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

Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.

A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.

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

If you think it's hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball.

Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.

Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.

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

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

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

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.

As athletes, we're used to reacting quickly. Here, it's 'come, stop, come, stop.' There's a lot of downtime. That's the toughest part of the day.

Half the lies they tell about me aren't true.

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.

I'd just as soon play tennis with the net down.

Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

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

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

I guess there is nothing that will get your mind off everything like golf. I have never been depressed enough to take up the game, but they say you get so sore at yourself you forget to hate your enemies.

I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.

If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead.

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

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.

Thus so wretched is man that he would weary even without any cause for weariness... and so frivolous is he that, though full of a thousand reasons for weariness, the least thing, such as playing billiards or hitting a ball, is sufficient enough to amuse him.

The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course.

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

I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles.

All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity.

Football is an incredible game. Sometimes it's so incredible, it's unbelievable.

You can't win unless you learn how to lose.

These are my new shoes. They're good shoes. They won't make you rich like me, they won't make you rebound like me, they definitely won't make you handsome like me. They'll only make you have shoes like me. That's it.

Sports do not build character. They reveal it.

You win some, lose some, and wreck some.

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

Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.

If you drink don't drive. Don't even putt.

Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air.

Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face.

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

Golf is a game in which you yell 'fore,' shoot six, and write down five.

Bobby Knight told me this: 'There is nothing that a good defense cannot beat a better offense.' In other words a good offense wins.

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

Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.

I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators.

Golf is a game in which one endeavors to control a ball with implements ill adapted for the purpose.

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

Fans don't boo nobodies.

It's a round ball and a round bat, and you got to hit it square.

If you meet the Buddha in the lane, feed him the ball.

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.

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

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

Wrestling is ballet with violence.

Life is about timing.

I don't want to play golf. When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase it.

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

Nobody's a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better. It's hard to stay on top.

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

Most ball games are lost, not won.

Boxing has become America's tragic theater.

The only thing a golfer needs is more daylight.

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

All sports for all people.

Sometimes in football you have to score goals.

Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child. Just how childlike golf players become is proven by their frequent inability to count past five.

I don't know why people question the academic training of an athlete. Fifty percent of the doctors in this country graduated in the bottom half of their classes.

Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite of what you are inclined to do, and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing.

If I weren't earning $3 million a year to dunk a basketball, most people on the street would run in the other direction if they saw me coming.

Gray skies are just clouds passing over.

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

Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.

Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing.

I had pro offers from the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers, who were pretty hard up for linemen in those days. If I had gone into professional football the name Jerry Ford might have been a household word today.

Have you ever noticed what golf spells backwards?

If you got the game, you got the game. That's why Tiger Woods is out there playing golf with Greg Norman.

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

There isn't a flaw in his golf or his makeup. He will win more majors than Arnold Palmer and me combined. Somebody is going to dust my records. It might as well be Tiger, because he's such a great kid.

He has the finest, fundamentally sound golf swing I've ever seen.

He's going to be around a long, long time, if his body holds up. That's always a concern with a lot of players because of how much they play. A lot of guys can't handle it. But it looks like he can.

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.

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

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

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

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

You can make a lot of money in this game. Just ask my ex-wives. Both of them are so rich that neither of their husbands work.

Baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast.

The integrity of the game is everything.

It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place the world is when one is playing golf.

Bulls do not win bull fights. People do.

My family knew, but most of the sporting world did not realize that my right hand been some 75% paralyzed.

There was endless action - not just football, but sailboats, tennis and other things: movement. There was endless talk - the ambassador at the head of the table laying out the prevailing wisdom, but everyone else weighing in with their opinions and taking part.

Eighteen holes of match play will teach you more about your foe than 18 years of dealing with him across a desk.

Nobody roots for Goliath.

I'll let the racket do the talking.

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.

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

One thing you learned as a Cubs fan: when you bought you ticket, you could bank on seeing the bottom of the ninth.

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

Every great batter works on the theory that the pitcher is more afraid of him than he is of the pitcher.

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

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

Overall the fundamentals seem to be there and he's obviously got a very mature head on his shoulders. He's got a kind of presence.

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.

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.

You don't suffer, kill yourself and take the risks I take just for money. I love bike racing.

I went through baseball as 'a player to be named later.'

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

Olympism is the marriage of sport and culture.

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

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

Football is violence and cold weather and sex and college rye.

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

Many baseball fans look upon an umpire as a sort of necessary evil to the luxury of baseball, like the odor that follows an automobile.

Tennis and golf are best played, not watched.

He hits it long. His shoulders are impressively quick through the ball. That's where he's getting his power from. He's young and has great elasticity.

He hits the ball a long way and he knows how to win.

The bell that tolls for all in boxing belongs to a cash register.

What's unfortunate about buying a pitcher for $12 million is that he carries no warranty.

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.

There are two theories on hitting the knuckleball. Unfortunately, neither of them works.

If you are going to throw a club, it is important to throw it ahead of you, down the fairway, so you don't have to waste energy going back to pick it up.

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.

I like sports, and I enjoy playing basketball and lifting weights.

I hate all sports as rabidly as a person who likes sports hates common sense.

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.

The American people are sheep. They're comfortable, rich, working. It's like the Romans, they're happy with bread and their spectator sports. The Super Bowl means more to them than any right.

The problem with winter sports is that - follow me closely here - they generally take place in winter.

For truly it is to be noted, that children's plays are not sports, and should be deemed as their most serious actions.

Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose-it teaches you about life.

I look at athletes in all sports and try to picture what kind of football player they'd be, what position they'd play and so on.

I don't know anything that builds the will to win better than competitive sports.

Black people dominate sports in the United States. 20% of the population and 90% of the final four.

Even if I did have, you know, a 'Sports Illustrated' body, I'd still wear elegant clothes.

I have never seen a wrestling match or a prize fight, and I don't want to. When I find out a man is interested in these sports, I drop him.

Well, I'm not a big sports fan.

But sports carried me away from being in a gang, or being associated with drugs. Sports was my way out.

I enjoy sports in person.

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 you look at golf films before us they're all - garbage or satire. A lot of sports films tend to vilify the opposition. Where the opposition becomes this big angry monster, so big you can't beat him.

When did I know I had talent? I think it started when I first started playing sports, organized sports.

I was always a sports nut but I've lost interest now in whether one bunch of mercenaries in north London is going to beat another bunch of mercenaries from west London.

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.

