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I think, in general, the sport’s frustrating because I think it’s one of only a few sports in the world where you’ve got so many other variables. Not taking anything away from the winner, but the best man doesn’t always win. I think part of that makes the sport really exciting, and part of it makes it heartbreaking.
I love all sports.
I didn’t go to normal children school. I went to sports school when I was 8. So I studied martial arts.
The importance that our society attaches to sport is incredible. After all, is football a game or a religion? The people of this country have allowed sports to get completely out of hand.
Don’t let anyone turn you into a slave. You’re a slave if you let the media tell you that sports and entertainment are more important than developing your brain.
After one Olympics, if we invest in sports and say we will get a gold medal in the next Olympic, it doesn’t work like that in sports. How it works is that you provide the infrastructure, provide education about nutrition and health.
I think professional sports, football, to use it as an example, it’s fundamentally a form of entertainment.
Sports are not for everyone.
I am very slow to warm. I’ve always been sort of a loner. I didn’t play team sports. I am better one-on-one than in big groups.
When I’m doing sports, I don’t feel anything at all. I enjoy the moment. It’s a safe haven. But once you try to let someone inside your soul, you become vulnerable. You have to be comfortable in your own skin. I don’t open myself up like that to a lot of people. It takes courage.
Tennis doesn’t owe me anything. Tennis is one of the fairest sports. It’s given me so many extraordinary feelings.
Swimming is probably the ultimate of burnout sports. It’s ironic because millions of people who swim as their regular exercise love the meditation aspect of it; you don’t wind up with any orthopedic injuries. But when you swim at a world class level for hours and hours – the loneness of the long distance runner.
I have a 16 year-old son, so I’m now a soccer mom. I stand on the sidelines and I hear the things parents are saying, so I want them to understand what it is their kids are feeling in any sports environment.
Psychology is much bigger than just medicine, or fixing unhealthy things. It’s about education, work, marriage – it’s even about sports. What I want to do is see psychologists working to help people build strengths in all these domains.
The only introduction to sports that I had before meeting my husband was Buffalo Bills football and Doug Flutely Flakes. My dad grew up in Buffalo and has been a Bills fan all his life.
Perhaps the single most important element in mastering the techniques and tactics of racing is experience. But once you have the fundamentals, acquiring the experience is a matter of time.
There are kids who get on a BMX bike when they’re eight years old and they go, ‘Whoa, this is incredible,’ and grow up to do extreme sports. It’s the same for me with acting.
I didn’t know anybody in show business, and I never thought it was the path I’d go down. I was hoping it was sports, like so many kids.
I think Bob Costas is terrific. He’s so knowledgeable. He can talk about any subject, not just sports.
Sports is the only entertainment where, no matter how many times you go back, you never know the ending.
I think it is fine to have sports divided into men’s and women’s, just as it is fine to say a fifteen-year-old is incapable of consenting to sex. But we should recognize these are social distinctions based on biology, and not categories foisted upon us by nature.
The biological factors underlying race differences in sports have consequences for educational achievement, crime and sexual behavior.
It’s not just the kid who’s spent every penny from his job to upgrade his car to tell the world he cares about sports cars, it’s also the person driving around in a fuel-conscious hybrid electric car, because it’s more a message to the world than an effective means of saving fuel, to be quite honest.
It’s one of those things, like in sports and other situations in life, you’re going to have some adversities and some challenges that are similar to the race. You go uphill one moment and then you go downhill, but that’s life too. You’ve got to be willing to sometimes take it slow but keep going.
I always loved the way music made me feel. I did sports at school and all, but when I got home, it was just music. Everybody in my neighborhood loved music. I could jump the back fence and be in the park where there were ghetto blasters everywhere.
Absolutely the worst thing about this job is the travel and being away from family. I have a wife and three wonderful children, the kids are all active in sports and it’s very difficult to up and leave and miss them growing up.
Boxing, for me, it’s the beginning of all sports. I’m willing to bet that the first sport was a man against another man in a fight, so I think that’s something innate in all of us.
Sports is the ultimate escape, the ultimate in reality programming. It’s true drama. You really don’t know what’s going to happen.
I like my extreme sports.
Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
I’m a huge sports fan but have no interest in minutiae. I don’t remember who won Super Bowls five years ago or listen to sports talk radio.
In some sports, you have a way to come back through repechage but in the game of life, there is no such thing.
We really love all sports, but we don’t think in the long term. The reason we did Kingpin was because there was a script we really liked and we saw the possibilities.
I think we have our sports within our own culture that are huge with baseball, football, basketball, and hockey. Those are the sports in America that we grow up with and soccer isn’t really there yet.
