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SportByte© Archives - November 2004

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Posted 11.30.04 — "If I ever need a brain transplant, I want one from a sportswriter, because I'll know it's never been used." — Joe Paterno, champion college football coach — [Get thousands of quotes from Carlo DeVito's The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations...]


Posted 11.29.04 — "There is only a half step difference between the champions and those who finish on the bottom. And much of that half step is mental." — Tom Landry, Hall of Fame football coach — [Get thousands of quotes from Carlo DeVito's The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations...]


Posted 11.28.04 — "We ought to pay attention to the world of professional sports. What happens at the elite levels makes its way into our culture." — Lucy Danziger, magazine editor — [Get thousands of quotes from Carlo DeVito's The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations...]


Posted 11.27.04 — "Well, I don't think he'd enforce a rigorous curfew." — George Will, political columnist and baseball aficionado, to Roy Firestone, TV host, on what kind of manager Senator Ted Kennedy would be — [Get thousands of quotes from Carlo DeVito's The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations...]


Posted 11.26.04 — "If one's reputation is a possession, then of all my possessions, my reputation means the most to me." — Arthur Ashe, champion tennis player, in his book Days of Grace — [Get thousands of quotes from Carlo DeVito's The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations...]


Posted 11.25.04 — "Sports has expanded the boundaries of bad behavior and violence." — Robert Lipsyte, writer — [Get thousands of quotes from Carlo DeVito's The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations...]


Posted 11.24.04 — "You can win and still not succeed, still not achieve what you should. And you can lose without really failing at all." — Bobby Knight, Hall of Fame college basketball coach — [Get thousands of quotes from Carlo DeVito's The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations...]


Posted 11.23.04 — "It's good for them. It embarrasses a little, but relieves them a lot. Makes them part of the group." — Vince Lombardi, Hall of Fame coach, about rookie hazing in pro football — [Get thousands of quotes from Carlo DeVito's The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations...]


Posted 11.22.04 — "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." — Dr. Arnold Mandell, sports psychologist — [Get thousands of quotes from Carlo DeVito's The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations...]


Posted 11.21.04 — "Man is a ball tossed onto the field of existence, driven hither and thither by the chaugan stick of destiny, wielded by the hand of Providence." — Persian proverb — [Get thousands of quotes from Carlo DeVito's The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations...]


Posted 11.20.04 — "Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary." — Ray Knight, professional baseball player and manager — [Get thousands of quotes from Carlo DeVito's The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations...]


Posted 11.19.04 — "I am a kicker, but I'm tough. On kickoffs, I'll barrel through there and knock those runners right on my fanny." — Errol Mann, professional football player — [Get thousands of quotes from Carlo DeVito's The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations...]


Posted 11.18.04 — "Try to exercise, eat better, try to do some fun things with my wife." — Tom Davis, college basketball coach, on what he was going to do after being fired — [Get thousands of quotes from Carlo DeVito's The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations...]


Posted 11.17.04 — "Due to its ingredients... courage, mental and physical condition, spirit and its terrific body contact which tends to sort the men from the boys... football remains one of the great games of all time." — Grantland Rice, sportswriter — [Get thousands of quotes from Carlo DeVito's The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations...]


Posted 11.16.04 — "My father always told me, in the midst of adversity, in the midst of a struggle, 'It builds character. Stay strong, be positive, look ahead, don't look back.' " — Bruce Smith, All-Pro professional football player — [Get thousands of quotes from Carlo DeVito's The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations...]


Posted 11.15.04 — "I'd rather get Gatorade poured on me than bust my butt selling it." — Bill Parcells, champion professional football coach, commenting on his disdain for endorsements — [Get thousands of quotes from Carlo DeVito's The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations...]


Posted 11.14.04 — "Gentlemen, you are about to play football for Yale. Never again in your lives will you do anything so important." — Tad Jones, college football coach — [Get thousands of quotes from Carlo DeVito's The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations...]


Posted 11.13.04 — "What you had was a 39-year-old male, 6-foot-5, in excess of 300 pounds, a healthy individual, took one shot of heroin and basically dropped dead as a result." — Bruce Glassrock, Plano, TX, police chief, on the death of All-Pro football player Mark Tuinei — [Get thousands of quotes from Carlo DeVito's The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations...]


Posted 11.12.04 — "The more you lose, the more positive you have to become. When you're winning, you can ride them harder because their self-esteem is high. If you are losing and you try to be tough, you're asking for dissension." — Rick Pitino, college and professional coach — [Get thousands of quotes from Carlo DeVito's The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations...]


Posted 11.11.04 — "My job is to win football games. I've got to put people in the stadium, make money for the university, keep the alumni happy, and give the school a winning reputation. If I don't win, I'm gone." — Frank Kush, college football coach — [Get thousands of quotes from Carlo DeVito's The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations...]


Posted 11.10.04 — "A life is not important, but for the impact it has on others' lives." — Jackie Robinson, Hall of Fame baseball player — [Get thousands of quotes from Carlo DeVito's The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations...]


Posted 11.09.04 — "The Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton." — Duke of Wellington, British general and Prime Minister — [Get thousands of quotes from Carlo DeVito's The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations...]


Posted 11.08.04 — "A champion is one who gets up when he can't see." — Jack Dempsey, champion boxer — [Get thousands of quotes from Carlo DeVito's The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations...]


Posted 11.07.04 — "I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it." — Gale Sayers, Hall of Fame football player — [Get thousands of quotes from Carlo DeVito's The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations...]


Posted 11.06.04 — "Could I be a coach and lose? To me, that's like asking if a guy can be a good doctor even though his patients keep dying." — Red Auerbach, Hall of Fame basketball coach and executive — [Get thousands of quotes from Carlo DeVito's The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations...]


Posted 11.05.04 — "Let's be honest. The proper definition of an amateur today is one who accepts cash, not checks." — Jack Kelly, Jr., Sports Illustrated writer — [Get thousands of quotes from Carlo DeVito's The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations...]


Posted 11.04.04 — "Age is like a bulldozer. It's gonna push you out of the way once you stop moving." — Archie Moore, champion boxer — [Get thousands of quotes from Carlo DeVito's The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations...]


Posted 11.03.04 — "In a universal sense, football is so insignificant, it's ridiculous." — Pat Hayden, professional football player — [Get thousands of quotes from Carlo DeVito's The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations...]


Posted 11.02.04 — "I want to be remembered for making rich people richer." — Hughes Norton, sports agent — [Get thousands of quotes from Carlo DeVito's The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations...]


Posted 11.01.04 — "Teamwork is the essence of life." — Pat Riley, professional basketball player and coach — [Get thousands of quotes from Carlo DeVito's The Ultimate Dictionary of Sports Quotations...]


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