The plays and sports of children are as salutary to them as labor and work are to grown persons.

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.

I love sports. I love animals. I love kids. I want to save the world. So how do I combine all those things? I don't know.

Sports is human life in microcosm.

Breaking records is not something you expect to be doing. That's like a sports thing, it's not usually a comedy and writing thing.

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.

In the sports arena I would say there is nothing like training and preparation. You have to train your mind as much as your body.

We're not doing outrageous fashion I make sports clothes that are relatively conservative, clothes that everyone wears.

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.

I love sports. Whenever I can, I always watch the Detroit Tigers on the radio.

Sports have become increasingly more specialized, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't be fun.

I think extreme sports are really good for relieving stress.

I've always been a guy who wants to play sports, not watch them.

I always tell people that our sports aren't that dangerous.

There's a whole lot more to the African-American community than entertainment and sports.

That's the biggest gap in sports, the difference between the winner and the loser of the Super Bowl.

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.

Funding for sports (and the arts) are often the first things facing the chop in difficult times.

Sports is the toy department of human life.

Sports is like a war without the killing.

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.

Americans' addiction to sports, with the NFL at the top, is based on the excitement generated by the potential for the unexpected great play which can only happen with honest competition from great athletes.

I'm not good at anything except writing jokes. I wasn't good at sports, I wasn't good at anything artsy, ever. I think there was a real worry for a while about what I would be good at. I was just this chubby little Indian kid who looked like a nerd.

I think sometimes when it comes to sports, and especially relationships between players and coaches, that people lose track, lose a sense of reality.

Sports without music is just a game. Music makes it entertaining.

A significant piece of the wealth that the NFL owners garner is a result of the enormous TV revenues they get - and those revenues are supported by a legislatively granted exemption from the antitrust laws that has been made applicable to sports leagues, primarily the NFL.

I would love to be associated with some sports organization. I was a journalism major. That's kind of intriguing, to do something in the political-commentary arena.

My parents couldn't handle my energy so they enrolled me in every sport the school was offering. I didn't resent it because I loved sports and picked them up easily.

I'm not a big sports fan.

I don't necessarily love the sports per se, I love the stories behind them. Also in a kind of perverse way I like to study what it does to us, why we care so much. It's caring about something that's utterly meaningless.

There are two things that come very easily to me: rooting for New York sports teams and making mistakes.

I'm a big sports fan. Football. Cricket.

I wanted to use sports for social change.

There's not a long track record of people leaving professional sports to become a software developer.

I used to play a lot of racket sports, tennis and squash.

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.

The biggest lesson from Africa was that life's joys come mostly from relationships and friendships, not from material things. I saw time and again how much fun Africans had with their families and friends and on the sports fields they laughed all the time.

I never really participated in specific sports or anything, but once I hit 40, I started to get a little bit more active and began swimming more.

Team sports aren't my thing. I find it easier to pick something up if I can do it at my own speed. And you don't need a partner to go running, you don't need a particular place, like in tennis, just a pair of trainers.

I like both athletic girls and girly girls. It depends on their personality. I like girls who can go out and play sports with me and throw the football around, but you don't want a girl who's too much tougher than you. I like brainy girls who can respond to what I'm saying.

Now, I know you expected me to say that, well, I just kick back in the rocking chair, fished a little bit, listened to Willie Nelson tapes and watched old baseball games on the Classic Sports network. And, tell you the truth, I have done that for maybe about five total minutes.

In the seventies we had to make it acceptable for people to accept girls and women as athletes. We had to make it okay for them to be active. Those were much scarier times for females in sports.

Sports without music, it's nothing but a game. Music adds the emotion.

Music has done a lot to enhance the emotions of sports. It's played in arenas. Whenever there is footage cut together they're always using music. And it goes together, you know.

The families of many athletes - incensed at the sports leagues and hoping to make games safer overall - are increasingly making the brains of players who die prematurely and suspiciously available for study. Some athletes are even making the bequest themselves.

I've always had an interest in sports across the board.

I played sports year around: basketball, soccer, softball and I ran track year around, from the time I was, like, six, seven.

I'm nothing more than a sports slave.

There is so much hypocrisy in sports.

My chief gifts are - naturally good at all sports with a raw talent for pretty much everything, which if nurtured could develop into improper talent.

A rabid sports fan is one that boos a TV set.

I have to wear two sports bras when I do my cardio. It takes a lot to hold these puppies up!

I'm really into extreme sports and just having fun.

I am so fidgety - I swear I have ADD - and I always need to be doing something or being outside, just playing sports.

The tradition in Serbia has always been team sports - football, basketball, handball, volleyball and water polo, individual sports are not supported.

I'm the kind of guy that if I don't work out, I will get bigger and look like one of the guys who used to play sports.

I love extreme sports, I like snowboarding and motorcross and rollerblading and hockey.

If it doesn't matter who wins or loses, then why do they keep score?

The uglier a man's legs are, the better he plays golf - it's almost a law.

If a man can beat you, walk him.

The team has come along slow but fast.

You don't hurt 'em if you don't hit 'em.

To find a man's true character, play golf with him.

The crowd makes the ballgame.

I've aways been good at picking up certain things, like sports and dancing.

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 never played sports. I wasn't any good at them.

Being a celebrity you always get really good seats to sporting events but you never get as good seats as the photographers get. And I really love sports. So one of the scams I have going now is I want to learn sports photography so I can get better seats at a sporting event.

But sports photography isn't something you just pick up overnight. You can't do it once a year for fun and expect to do a good job. And I take pride in what I do.

I know I could be the host of 'SportsCenter' in two years if I changed my show today to sports.

I've been a sports fan all my life, and like most other actors, I'm convinced I could have been a pro athlete if Hollywood hadn't come calling.

It sounds like a cliche, but it... you do sing about what you know about. And I grew up in a small town, and I grew up in a place where your whole world revolved around friends, family, school, and church, and sports.

I grew up being into sports and I wasn't trained to move my body in the right way for dancing. I'm the last one to get any moves correct. In rehearsals it's always, 'OK, one more take for Zac.'

Sports is a metaphor for overcoming obstacles and achieving against great odds. Athletes, in times of difficulty, can be important role models.

There is a syndrome in sports called 'paralysis by analysis.'

I play sports.

I don't watch a lot of television. Sports and news, that's it.

Of course, in our grade school, in those days, there were no organized sports at all. We just went out and ran around the school yard for recess.