I used to play sports. Then I realized you can buy trophies. Now I am good at everything.
I am really passionate about sports in general – especially water sports.
For me, growing up, I’d always been a part of team sports, except for when I was boxing.
I often speak about tennis being one of the most important sports when I was growing up, for my hand-eye coordination and quick feet.
Men’s competitive team sports focus on the balance between individual achievement and team achievement with the emphasis on team achievement.
The integrity of the game is everything.
I’ve always been around dudes and sports.
I like people who are enthused about things they do, like travel, sports, work. I like being with people who have things they’re excited about.
But the rising chorus urging ESPN to change its stripes is missing something: The intersection of sports and politics is natural. And the left-wing lean of ESPN is inevitable. Conservatives bothered by the slant should stop hand-wringing and start their own network.
Sports is a metaphor for overcoming obstacles and achieving against great odds. Athletes, in times of difficulty, can be important role models.
I’m naturally athletic. I’ve been involved in sports since I could walk. So, for me to be sedentary is just unacceptable. Not only is it great for your physical body, but it gives me more energy during the day if I’ve worked out. I feel better. I look better.
Sports without music, it’s nothing but a game. Music adds the emotion.
Sport must be amateur or it is not sport. Sports played professionally are entertainment.
I got into sports because that was a way to prove your masculinity. I was good at it.
I played a ton of team sports growing up, and team wins are just incredibly gratifying.
I am a sports enthusiast, and if given an opportunity, I want to be a sportsman, even today. I want to promote the sport that is indigenous to India. Kabaddi is a matter of national pride. Why can’t cricket, hockey, football and kabaddi be given equal platforms and co-exist? I believe that can happen.
When I was at the ‘Philadelphia Inquirer,’ I was promoted nine times in my first 13 years. I ultimately went from general assignment to beats on St. Joe‘s and Temple, to backup writer, to NBA writer, to NBA columnist, to, ultimately, in 2003, to general sports columns.
I’m a sports fanatic. It’s hard for me to commit to the weekly, episodic nature of television, so for me, anytime that I can put a game on, that’s what I do.
Performing at the highest level in sports requires adaptability.
Sports broadcasting is very open now. In the beginning you did encounter more traditional attitudes and get comments. But I’m talking about 12 years ago.
I liked the energy of cooking, the action, the camaraderie. I often compare the kitchen to sports and compare the chef to a coach. There are a lot of similarities to it.
Sports life is very short.
The presidents of colleges have to have some courage to step forward. You can’t limit alcohol in college sports, you have to get rid of it.
The growth of women’s soccer and women’s sports all around the world has been slow.
I was always very interested in fitness, I played a lot of sports growing up.
But sports carried me away from being in a gang, or being associated with drugs. Sports was my way out.
My source of income is sports betting. I have some investments also.
When you think about martial arts here in the states, kickboxing was here in the ’70s, and it kind of ran its course. But I always felt there was a place in combat sports for kickboxing.
Virtual reality is extremely exciting. We have the biggest opportunity in sports when you talk about the possibility of bringing fans inside a car going nearly 200 miles-per-hour.
The difference in golf and government is that in golf you can’t improve your lie.
He’s got everything. He’ not a great player yet because he hasn’t won any major championships, but it’s a matter of time. He’s an outstanding talent. I didn’t realize how tall he is.
On my morning run, I listen to sports talk radio.
Sports is like a war without the killing.
What has truly impeded ESPN from overcoming its financial mistakes and inability to adapt to technological advances? The decadelong culture war ESPN lost to Deadspin, a snarky, politically progressive sports blog launched by Gawker’s Nick Denton in 2005.
I wanted to perform well for my mom and dad, because in high school, I didn’t have a job. My brothers, they worked at Pizza Hut or places like that, but sports, that was my way of giving back.
There are two different kinds of spectacular fighters. One is a subtle counter puncher who shows the work like chess. It’s kind of an art, sports art. The other kind is when a guy has blood on all his body. That’s a second kind of spectacular fighter, and people enjoy both. Both kind of fighters need to be respected.
I think a big part of our attraction to sport movies are the stories contained within the sports.
It’s kind of ironic that the two sports with the greatest characters, boxing and horse racing, have both been on the decline. In both cases it’s for the lack of a suitable hero.
Most people think the character I do onstage is the way I am offstage, but I’m just a regular guy who spends time with his family and who turns on the television and watches a lot of sports.
Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
I have to wear two sports bras when I do my cardio. It takes a lot to hold these puppies up!
I got a lot of the greatest values in life from playing sports, from playing football – teamwork, sportsmanship, my work ethic, resiliency, dedication – I got it all by being on a team.
