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Professional sports is a business. ...
by Lynn Swann

Professional sports is a business.
- Lynn Swann

I enjoy playing the game.
It's hard for me to just watch it, even while broadcasting.
- Lynn Swann

Very often we see coaches who have not been successful being recycled,
instead of looking to a new face or a new name who
has demonstrated the ability to handle the job.
- Lynn Swann

Sports and entertainment have always been windows of
opportunity for African Americans,
when other doors were closed.
- Lynn Swann

 

I was not a very good football player when I started out.
- Lynn Swann

Some people play very, very well just so they won't get embarrassed.
- Lynn Swann

I think that most minorities have experienced some form of racial abuse.
- Lynn Swann

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I believe that today's players who are Christians feel
that it's important and their responsibility to acknowledge their faith.
- Lynn Swann

Now, I'm not here because I was that good.
I'm here because of the people around me made me that good.
- Lynn Swann

And historically the owners have used loyalty to a
team or a city to hold players as opposed to always paying their worth.
- Lynn Swann

Take the time to discover how African-Americans have
had a great impact on this country.
In science, education, literature, art,
and politics.
- Lynn Swann

When I was in college there was a girls' flag football league.
The girls were extremely aggressive.
- Lynn Swann

Players today are concerned about the money,
but the large dollars only go to those players who are the best.
- Lynn Swann

I took several years of dance lessons that included ballet,
tap and jazz.
They helped a great deal with body control,
balance, a sense of rhythm, and timing.
- Lynn Swann

I feel like there should be more black head coaches.
- Lynn Swann

If a player demonstrated that he is the best,
and a team decides, even so, we don't want to pay him,
as in any other business, he should be able to play elsewhere.
- Lynn Swann

We talk about freedoms for African-Americans but unless
you have more than one option politically,
how free are you?
- Lynn Swann

I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill.
- Edward Appleton

America believes in education: the average professor
earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.
- Evan Esar

I'm still very professional about my fitness.
I stay in trim as I always did.
- Peter Shilton

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

THE GODS was my first professional band and I learned a lot during that time.
It was very cool playing with so many great musicians
as it helped me to learn.
- Ken Hensley

You have to come in on a professional level to make it,
otherwise you just can't get into rap.
- Ice T

I recently went to a new doctor and noticed he was
located in something called the Professional Building.
I felt better right away.
- George Carlin

You know raising a family in the lifestyle of a professional
athlete can be very difficult.
- Robin Yount

Psychiatrists always say, Oh, we're very professional.
I use exercise as my medication.
- Trisha Goddard

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 must have made a good impression because a club official
to us into his office and asked me if I would sign
on for a year with a view to becoming a professional.
- Harold Larwood

We want to christen every city that Kris has played
in during his professional career.
- Anna Benson

At this stage, my chief professional goal is simply
to keep on writing and making a living at it.
- Fred Saberhagen

If I am at a party, I want to be at the party.
Too many photographers use the camera to avoid participating in things.
They become professional observers.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

The informing idea of what you want to say and do,
that's what will take you from film school to professional -
the idea.
That's what is original to you.
- William Friedkin

It is to the Riddle of the Sphinx that I have devoted
fifty years of professional life as an anthropologist.
- Gregory Bateson

Christina Ricci is amazing, the most professional actor I think I've ever met.
You can be chatting with her and when they call action,
she's right there.
- Lisa Kudrow

In L.A., if you're an actor, your personal and professional
lives are too intertwined.
- Jena Malone

My mother has never been involved in my professional life.
I am very close to my mother but we keep it on a mother-daughter
basis and not a work-related basis.
- Sheena Easton

We're the only dance in town.
We don't compete with any professional teams for the entertainment dollar.
- Hayden Fry

I'm a professional; I feel I'm one of the best in the game.
- Chris Webber

Without hard work and discipline it is difficult to be a top professional.
- Jahangir Khan

I'm a professional cook.
I've worked with other cooks from all over the world,
but my family is not that way - they're always lived
within 25 miles of my hometown!
- Paul Prudhomme

As a professional writer of detective stories,
I string along with the ballplayers.
I love a ball game.
- Rex Stout

I do not regret one professional enemy I have made.
Any actor who doesn't dare to make an enemy should get out of the business.
- Bette Davis

Some people make sharp distinctions sort of between
their recreational musings and their professional work.
I don't make that distinction very much.
- Whitfield Diffie

This wealth of experiences, personal and professional,
have helped me appreciate the variety of perspectives
that present themselves in every case that I hear.
- Sonia Sotomayor

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 was 20, I was an amateur from 14 but my first professional role was at 22.
- Richard Briers

I am a professional.
At the circuit I am calm.
At home I am very different.
- Jean Alesi

The word user is the word used by the computer professional when they mean idiot.
- Dave Barry

I had to get out of America to get a professional life
going where I could actually make a living.
- Harold Budd

The first professional training I received of any kind
was when I was 14 years old and we were in Kansas City,
Missouri.
I attended the Kansas City Art Institute for one summer.
- Marc Davis

On the professional side, those 18 years on the farm
instilled my love for agriculture.
- Mike Johanns

Having this other career in music made me work harder as an actress.
It's made me more professional.
- Mandy Moore

I always told my dad I'd play professional football.
- Anthony Doerr

Men and women of high professional standing have been
reduced to the status of vagrants.
- Elmer Rice

Thus, during the winter of 2003 I ventured into a new
arena as a professional photographer.
- Janine Turner

The professional arsonist builds vacant lots for money.
- Jimmy Breslin

I will never again stand on the pitch as a professional player.
But I won't stop playing the game.
- Hidetoshi Nakata

While I have served in public office for 30 years,
my professional training is as a pharmacist,
not a lawyer or an accountant.
- George Ryan

I didn't really think about becoming a professional
artist until high school,
when I realized that everything else required too much math.
- Phil Foglio

All I wanted to do was ride skateboards -
I wanted to be a professional skateboarder.
But I had this problem.
I kept breaking half of my body skateboarding.
- Travis Barker

By the time I was 22, I was a professional.
A young and flawed professional, but not an amateur.
- Stephen Sondheim

Professional sports are something they can't control.
- Troy Vincent

I mean Buckingham Palace has never hired a professional
public relations outfit let alone a Madison Avenue
type and they would throw up their hands in horror at the very idea.
- Anthony Holden

Amateur bureaucrats are often even worse than professional bureaucrats.
- John McCarthy

A poet is a professional maker of verbal objects.
- W. H. Auden

The prize seemed to change my professional life very little.
- Philip Warren Anderson

Oddly my name has been no professional help at all!
It seems to have made no difference.
I admire him hugely, both for his benevolence and his
enormous psychological perception.
- Joanna Trollope

No one else in our family was a professional musician
so this took an enormous leap of faith on their part.
- Tony Visconti

Kat and I were in our 20s when we won in '88.
Our personalities were already established.
We were ready to move on to a life of professional skating.
- Brian Boitano

The thing that I had saved up for myself and wanted
most to bring off was a fully fledged professional
production of Hamlet at the Royal Shakespeare Theater in Stratford.
- Trevor Nunn

I ended up an actor, did my first professional union gig in 1974,
and I've been doing it ever since.
- Michael Ironside


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