I am a sports fanatic and being able to perform at halftime for the fans of the Steelers and the Jets is such a thrill for me.

I'm not into extreme sports or something. I just live a quiet life.

Books had instant replay long before televised sports.

I have zero interest in sports of any kind - professional, college or international.

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.

I liked the game, I enjoyed the game, and the game fed me enough, and gave me enough rewards to reinforce that this is something that I should spend time doing, and that I could possibly make a priority in my life, versus other sports.

Sport was my absolute love. It was very sporty household. We had my - my brother and I both loved sports.

In any small town, sports are really important to the high school, and I wasn't very good at sports.

It certainly is dangerous that there are only a few clubs left in Europe that can afford to pay millions. At the end of the day however, the spectators decide the rates of pay - by watching the games and consuming the goods and services advertised on sports TV programmes.

I think they need to get a more reliable way of watching television on the laptop. Because I travel so much, if I want to watch my favorite sports team it might not be showing in that place, so I want a reliable way to watch whatever I want to watch on my laptop.

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.

I always separated sports and my personal life.

Your body's really only meant to compete at the highest levels of combat sports for a few years.

I don't want to have to say, Honey, you know, could you turn off the sports channel because I'm not a big sports fan, and I don't love the television being on just for the sake of turning on. I'd like turning on for some thing specific.

Growing up in the time of Title IX - it was passed when I was 10 - I got a front-row seat to so many great moments in women's sports. Of course I didn't know it at the time.

When I was in elementary school, we weren't allowed to do sports other than cheerleading. By junior high, they let us play, but we had to come back after 6:30 p.m. to practice because there was only one gymnasium and the boys used it first.

Competing in both track and field and basketball for the Bruins I have a lot of great memories to choose from. But my all-time favorite moment in collegiate sports has to be in 1982 when we won UCLA's first NCAA title in track.

Three events. Three gold medals. I was news, big news, in the sports world.

Life magazine ran a page featuring me and three other girls that was clearly the precursor of Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues.

I was sports editor for my high school newspaper, but I think I shied away from journalism.

I played a ton of team sports growing up, and team wins are just incredibly gratifying.

We live in a world where sports have the potential to bridge the gap between racism, sexism and discrimination. The 2012 Olympic Games was a great start but hopefully what these games taught us is that if women are given an opportunity on an equal playing field the possibilities for women are endless.

I had my boy in Boston on Easter Sunday. That kills me, from a sports perspective. He's a Boston baby and I'm a New York guy.

I only have two things in my life, my family and work. If there's any time left over, then I play sports.

Soccer and cricket were my main sports growing up. I had trials as a soccer player with a few clubs interested, Crystal Palace being one, but it was cricket which became my chosen profession.

Where I came from, sports were the only way to get out front.

I was focused on athletics, outdoors, sports.

I was lucky enough when it came to sports and work ethic to be taught some basics that continue to be important.

We're going to have more kids playing, and we're going to have a better chance of finding those players Minor sports in a community is for fun and recreation. For everyone.

Everyone thought I was going to die like a year later, they didn't know. So I helped educate sports, and then the world, that a man living with HIV can play basketball. He's not going to give it to anybody by playing basketball.

I love various sports, including basketball, tennis and billiards.

Boxing, mixed martial arts and tennis are the hardest sports to train for.

A lot of athletes use sports psychologists.

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.

I don't think there's anything that is a greater area of discrimination against women today than the fact that nowhere in the world is there a female role model in team sports that more than half of a general audience would recognize.

Men's competitive team sports focus on the balance between individual achievement and team achievement with the emphasis on team achievement.

I didn't go to normal children school. I went to sports school when I was 8. So I studied martial arts.

I had no interest in sports so I didn't make friends in that traditional way where kids are in public school and they go and they join clubs, and play sports. So I kind of had to find my own way to make friends and get attention and so I just was the class clown.

I don't want someone to watch sports in bed. That drives me nuts.

Tiger Woods is the only sports star who's worth every penny he makes.

If they asked me, I did two shifts. I did sports, I did news, because I loved it.

I also have a soft spot for spicy chicken wings. They are always best eaten at dives and sports bars, like Wogie's in the West Village, New York City, near my house.

In most sports, your brain and your body will cooperate... But in rock climbing, it is the other way around. Your brain doesn't see the point in climbing upwards. Your brain will tell you to keep as low as possible, to cling to the wall and not get any higher. You have to have your brain persuading your body to do the right movements.

People have called me Superman my whole life. In various sports, that seems to be the common theme. My favorite superhero is actually the Incredible Hulk. He's the only superhero that can't die.

I keep getting these extraordinary letteres, really weird ones from American sports stars - I've always thought you were one pretty lady and now that you're single I want to meet you for a drink.

I find interesting characters or lessons that resonate with people and sometimes I write about them in the sports pages, sometimes I write them in a column, sometimes in a novel, sometimes a play or sometimes in nonfiction. But at the core I always say to myself, 'Is there a story here? Is this something people want to read?'

When my TV show, 'Sports Jobs with Junior Seau,' assigned me to be a 'Sports Illustrated' reporter for a weekend, I didn't realize I'd have to squeeze it in around another sports job. I had planned to retire from the NFL to enjoy the cushy lifestyle of a full-time reality TV star, but I wound up getting run over by a bull.

As a sophomore, I wanted to play varsity in three sports. And I accomplished that. It was a great feat that year, and something I held special. I wanted to bring a championship team to Oceanside High School, and it happened. It was a great year that I will never forget.

I played a lot of sports and it's the plays in basketball that weren't worked out that are the ones that are just fantastic that you remember. We don't know the power that's within our own bodies.

Why should sports men and women get punished harsher than people in the normal world?

The bottom line is what we do might not be the safest so there is always some risk but we are ready to take that into account because we love racing and we love motor sports and it is dangerous.

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.

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.

When I was a kid, I was always an athlete. I played a lot of sports. I played football, basketball, baseball and soccer.

It's a little bit in the genes because my brother is a journalist and my father was a sports writer.

Some people train for certain sports and I want to train to be able to hold a super heavy electric guitar and carry luggage around myself because I always have to have 7,000 pairs of shoes. Who cares about sports?

I never really was that passionate about playing sports. But when I was at this Mt. Herman school, I did have the ability to throw the frisbee. So when this sport evolved, it was fun because I was good at it.

I liked sports but I never really had the confidence. I was always coordinated and it came easy to me, but I didn't have the confidence to go along with the physical skill.