People here don’t identify themselves by their sports team.
I did some sports. It was a bit frustrating. I wasn’t the greatest sports person.
Man-management far outweighs sports science.
As the proud father of two teens and past Chairman to the Presidents Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, I am committed to educating parents and especially young people on ways to live a long, healthy and active life.
You know it’s going to hell when the best rapper out there is white and the best golfer is black.
I have spent a lifetime trying to share what it has meant to be a woman first in the world of sports so that other young women have a chance to reach their dreams.
Sports not only build better athletes but also better people.
The world of sports knows no religious, racial or political differences. Athletes, from whatever land they come, speak the same language. The lessons of competition are lessons for life.
We knew it was going to be the biggest event scheduled in the history of women’s sports, but we didn’t ever fathom we would be playing before sold-out stadiums all over the country.
You know how sports teach kids teamwork and how to be strong and brave and confident? Improv was my sport. I learned how to not waffle and how to hold a conversation, how to take risks and actually be excited to fail.
Don’t sell yourself short because without that you can’t go far in life because after sports the only thing you know is sports and you can’t do anything else with that.
As a child I was very involved with sports and I knew at age 9 that I wanted to be an Olympic champion.
Baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast.
Other sports play once a week but this sport is with us every day.
At home I have a copy of the April 21, 1986, issue of ‘Sports Illustrated.’ I’m on the cover with the blurb, ‘Can Lou Do It?’ I’d just arrived at Notre Dame, and with spring football underway, I was the focal point of that week’s coverage.
It takes hard work, dedication, discipline and a positive attitude to get to the top – in business or in sports.
Academics often discount the value of top-rated sports programs in helping to develop a campus life and in contributing to the overall success of a college or university. Like it or not, the sports programs a college or university has are the front page of that university.
Money was never the motivation. It never should be in sports.
I have always thought you could take the measure of a man by his sports manners – that is to say, the way in which he conducts himself on the playing field, or even over a game of chess or cards.
As you become a legend in the game, you build more doubters than you build supporters. And that’s fine. I think that comes with anything that’s challenging. I think it even comes with sports. The older that Michael Jordan got, I think the more doubted he became.
You win some, lose some, and wreck some.
I wanted to be a doctor in sports medicine; I was into sailing and all that sort of thing.
I see great things in baseball. It’s our game – the American game.
I used to play sports, basketball, football.
As all of us with any involvement in sports knows, no two umpires or no two referees have the same strike zone or call the same kind of a basketball game.
I don’t think there are many larger lessons to be found in sports.
I don’t want to spoil this for anybody but wrestling, sports entertainment, is ‘pre-determined.’
NBC Sports does a great job with golf.
I’m not a sports person, but every now and then, I incorporate sports in my rhymes because I’m always grabbing from certain things and getting inspired by something whether I’m totally involved in it or not.
I’m not really interested in sports psychology. It makes me feel like a crazy person.
There is a huge responsibility on all of us to get England through. It would be one of the biggest disasters in sports history if we blew it and we must make sure it does not happen.
In sports, you simply aren’t considered a real champion until you have defended your title successfully. Winning it once can be a fluke; winning it twice proves you are the best.
Sports and management are not as diverse as people think.
In men’s sports, people criticize coaches and managers all the time, call out teammates, too, and it’s not that huge of a deal. Often, the guy speaking out is even lauded for having the courage to tell the truth. When it happens in women’s sports, though, it always seems to be viewed as a nasty, claws-out cat fight.
I played professional level sports. When you’re playing for money, it’s a whole other level.
My priority is to turn people – especially kids – on to sports and being active so they don’t even have to think about it being good for their health. If people participate for the fun of it, and believe me – it is fun, then fitness programs will be much more successful.
If you watch a game, it’s fun. If you play it, it’s recreation. If you work at it, it’s golf.
The thing about ballet that I never knew about is that it’s one of the most excruciating sports that I’ve ever been a part of. I say sports because they train constantly, every single day.
Faith, family, academics and then sports was the order of priorities in my family. My parents really stuck to these principles when raising me and my two brothers. As long as we took care of everything, they let us play as much basketball as we wanted.
I have my parents to thank for that, they raised me to be active and play all sports. They taught me the importance of staying healthy, being focused and setting goals in whatever I do.
There are only two seasons – winter and Baseball.
I was a hockey player. I played hockey forever. That was my life and my job until I got injured, so I get sports, and I get the sports atmosphere, the feeling around other athletes, but I never played football.
Life wasn’t easy growing up; it was frustrating. If I had been a better reader, then that would have come easily, sports would have come easily, everything would have come easily, and I never would have realized that the way you get ahead in life is hard work.
Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.
