I could do mad skills with the ball and people would marvel and wonder how I could do it."
- Wayne Wonder
(Related: People, Football, Wonder)

"There were a couple of years when I wanted to be a football player, but I really always wanted to be a singer."
- Tom Wopat
(Related: Football, Years)

"I've messed myself up more playing music than when I played football."
- Zakk Wylde
(Related: Music, Football)

"Deacon Jones has been the most inspirational person in my football career."
- Jack Youngblood
(Related: Inspirational, Career, Football)

"Football has been my life for as long as I can remember."
- Jack Youngblood
(Related: Life, Football)

"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer."
- Frank Zappa
(Related: Beer, Country, Football, Weapons)

"I was lucky to come from a difficult area. It teaches you not just about football but also life. There were lots of kids from different races and poor families. People had to struggle to get through the day."
- Zinedine Zidane
(Related: Life, People, Day, Football, Kids, Poor, Struggle)

"Music was important. Football was the easy part."
- Zinedine Zidane
(Related: Music, Football)