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|The rest of the world is sweeping past us. The
oil and gas of the Texas future is the well-educated mind. But
we are still worried about whether Midland can beat Odessa at
Rugby is a game for barbarians played by gentlemen. Football
is a game for gentlemen played by barbarians.
Football is, after all, a wonderful way to get rid of your aggressions
without going to jail for it.
Heywood Hale Brown
You really don't want a president who is a football fan. Football
combines the worst features of American life. It is violence
punctuated by committee meetings.
Baseball is what we were, and football is what we have become.
American football makes rugby look like a Tupperware party.
So the Patriots won the Super Bowl? Yep, that'll change the
course of western civilization forever.
If ballet were easy, they'd call it football.
One of the great disappointments of a football game is that
the cheerleaders never seem to get injured.
Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often
do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the
When I went to Catholic high school in Philadelphia, we just
had one coach for football and basketball. He took all of us
who turned out and had us run through a forest. The ones who
ran into the trees were on the football team.
Football is not a game but a religion, a metaphysical island
of fundamental truth in a highly verbalized, disguised society,
a throwback of 30,000 generations of anthropological time.
I do not like football, which I think of as a game in which
two tractors approach each other from opposite directions and
collide. Besides, I have contempt for a game in which players
have to wear so much equipment. Men play basketball in their
underwear, which seems just right to me.
Living Out Loud, 1988.
The Rose Bowl is the only bowl I've ever seen that I didn't
have to clean.
Rugby football is a game I can't claim absolutely to understand
in all its niceties, if you know what I mean. I can follow the
broad, general principles, of course. I mean to say, I know
that the main scheme is to work the ball down the field somehow
and deposit it over the line at the other end and that, in order
to squalch this programme, each side is allowed to put in a
certain amount of assault and battery and do things to its fellowman
which, if done elsewhere, would result in fourteen days without
the option, coupled with some strong remarks from the Bench.
Very Good, Jeeves, 1930.
Australian Rules football might best be described as a game
devised for padded cells, played in the open air.
I like to believe that my best hits border on felonious assault.
He was the only man I ever saw who ran his own interference.
About Bronko Nagurski.
The tactical difference between Association Football and Rugby
with its varieties seems to be that in the former the ball is
the missile, in the latter men are the missiles.
Alfred E. Crawley
The Book of the Ball, 1913.
When it comes to football, God is prejudiced - toward big, fast
Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain
confidence, seeing how you react. If you're in control, they're
Speed, strength, and the inability to register pain immediately.
Asked his greatest strengths as a football
What about football? Is it a sport or a concussion?
Los Angeles Times.
The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players
To succeed...You need to find something to hold on to, something
to motivate you, something to inspire you.
The difference between a successful person and others is not
a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack
There are several differences between a football game and a
revolution. For one thing, a football game usually lasts longer
and the participants wear uniforms. Also, there are usually
more casualties in a football game. The object of the game is
to move a ball past the other team's goal line. This counts
as six points. No points are given for lacerations, contusions,
or abrasions, but then no points are deducted, either. Kicking
is very important in football. In fact, some of the more enthusiastic
players even kick the ball, occasionally.
The word 'genius' isn't applicable in football. A genius is
a guy like Norman Einstein.
The NFL quarterback.
Baseball ain't like football . . . you can't make up any trick
Leaders aren't born, they are made. And they are made just like
anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll
have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.
If you train hard, you'll not only be hard, you'll be hard to
You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others.
That's the mark of a true professional.
If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.
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