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Sport is imposing order on what was chaos.

Anthony Starr Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I don't like that attitude. I can assure them it is much more serious than that.

Bill Shankly, In Sunday Times (UK) Oct. 4 1981 Anybody who watches three games of football in a row should be declared brain dead.

Erma Bombeck (1927 - 1996) Football is a mistake. It combines the two worst elements of American life. Violence and committee meetings.

George F. Will (1941 - ) Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.

George F. Will (1941 - ) For when the One Great Scorer comes To write against your name, He marks-not that you won or lostBut how you played the game.

Grantland Rice, "Alumunus Football," Only the Brave and Other Poems, p. 144 (1941) Sports do not build character. They reveal it.

Heywood Broun (1888 - 1939)

Nobody in the game of football should be called a genius. A genius is somebody like Norman Einstein.

Joe Theismann, Former quarterback It's not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.

John Wooden (1910 - ) If it weren't for baseball, many kids wouldn't know what a millionaire looked like.

Phyllis Diller For people to judge a man's worth and his very manhood according to the way he feels about sport, and not to recognize it for the piddly, inconsequential goings on that it really is...

Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess, Northern Exposure, Birds of a Feather, 1993 I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out.

Rodney Dangerfield (1921 - 2004) Not every age is fit for childish sports.

Titus Maccius Plautus (254 BC - 184 BC) A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.

Wayne Gretzky (1961 - ) If all the year were playing holidays; To sport would be as tedious as to work.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), 'The First Part of King Henry the IV' Desire is the most important factor in the success of any athlete.

Willie Shoemaker Baseball is 90% mental, the other half is physical.

Yogi Berra (1925 - )

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