Sports Quotes SMS Collection

The breakfast of champions is not cereal

The breakfast of champions is not cereal, it’s the opposition.  ~Nick SeitzCDC

I dont know never smoked astroturf tug

google_ad_section_start(weight=ignore) I don’t know.  I never smoked AstroTurf.  ~Tug McGraw, when asked if he preferred grass or AstroTurf, April 1974BQ,quoteinvestigator.com/2011/02/14/smoke-astroturf

Motor racings less of a sport these

Motor racing’s less of a sport these days than a commercial break doing 150 mph.  ~Peter Dunne, 1992CDC

Prize fighters can sometimes read and write

Prize fighters can sometimes read and write when they start – but they can’t when they finish.  ~Martin H. FischerFFM

If you make every game a life and death

If you make every game a life-and-death thing, you’re going to have problems.  You’ll be dead a lot.  ~Dean SmithBS

Sports are too much with us late

Sports are too much with us.  Late and soon, sitting and watching – mostly watching on television – we lay waste our powers of

If winning isnt everything why do they

If winning isn’t everything, why do they keep score?  ~Vince Lombardi

Every sport pretends to a literature but

Every sport pretends to a literature, but people don’t believe it of any other sport but their own.  ~Alistair CookeDCD

It may be that all games are

It may be that all games are silly.  But then, so are humans.  ~Robert LyndCDC

It is all very well to say

It is all very well to say that a man should play for the pure love of the game.  Perhaps he ought, but to

Unlike any other business in the united

Unlike any other business in the United States, sports must preserve an illusion of perfect innocence.  The mounting of this illusion defines the purpose

Im fanatical about sport there seems to

I’m fanatical about sport:  there seems to me something almost religious about the fact that human beings can organise play, the spirit of play. 

The more i practice the luckier get

The more I practice, the luckier I get.  ~Jerry Barber, about golfCG

People understand contests you take a bunch

People understand contests.  You take a bunch of kids throwing rocks at random and people look askance, but if you go and hold a

I would have thought that the knowledge

I would have thought that the knowledge that you are going to be leapt upon by half-a-dozen congratulatory, but sweaty team-mates would be inducement

Its not whether you win or lose

It’s not whether you win or lose – but whether I win or lose.  ~Sandy LyleCG

I figure practice puts your brains in

I figure practice puts your brains in your muscles.  ~Sam Snead, about golfCG

Sport strips away personality letting the white

Sport strips away personality, letting the white bone of character shine through.  Sport gives players an opportunity to know and test themselves.  ~Rita Mae

All a manager has to do is

All a manager has to do is keep eleven players happy – the eleven in the reserves.  The first team are happy because they

Just give me 25 guys on the

Just give me 25 guys on the last year of their contracts; I’ll win a pennant every year.  ~Sparky AndersonDMCD

Professional wrestlings most mysterious hold is on

Professional wrestling’s most mysterious hold is on its audience.  ~Luke Neely, 1953CDC

I wanted to have a career in

I wanted to have a career in sports when I was young, but I had to give it up.  I’m only six feet tall,

We have forty four defenses for him but

We have forty-four defenses for him, but he has forty-five ways to score.  ~Al Attles, on Nate ArchibaldBS

Men forget everything women remember everything thats

Men forget everything; women remember everything.  That’s why men need instant replays in sports.  They’ve already forgotten what happened.  ~Rita Rudner

One day of practice is like one

One day of practice is like one day of clean living.  It doesn’t do you any good.  ~Abe Lemmons, "Coaches’ Corner," Scholastic Coach, April

It is not how big you are

It is not how big you are, it’s how big you play.  ~Author Unknown

When cerebral processes enter into sports you

When cerebral processes enter into sports, you start screwing up.  It’s like the Constitution, which says separate church and state.  You have to separate

Cricket a game which the english

Cricket – a game which the English, not being a spiritual people, have invented in order to give themselves some conception of eternity.  ~Lord

Crystallizing my feelings about the game i

Crystallizing my feelings about the game, I find that squash is less frustrating than golf, less fickle than tennis.  It is easier than badminton,

The difference between the old ballplayer and

The difference between the old ballplayer and the new ballplayer is the jersey.  The old ballplayer cared about the name on the front.  The

Losing streaks are funny if you lose

Losing streaks are funny.  If you lose at the beginning, you get off to a bad start.  If you lose in the middle of

Winning is overrated the only time it

Winning is overrated.  The only time it is really important is in surgery and war.  ~Al McGuireBS

I was called 34rembrandt34 hope in my

I was called "Rembrandt" Hope in my boxing days, because I spent so much time on the canvas.  ~Bob HopeCDC

Losing is the great american sin jerome

Losing is the great American sin.  ~Jerome HoltzmanDCD

Officials are the only guys who can

Officials are the only guys who can rob you and then get a police escort out of the stadium.  ~Ron BoltonDMCD

Every day you guys look worse and

Every day you guys look worse and worse.  And today you played like tomorrow.  ~John MariucciCDC

We didnt lose the game we just

We didn’t lose the game; we just ran out of time.  ~Vince Lombardi

When we played world series checks meant

When we played, World Series checks meant something.  Now all they do is screw up your taxes.  ~Don Drysdale, 1978BQ

If horses cant eat it i wont

If horses can’t eat it, I won’t play on it.  ~Dick AllenCDC

If the bible has taught us nothing

If the Bible has taught us nothing else, and it hasn’t, it’s that girls should stick to girls’ sports, such as hot oil wrestling,

I dont believe professional athletes should be

I don’t believe professional athletes should be role models.  I believe parents should be role models…. It’s not like it was when I was

The key is not the 34will to

The key is not the "will to win" – everybody has that.  It is the will to prepare to win that is important.  ~Bobby

I cannot for the life of me

google_ad_section_start(weight=ignore) I cannot for the life of me see why the umpires, the only two people on a cricket field who are not going

Radio football is reduced to its lowest

Radio football is football reduced to its lowest common denominator.  Shorn of the game’s aesthetic pleasures, or the comfort of a crowd that feels

Cricket is baseball on valium robin williams

Cricket is baseball on valium.  ~Robin WilliamsCDC

I will not permit thirty men to

I will not permit thirty men to travel four hundred miles to agitate a bag of wind.  ~Andrew Dickson White, said while president of

Its like going into a nuclear war

It’s like going into a nuclear war with bows and arrows.  ~Joe Kinnear, comparing finances and resources in high-dollar and low-dollar sports teams, specifically

If i lose at play blaspheme if

If I lose at play, I blaspheme; if my fellow loses, he blasphemes.  So, God is always the loser.  ~John Donne, 1623CDC

It is a noteworthy fact that kicking

It is a noteworthy fact that kicking and beating have played so considerable a part in the habits which necessity has imposed on mankind

There isnt a single professional sports season

There isn’t a single professional sports season now that doesn’t go on at least a month too long.  Baseball starts in football weather, and

Thus so wretched is man that he

Thus so wretched is man that he would weary even without any cause for weariness… and so frivolous is he that, though full of

The umpire is like the geyser in

The umpire at cricket… is like the geyser in the bathroom; we cannot do without it, yet we notice it only when it is

Youre playing worse every day and right

You’re playing worse every day and right now you’re playing like the middle of next week.

Most people are in a factory from

Most people are in a factory from nine till five.  Their job may be to turn out 263 little circles.  At the end of

Pain is nothing compared to what it

Pain is nothing compared to what it feels like to quit.  ~Author Unknown