One of the things in the back of my mind is that, after my sports experience, I never want to be, totally consumed by any one endeavor, other than my family life.
I played sports in high school and in college.
I love sports because it takes me away from reality, and I tell people, ‘No matter how bad your life is, if you are having problems at home, you are having problems at work, that’s the beauty of sports.’
What’s more important than who’s going to be the first black manager is who’s going to be the first black sports editor of the New York Times.
My previous experiences taught me my true passion was working with the players. I love the business. I love sports. I love everything about the team aspect. But I have this deep appreciation for the players and their perspective.
I was good at studies and played sports. The only difference was I had big dreams even as a child – I always knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur.
If a tie is like kissing your sister, losing is like kissing you grandmother with her teeth out.
That’s really what drew me into wrestling. To see my own uncle put on the mask every Friday to go into the ring, and me putting on his masks to play wrestle with him. It was a whole different world when it came down to sports.
From Enve Composites to Bluehouse Skis, Utah companies are making breakthrough products for biking, winter sports, water sports and more.
The main thing is healthy eating, exercise, which I do for special events, like if it’s Sports Illustrated, or the swim suit catalogue for Victoria’s Secret, or my own calendar that I did for the year 2000.
When I’m thinking of sports, when I’m thinking of a boy growing up and being a man, I’m thinking of three things – honor, integrity, and toughness.
I like sports, and swimming is my favorite. Doing physical exercises keeps one fit and healthy and helps one work more efficiently. I think we all need to strike a balance between work and relaxation. This can keep us energetic and help us do our job better.
But I was so wrapped up in sports growing up as a kid, that I think I was going to grow to be a pro ball player. But I found out real quick that was not going to happen.
I’d just as soon play tennis with the net down.
YouTube and other sites will bring together all the diverse media which matters to you, from videos of family and friends to news, music, sports, cooking and much, much more.
If it doesn’t matter who wins or loses, then why do they keep score?
When a sports team is doing well in a city that’s going through tough times like New Orleans, like Detroit, it bolsters this real sentiment of ‘we can get through this.’ And when you have that sentiment, it becomes more than feelings: It’s transported into action.
Your ups and downs in sports, I think they are as normal as daily life: One day you wake up and feel great, the next day you wake up and feel maybe less great.
I tried to get a baseball movie made a couple of years ago and I don’t think it didn’t happen because I was a woman, but because sports movie don’t sell internationally.
You wouldn’t have won if we’d beaten you.
Any time guys move to ‘Raw‘ and ‘SmackDown,’ I think that is what has kept NXT so relevant and has kept the fans so invested because they are now conditioned that whoever leaves or comes in, NXT, as a product, is going to give really exciting sports entertainment every time.
Because I just like sports, I like athletics and I like competition.
So I developed very early a massive inferiority complex, and I’ve told the story often about how that inspired me later in life to get involved in other things, because I couldn’t out-do my brothers in sports, and it’s a very competitive relationship.
Can they do both? That’s a huge balance, I think, with kids- trying to find the right- it’s everything, you know, it’s social life, it’s academics, it’s sports.
We’re a crazy country about sports, but for the longest time, only followed our own sports.
I’ve gotten to know a lot of great people here in all the different sports. It’s fun. It’s fun to get involved where you live. And this is where I live. I’m a registered voter here. I have my Wisconsin driver‘s license.
I’m a big sports fan. Football. Cricket.
Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air.
It’s funny, there’s all these slogans like ‘you’re never too old to keep dreaming.’ You know it’s funny how in the basketball world, and in the business world where you’re just supposed to stop. In the sports world, I feel like at 35 you’re just supposed to stop. If you do, that’s great.
Just like music, sports elevates us to new levels of achievment.
You never know what’s going to happen with this crazy world of sports entertainment, so I would never rule out the fact that Rock wants to come home.
I have always been into all kinds of sports, and have blended acting with sports.
It’s a little bit in the genes because my brother is a journalist and my father was a sports writer.
While writing my first 90 books, I was magazine editor, publisher, book publisher, executive, etc., so I was established in publishing. three of my seven or so books were biographies of sports stars and really opened doors for me in that area.
You don’t play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.
Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.
My son has taken liking for sports and is most of the time playing cricket and football. It is so much fun being with them, as I’m enjoying every phase of motherhood.
I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out.
Football is an incredible game. Sometimes it’s so incredible, it’s unbelievable.
I consider myself more of a wrestler than a sports entertainer.
Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.
Theatre sports is the best improv training period.
The wrestling is real, all the injuries are real, so much so that in no other sports, whether soccer or cricket or hockey, players get so many injuries as in WWE.
I wanted to use sports for social change.
