Good quotes about Sports: Some of the best great quotes about Sports

Good quotes about Sports: Some of the best great quotes about Sports

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. – Hank Aaron

The triple is the most exciting play in baseball. Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood why fans are so obsessed with them. – Hank Aaron

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

I’ll be floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee. – Muhammad Ali

It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up. – Muhammad Ali

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

Bulls do not win bull fights. People do. – Norman R. Augustine

The only way to prove that you’re a good sport is to lose. – Ernie Banks

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. – Charles Barkley

My family got all over me because they said Bush is only for the rich people. Then I reminded them, ‘Hey, I’m rich’. – Charles Barkley

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. – Charles Barkley

You know it’s going to hell when the best rapper out there is white and the best golfer is black. – Charles Barkley

Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face. – Dave Barry

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

You wouldn’t have won if we’d beaten you. – Yogi Berra

Half the lies they tell about me aren’t true. – Yogi Berra

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

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

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. – Hugo Black

Have you ever noticed what golf spells backwards? – Al Boliska

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. – Tommy Bolt

Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence. – Erma Bombeck

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. – Jim Bouton

Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field? – Jim Bouton

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

Sports do not build character. They reveal it. – Heywood Broun

You know they’re not going to lose 162 consecutive games. – Harry Caray

One advantage of golf over bowling is that you never lose a bowling ball. – Don Carter

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. – Jimmy Carter

Pro-rated at 500 at-bats per year, my 1,081 strike-outs would mean that for two years out of the fourteen I played, I never touched the ball. – Norm Cash

Nobody roots for Goliath. – Wilt Chamberlain

I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles. – Gilbert K. Chesterton

Nobody’s a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better. It’s hard to stay on top. – Paul Coffey

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

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

Golf and sex are the only things you can enjoy without being good at them. – Jimmy DeMaret

The difference in golf and government is that in golf you can’t improve your lie. – George Deukmejian

Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter? He went to prison for three years, not Princeton. – Dan Duva

You win some, lose some, and wreck some. – Dale Earnhardt

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. – Nick Faldo

‘Twas Game Six of the Series when out of the sky, Flew Sergio’s parachute, a Met banner held high. His goal was to spur our home team to success, Burst Beantown’s balloon claiming Sox were the best. – Phyllis Orlikoff Flug

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. – Gerald R. Ford

I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators. – Gerald R. Ford

I’d just as soon play tennis with the net down. – Robert Frost

I went through baseball as “a player to be named later.” – Joe Garagiola

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

Nolan Ryan is pitching much better now that he has his curve ball straightened out. – Joe Garagiola

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

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. – Steve Garvey

It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone. – A. Bartlett Giamatti

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

Gray skies are just clouds passing over. – Frank Gifford

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

Like Olympic medals and tennis trophies, all they signified was that the owner had done something of no benefit to anyone more capably than everyone else. – Robert Graves

You miss 100% of the shots you never take. – Wayne Gretzky

A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be. – Wayne Gretzky

Golf is a game in which you yell “fore,” shoot six, and write down five. – Paul Harvey

The game of golf would lose a great deal if croquet mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green. – Ernest Hemingway

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. – Ben Hogan

Why that would be like challenging Bing Crosby to a singing contest,wouldn’t it? – Ben Hogan

As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round. – Ben Hogan

Golf is not a game of good shots. It’s a game of bad shots. – Ben Hogan

The only thing a golfer needs is more daylight. – Ben Hogan

I play golf with friends sometimes, but there are never friendly games. – Ben Hogan

I couldn’t wait for the sun to come up the next morning so that I could get out on the course again. – Ben Hogan

Relax? How can anybody relax and play golf? You have to grip the club, don’t you? – Ben Hogan

If we could have just screwed another head on his shoulders, he would have been the greatest golfer who ever lived. – Ben Hogan

I’m glad I brought this course, this monster, to its knees. – Ben Hogan

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

If you watch a game, it’s fun. If you play it, it’s recreation. If you work at it, it’s golf. – Bob Hope

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. – Rogers Hornsby

I don’t want to play golf. When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase it. – Rogers Hornsby

All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity. – Gordie Howe

You can’t win unless you learn how to lose. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Fans don’t boo nobodies. – Reggie Jackson

I gave it my body and mind, but I have kept my soul. – Phil Jackson

The will to win is worthless if you don’t get paid for it. – Reggie Jackson

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

Approach the game with no preset agendas and you’ll probably come away surprised at your overall efforts. – Phil Jackson

Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart. – Phil Jackson

Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength. – Phil Jackson

Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second. – William James

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. – Michael Jordan

I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot… when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result. – Michael Jordan

I can accept failure, but I can’t accept not trying. – Michael Jordan

Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game. – Michael Jordan

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. – Michael Jordan

If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. – Michael Jordan

A major league baseball team is a collection of 25 youngish men who have made the major leagues and discovered that in spite of it, life remains distressingly short of ideal. – Roger Kahn

Football is violence and cold weather and sex and college rye. – Roger Kahn

Basketball, hockey and track meets are action heaped upon action, climax upon climax, until the onlooker’s responses become deadened. Baseball is for the leisurely afternoons of summer and for the unchanging dreams. – Roger Kahn

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

Horse racing is animated roulette. – Roger Kahn

Boxing is smoky halls and kidneys battered until they bleed. – Roger Kahn

Tennis and golf are best played, not watched. – Roger Kahn

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