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A great gift requires two people,
the giver and the receiver.
Think of a football pass -
skillfully catching the pass, the gift,
is fully as important, and difficult, as throwing it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity.
Without it, no real success is possible,
no matter whether it is on a section gang,
a football field, in an army, or in an office.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

If a man watches three football games in a row,
he should be declared legally dead.
- Erma Bombeck

Football is violence and cold weather and sex and college rye.
- Roger Kahn


 

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football,
basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.
- John Leonard

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

Sometimes in football you have to score goals.
- Thierry Henry

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

Football is an incredible game.
Sometimes it's so incredible, it's unbelievable.
- Tom Landry

Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.
Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
- Ambrose Bierce

There was endless action - not just football,
but sailboats, tennis and other things:
movement.
There was endless talk - the ambassador at the head
of the table laying out the prevailing wisdom,
but everyone else weighing in with their opinions and taking part.
- Charles Spalding

I had pro offers from the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers,
who were pretty hard up for linemen in those days.
If I had gone into professional football the name Jerry
Ford might have been a household word today.
- Gerald R. Ford

Fifa cannot sit by and see greed rule the football world.
Nor shall we.
- Sepp Blatter

When I was in college there was a girls' flag football league.
The girls were extremely aggressive.
- Lynn Swann

And of course in America you've got American football
and baseball and all those other ball games,
soccer has become a little niche that the women have kind of filled.
- Parminder Nagra

Whenever I wasn't watching the planes,
I was playing community baseball, football,
or something like that.
- Bo Jackson

Music was important.
Football was the easy part.
- Zinedine Zidane

I'm a big sports fan.
College football is my favorite.
- Verne Troyer

And I coached against Mike when he was an assistant
with the Bears and they won that football game.
- Don Shula

It's so easy for a kid to join a gang,
to do drugs...
we should make it that easy to be involved in football and academics.
- Snoop Dogg

Football will always be my foremost passion.
- David Ginola

It was a very exciting time for me to play professional football,
finally.
- Jim Otto

I'm really normal.
I play football, go to the beach, drive.
We have dogs.
I can imagine people calling me a character,
but I'm Joe Straight.
- River Phoenix

In football you have an adversary; in cinema that adversary is yourself.
- Eric Cantona

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.
- Dick Butkus

You can spend the money on new housing for poor people and the homeless,
or you can spend it on a football stadium or a golf course.
- Jello Biafra

It is wonderful...
Steve and Dan took professional football to a whole
different level with the way they played the game.
The fact that Steve is going in with Dan is very special.
- Frank Gifford

I started beach football in Monte Carlo when I retired from football in 1997.
I liked the game very much.
- Eric Cantona

I was not a very good football player when I started out.
- Lynn Swann

In this case, I realize that, unlike when I was 22 years old,
I realize now that football will not go on forever,
it is a small part of your life.
- Brett Favre

In real football, I wouldn't want Terrell Owens anywhere near my team.
But you're nuts if you don't take him in fantasy.
- Randy Cross

Taking them out of the picture, so to speak,
what football really is, the savagery,
the core root of football, it doesn't change.
It really puts the real in football.
- Lawrence Taylor

I stopped playing football because I'd done as much as I could.
I needed something which was going to excite me as
much as football had excited me.
- Eric Cantona

The Arena League is the best thing that could have
happened to me because I get to run the whole process.
I'm seeing not only the football side but the business side.
- John Elway

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

It is very important that football can see beyond religion
but FIFA does not just ignore its impact.
- Sepp Blatter

Anybody who watches three games of football in a row
should be declared brain dead.
- Erma Bombeck

Here I was, this good guy that played football;
I was gonna go play in college but I had a bad senior year.
But I played guitar in assemblies whenever I could.
- Bob Livingston

I started out as a football player.
I liked to inflict pain.
In basketball, it was the same thing.
- Shaquille O'Neal

If I can join hands with FIFA and other continental
bodies to promote football globally,
then I can do more than that to raise African football to new heights.
- Roger Milla

We are Liverpool Football Club and the expectations are so high.
- Steven Gerrard

It's not pleasant when you lose your whole football team.
- Chuck Noll

I first discovered my turn of pace when I was playing football as a kid.
- Michael East

Football (soccer) is a matter of life and death,
except more important.
- Bill Shankly

Why is it good for football to take the excitement
away from fans by overcharging them for tickets to see their team?
- Sepp Blatter

I don't know much about football.
I know what a goal is, which is surely the main thing about football.
- Victoria Beckham

But we're not supposed to talk anything besides football.
- Al Michaels

I don't want to lose myself in football and that's
what a coach has to do to be successful.
- Dennis Bergkamp

English football has just had a transfer window imposed for the first time,
so it will be interesting to see how managers cope
with the squads they have until it re-opens.
- David Ginola

A school without football is in danger of deteriorating
into a medieval study hall.
- Vince Lombardi

Football's not just about scoring goals -
it's about winning.
- Alan Shearer

For me, football is just a game, not a drama.
- Michel Patini

Don't matter what they throw at us.
Only angry people win football games.
- Darrell Royal

I certainly didn't think of myself as gifted.
The standards for being gifted in my environment were
if you were good in Little League or if you were good in football.
- James Cameron

I was meant to be a composer and will be I'm sure.
Don't ask me to try to forget this unpleasant thing and go play football -
please.
- Samuel Barber

God blessed me to play football.
- Terrell Owens

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.
- David Storey

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

I played English football - soccer -
instead of American football,
because we couldn't afford the equipment.
- Wally Schirra

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.
- Ron Jaworski

But I just want to be known for my football.
- Jamie Redknapp

Because I was small, I was getting the hell kicked
out of me playing football.
- Burt Bacharach

You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline.
It helps if you have some kind of a football team,
or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.
- Frank Zappa

Some people think football is a matter of life and death.
I assure you, it's much more serious than that.
- Bill Shankly

These guys live and breathe football;
they get something out of going to the training ground every day.
- Alan Hansen

So my dad raised me, and he's a huge football fan.
- Lisa Guerrero

People care about my personal life.
But really I'm dorky!
I drink beer and go to football games.
And ya know, sit in my house in a t-shirt on the weekends and play with my dog!
- Sophia Bush

By the time I could have played football,
I was already into acting and that's what I wanted to do.
- David Morse


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