If you see in sports at a super high level, people get hurt or have injuries when there isn’t that pleasure, the true pleasure of the sport, when they’re tired or demoralized or they’re not quite focused.
EA SPORTS has a strong partnership with adidas and through this relationship they approached adidas about using some of their top players from around the world.
I play sports.
Louie and Seabiscuit were both Californians and both on the sports pages in the 1930s. I was fascinated. When I learned about his World War II experiences, I thought, ‘If this guy is still alive, I want to meet him.’
Professional sports is a business.
I’m a big sports fan. College football is my favorite.
I receive huge support from Irish and British sports fans alike and it is greatly appreciated. Likewise I feel I have a great affinity with the American sports fans. I play most of my golf in the U.S. nowadays and I am incredibly proud to have won the U.S. Open and U.S. PGA Championship in the last two years.
Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football, basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.
I’m a big sports guy – golf, tennis, baseball, basketball, snowboarding – and I love games.
I had fun pretending to be a sportscaster. People always think that was a down thing for me. I had the best job in sports broadcasting for two years.
Every child should have time for arts, music, sports, drama, robotics, school newspapers and the like, not to mention recess and play.
Relax? How can anybody relax and play golf? You have to grip the club, don’t you?
When I grew up we had gym at school, two or three dance classes after school, ice skating lessons, and all sorts of sports at our finger tips. We weren’t glued to computers because they didn’t exist, so being active was all we knew.
I love sports – I used to play volleyball really competitively…I went to Junior Olympic qualifiers, and I’ve ridden horses my whole life.
At the end of the day, everything is God’s plan, and he cares about what we do. He cares about our hearts, how we play the game, and how we treat people. He’s definitely involved with how we handle sports and not just the outcome of it. I’m proud when athletes mention God in any way.
My love for sports will never die. I love martial arts and I want to promote it in whichever way I can. I am a fighter first, then an actor.
My commitment to Atlanta and passion for sports and competition make this acquisition a perfect fit for me.
Growing up with brothers, I’ve always been a very competitive person and also very involved in sports. So when I was younger, whatever sport I was involved in, I wanted to go to the Olympics for that!
I’ve been looking at companies that are on a positive path vs. a negative path and I’ve come to use the language of sports, winning streaks and losing streaks.
Unfortunately the world is what it is now. People don’t get along for whatever reason. As professional athletes, in a way we’re almost ambassadors for peace, because sports brings everyone together.
I think that every single person should play sports.
Unlike most traditional, season-long fantasy sports sites, which make most of their money from administrative fees and advertising, FanDuel and DraftKings take a cut of every bet. That is what bookies do, and it is illegal in New York.
Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.
I always wanted to be a pro athlete. When I was younger I wanted to be the first person to be a pro at three different sports, but then realized how impossible that is. At 15 I stopped playing other sports and focused on tennis.
It is important to find a way to take sports forward. However, it is important to have certain stipulations in place like restriction in terms of age, tenure etc.
I put so much pressure on myself to be perfect. Between homework and sports and drama and being social, I slept about four hours a night through high school and college.
Growing up in the inner city, a lot of kids didn’t think reading was cool. I’m trying to show them that it is cool and the importance of growing and learning outside of their everyday lives, which is a lot of times sports.
Life is about timing.
The X Games have done night and day for snowboarding and action sports.
I think we have tremendous media covering the sport of boxing, even if boxing is a little bit lost in popularity with MMA sports. And I think that with the show ‘Lights Out’ it’s going to get more attention to the sport, and it’s going to put more attention to the problems that athletes in general have.
I had kind of left college. I wanted to study to be a sports teacher, but I had that little inner voice within me that said, ‘You should be doing something else,’ and I followed that gut instinct.
Champions keep playing until they get it right.
Other people need to be forward thinkers. Not just basketball players. Not just people in the sports world. But people in general.
I love the sports business as a whole.
A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.
You cannot win if you cannot run.
Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.
I love extreme sports, I like snowboarding and motorcross and rollerblading and hockey.
Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
Baseball is called ‘America’s Pastime,’ but you could argue WWE and wrestling is very similar. We’ve been around since the carnival days. People want to be entertained. It’s obviously two different sports, but everyone appreciates the athleticism of another sport.
As a result of Title IX, and a new generation of parents who want their daughters to have the opportunities they never had, women’s sports have arrived.
Cooking is a great leveller. You can be a sports star, an actor, an entrepreneur, anything, but cooking strips it all away.
Football is one of the most popular sports in the country, and there are many reasons for this. You can take so much from football and apply it to life in general. Just some of those things are goal-setting, preparation, teamwork, perseverance and discipline.
