— Emmitt Smith American football player and sports broadcaster 1969
Fred Mitchell (January 26, 1994) "Self-Doubt Will Never Plague Dallas' Smith", Chicago Tribune, p. Sports: 2.
„It seemed a pity so much Argentinian talent is wasted. Our best football will come against the right type of opposition—a team who come to play football, and not act as animals.“
— Alf Ramsey English association football player and manager 1920 - 1999
Ramsey's indignant opinion of Argentina after England beat them 1–0 in a bruising quarter final in the 1966 World Cup. [World Cup medal honour for Sir Alf, http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/world_cup_medal_honour_for_sir_alf_1_173288, 1 April 2012, ipswichstar.co.uk, 26 June 2009]
„To me, Arsenal played much better football two or three years ago. They won matches and were exciting to watch. They create excitement so how can you say Chelsea are the best in the world?“
— Rafael Benítez Spanish association football player and manager 1960
We don't need to give away flags for our fans to wave (2012)
— Jason Whitlock American TV person 1967
" Keep Rush Limbaugh Out of the NFL http://primebuzz.kcstar.com/?q=node/20227", Fox Sports, October 13, 2009.
„That’s what I wanted to do. You know, 2 hours. It’s like long-distance running or playing in a football game when you totally run out of steam and the moves you make after you run out of steam, because you’re totally unselfconscious, you’re not even thinking about the mechanics anymore. The moves you make then are incredible.“
— Jeff Buckley American singer, guitarist and songwriter 1966 - 1997
From Grace EPK (Electronic Press Kit)
„Football fetish: "We all inhabit this busy mart called America, but are united by nothing meaningful at all. The football fetish in America has intensified in the context of a country whose inhabitants agree on little else than the importance of The Game. Consequently, come playoff time, we come together fleetingly and superficially, to make a religion out of our respective professional football teams."“
— Ilana Mercer South African writer
" Taking a Knee is Akin to Taking A Pee, http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/29/the-tribalism-of-kneelism/" The Daily Caller, September 29, 2017.
— Alex Ferguson Scottish footballer and manager 1941
„(To a football player) If you lie to me, I'll mop the floor with you worse than anyone who's ever tackled you.“
— Judith Sheindlin American lawyer, judge, television personality, and author 1942
Quotes from Judge Judy cases, Being cocky
„I was lucky to come from a difficult area. It teaches you not just about football but also life. There were lots of kids from different races and poor families. People had to struggle to get through the day. Music was important. Football was the easy part.“
— Zinedine Zidane French association football player and manager 1972
Interview, 2004 http://www.theguardian.com/football/2004/apr/04/sport.features
„Someone said to me 'To you football is a matter of life or death!' and I said 'Listen, it's more important than that'.“
— Bill Shankly Scottish footballer and manager 1913 - 1981
An interview on a Granada Television chat-show, hosted by Shelley Rohde on Wednesday 20th of May 1981
„I am embarrassingly incompetent at football or any kind of team sport. I’m so bad it would anger you.“
— Derren Brown British illusionist 1971
TV Series and Specials (Includes DVDs), Trick of the Mind (2004–2006)
„I used to always say when I went on the football field, 'You know I'm the best player out here on this field.“
— Lawrence Taylor All-American college football player, professional football player, linebacker, Pro Football Hall of Fame member 1959
Is that being cocky? Maybe it is.
Quelle: Taylor made: 'L.T.' has a date with Canton, destiny http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/news/1999/08/06/pageone_lawrencetaylor/index.html, sportsillustrated.cnn.com, accessed January 29, 2007.
„Arcadia? The realm of the infinite? It's a poet's corner… It's not a cult or a religion – it's an awareness of your surroundings; you're not going to force yourself on anyone and, equally, no one's going to force themselves on you. And it's about community and pleasure. It came from a whisper through the trees. It came from a crack in the pavement. It can also come when you open a bag of crisps, or when you kick a football against a goalpost. Even if I was winding you up, it would still be true, because Arcadia and the Arcadian Dream is so deep, is so true to our hearts… It can be as powerful as your imagination can allow it to be. But, it can also be as dark and twisted as your soul… Arcadia encompasses the infinite, and that's why it comforts me.“
— Pete Doherty English musician, writer, actor, poet and artist 1979
„To borrow a simile from the football field, we believe that men must play fair, but that there must be no shirking, and that the success can only come to the player who hits the line hard.“
— Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919
Sagamore Hill, Oyster Bay, NY http://www.trsite.org/content/pages/speaking-loudly (October 1897)
„"The Vigils are more important than the school," Archie snapped. "You should have come to me, Carter. Told me your doubts. I'm not the enemy. Instead, you went to the enemy-" "I thought it was the right thing to do." "The right thing to do," Archie mocked. "You guys make me want to vomit. With your precious honor and pride. Football hero. Boxing champ. Strutting the campus with your chest out and your head high. Carter, the ace of aces…" Carter had never heard such rancor, such venom in Archie's voice, Archie, who was always so cool, so detached, like he had been a moment before.“
— Robert Cormier, buch Beyond the Chocolate War
Quelle: Beyond the Chocolate War (1985), p. 207
„He is interested in the feelings of the squash ball, and of the champagne bottle that launches the ship. In a football match his sympathy is not with either of the teams but with the ball, or, in a match ending nil-nil, with the hunger of the goalmouth.“
— Alan Bennett English actor, author 1934
"Kafka in Las Vegas", p. 336.
Writing Home (1994)
„I am more worried about being a good person than being the best football player in the world. When all this is over, what are you left with? “
— Lionel Messi Argentine association football player 1987