Sport is a wonderful metaphor for life. Of all the sports that I played - skiing, baseball, fishing - there is no greater example than golf, because you're playing against yourself and nature.

I like every single actor or actress in the world, because we never know what the conditions are like when they are working. I give everyone the benefit of the doubt and root for them like a psychotic sports fan.

I feel like football players are overworked and underpaid compared to any other sports.

In sports... you play from the time you're eight years old, and then you're done forever.

Baseball is only a game, a game of inches and a lot of luck. During a time of all-out war, sports are very insignificant.

I don't put anything in front of taking ski racing and sports seriously.

As you know, the thing that I know the least about is the topic of sports.

That's the difference between golf and many other sports. You go to some other sporting events, they just leave you or give you the cold shoulder and move on.

You know, we don't look much alike, but Denzel Washington would make a great sports agent.

I think it is that parents just don't kick their kids out the door as much as they used to. I think the demise of sandlot sports has had a lot to do with it.

When you're a child, no matter if you're doing show business or sports or school or anything, you just want to make the adults happy.

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.'

The last few years I became a lot more into sports. Growing up, the sports I liked were independent sports, like skateboarding. I was really into skateboarding, and not necessarily team televised sports.

Ethnic prejudice has no place in sports, and baseball must recognize that truth if it is to maintain stature as a national game.

I grew up playing sports, but now I feel like I can't, because if I get injured, I'll impair whatever film I'm working on.

It's not just the NFL. Every other league has a draft. It has been fundamental to the success of professional sports.

I know my strengths. Painfully aware of the weaknesses. There's many. I love sports. So working towards a common goal, that's exciting to me.

I think having a vision can make someone an influential man. I'm not talking about acting or anything like that, I'm talking about people I admire, whether it's a writer or a musician or a sports figure or a politician, whatever.

I've always been really active. I grew up playing sports, so I'm always shooting hoops or throwing the football with my friends. I'm super-active in that sense.

I've always kind of had an interest in the drums but nothing else. The drums are the only thing I feel I would be good at, because I'm a very physical person. I've always played sports and stuff. Drums would give me something to do.

I never really hated any particular sport but out of all the sports, I used to prefer the team games to running and sprinting and those types of things.

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 love sport, I grew up playing sports, that's all I did, and it is so invigorating now that I'm supposedly adult to learn something completely new, from the bottom up.

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 never really did sports growing up. Maybe that's why they intrigue me. The technology that goes into that clothing is steps ahead, so it's always been something I look towards.

I'll go out, but I leave early, before the shenanigans. I don't really do the Hollywood party thing. I'd rather watch sports or play videogames or work out or sleep, to be totally honest.

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.

Winning isn't everything, but playing and competing and striving and going through things can be a lot of fun and really important. As long as you're doing it in a way that's healthy, sports can be an incredible opportunity.

For a while I was on the cover of every Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, which was regarded as the pinnacle of success in America.

The sports page records people's accomplishments, the front page usually records nothing, but man's failures.

Competition is the spice of sports but if you make spice the whole meal you'll be sick.

Sports is like rock 'n' roll. Both are dominant cultural forces, both speak an international language, and both are all about emotions.

Meeting sports athletes that are the best in the world is a thrill to this day.

I believe God created sports for a good reason. It's recreation. It's something that we enjoy. It teaches us a lot as well... I believe God is a sports fan.

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.

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.

When I was in Birmingham I used to go to a place called Redwood Field. I used to get there for a two o'clock game. Where can you make this kind of money playing sports? It was just a pleasure to go out and enjoy myself and get paid for it.

We should confine booing in sports arenas to sport. I love a good boo as much as the next football fan.

I'm a big sports fan. College football is my favorite.

I would venture to guess that if I was a construction worker... who requested a transfer to another department for the betterment of his family, I would be commended for it. But because it's sports, there's just so much passion added to it.

But as a practical matter, Detroit's the sports city in the country.

So if you want great sports, Michigan's the place to be.

I remember when I was growing up, I always wore glasses and so if I was on-stage or just being able to move around playing sports, I was never really able to because I had glasses holding me back. Wearing contacts has just been very helpful.

Money was never the motivation. It never should be in sports.

Tennis is not like other sports where the coach is hired by an independent entity, and that makes a huge difference in the dynamic.

Read the news section of the newspaper and there is confusion and uncertainty, a world buffeted by large forces people neither understand nor control. But turn to the sports section and it's all different.

My tastes in all things lean towards the arty and boring. I like sports documentaries about Scrabble players, bands that play quiet, unassuming music, and TV shows that win awards. In that way, I am an elitist snob.

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 like to feel that I understand little things about sports.

As a child I was very involved with sports and I knew at age 9 that I wanted to be an Olympic champion.

We all know that girls who compete in sports perform better in school, are physically healthier and have a stronger self-esteem.

I'm an English boy. I played a lot of sports growing up, but I never had any kind of workout regimen.

I would never encourage my children to be athletes - first because my children are not athletes and second because there are so many people pushing to get to the top in sports that 100 people are crushed for each one who breaks through. This is unfortunate.

I started my cooking 'career' aged 15, almost 20 years ago. At the time it was quite a shock suddenly working 75 to 80 hours a week, without time to play football or other sports.

Competing in sports has taught me that if I'm not willing to give 120 percent, somebody else will.

I'm a sports guy. Football, God, I flip out.

I wanted to play sports my whole life. That's all I really wanted to do.

Major sports are major parts of society. It's not anomalous to have people who love sports come from other parts of that society.

One of the most difficult things for people who have been successful in sports is adapting to the daily world where you can't get an answer from someone until 5 o'clock tomorrow. There is always an excuse. Living 40 or 50 years like that doesn't get too exciting after a while.

That's the biggest problem with boxing in the United States. They do not promote it like they used to, when it used to be Howard Cosell and they showed it on 'Wide World of Sports.' Everybody knew all the fighters. Everybody was looking forward to the year when the Olympics came on.

Sports is the only entertainment where, no matter how many times you go back, you never know the ending.

That's what Major League Baseball's steroid scandal was all about, the hidden harm in competitive sports that sends the wrong message to the young.

But I was very much into sports when I was a child.

I think life is sort of like a competition, whether it's in sports, or it's achieving in school, or it's achieving good relationships with people. And competition is a little bit of what it's all about.