There is no life for girls in team sports past Little League. I got into tennis when I realized this, and because I thought golf would be too slow for me, and I was too scared to swim.
The difference between the old ballplayer and the new ballplayer is the jersey. The old ballplayer cared about the name on the front. The new ballplayer cares about the name on the back.
Women’s sports is still in its infancy. The beginning of women’s sports in the United States started in 1972, with the passage of Title 9 for girls to finally get athletic scholarships.
Even in the most peaceful communities, an appetite for violence shows up in dreams, fantasies, sports, play, literature, movies and television. And, so long as we don’t transform into angels, violence and the threat of violence – as in punishment and deterrence – is needed to rein in our worst instincts.
I’m one of these people that likes adrenaline and new things, like extreme sports. It makes me feel alive.
There is so much hypocrisy in sports.
I think I was a good student, because I jumped over a school. My main interest was basically history and literature. Sports were basically basketball and swimming at a pool. I was so happy.
Tennis and golf are best played, not watched.
Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.
I sort of try to write everything for me. I’m a huge sports fan but have no interest in minutiae. I don’t remember who won Super Bowls five years ago or listen to sports talk radio. I’m trying to make sure the jokes are self-contained so they’re accessible to everyone.
Sports should not become routine. It should be about passion.
I think every school in the world should have a sports program.
I like the order and simplicity of sports. They have an ending. You can argue with your friends about it, but in the end, you still like sports. I almost love the fantasy world of sports more than the real world.
When I was younger, I was very athletic and I always loved sports and physical things.
The difference between the more traditional sports clubs and Congress is that Congress doesn’t really compete against another team.
You know, we don’t look much alike, but Denzel Washington would make a great sports agent.
You see a lot of people in sports who need to be humbled first to become who they are.
Remember Circuit City? Bear Stearns? Lehman Brothers? Sports Authority? Once, all were billion-dollar companies – then gone in a moment. The fatal problem might be fraud or corruption, but more often, it’s simply that management didn’t see ‘over the other side of the hill.’
I regard sports first and foremost as entertainment, so dry documentary narration is not for me.
The most important thing you learn as a sports photographer is anticipation – not where the action is taking place, but where it’s going to take place. Not where the subject is now, but where they’re going to be.
I think that in any group activity – whether it be business, sports, or family – there has to be leadership or it won’t be successful.
I love sports. Whenever I can, I always watch the Detroit Tigers on the radio.
The newspapers loved pinup pictures of pretty young swimmers, and as a national champion, I got more than my share of space in the sports pages.
I’m a huge sports fan.
I’m not that clued up on the American sports yet, really.
Most ball games are lost, not won.
Sports are one of the main cultural activities on the face of the earth.
I really liked sports and athletic stuff, but I was a total nerd.
As a kid I was fascinated with sports, and I loved sports more than anything else. The first books I read were about sports, like books about Baseball Joe, as one baseball hero was called.
When a sports movie really works, it gets you on all levels, because the stakes are high. It’s black and white. It’s win or lose.
I’ve always loved being active, and I used to do sports – basketball, soccer, volleyball – growing up.
I grew up playing sports. There is a clear line between success and failure.
I’m really interested in sports medicine.
I think sports has done a disservice for a lot of black kids thinking they can only be successful through athletics and entertainment. I want them to know they can be doctors, lawyers, teachers, fireman, police officers, etc.
I always played sports when I was young. I played football and baseball for eight years. I loved football.
Anything can happen. That’s why sports are so great, the unexpected.
Like great teams in sports and business endeavors, if there’s a chemistry among the participants, and they truly enjoy fellowship together, everybody wants to be there, stay involved, and just have fun together.
In terms of merit, sports has mathematical statistics. That’s how you know who the best player is.
We really love all sports, but we don’t think in the long term. The reason we did Kingpin was because there was a script we really liked and we saw the possibilities.
River is a fantastic club that goes beyond just football. They offer so many sports and activities within the club. There are schools for young players, and its DNA can be identified by every other club in Argentina.
Sports is human life in microcosm.
I’ve got to be honest and say that, growing up, I wasn’t a big sports guy, but I love the camaraderie. I just love people getting together, fighting for a team and getting super-emotional about it.
The game of golf would lose a great deal if croquet mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green.
I learned early on, stay away from politics, stay away from religion and don’t talk about sports. Those three right there will get you in trouble.
You always get a special kick on opening day, no matter how many you go through. You look forward to it like a birthday party when you’re a kid. You think something wonderful is going to happen.
Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.
Nah, I don’t watch TV either, apart from a few sports programmes. I just don’t have the time.
I love playing sports. I’m overly eager and aggressive and not very skilled, so it leads to many small injuries.
