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Jack Kent Cooke Quotes and Sayings

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Sports are one of the main cultural activities on the face of the earth.
- Jack Kent Cooke

All sports for all people.
- Pierre de Coubertin

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

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

 

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

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

Relax? How can anybody relax and play golf? You have to grip the club,
don't you?
- Ben Hogan

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

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

Most ball games are lost, not won.
- Casey Stengel

I'm a competitive person and I love the challenge of mastering new things.
- Sasha Cohen

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

If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?
- Vince Lombardi

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

Any time Detroit scores more than 100 points and holds
the other team below 100 points they almost always win.
- Doug Collins

I started playing ball when I was a kid.
My dad was a pro ball player and he passed on his knowledge to me.
- Kurt Russell

I'll let the racket do the talking.
- John McEnroe

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

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

The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass.
- Martin Mull

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

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

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

I want to rip out his heart and feed it to Lennox Lewis.
I want to kill people.
I want to rip their stomachs out and eat their children.
- Mike Tyson

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

Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.
- Bobby Unser

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

When I was 40, my doctor advised me that a man in his
40s shouldn't play tennis.
I heeded his advice carefully and could hardly wait
until I reached 50 to start again.
- Hugo Black

Life is about timing.
- Carl Lewis

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

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

Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man
can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.
- Ted Williams

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

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 spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball
and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.
- Jim Bouton

Golf is a game in which you yell "fore,"
shoot six,
and write down five.
- Paul Harvey

If a tie is like kissing your sister,
losing is like kissing you grandmother with her teeth out.
- George Brett

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

Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking
place in an atmosphere of total tranquillity.
- Billie Jean King

The two most important things in life are good friends and a strong bullpen.
- Bob Lemon

I'll be floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee.
- Muhammad Ali

You know they're not going to lose 162 consecutive games.
- Harry Caray

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

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

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

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

Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare.
They are consumed in twelve minutes.
Half-times take twelve minutes.
This is not coincidence.
- Erma Bombeck

All hockey players are bilingual.
They know English and profanity.
- Gordie Howe

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

Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world.
If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off.
- Bill Veeck

My motto was always to keep swinging.
Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field,
the only thing to do was keep swinging.
- Hank Aaron

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

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

The integrity of the game is everything.
- Peter Ueberroth

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

Wrestling is ballet with violence.
- Jesse Ventura

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

If you watch a game, it's fun.
If you play it, it's recreation.
If you work at it, it's golf.
- Bob Hope

I'm not buddy-buddy with the players.
If they need a buddy, let them buy a dog.
- Whitey Herzog

Don't look back.
Something might be gaining on you.
- Satchel Paige

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

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

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

Just play.
Have fun.
Enjoy the game.
- Michael Jordan

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

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

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

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

The only way to prove that you're a good sport is to lose.
- Ernie Banks

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


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