Football Quotes

Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble.

John Madden

Most football teams are temperamental. That's 90% temper and 10% mental.

Doug Plank

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

Frank Gifford

I'd rather play in front of a full house than an empty crowd.

Johnny Giles

Maybe a good rule in life is never become too important to do your own laundry.

Barry Sanders

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.

Archie Griffen

Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.

Joe Theismann

Football is, after all, a wonderful way to get rid of your aggressions without going to jail for it.

Heywood Hale Broun

College football is a sport that bears the same relation to education that bullfighting does to agriculture.

Elbert Hubbard

Football combines the two worst things about America: it is violence punctuated by committee meetings.

George F. Will

Speed is not your fastest, but your slowest man. No back can run faster than his interference.

Jock Sutherland

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

Merle Kessler

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

Jimmy Breslin

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

Paul Brown

A winner never whines.

Paul Brown

How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.

Lou Holtz

When you win, nothing hurts.

Joe Namath

To be a leader, you have to make people want to follow you, and nobody wants to follow someone who doesn't know where he is going.

Joe Namath

At the base of it was the urge, if you wanted to play football, to knock someone down, that was what the sport was all about, the will to win closely linked with contact.

George Plimpton

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

Rugby is a beastly game played by gentlemen, soccer is a gentlemen's game played by beasts and US football is a beastly game played by beasts.

Henry Blaha

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

Dave Barry

Football is easy if you're crazy as hell.

Bo Jackson

We are inclined to think that if we watch a football game or a baseball game, we have taken part in it.

John F. Kennedy

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Updated On : September 08, 2013
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