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What is both surprising and delightful is that spectators are allowed, and even expected, to join in the vocal part of the game... There is no reason why the field should not try to put the batsman off his stroke at the critical moment by neatly timed disparagements of his wife's fidelity and his mother's respectability.

George Bernard Shaw Quotes

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Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.

Barry Switzer Quotes

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The integrity of the game is everything.

Peter Ueberroth Quotes

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The lead car is absolutely unique, except for the one behind it which is identical

Murray Walker Quotes

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There are only two kinds of coaches -- those who have been fired, and those who will be fired.

Ken Loeffler Quotes

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How can we hope to remain economically competitive in a world in which... 90% of Dutch high-school students take advanced math courses and 100% of teachers in Germany have double majors, while the best we can say about our pocket of excellence is that 75% of [American] students have learned to critique tactfully?.

Barbara J. Alexander Quotes

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To free the mind from the habit of competition, we must see in detail the process by which the mind is ensnared by competition.

Marguerite Beecher Quotes

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Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind.

Willard Beecher Quotes

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Show me a guy who is afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.

Lou Brock Quotes

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Somebody will always break your records. It is how you live that counts.

Earl Campbell Quotes

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Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.

Arthur Hugh Clough Quotes

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Hail Caesar, those who are about to die salute you.

Gladiator's Salute Quotes

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You find that you have peace of mind and can enjoy yourself, get more sleep, and rest when you know that it was a one hundred percent effort that you gave -- win or lose.

Gordie Howe Quotes

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Athletes have studied how to leap and how to survive the leap some of the time and return to the ground. They don't always do it well. But they are our philosophers of actual moments and the body and soul in them, and of our maneuvers in our emergencies and longings.

Harold Brodkey Quotes

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Each honest calling, each walk of life, has its own elite, its own aristocracy based on excellence of performance.

James B. Connant Quotes

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The greatest efforts in sports came when the mind is as still as a glass lake.

Timothy Gallwey Quotes

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The first thing is to love your sport. Never do it to please someone else. It has to be yours.

Peggy Fleming Quotes

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Football incorporates the two worst elements of American society: violence punctuated by committee meetings.

Bern Williams Quotes

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Bulls do not win bull fights. People do.

Norman Augustine Quotes

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

Ambrose Bierce Quotes

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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 Quotes

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Nobody roots for Goliath.

Wilt Chamberlain Quotes

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I'm convinced that every boy, in his heart, would rather steal second base than an automobile.

Tom Clark Quotes

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He hits it long. His shoulders are impressively quick through the ball. That's where he's getting his power from. He's young and has great elasticity.

Nick Faldo Quotes

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'Twas Game Six of the Series when out of the sky, Flew Sergio's parachute, a Met banner held high. His goal was to spur our home team to success, Burst Beantown's balloon claiming Sox were the best.

Phyllis Orlikoff Flug Quotes

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