The Olympic movement has made a conscious attempt to make sports and disciplines urban in nature.
When you’re a kid growing up, and you think you’re gay, you know that you’re different; you’re often teased and it can really destroy your self-esteem. But sports can be great for building self-esteem.
The two most important things in life are good friends and a strong bullpen.
People love video games because they do things they obviously can’t do in real life. That’s especially true with sports games because fans love to step into the shoes of their favorite athletes.
I’m nothing more than a sports slave.
Baseball is a man maker.
For me the more important thing is fighting. You know, training, fighting. The sports side. I didn’t choose my media life.
Wrestling is ballet with violence.
We want to give deep insight into sports at all levels and bring the viewer inside the journey for an entirely new perspective.
Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story.
The man who consumes sports to the exclusion of all other things will never be well-rounded.
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
The crowd makes the ballgame.
I don’t watch TV series, but I watched ‘Friday Night Lights’ because I’m a sports head.
If your man is a sports enthusiast, you may have to resign yourself to his spouting off in a monotone on a prize fight, football game or pennant race.
Amateurism is the strongest form of discrimination in sports. Because it discriminates against the underprivileged, it discriminates against the poor. If we want sports to go back to the wealthy, let’s make it amateur again.
When you’re a pro athlete, life is very narcissistic – everything relates back to you and how you play. When you are getting out of pro sports, you suddenly have to get a little more mindful of what’s going on around you and how you affect the rest of the world.
I love outdoor sports, like volleyball, and I play them whenever I can.
Discrimination and prejudice of any kind have no place in sports or in our society.
My parents never forced things on my brother and me: not our faith, not our sports, not our friends. Yet they taught us about surrounding ourselves with the right people: the kind of people we want to be.
Sports are a microcosm of society.
In high school, despite my involvement on four different sports teams, I threw my duties of being a jock out the window and spent my spare time in wrestling training or on the PS2.
I went through baseball as ‘a player to be named later.’
I live by ‘Go big or go home.’ That’s with everything. It’s like either commit and go for it or don’t do it at all. I apply that to everything. I apply that to relationships, I apply that to like sports, I apply that to everything. That’s what I live by. That’s how I like it.
Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquillity.
My father is a huge horse racing fan, so I was introduced to the sport long before ‘Seabiscuit.’ But the role made me an even bigger fan. Horse racing is one of my favorite sports.
New Yorkers love it when you spill your guts out there. Spill your guts at Wimbledon and they make you stop and clean it up.
I’m in the perfect position. It’s a sports position and a political position where I can help better the lives of athletes around the world.
I couldn’t find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself.
We hope that the Commonwealth Sports movement is playing a meaningful role in the wider global conversation around tolerance, empowerment, and legal recognition for all.
I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles.
It was actually drumming that gave me the stamina to get into sports later. I started playing drums at 13, and when I got to the international touring level… I got interested in cross-country skiing, long-distance swimming, bicycling… things that require stamina, not finesse.
Most people compliment me on maintaining my femininity while I’m on the court. People like the fact that I model. My fans or little girls always say they want to play sports, but also want to be a model like me and I think that’s great.
I’ve always wanted to be in journalism. I even started a course at Loughborough doing media studies. I like all sports, and I am keen on writing. But I thought that while I was still young, I ought to make a real go of it at badminton. So I have put all my focus on playing sport instead of writing about it.
At ten I was playing against 18-year-old guys. At 15 I was playing professional ball with the Birmingham Black Barons, so I really came very quickly in all sports.
I think my appeal is that I’ve always tried to stay very grounded to my fans and to be accessible – not being this unattainable thing. I think doing sports and riding motorcycles has made me more approachable and more real and down to earth.
I like to follow my favorite team and talk sports with my band or fans. You won’t believe how many musicians are sports fans. We have so much time on tour that we need these outlets for relaxation.
God made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure.
I’m really into extreme sports and just having fun.
Half the lies they tell about me aren’t true.
Technology is playing an increasingly important role in the life of a footballer, and I guess that is true across most sports now.
Yes, sports are very often very boring, which is good and necessary: If games were one long highlight, we wouldn’t have any highlights at all.
I grew up in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and I’m a huge Red Sox fan. I’ve probably been to Fenway 40 times. I’ve been pretty lucky as a sports fan because the Patriots have won Super Bowls and the Red Sox have won World Series during my lifetime.
I was never a troublemaker, but I also was never a nerdy kid. I was never a cool kid or a sports kid. At lunchtimes, I never fit in with any cliques, so I’d end up just walking around the school by myself, listening to music.
