Top Professional Sports Quotes

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1. "I had grand visions of being in professional sports. But when reality set in, I went, 'Oh, OK. I'll just move to Hollywood and be an actor.' I didn't want to look back on my life and wonder, 'What if I had done this? Or I had done that?'"
Author: Bailey Chase
2. "I'm thrilled, I'm grateful, I'm blessed. I played for the world's greatest professional sports team in history. Once a Dallas Cowboy, always a Dallas Cowboy."
Author: Bob Hayes
3. "I went to Dartmouth College, graduated, and had the opportunity to play two professional sports - I played for the New England Patriots in the NFL and professional lacrosse for the Boston Blazers. I had an injury, so I had to stop so I could heal. But when I was playing football, I wasn't making a lot of money; I wasn't a superstar."
Author: Brian J. White
4. "There's not a long track record of people leaving professional sports to become a software developer."
Author: Curt Schilling
5. "When you are a professional sportsman all the guys are great competitors in the top 50."
Author: Guy Forget
6. "When the Pentagon feels free and even gleeful about killing anybody and Everybody who gets in the way of their vicious crusade for oil, the public soul of this country has changed forever, and professional sports is only a serenade for the death of the American dream. Mahalo."
Author: Hunter S. Thompson
7. "One thing led to another. That was the only way to explain how Arnold Brinkman, who considered both professional sports and young children unjustifiable, had ended up at Yankee Stadium with a nine-year-old boy."
Author: Jacob M. Appel
8. "Several professional athletes have wrongly taught many young Americans by example that the only way to succeed in sports is to take steroids."
Author: Jim Sensenbrenner
9. "I think as far as any kind of pressure on a football team or on an individual in professional sports really depends not only on that individual but the leadership they have on the team and the leadership they have on the coaching staff. A lot of times, they can divert some of those pressures off of the individual and off of the team."
Author: Jimmy Johnson
10. "I was a judo athlete, while taking modeling as my side job, before I eventually quit my professional sports career over a knee injury."
Author: Joe Taslim
11. "I played professional level sports. When you're playing for money, it's a whole other level."
Author: Kurt Russell
12. "Professional sports is a business."
Author: Lynn Swann
13. "I would advise all youths aspiring to athletic fame or a professional career to practice clean living, fair play and good sportsmanship."
Author: Major Taylor
14. "Truly, can you imagine anything more boring than fashion? Professional sports, perhaps. Grown men swatting little balls, while the rest of the world pays money to applaud."
Author: Michael Crichton
15. "We've seen the kind of social impact a professional sports team has on a city. A team brings high-profile role models into your community who are healthy and they're great images for the city to gravitate toward, especially for kids."
Author: Mick Cornett
16. "When I took off from Providence, my only professional aspiration was what it had always been: I wanted to be a sportscaster. By the time I landed in the desert, I knew I would spend the rest of my life trying to be a writer."
Author: Mike Greenberg
17. "David Stern might be the smartest executive in the history of professional sports. His obsession with the Vagrant Kings is one of the strangest stories."
Author: R.E. Graswich
18. "It's not just the NFL. Every other league has a draft. It has been fundamental to the success of professional sports."
Author: Roger Goodell
19. "I've had the good fortune to have a much more diverse life than most people would, professional sports and television and news and movies."
Author: Ted Turner
20. "I was an All-American in wrestling in high school, was National Champion in Chinese kickboxing in 1999 and have spent a lot of time around professional athletes, which includes my eight-plus years as CEO of a sports nutrition company."
Author: Tim Ferriss
21. "That's the one regret I have in all the years that I've played professional sports, that I didn't win a championship in the N.F.L. And that's why you play on any level of team sports: you want to win a championship as part of a team."
Author: Warren Moon
22. "People complain professional sportsmen are locked away but when they get out and enjoy themselves, people have a go."
Author: Will Carling
23. "The two major things that changed the makeup of all professional sports are money generated by television and courts that players went to in order to win their freedom as free agents."
Author: Will McDonough
24. "At ten I was playing against 18-year-old guys. At 15 I was playing professional ball with the Birmingham Black Barons, so I really came very quickly in all sports."
Author: Willie Mays

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