Football Quotes

Football is a game played with arms, legs and shoulders but mostly from the neck up

Knute Rockne

Baseball is what we were, football is what we have become.

Mary McGrory

I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it.

Gale Sayers

The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.

John Madden

American football makes rugby look like a Tupperware party.

Sue Lawley

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

In the football match, everything is complicated by the presence of the other team.

Jean Paul Sartre

Football brings out the sociologist that lurks in some otherwise respectable citizens. They say football is a metaphor for America's sinfulness.

George F. Will

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.

Arnold Mandell

You have to play this game like somebody just hit your mother with a two-by-four.

Dan Birdwell

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

Erma Bombeck

One of the great disappointments of a football game is that the cheerleaders never seem to get injured.


No star playing, just football.

Knute Rockne

If football players were armed with guns, there wouldn't be stadiums large enough to hold the crowds.

Irwin Shaw

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

Merle Kessler

When people talk about my dark days, when I sit down and think about it - the misdemeanours I've had, with the things that go on in the real world, - the things I have done are stupid and foolish. But they are not war crimes. That's what gets me. When footballers are on the front page and on page seven is something about soldiers dying or floods or the real tragedies in this world, I ask myself how we can justify that.

Joey Barton

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Updated On : September 08, 2013
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