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

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

Related topics: Sports

I was showing early symptoms of becoming a professional baseball man.
I was lying to the press.
- Roger Kahn

Tennis and golf are best played, not watched.
- Roger Kahn

Horse racing is animated roulette.
- Roger Kahn

 

You may glory in a team triumphant...
But you fall in love with a team in defeat.
- Roger Kahn

Boxing is smoky halls and kidneys battered until they bleed.
- Roger Kahn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sharks are as tough as those football fans who take
their shirts off during games in Chicago in January,
only more intelligent.
- Dave Barry

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

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

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

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

Football is a game of errors.
The team that makes the fewest errors in a game usually wins.
- Paul Brown

For the longest time, I thought I was a boy.
I really did.
I wore boys' clothes, played tag football.
- Eliza Dushku

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

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

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

People get hurt all the time in the game of football,
it's part of what we do.
- Lawrence Taylor

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

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

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

Football kicks you in the teeth.
- Dave Jones

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

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

Liverpool without European football is like a banquet without wine.
- Roy Evans

Before the first year, nobody gave it a chance.
Now, 36 years later, everybody knows Monday Night Football.
- Frank Gifford

It took me a while to realize that basketball wasn't football.
- Merlin Olsen

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

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

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

Football doesn't build character.
It eliminates the weak ones.
- Darrell Royal

For me football is more about making the right pass at the right time.
- Michel Patini

I don't know much about football but everyone seems
to say that it is all about possession.
- Julie Harris

But my biggest passion is football.
- Greg Akcelrod

Football is not part of that lifestyle anymore.
- Lawrence Taylor

It was a horrible, terrible, atrocious,
offensive football game.
- Barry Switzer

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

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

It's weird...
people say they're not like apes.
Now how do you explain football then?
- Mitch Hedberg

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

Unfortunately, there are no mulligans when it comes
to pro football contracts.
- Jay Mohr

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

It's not pleasant when you lose your whole football team.
- Chuck Noll

Football tactics are rapidly becoming as complicated
as the chemical formula for splitting the atom.
- Jimmy Greaves

God blessed me to play football.
- Terrell Owens

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

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

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

The match against Brazil was football at its best.
Both sides had opportunities to win the game.
- Michel Patini

I feel like football players are overworked and underpaid
compared to any other sports.
- Terrell Owens

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

The essence of football was blocking,
tackling, and execution based on timing,
rhythm and deception.
- Knute Rockne

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

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

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

I was very poor.
As a child my dream was to have a leather football.
- Stephen Chow

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

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


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