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Inspirational Football Quotes

Nobody's a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better. It's hard to stay on top.

Paul Coffey

It's not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.

John Wooden

Sure, the home-field is an advantage -- but so is having a lot of talent.


Rugby is a beastly game played by gentlemen. Soccer is a gentleman's game played by beasts. Football is a beastly game played by beasts.

Henry Blaha

Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself.

Paul "Bear" Bryant

When in doubt, punt!


American football makes rugby look like a Tupperware party.

Sue Lawley

Individual commitment to a group effort -- that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.

Vince Lombardi

You have to play this game like somebody just hit your mother with a two-by-four.

Dan Birdwell

Football isn't a contact sport, it's a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport.

Duffy Daugherty

Football is an honest game. It’s true to life. It’s a game about sharing. Football is a team game. So is life.

Joe Namath

If you train hard, you'll not only be hard, you'll be hard to beat.

Herschel Walker

Football is easy if you're crazy as hell.

Bo Jackson

“Football incorporates the two worst elements of American society: violence punctuated by committee meetings.� George F. Will

Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.

Lou Holtz

I never set out to hurt anyone deliberately - unless it was, you know, important, like a league game or something

Dick Butkus

Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. Lance Armstrong

You can't win unless you learn how to lose.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than fifty preaching it.

Knute Rockne

It's not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.

John Wooden

You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy. Arthur Ashe

Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary.

Ray Knight


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