Dad always enjoyed sports, and he decided to join a Guadalajara gym to learn how to box. What he didn’t realize was that they didn’t teach boxing at that particular gym – they taught ‘lucha libre.’
Sports and entertainment are the only places where inner-city kids see themselves being able to succeed. Their intellectual development is something they don’t relate to.
We all know that girls who compete in sports perform better in school, are physically healthier and have a stronger self-esteem.
I’m a chilled-out guy, and I really like sports and to play badminton and squash.
My father was an athlete, a great athlete, fought in the Marines in World War I. He was all sports and activity. My mother was all academics. I still have the complete works of Shakespeare that she had.
My deep dark secret is that I was a nerd in school. I liked the theater. I liked to study. I wasn’t very good at sports.
We grew up in the Rose Park section of Salt Lake City. It’s a good neighborhood but a tough one, on the poor side but proud. Sports are big. You learn to fight.
Pro wrestling is not fake; it’s sports entertainment. We go out there and we perform, and a lot of what we do out there is real, but we’re not going to insult anyone’s intelligence – there is a predetermined winner. It’s just the fans don’t know who it is, and that’s what makes it so intriguing.
Seems like most of the kids today are into other sports other than tennis.
Professional sports is a monster. It’s not even real life. It’s one of the few things in life, the economy goes bad, you still get your money.
When I was 11, I went to a sports school about an hour from home and stayed there during the week, only going home at weekends. That was hard, but it prepared me before I left for Bilbao; it made me stronger.
I grew up with sports, but I was definitely not good enough to become a professional athlete – I just loved the storytelling aspect of it.
In a world as competitive as ours, the child who does not get a decent education is condemned to the fringes of society. I think all Australians agree that this is intolerable. So we must demand as much of our schools as we do of our sports teams – and ensure that they keep the Australian dream alive for every child.
What the canons of beauty transmit is an idea of taking care of yourself. Eating well, living healthily, doing sports. It’s a way to highlight the natural beauty in each of us. The natural body that all of us are born with.
My fitness idol is a sports personality and a young racer, Arman Ibrahim. He is very fit and he was also my partner in the TV show Fear Factor.’
Growing up, around the dinner table my father and I didn’t talk sports. We talked business.
As an example, one of the schools I have been studying is too small to compete effectively in most sports, but participates with vigor each year in the state music contests.
In the sports hostel, I would not eat the boiled egg and would store it away in my bag. But eventually, Nambiar sir found out and gave me a yelling. There were so many eggs in my bag and they started smelling.
Funding for sports (and the arts) are often the first things facing the chop in difficult times.
One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.
We have Al Jazeera Arabic news, Al Jazeera English news, of course; we have three sports channels, and we have Al Jazeera Mubasher, which is a live channel that broadcasts live press conferences and symposiums and meetings. And, of course, we have Al Jazeera commentary in Arabic.
I ain’t never did no sports. I just always wanted to rap.
I had spindly little ankles, and growing up in Canada, I couldn’t skate. I was no good at any sports so was very much a pariah through those adolescent years.
People aren’t familiar with wheelchair sports. The only film crew in Athens for the Paralympics was the documentary crew.
When it comes to women, there has been a tendency to define women in sports in the context of their relationships – they watch games because their husbands watch. They’re interested because their kids play a sport. They buy tickets to a sporting event because it’s a way to spend time with family.
Trip Hawkins – and this was the early 1980s – was saying there’s going to be a day when everyone has a computer and they’re going to want to do more on it, including playing games. So he started up a company, EA Sports, and he was going to have three games, football, basketball and baseball. So I was the football game.
I think women athletes who have been successful need to help other sports, those sports that are just emerging. That’s what I’ve been thinking about and looking forward to.
When I first started playing team sports, I was a little too sweet for my own good. I’d be in tears because I wasn’t doing well. But the healthy competition really toughened me up.
There probably isn’t another position in all of team sports that I can think of that has the same level of import as the quarterback.
I was a sports fan, but I also went to peace marches.
In the field of sports you are more or less accepted for what you do rather than what you are.
I’ve always liked speed. I own a car that I shouldn’t be talking about because I’m an environmentalist, but the 1955 Porsche Spyder 550 RS is the finest sports car ever made.
It’s good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling.
We didn’t lose the game; we just ran out of time.
I feel like football players are overworked and underpaid compared to any other sports.
All pro sports, as well as the NCAA, should thank God every day we have sports betting here… We have the only agency in the world that regulates the honesty of games.
I’m girlie in the sense that I like makeup, but I also love sports and man food.
It’s become another dimension to who I am. I don’t think Sports Illustrated is going to be wanting me. But who cares? I’m at a different place in my life.
To find a man’s true character, play golf with him.