Social cohesion was built into language long before Facebook and LinkedIn and Twitter - we're tribal by nature. Tribes today aren't the same as tribes thousand of years ago: It isn't just religious tribes or ethnic tribes now: It's sports fans, it's communities, it's geography.

And I realized that there was no sports reporter, so I started covering sporting events.

I love sports and I love sports movies.

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.

I think that every single person should play sports.

I've always been around dudes and sports.

My favorite sports movies, I like 'Remember the Titans' and 'Hoosiers' Jimmy Chitwood, from the corner.

No matter how many years you play, it's always something new and exciting. It's sports, you never know what may happen.

I don't really like politics that much. And 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.

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.

Denver is home to me, and to be recognized for my achievements in the sports community here is a great honor.

I am a huge sports fan.

One of the reasons I'm an actor is because I was no physical specimen as a child. I wasn't athletic and didn't have any prowess in that regard. Growing up in Kentucky, most little boys were trying to get into sports, and it was very competitive, so that was not to be. But I did want to do something.

There's steps that I've taken already, and each week, talking with the sports psychologist on a routine basis and working with the different programs that we're going through. This is all stuff that you can say you're going to make a difference, but I'm putting it into action.

I did all the right things in so many tournaments. But like I said, sometimes in sports it just goes the other way. Maybe you've already won so much that it evens it out a bit sometimes. I don't know.

People in the States used to think that if girls were good at sports their sexuality would be affected.

I think team sports probably teach you more about giving - about being unselfish and being flexible.

I never thought I'd make the pages of 'Sports Illustrated,' because I've always been skinny.

Because I just like sports, I like athletics and I like competition.

The other thing is this industry has decided it only has one market. Unlike any other industry in the world, unlike film or books or sports even, this industry has decided it has only one market and that's 14 year old boys.

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.

I love that men like to look at women, that they love sports, that they need to know the inner workings of mechanical objects. I love the whole makeup of men - that they never mature and are always just boys.

I like all the adventure sports but I like to do them in a safe way.

And then I got into sports and gave my guitar to my brother Jeff who was just a little kid at that time.

I come from a sports family and my husband is a rugby player.

I've been involved with sports my whole life, which made clothes and makeup and handbags not that important as a kid. I just didn't care.

I wanted to be a doctor in sports medicine I was into sailing and all that sort of thing.

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.

If I could have married my wife and been a sports writer for the past 30 years, I wouldn't be sitting here - but I don't think I'd be sitting someplace where I was sorry to be sitting.

We might not make what athletes in other sports make, but we have greater longevity and we do have certain freedoms to do things they can't do. Like stay home one week and play the next week.

Part of my growing up was always trying to make my parents proud and always trying to keep them happy. I think part of what held them together was my involvement in sports.

If I wasn't dyslexic, I probably wouldn't have won the Games. If I had been a better reader, then that would have come easily, sports would have come easily... and I never would have realized that the way you get ahead in life is hard work.

Yeah, I think it motivates you as people start to count you out. It doesn't make you play any harder, because every time you go out on the field you give 110 percent, but it does give you more of an edge mentally, knowing that you were in the same situation, because in sports you always find yourself behind.

I don't read a lot of the sports, because I think people sometimes either build it up, or you have this guy that hates sports that is going to write bad about it, so I figure I'm not going to read it. Because I'm not going to let him put an idea into my head.

Cheerleading gave me a love of sports, which I brought to the Senate. I can talk to the good ol' boys about college sports because I follow it like they do.

Growing up, sports was my outlet, my way to portray a personality. I was very shy around people but, through sports, something I was good at, I was able to make friends.

I am not a sports girl.

I also watched a lot of football and sports. I haven't had much time to watch too much TV lately.

The truth is that for those 86 long years when the Red Sox went without a World Series win, fans were not only in a recession, but trapped in a longstanding, deeply entrenched sports depression.

I think Bob Costas is terrific. He's so knowledgeable. He can talk about any subject, not just sports.

I had a great interest in sports. I had three older brothers who were great athletes. I was not.

The difference between the more traditional sports clubs and Congress is that Congress doesn't really compete against another team.

I'm a huge sports fan.

I mean, sports are big, big, big business.

When Michael Jordan quit, I suddenly found myself without a sports hero.

Baseball was the darling of all sports back then.

I used to sports gamble a lot and I was getting killed on that but then I found poker and really enjoyed it. But it was a hobby more than anything else. I played it every day but only on pretty small stakes.

All of my free time is made up of motor sports endeavors, be them motorcycles or off-road racing or track days. I just love anything with an engine. That is one of my main loves. Obviously, my other well-known love is Kristen Bell.

I like to walk around my apartment naked. I like sitting around in the nude watching sports, actually.

I'm glad you're doing this story on us and not on the WNBA. We're so much prettier than all the other women in sports.

Julie, Mia and I just met for a couple days, doing some work but really under the guise of having fun. We do events like the Women's Sports Foundation Dinner, where we get to not only do a good thing for the community but we get to hang out with one another again.

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.

I played professional level sports. When you're playing for money, it's a whole other level.

For guys playing sports at a high level, for money, I can't put my finger on it, but in a man's world of sport, there is something visceral to beating another man.

I hate the cliche of 'just have fun,' but what I've seen in today's sports, especially with parents, is they put so much pressure on the kids.

I love to get home and hang out with my family. My brothers and I love spending time at the beach. I enjoy doing all kinds of surf sports and keeping healthy.

Well, if I hadn't have been an actor I would have gone on to play college sports.

I don't think there are many larger lessons to be found in sports.

I think professional sports, football, to use it as an example, it's fundamentally a form of entertainment.

I'm a Hollywood writer, so I put on my sports jacket and take off my brain.

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.

On a selfish basis, I really enjoy sports and activity.

I did everything - I did newscasts, I did sports, I did dramas.

Everyone I know who is successful has issues with their father, regardless of whether it was sports or business or entertainment.

Football, basketball, and the Olympic sports all have their problems with banned substances.

These days the temptation to use steroids in sports has become too great for many young athletes.

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.

Several professional athletes have wrongly taught many young Americans by example that the only way to succeed in sports is to take steroids.

In the States, tennis is sixth or seventh on the totem pole as far as sports go.

I never got into sports at all until I was in my early 20s, after my music career got going.

I'm not that clued up on the American sports yet, really.

I played a lot of other sports at school and just one day the golf bug bit me and I started playing serious golf from when I was ten years old.

