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Football's not just about scoring goals -
by Alan Shearer

Football's not just about scoring goals -
it's about winning.
- Alan Shearer

At times they don't like you to kick them and they
feel you're not allowed to kick them.
- Alan Shearer

One accusation you can't throw at me is that I've always done my best.
- Alan Shearer

We go there with confidence, but we know there is a
very fine line between success and failure in this game.
- Alan Shearer

 

Football is like life - it requires perseverance,
self-denial, hard work, sacrifice,
dedication and respect for authority.
- Vince Lombardi

People who work together will win,
whether it be against complex football defenses,
or the problems of modern society.
- Vince Lombardi

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

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A great gift requires two people,
the giver and the receiver.
Think of a football pass -
skillfully catching the pass, the gift,
is fully as important, and difficult, as throwing it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Football is violence and cold weather and sex and college rye.
- Roger Kahn

Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.
Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
- Ambrose Bierce

Sometimes in football you have to score goals.
- Thierry Henry

Politics is like football; if you see daylight, go through the hole.
- John F. Kennedy

Football is an incredible game.
Sometimes it's so incredible, it's unbelievable.
- Tom Landry

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football,
basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.
- John Leonard

Pro football is like nuclear warfare.
There are no winners, only survivors.
- Frank Gifford

If a man watches three football games in a row,
he should be declared legally dead.
- Erma Bombeck

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

From the way most people live,
one would never guess that humans are beings of free will.
Repetition can be a choice, but often it isn't.
The athlete or pianist who practices the same routine
day after day, year after year, has their eye on a goal.
The unending repetition is a conscious choice
in the pursuit of a life dream.
But what about the sameness of most lives?
Observe the morning commute, the after-work drink,
the Sunday football game or religious service -
how many of those people are consciously following their dream,
training their mind, body, and spirit through that daily repetition?
And how many are mindlessly slogging through each day
out of habit and boredom?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Football combines the two worst things about America:
it is violence punctuated by committee meetings.
- George Will

In life, as in football, you won't go far unless you
know where the goalposts are.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

The reason women don't play football is because 11
of them would never wear the same outfit in public.
- Phyllis Diller

Because I love football and I love the footballers.
- Sepp Blatter

When it's football season, I'm all football.
- Hayden Fry

Baseball is what we were, and football is what we have become.
- Mary McGrory

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

I'm a big sports fan.
College football is my favorite.
- Verne Troyer

For me, football is just a game, not a drama.
- Michel Patini

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

The majority of the time I'm at home with my family,
I play football three times a week.
- Martin Gore

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

Then I went to UCLA - so of course I became a huge Bruin basketball fan...
and later came to football.
- Leigh Steinberg

Football isn't a contact sport, it's a collision sport.
Dancing is a contact sport.
- Duffy Daugherty

The pride and presence of a professional football team
is far more important than 30 libraries.
- Art Modell

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

To me it was never about what I accomplished on the football field,
it was about the way I played the game.
- Jerry Rice

Football is a game of skill, we kicked them a bit and they kicked us a bit.
- Graham Roberts

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

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

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

I grew up watching Monday Night Football with Howard
Cosell and the other guys with my dad.
- Lisa Guerrero

Our football program is bigger than any one person.
- Craig Johnston

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

As long as I own this football team and long after I'm gone,
they will always be the Washington Redskins.
- Jack K. Cooke

In football, like in life, you must learn to play within the rules of the game.
- Hayden Fry

In football, time and space are the same thing.
- Graham Taylor

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

After all, is football a game or a religion?
- Howard Cosell

Going to college offered me the chance to play football for four more years.
- Ronald Reagan

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

The fans know their football, you can't kid them.
- Richard Gough

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

A school without football is in danger of deteriorating
into a medieval study hall.
- Vince Lombardi

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

I'm on the cover of the lingerie football swimsuit calendar this year.
- Trishelle Cannatella

For me, football always meant that we came together as a family and,
in the summer we played football outside.
- Claudia Schiffer

These guys live and breathe football;
they get something out of going to the training ground every day.
- Alan Hansen

In football, you can always maim a person if you wanted to.
- Lawrence Taylor

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

As for football in L.A., it's going to take a loooong
time before another team comes here.
- Leigh Steinberg

I first discovered my turn of pace when I was playing football as a kid.
- Michael East

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

I will do whatever it takes to win a football match.
- Stuart Pearce

Football (soccer) is a matter of life and death,
except more important.
- Bill Shankly

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

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

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

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

Whether I played marbles, whether I played football or slam anything else,
I wanted to excel.
- Robert Mondavi

I think professional sports, football,
to use it as an example, it's fundamentally a form of entertainment.
- Gregg Easterbrook

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


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