Monday, August 27, 2007

Are you ready for some football????

Now that football season is upon us, it's a good time to get in the mood by reading these quotations from well known football personalities!

"At Georgia Southern, we don't cheat. That costs money and we don't have any." Erk Russell / Georgia Southern.

"Football is only a game. Spiritual things are eternal. Nevertheless, Beat Texas." Seen on a church sign in Arkansas prior to the 1969 game.

"After you retire, there's only one big event left....and I ain't ready for that." Bobby Bowden / Florida State

"The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely to be the one who dropped it." Lou Holtz / Arkansas

"When you win, nothing hurts." Joe Namath / Alabama

"Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated." Lou Holtz / Arkansas

"If you want to walk the heavenly streets of gold, you gotta know the password, "Roll, tide, roll!" Bear Bryant / Alabama

"A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall." Frank Leahy / Notre Dame

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you." Woody Hayes / Ohio State

"I don't expect to win enough games to be put on NCAA probation. I just want to win enough to warrant an investigation." Bob Devaney /Nebraska

"In Alabama, an atheist is someone who doesn't believe in Bear Bryant." Wally Butts / Georgia

"You can learn more character on the two-yard line than anywhere else in life." Paul Dietzel / LSU

"It's kind of hard to rally around a math class." Bear Bryant / Alabama

"No, but you can see it from here." Lou Holtz / Arkansas...When asked if Fayetteville was the end of the world.

"I make my practices real hard because if a player is a quitter, I want him to quit in practice, not in a game." Bear Bryant / Alabama

"There's one sure way to stop us from scoring-give us the ball near the goal line." Matty Bell / SMU

"Lads, you're not to miss practice unless your parents died or you died." Frank Leahy / Notre Dame

"I never graduated from Iowa, but I was only there for two terms -Truman's and Eisenhower's." Alex Karras / Iowa

"My advice to defensive players: Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in a bad humor." Bowden Wyatt / Tennessee

"I could have been a Rhodes Scholar, except for my grades." Duffy Daugherty / Michigan State

"Always remember..... Goliath was a 40 point favorite over David." Shug Jordan / Auburn

"They cut us up like boarding house pie. And that's real small pieces." Darrell Royal / Texas

"Show me a good and gracious loser, and I'll show you a failure." Knute Rockne / Notre Dame

"They whipped us like a tied up goat." Spike Dykes / Texas Tech

"I asked Darrell Royal, the coach of the Texas Longhorns, why he didn't recruit me and he said: "Well, Walt, we took a look at you and you weren't any good." Walt Garrison / Oklahoma State

"Son, you've got a good engine, but your hands aren't on the steering wheel." Bobby Bowden / Florida State

"Football is not a contact sport-it is a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport." Duffy Daugherty / Michigan State

After USC lost 51-0 to Notre Dame, his post game message to his team: "All those who need showers, take them." John McKay / USC

"If lessons are learned in defeat, our team is getting a great education." Murray Warmath / Minnesota

"The only qualifications for a lineman are to be big and dumb. To be a back, you only have to be dumb." Knute Rockne / Notre Dame

"Oh, we played about like three tons of buzzard puke this afternoon." Spike Dykes / Texas Tech

"It isn't necessary to see a good tackle. You can hear it." Knute Rockne / Notre Dame

"We live one day at a time and scratch where it itches." Darrell Royal / Texas

"We didn't tackle well today but we made up for it by not blocking." John McKay / USC

"Three things can happen when you throw the ball, and two of them are bad." Darrell Royal / University of Texas

"I've found that prayers work best when you have big players." Knute Rockne / Notre Dame

"Gentlemen, it is better to have died a small boy than to fumble this football" John Heisman

Notable by its absence is the line from John McKay, then no longer at USC but coaching the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during their inaugural season of futility. During post-game press conference, following a thrashing by one of the league's powerhouses, when asked to comment on his team's execution, he replied, "I'm in favor of it."

McKay was bird hunting with Bear Bryant, when the Bear took a shot. The Bird kept flying. Bryant said to Mc Kay, "John, there's something you don't see everyday-a dead bird flying".

" Titties!" Barry Switzer/ fmr coach OU, Dallas Cowboys.

It's Monday....Have a great week!
Lee Ann


John Bryson said...

I am so pumped for my seats to the seahawks games this year! I also love the autumn!

WDKY said...

Ah... for a moment I thought you were talking about football!!!

There's a very famous quote about The Beautiful Game from the late Bill Shankly (a great man and a great manager), who said "Football isn't a matter of life and death, it's more important than that."

That just about sums it up, I think...

green said...


Up here in the Northeast, college football isn't as popular. We only have one real good team, which is Boston College. I'm more of an NFL fan. New England Patriots, baby all the way to Superbowl XLII!!!

Carl Spackler said...

i'm definitely ready for some football. thursday night LSU vs Miss State.

EBEZP said...

"American football is of course a game of football played by men with funny shaped balls!"

Me just now!!

Have a good week BG!!

PS I did like the quotes btw!!

jiggs said...

Football always makes me think positive thoughts about Hank Williams Jr.

rob said...

"Winning doesn't really matter as long as you win."
- Vinny Jones

"My parents have been there for me, ever since I was about 7."
- David Beckham

"I would not be bothered if we lost every game as long as we won the league."
- Mark Viduka

"I felt a lump in my mouth as the ball went in"
- Terry Venables

"We have been saying this, both pre-season and before the season started"
- Len Ashurst

Meanie the baby dragon said...

uh hmmmmm..... don fohget u ben tagd!

The T-Dude said...

"I never graduated from Iowa, but I was only there for two terms -Truman's and Eisenhower's." Alex Karras / Iowa

As a Hawkeye...I love this!