Traveling around, it's difficult to follow much TV. Mainly I'm somebody who watches sports.

I wanted to be a sportswriter because I loved sports and I could not hit the curve ball, the jump shot, or the opposing ball carrier.

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.

We should reach out to people to try to go after the fans the way other sports do. Because we can't just depend on the fact that it is a great game.

I come from a background of hanging out with friends and shooting videos with them, with funny stuff coming out of the group. I guess we got the same charge jocks get out of sports.

Companies that support sports developmental programs in our communities should also be applauded.

I worked at my high school newspaper at Andover, which came out weekly, unusual for a high school paper. Then my first day at Penn I went right to the 'Daily Pennsylvanian' and pretty much spent most of my college career working both as the sports editor and then editor of the editorial page.

I hate ready-made suits, button-down collars, and sports shirts.

I think a big part of our attraction to sport movies are the stories contained within the sports.

If I stayed a football player, my career would have been over 20 years ago. As it is, my knees are shot. I found I got the same good feeling in acting that I had in sports, but I found I could have a more profound impact on people.

I grew up in New Jersey and my father was a golf pro, so I was groomed for sports, but I wasn't very good, so my interests lay elsewhere.

In fact, there's a lot to legitimately hate about pro sports and the way they are conducted.

We want to encourage the young ones to learn and get some confidence in sports. It's fun and keeps you active and moving.

I'm not a big sports fan, but I love it when they 'slam dunk.' That's sexy.

I was a ballplayer, but only for a limited time. I grew up playing in Wisconsin. It's a very sports-centric part of the country that I grew up in and I played a lot of sports, but baseball first and foremost. I played through high school. I was a middle-infielder.

The two major things that changed the makeup of all professional sports are money generated by television and courts that players went to in order to win their freedom as free agents.

One of my first jobs was at the Boston Globe. I worked in the sports department six months a year. When I was ready to graduate, the sports editor gave me a job as a schoolboy sports writer.

I think money in general hurts all sports.

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.

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.

I am big into water sports and just being out on the water. That is second nature to me, being from Florida.

I would like to do a sports movie.

Sports teams, people who follow sports teams, religion, churches, work - any company, I find that people just generally have a need to belong to something larger than themselves.

Band members have a special bond. A great band is more than just some people working together. It's like a highly specialized army unit, or a winning sports team. A unique combination of elements that becomes stronger together than apart.

I'm a big sports fan in general.

If you have spent any time with Barack Obama, you know he's a funny guy. He's a good guy. He knows sports.

It is incredible how far women have come and women in sports have come.

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.

I decided to create a sports club during the Soviet times. It was my dream.

My main idea was to create a sports facility for the basics. This is why I established the club.

Sports life is very short.

My policy was just to give good things for sports in my region.

By the time I was 8 years old, sports had pretty much taken over my life.

Sports and politics don't mix.

My heart lies in music and acting, however, my inspiration comes from adrenaline rush I get from sports... and life.

I have spoken with many former athletes, and they tell me the best time they had was in sports. I listen to them and use their experience in my career.

I have just come from a couple of raids, where we had a very lively time, and some of them had to pull their guns. I found it necessary to punch a few sports myself.

Being No. 1. It's talked about all of the time in hip-hop. 'I'm still No. 1! I'm the best! I'm the greatest of all time!' It's the same mentality in sports.

Playing in New England and the Boston area, the fans are so passionate about their sports if you don't play well, they'll let you know so I know it's not something that they take lightly.

In America, we have three major sports - baseball, football and basketball. They get the most coverage. Then there's things like golf which mop up most of what is left. But track and field? We are way at the bottom of the totem pole.

I grew up playing sports, football, basketball, baseball, everything, and acting was such a different environment and different world for me.

For the tiny percentage of people who are negatively affected by our embracing of standards, they can just get their sports somewhere else in the meantime. It's not like we're denying them hospital care.

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.

The Women's Sports Foundation holds a unique position in developing opportunities for girls and women of all abilities to be active whether recreationally or competitively, and I'm excited to help lead the organization to impact even more lives. It is an honor to continue to build the legacy created by Billie Jean King and all of our leaders.

Over the years, I've enjoyed working for WFAN and MSG - two sports giants in the industry. There couldn't be a better fit due to the long-standing history both entities have had with NY sports.

We coaches have to learn how to deal with that: How do I get to each one best - with a talk, with video analysis? And what sort of tone? We need our own coaches for that. The sports psychologist coaches me too.

I am so grateful to everybody that supports the Sheckler Foundation, and gives us the ability to continue to help kids and injured action sports athletes.

The ultimate would be to compete in a couple more Olympics, hopefully break some world records and wind up my sports career with a couple of years in the WNBA.

Seems like most of the kids today are into other sports other than tennis.

I told another ESPN friend here, I love all sports. I can't think of any I don't love. I've even come to appreciate cricket. Maybe I could play a sportswriter. I don't know. Anything in the sports realm is appealing.

We've seen the kind of social impact a professional sports team has on a city. A team brings high-profile role models into your community who are healthy and they're great images for the city to gravitate toward, especially for kids.

I love sports. Anytime I can combine sports with a film I'm a happy guy. It's such a natural fit, because sports always seems to be a metaphor for life. Always, always, always.

They wanted me to play more sports because they were acutely sensitive to their children being one hundred percent American, and they believed that all Americans played sports and loved sports.

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.

ESPN has this problem with sports, it's impossible to fill 24 hours with sports programming so they have to resort to things like poker and arm wrestling tournaments.

If I was invincible, maybe I would take up some extreme sports.

That's what I'd like to do on the President's Council. Make sports and athletics available to every youth in America, not just one day a week like it was for me, but every day.

The biological factors underlying race differences in sports have consequences for educational achievement, crime and sexual behavior.

I'm so unhappy with electoral politics that I switched to sports radio.

I love all sports.

Sports are not for everyone.

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.

As a kid I was short and only weighed 95 pounds. And though I was active in a lot of Sports and got along with most of the guys, I think I used comedy as a defense mechanism. You know making someone laugh is a much better way to solve a problem than by using your fists.

Not everyone likes sports. Gandhi and Malcolm X come to mind.

I grew up in Baltimore. And yes, I am a big sports fan, especially when it comes to my local teams.

The power of a sports team in a community it's almost indescribable.

We're a crazy country about sports, but for the longest time, only followed our own sports.

Professional sports are something they can't control.

The sports world is an echo chamber. All it takes is one quote from a general manager and a thousand sports columns bloom.

