Quotes of Football

“ Football is like life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority. ”

- Vince Lombardi

“ Football is a game of errors. The team that makes the fewest errors in a game usually wins. ”

- Paul Brown

“ Football is like life — it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority. ”

- Vince Lombardi

“ People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society. ”

- Vince Lombardi

“ Even as a child I was obsessed by the prospect of playing football. Nothing else ever interested me. It was just football. ”

- Alessandro Del Piero

“ You really don't want a president who is a football fan. Football combines the worst features of American life. It is violence punctuated by committee meetings. ”

- George Will

“ Football is a mistake. It combines the two worst elements of American life. Violence and committee meetings. ”

- George F. Will

“ Anybody who watches three games of football in a row should be declared brain dead. ”

- Erma Bombeck

“ Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it's important. ”

- Eugene McCarthy

“ Sharks are as tough as those football fans who take their shirts off during games in Chicago in January, only more intelligent. ”

- Dave Barry

“ Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I don't like that attitude. I can assure them it is much more serious than that. ”

- Bill Shankly

“ 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

“ Baseball is what we were. Football is what we have become. ”

- Mary McGrory

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

- Frank Gifford

“ Football players, like prostitutes, are in the business of ruining their bodies for the pleasure of strangers. ”

- Merle Kessler

“ The reason women don't play football is because eleven of them would never wear the same outfit in public. ”

- Phyllis Diller

“ A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall. ”

- Vince Lombardi

“ Conventional wisdom notwithstanding, there is no reason, either in football or in poetry, why the two should not meet in a man's life if he has the weight and cares about the words. ”

- Archibald MacLeish

“ Football combines the two worst features of American life. It is violence punctuated by committee meetings. ”

- George F. Will

“ If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes real good, then you did it. That's all it takes to get people to win football games. ”

- Bear Bryant

“ No star playing, just football. ”

- Knute Rockne

“ Some people try to find things in this game that don't exist but football is only two things blocking and tackling. ”

- Vince Lombardi

“ Sure, luck means a lot in football. Not having a good quarterback is bad luck. ”

- Don Shula

“ Football is a game designed to keep coal miners off the streets. ”

- Jimmy Breslin

“ Football hooligans - well, there are 92 club chairmen for a start. ”

- Brian Clough

“ Gentlemen, it is better to have died as a small boy than to fumble this football. ”

- John Heisman

“ Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals. To actual women, it is simply a good excuse not to play football. ”

- Fran Lebowitz

“ Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn't seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces. ”

- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“ Football is a game of skill, we kicked them a bit and they kicked us a bit. ”

- Graham Roberts

“ The first ninety minutes of a football match are the most important. ”

- Bobby Robson
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