I knew nothing about football, then someone showed me a film of Petit and I realised how interesting the game could be. He is divine. When I met him I could barely speak, he was so gorgeous. Women will love that show.
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.
Corporate documents, like football game plans, are not easily drafted in a stadium, with thousands of very interested fans participating, each with their own red pencil, trying to reach a consensus on every word.
And I think they loved me because I loved being part of their team, you know, and I quite often say to kids, that I was the worst player in the world’s best football team – and that was good enough for me.
I think we have our sports within our own culture that are huge with baseball, football, basketball, and hockey. Those are the sports in America that we grow up with and soccer isn’t really there yet.
I want to see a player on the football field. I want to see what kind of teammate they are, what kind of leadership qualities they have. I want to see how aggressive they are, how much fun they have playing the game.
When all the girls were getting all made up and getting into all that girl stuff in junior high I was out playing softball or touch football with the guys.
Some of the money going to the rookies can now be spent on people who have proved their worth. After all, the average playing life of a pro football player is about eight years and it is only fitting that the veterans get something for their efforts.
Four years of football are calculated to breed in the average man more of the ingredients of success in life than almost any academic course he takes.
In football you always get judged on your last game. Whoever you are, or how amazing you are, it’s the last game that everyone has seen.
Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?
The truth is the Super Bowl long ago became more than just a football game. It’s part of our culture like turkey at Thanksgiving and lights at Christmas, and like those holidays beyond their meaning, a factor in our economy.
Most of the time I meet my trainer at the gym and we do a lot of everything: weights circuit with cardio, football drills, sprinting with weights on the treadmill.
There is a growing feeling that perhaps Texas is really another country, a place where the skies, the disasters, the diamonds, the politicians, the women, the fortunes, the football players and the murders are all bigger than anywhere else.
We were younger. And it’s basically like looking at football classics. You see things that you did, you see things that you could’ve done better and you think about all the good relationships that you had with the cast.
I don’t have a lot to share with other men. My heart sinks when I get into a taxi and someone starts talking to me about football.
I don’t enjoy getting knocked about on a football field for other people’s amusement. I enjoy it if I’m being paid a lot for it.
I love to see Favre playing his best football, and if his mind his right, he’ll probably have a fine season.
I don’t know much about football. I know what a goal is, which is surely the main thing about football.
Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football, basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.
I attribute my entire football career, as far as getting me started, getting me interested, keeping me that way was my father. He went to every game even though he was crippled and wasn’t real healthy.
When I played pro football, I never set out to hurt anyone deliberately – unless it was, you know, important, like a league game or something.
The car business is a lot like football. In football, you have to win once a week. In the car business, you have to win every day.
Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn’t seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
My daddy died when I was two years old. My mother raised my two older brothers and me. And we couldn’t have had a better situation. I mean, she was the – ran the concession stand at the Little League, and she was the first woman president of The Touchdown Club, the booster club for the high school football team. And so, I had a wonderful childhood.
I think the greatest all-around athlete ever was Jim Brown. He played lacrosse, basketball and ran track at Syracuse. He played professional football for the Browns.
A lot of football success is in the mind. You must believe you are the best and then make sure that you are.
This is a year and a few months after the transplant. Before I had it my doctors told me that it would be the biggest thing that I ever had to face and believe me, when they take your liver out of ya and put another one in it’s like replacing a football in your stomach.
I’m comfortable with my femininity, and I don’t try to change what I look like just because I’m reporting on football at the end of the night.
Positive thinking is the key to success in business, education, pro football, anything that you can mention. I go out there thinking that I’m going to complete every pass.
I’m not claiming that football is the nation’s salvation in this area, but it’s one of them, one little thing that apparently has captured the imagination of a large sector of our society. But when football can’t be a relatively pure outlet, a fun thing, then it hurts itself.