I also developed an interest in sports, and played in informal games at a nearby school yard where the neighborhood children met to play touch football, baseball, basketball and occasionally, ice hockey.

We've finally told the world that this is sports entertainment, and I think one of the best forms of entertainment is anything that's fun or funny, something that you really enjoy watching or listening to.

The NFL is such a large, multibillion dollar enterprise with fan loyalty because they have provided not only entertainment for sports fans, but memories, good memories, family memories to these fans, that can only bring about good will.

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.

When you have a background in combat sports, people think you're this martial arts expert, but really I'm just a guy who is able to do certain things without making a mess of himself.

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.

People who think they know what they are talking about when they talk about baseball include the announcers and all of the sports press - no matter how much evidence you present them to the contrary they will continue to think that what they think is right.

I lived in a town of 400 until I was like nine or ten. My dad coached all the sports - he was a gym teacher and health teacher for grades K-12.

I was always very independent and looked out for myself. I think that ability really helped me in later years both in sports and in theatre.

The 'Sports Illustrated' cover was the last thing I shot. That week, I told my agent, 'You know what, I really... I don't want to be a model anymore. I really want to do movies.' And I think he wanted to wring my neck at the moment.

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.

My style has been pretty much like a newspaper. It's got politics in it, it's got media, sports, family relations, you know, all the sections you would expect, and wonderful religion things.

I just think that sports movies have such a built-in visceral, rooting interest, an epic win or lose redemptive quality. When they get it right, it can make for a really rousing movie experience.

I've always been into sports and being physical.

And I watch 'Saturday Night Live' religiously, I have since I was a little boy. I watch it basically like one of my favorite sports teams.

In sports, teams win and individuals don't.

There's nothing masculine about being competitive. There's nothing masculine about trying to be the best at everything you do, nor is there anything wrong with it. I don't know why a female athlete has to defend her femininity just because she chooses to play sports.

When cerebral processes enter into sports, you start screwing up. It's like the Constitution, which says separate church and state. You have to separate mind and body.

I think everybody has something that takes them away or makes them happier. To some people it's baseball or sports or knitting or the movies.

Nah, I don't watch TV either, apart from a few sports programmes. I just don't have the time.

It was actually drumming that gave me the stamina to get into sports later.

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.

Sports and entertainment have always been windows of opportunity for African Americans, when other doors were closed.

Professional sports is a business.

I think the Cowboys are one of only two teams in all of sports that engender love and hate to that extreme. The other is the Yankees. You love the Yankees or you hate the Yankees.

Monday Night Football started in 1970, and when it started, it was something extremely special because sports had not been aired in prime time. So, it was a novelty, and a lot of people thought it wouldn't work, and, of course, it worked spectacularly well.

One reason outfielders don't have stronger arms might be they don't practice as much as we did. Most teams today don't take outfield practice. Another reason is baseball has to compete with other sports now - basketball, football, soccer - for the better athletes that might have more skills and stronger arms.

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.

These 'Sports Illustrated' people, they know how to hold a secret.

To be candid with you, free agency hurts all sports. It's great for athletes making an enormous amount of money. But to say it helps the sports, I don't believe that.

I'm delighted about the track's success in the sports world, but the frustrating thing is, I don't think I got rich on it. The labels and publishers did very cheap deals on our songs.

I'm not really interested in sports psychology. It makes me feel like a crazy person.

Sports isn't just a part of life. It's not life itself.

When I did sports cartoons, I used to uh, go to fights.

I don't know much about sports.

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.

I was a huge theater geek growing up, and that was not the easiest thing in the world, especially growing up in Chicago, where sports are really the norm. I was always off to the theater at night, from 7 years old on. Friends there in the Midwest who could talk to you about the idiosyncrasies of 'Pippin' were few and far between.

My dad is the reason I actually started watching wrestling. My dad was never big into sports we were all big into sports as kids, and he'd go to our Little League games or whatever and not really know what was going on, because he didn't know about sports, but he knew about wrestling.

So while you're an athlete, and you have that platform, what you want to be able to do is make it work for you as much as possible, because there's going to be life after sports.

I remember, when I was a little kid, I was good at sports, and I could jump off the high board. And then puberty hit, and suddenly I was looking to boys for direction. I remember that as a great loss.

I think it's good for sports cars to be united, to be just one. I think it's good for the fans. When you have two different series, fans don't know which way to go, when you only have one I think it's good for the sport.

In sports, people reach their peak very early. You have to move on. I don't know if I will ever surpass what I did at the Olympics, but I'm still doing the work I always wanted to do.

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.

If I had a personal wish for the new ideas in this new book it would be that every parent, every counselor, every teacher, every professor, every sports coach that deals with young people would understand the three circle concept.

You know, we - we start with a mentality that we'll take a sports project if its good. And we're certainly not on the lookout for them, because to be honest we don't have to. They walk in the door.

I enjoyed being involved in team sports and making close friendships.

I started playing baseball and soccer. Those were my sports on the streets and in school when I was growing up. I didn't even start playing basketball until I was 14.

I love sports, as all Bostonians seem to. I love books and movies, as all writers seem to.

I'd just like to be good at sports. I'm extremely competitive with absolutely nothing to back it up.

A lot of the high-level sports are really in your mind.

I'm a huge, huge sports fan, and Marquette basketball is my No. 1 thing.

I don't have the insight with the Longhorns that I do with the two teams that I own, but as a fan and reading the sports pages, I'm bullish about the Longhorns.

Actually, I always dreamed about getting a gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle in Olympic swimming. I always thought that would be the epic award in sports to get.

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.

The thing about sports movies is, they can't help but feel epic - putting music to images, etc.

I work out, I play sports, I go to concerts.

I'm a big sports guy - golf, tennis, baseball, basketball, snowboarding - and I love games.

Before Huey was 5, I could take him to work with me. Now, though, he has sports and lessons and friends, and it's not fair to remove him from his whole life.

I do appreciate a woman who has a passion for sports and knows their stuff.

Theatre sports is the best improv training period.

Sports are one of the main cultural activities on the face of the earth.

I did a shoot for 'Sports Illustrated,' and my grandpa called me and asked when my issue of 'Playboy' was coming out. It was hilarious as well as embarrassing.

I play some fighting games, but mostly I just play sports.

I played sports in high school and in college.

Just like music, sports elevates us to new levels of achievment.

