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Sport is where an entire life can be compressed into a few hours, where the emotions of a lifetime can be felt on an acre or two of ground, where a person can suffer and die and rise again on six miles of trails through a New York City park. Sport is a theater where sinner can turn saint and a common man become an uncommon hero, where the past and the future can fuse with the present. Sport is singularly able to give us peak experiences where we feel completely one with the world and transcend all conflicts as we finally become our own potential.
Author: George A. Sheehan
It is a noteworthy fact that kicking and beating have played so considerable a part in the habits which necessity has imposed on mankind in past ages that the only way of preventing civilized men from beating and kicking their wives is to organize games in which they can kick and beat balls.
Author: George Bernard Shaw
If a tie is like kissing your sister, losing is like kissing your grandmother with her teeth out.
Author: George Brett, 1986
There’s more to boxing than hitting. There’s not getting hit, for instance.
Author: George Foreman
Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence: in other words, it is war minus the shooting… there are quite enough real causes of trouble already, and we need not add to them by encouraging young men to kick each other on the shins amid the roars of infuriated spectators.
Author: George Orwell
American professional athletes are bilingual; they speak English and profanity.
Author: Gordie Howe, 1975
If the Bible has taught us nothing else, and it hasn’t, it’s that girls should stick to girls’ sports, such as hot oil wrestling, foxy boxing, and such and such.
Author: Homer Simpson, The Simpsons
It is all very well to say that a man should play for the pure love of the game. Perhaps he ought, but to the working man it is impossible.
Author: J.J. Bentley
There isn’t a single professional sports season now that doesn’t go on at least a month too long. Baseball starts in football weather, and football in baseball weather, and basketball overlaps them both.
Author: James Reston
I wanted to have a career in sports when I was young, but I had to give it up. I’m only six feet tall, so I couldn’t play basketball. I’m only 190 pounds, so I couldn’t play football. And I have 20-20 vision, so I couldn’t be a referee.
Author: Jay Leno
If I lose at play, I blaspheme; if my fellow loses, he blasphemes. So, God is always the loser.
Author: John Donne, 1623
We are inclined that if we watch a football game or baseball game, we have taken part in it.
Author: John F. Kennedy, 1961
Crystallizing my feelings about the game, I find that squash is less frustrating than golf, less fickle than tennis. It is easier than badminton, cheaper than polo. It is better exercise than bowls, quicker than cricket, less boring than jogging, drier than swimming, safer than hang gliding.
Author: John Hopkins, Squash: A Joyful Game, 1980
The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break.
Author: John Madden
Every day you guys look worse and worse. And today you played like tomorrow.
Author: John Mariucci
I think you enjoy the game more if you don’t know the rules. Anyway you’re on the same wavelength as the referees.
Author: Jonathan Davies, 1995
I cannot for the life of me see why the umpires, the only two people on a cricket field who are not going to get grass stains on their knees, are the only two people allowed to wear dark trousers.
Author: Katharine Whitehorn
As a manager, you always have a gun to your head. It’s a question of whether there is a bullet in the barrel.
Author: Kevin Keegan, 1995
[T]he finish line is sometimes merely the symbol of victory. All sorts of personal triumphs take place before that point, and the outcome of the race may actually be decided long before the end.
Author: Laurence Malone
Unlike any other business in the United States, sports must preserve an illusion of perfect innocence. The mounting of this illusion defines the purpose and accounts for the immense wealth of American sports. It is the ceremony of innocence that the fans pay to see – not the game or the match or the bout, but the ritual portrayal of a world in which time stops and all hope remains plausible, in which everybody present can recover the blameless expectations of a child, where the forces of light always triumph over the powers of darkness.
Author: Lewis H. Lapham, Money and Class in America, 1988