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Sports is like rock 'n' roll.
by Phil Knight

Sports is like rock 'n' roll.
Both are dominant cultural forces, both speak an international language,
and both are all about emotions.
- Phil Knight

We could see that he was a charismatic guy who jumps
over the moon and is very competitive,
but nobody could have predicted what he would become to our culture.
- Phil Knight

You can't explain much in 60 seconds,
but when you show Michael Jordan, you don't have to.
It's that simple.
- Phil Knight

At first, we couldn't be establishment,
because we didn't have any money.
We were guerrilla marketers, and we still are,
a little bit.
But, as we became No.
1 in our industry, we've had to modify our culture
and become a bit more planned.
- Phil Knight

 

Sports do not build character.
They reveal it.
- Heywood Broun

Choose to adopt the attitude toward failure that sports teams do.
In each game, one team succeeds and one fails.
Then the next week they both get out and play again.
Life is also a game - with some successes and some failures.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I always turn to the sports pages first,
which records people's accomplishments.
The front page has nothing but man's failures.
- Earl Warren

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All sports for all people.
- Pierre de Coubertin

Other sports play once a week but this sport is with us every day.
- Peter Ueberroth

He hits the ball a long way and he knows how to win.
- Gary McCord

Boxing has become America's tragic theater.
- Joyce Carol Oates

The difference in golf and government is that in golf
you can't improve your lie.
- George Deukmejian

People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball.
I'll tell you what I do.
I stare out the window and wait for spring.
- Rogers Hornsby

You don't play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.
- Bobby Knight

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

Hitting is timing.
Pitching is upsetting timing.
- Warren Spahn

You know it's going to hell when the best rapper out
there is white and the best golfer is black.
- Charles Barkley

Hockey is a sport for white men.
Basketball is a sport for black men.
Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps.
- Tiger Woods

I'd just as soon play tennis with the net down.
- Robert Frost

Champions keep playing until they get it right.
- Billie Jean King

If you got the game, you got the game.
That's why Tiger Woods is out there playing golf with Greg Norman.
- Shaquille O'Neal

You win some, lose some, and wreck some.
- Dale Earnhardt

Bulls do not win bull fights.
People do.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

I don't want to play golf.
When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase it.
- Rogers Hornsby

What's a good tournament for him? Winning it.
He's good enough.
- Greg Norman

Baseball is a public trust.
Players turn over, owners turn over and certain commissioners turn over.
But baseball goes on.
- Peter Ueberroth

Life is about timing.
- Carl Lewis

What other people may find in poetry or art museums,
I find in the flight of a good drive.
- Arnold Palmer

The hardest thing to believe about The Fan is not that
Robert De Niro is stalking somebody again but that
anyone cares that much about a baseball player.
- Bernie Lincicome

Gold medals aren't really made of gold.
They're made of sweat, determination,
and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
- Dan Gable

I'm tired of hearing about money, money,
money, money, money.
I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi,
wear Reebok.
- Shaquille O'Neal

You can't win unless you learn how to lose.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Fishing is much more than fish.
It is the great occasion when we may return to the
fine simplicity of our forefathers.
- Herbert Hoover

I see great things in baseball.
It's our game - the American game.
- Walt Whitman

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
- William Arthur Ward

Don't play too much golf.
Two rounds a day are plenty.
- Harry Vardon

If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club,
they'd starve to death.
- Sam Snead

Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron is like
trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.
- Joe Adcock

The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there
are for players to break.
- John Madden

I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out.
- Rodney Dangerfield

Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.
- Mike Singletary

The integrity of the game is everything.
- Peter Ueberroth

The triple is the most exciting play in baseball.
Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood
why fans are so obsessed with them.
- Hank Aaron

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

It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place
the world is when one is playing golf.
- Robert Wilson Lynd

The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course.
- Billy Graham

If you think it's hard to meet new people,
try picking up the wrong golf ball.
- Jack Lemmon

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

Good, better, best.
Never let it rest.
Until your good is better and your better is best.
- Tim Duncan

Bobby Knight told me this: 'There is nothing that a
good defense cannot beat a better offense.'
In other words a good offense wins.
- Dan Quayle

I won't predict anything historic.
But nothing is impossible.
- Michael Phelps

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

Baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast.
- Joe Garagiola

I play in the low 80s.
If it's any hotter than that, I won't play.
- Joe E. Lewis

What's unfortunate about buying a pitcher for $12 million
is that he carries no warranty.
- Bob Verdi

Golf is played by twenty million mature American men
whose wives think they are out having fun.
- Jim Bishop

He's got an overall flair for the game.
It looks to me like he really loves what he does and
he can't wait to get up in the morning,
go hit some balls and go play.
- Gary McCord

You wouldn't have won if we'd beaten you.
- Yogi Berra

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

I went through baseball as "a player to be named later."
- Joe Garagiola

Approach the game with no preset agendas and you'll
probably come away surprised at your overall efforts.
- Phil Jackson

Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite
of what you are inclined to do,
and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing.
- Ben Hogan

You don't suffer, kill yourself and take the risks I take just for money.
I love bike racing.
- Greg LeMond

Most people never run far enough on their first wind
to find out they've got a second.
- William James

There are two theories on hitting the knuckleball.
Unfortunately, neither of them works.
- Charley Lau

Half the lies they tell about me aren't true.
- Yogi Berra

One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.
- Knute Rockne

My family knew, but most of the sporting world did
not realize that my right hand been some 75% paralyzed.
- Bill Toomey

If you drink don't drive.
Don't even putt.
- Dean Martin

I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators.
- Gerald R. Ford

If you meet the Buddha in the lane, feed him the ball.
- Phil Jackson


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