Growing up in Huntington Beach, you were either a traditional sports athlete, a skateboarder, or a surfer. I got my first skateboard when I was five and skated off and on over the years, did a little BMX racing as a kid, and then in my freshman or sophomore year I started getting a little bit more into skateboarding.

Unlike any other business in the United States, sports must preserve an illusion of perfect innocence.

They read their sports pages, know their statistics and either root like hell or boo our butts off. I love it. Give me vocal fans, pro or con, over the tourist types who show up in Houston or Montreal and just sit there.

You go to Holland, France, Germany, every community, the tiniest village, they have magnificent, pristine sports facilities.

Sports betting is all about money management, so the most money won on one event is not the most important thing.

In the field of sports you are more or less accepted for what you do rather than what you are.

My four older brothers were my favorite players. That's why I got into football and sports.

Guys do not have a genetic blueprint that allows them to understand or love 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.

I've always loved sports and hockey is a sport I play as much as I can. I love it. In a weird way it's like church and therapy and exercise all rolled up into one. I mean when I play hockey I don't think about anything.

I always had two or three jobs at the same time. I started doing yard work when I was 7 or 8. When I was 13, I got my first state job doing road construction. Between working, sports and school, I hardly ever had free time.

A lot of these angles are really about trying to mimic broadcast sports angles in order to anchor the scene, to sort of normalize it before it becomes abstracted.

My schedule has slowed a little. I've cut back on some of my assignments. But I still have the enthusiasm for the sports world that I had 38 years ago.

Movies, TV, sports, come and go, but what you stand for is what people remember. Mandela, Martin Luther King, John Kennedy are people who really stood for something and were willing to die for it. You don't see a whole lot of that any more.

I'm a father of four so whenever I'm not working my kids have their different sports, or plays, or school performances, so I don't do a whole lot of other stuff besides being a dad.

My dream was always to be on the cover of 'Sports Illustrated.'

I've done a lot of training in martial arts. I started out in warring tempo, I did sports jujitsu, and I've also practiced extreme martial arts.

Sports is all about money.

Delaware is the only state east of the Rockies that is allowed under federal law to offer sports betting.

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.

Sports can unify the Iraqi people - no Sunnis, no Shiites, just sport for the country.

I long for the days when athletes were revered. I want to see the romance return to sports, to see people enjoy the game purely for the game and the players.

The only consistent hobby I've had is studying Spanish and French because of some delusion of grandeur to work around the world. I love sports but usually I'm looking for the next job.

I don't care what they say about me when I'm through with sports. I don't want to be known as anything else in life but a great father.

I Worked in the family auto body shop, lifted weights, and rode a few Victory Sports Indoors.

Swimming is one of the hardest sports.

The water cooler conversation in every job I've had is sports, it's what did you do this weekend, it's 'How are your parents doing?'

I'm not a huge fan of improv theater or improv sports or whatever, because it still just looks like a tool. It looks like a technique to me.

I didn't grow up a theatre kid, going to theatre camps. I played sports, and that was my main direction. But luckily, I never had to choose between sports and theatre.

Everybody sort of questioned why we get married on New Year's Day, and of course, the avid sports fans wouldn't come, because they had to watch the Rose Bowl or whatever that is on that day.

I learned easily and had time to follow my inclination for sports (light athletics and skiing) and chemistry, which I taught myself by reading all textbooks I could get.

I played a lot of sports when I was a kid so I get in that ballgame mindset of being really, really respectful, but at same time saying to yourself, 'Don't back down a single inch, hang with these guys if you can.' If they throw it high and tight you have to stand in there, you can't take yourself out of that moment.

I'm pretty quiet. But I love to play sports. I like playing all sports. I'll act goofy at times around my wife and my son, around my own family. I like to have fun in general.

I used to play football at school, and I enjoyed really physical sports, but I now try to avoid any sports that might build up different muscles. That might have a negative impact on my archery.

My commitment to Atlanta and passion for sports and competition make this acquisition a perfect fit 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've been on enough sports teams in my life to have experienced the magic of what can happen when a group of people care for and love each other.

Sports don't define us it is not what we live for.

People here don't identify themselves by their sports team.

I think that people who have played sports have an ability to relate to people because when you're playing you have to work on teams and with opposing players.

I was certain I was going to do something in sports.

I'm a huge fan of Chicago sports and Chicago food, and I love going home and my family is still there. I guess it's pretty easy to have a normal life in Chicago.

Talk radio has almost ruined the sports fan.

I have a pretty expanded view of what art is. I include pop music and even some sports.

Sport must be amateur or it is not sport. Sports played professionally are entertainment.

The more violent the body contact of the sports you watch, the lower the class.

There are almost no sports within which mortal accidents are not a reality.

Anyone could be in the orchestra, or sports team, or arts club at my school. It was precisely the kind of inclusivity that now meets with a sort of scorn and derision as a prizes-for-all culture that generates only mediocrity. There's something so insulting about the idea that including lots of people means mediocrity.

I pick projects according to how fascinating they are to me, and it has resulted in a broad reach. My records are actually in five different sports: balloons, airplanes, airships, gliders, and sailboats.

The Olympic Games must not be an end in itself, they must be a means of creating a vast programme of physical education and sports competitions for all young people.

I have three kids, and I'm a coach for a lot of their sports, so I'm around them a lot, but I see friends of mine with older kids and they don't really interact so much, other than giving them a place to live.

It's too bad that one has to conceive of sports as being the only arena where risks are, for all of life is risk exercise. That's the only way to live more freely, and more interestingly.

I really think more fledgling novelists - and many current and even established novelists - should get out into the real world and cover local politics, sports, culture, and crime and write it up on deadline.

When launching a product called an Energy Drink and named Red Bull, a product that stimulates body and mind, it is a short step to the roots where Red Bull came from. We have been doing this for 20 years - now it's called adventure sports, extreme sports, and outdoor sports.

I'm thrilled, I'm grateful, I'm blessed. I played for the world's greatest professional sports team in history. Once a Dallas Cowboy, always a Dallas Cowboy.

I think track is still one of the most exciting participant sports, but we haven't been able to capitalize on that excitement through television and the print media.

I regard sports first and foremost as entertainment, so dry documentary narration is not for me.

I always seem to get parts where I play the sports professional - and that's not me at all!

I love sports - if I'm not acting, I'm probably doing sports.

I was never into sports, and my passion was the arts as long as I could remember.

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 don't pay much attention to sports.