Friday, October 25, 2013

Sports Quotes

"Last year we  couldn't win at home and we were losing on the road. My failure as a coach was that I couldn't think of anyplace else to play."
- Harry Neale, professional hockey coach

"Blind people come  to the ballpark just to listen to him pitch."
- Reggie Jackson  commenting on Tom Seaver

"I'm working as hard  as I can to get my life and my cash to run out at the same time. If I can just die after lunch Tuesday, everything will be perfect."
- Doug Sanders, professional golfer

"All the fat guys  watch me and say to their wives 'See, there's a fat  guy doing okay. Bring me another beer."
- Mickey Lolich, Detroit Tigers  Pitcher
"When it's third and  ten, you can have the milk drinkers; I'll take the whiskey drinkers every time."

- Max McGee, Green Bay Packers  receiver

"I found out that  it's not good to talk about my troubles. Eighty percent of the people who hear them don't care and the other twenty percent are glad you're having them."
- Tommy LaSorda, LA Dodgers manager

"My knees look like  they lost a knife fight with a midget."
- E.J. Holub, Kansas City Chiefs  linebacker regarding his 12 knee operations
"My theory is that  if you buy an ice-cream cone and make it hit your mouth, you can learn  to play tennis. If you stick it on your forehead, your chances aren't as  good."

- Vic Braden, tennis instructor

"When they operated,  I told them to add in a Koufax fastball. They did – but unfortunately it was Mrs. Koufax's."
- Tommy John N.Y. Yankees, recalling his 1974  arm surgery

"I don't know. I only played there for nine years."
- Walt Garrison, Dallas Cowboys fullback when asked
if  CoachTom Landry ever smiles

"We were tipping off  our plays. Whenever we broke from the huddle, three backs were laughing and  one was pale as a ghost."
- John Breen, Houston  Oilers

"The film looks  suspiciously like the game itself."
- Bum Phillips, New Orleans Saints, after viewing a lopsided loss to the Atlanta  Falcons

"When I'm on the  road, my greatest ambition is to get a standing boo."
- Al Hrabosky, major league relief pitcher

"I have discovered  in 20 years of walking around the ball park, that the knowledge of the game is usually in inverse proportion to the price of the seats."
- Bill  Veeck, Chicago White Sox owner

"Because if it  didn't work out, I didn't want to blow the whole day."
- Paul Horning,  Green Bay Packers running back on why
his marriage ceremony was before noon.
"I have a lifetime  contract. That means I can't be fired during the third quarter if we're  ahead and moving the ball."

- Lou Holtz, Arkansas football  coach
"I won't know until  my barber tells me on Monday."

- Knute Rockne, when asked why Notre Dame  had lost a game

"I tell him 'Attaway  to hit, George.'"
- Jim Frey, K.C. Royals manager when asked what  advice
he gives George Brett on hitting

"I learned a long  time ago that 'minor surgery' is when they do the operation on someone else, not you."

- Bill Walton, Portland Trial  Blazers

"Our biggest concern  this season will be diaper rash."
- George MacIntyre, Vanderbilt football coach surveying the team roster that included 26 freshmen and  25 sophomores.

"The only difference  between me and General Custer is that I have to watch the films on Sunday."
- Rick Venturi, Northwestern football coach

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