Die habe ich gerade in den Tiefen meines Computers gefunden. In den Anfängen der Football-Karriere suchte man nach Sprüchen und dem Ziel, später wusste man einfach wieviel Spass das Spiel macht.
No talking. Talking doesn’t play football, talking isn’t going to make you practice harder or play harder.“
Ken Simonton, OSU senior, after a disastrous season opener, in response to the question, „Do the seniors on the OSU team need to spend some time talking to the younger players about what is needed to right the ship?“
„A good back makes his own holes. Anybody can run where the holes are.“
Joe Don Looney, running back from Oklahoma, first draft pick by New York Giants in 1963, later traded to Baltimore Colts, giving his reason for missing training camp and his refusal to learn plays.
„It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.“
Archie Griffen, two-time Heisman winner
Football isn’t a contact sport, it’s a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport.
1966 – Darrell Royal, Texas football coach, asked if the abnormal number of Longhorn injuries that season resulted from poor physical conditioning: „One player was lost because he broke his nose. How do you go about getting a nose in condition for football?“
1986 – Jim Finks, New Orleans Saints G.M., when asked after a loss what he thought of the refs: „I’m not allowed to comment on lousy officiating.“
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
– Michael Jordan
If you train hard, you’ll not only be hard, you’ll be hard to beat.
– Herschel Walker
Most games are lost, not won.
– Casey Stengel
The minute you start talking about what you’re going to do if you lose, you have lost.
– George Shultz
Sweat plus sacrifice equals success.
– Charlie Finley
You have no control over what the other guy does. You only have control over what you do.
– A J Kitt
How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.
– Lou Holtz
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
– Joe Paterno
We must either find a way or make one.
To succeed…You need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
– Tony Dorsett
Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.
– Magic Johnson
Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.
– Bo Jackson
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
– Coach Darrel Royal ***original quote – Seneca (3 BC – 65 AD)
You can become a winner only if you are willing to walk over the edge.
– Damon Runyon
Winners never quit and quitters never win.
It’s not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it’s what you put into the practice.
– Eric Lindros
The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.
– Vidal Sassoon
The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.
– Babe Ruth
The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuses, that’s the day you start to the top.
– O.J. Simpson
Before you can win a game, you have to not lose it.
– Chuck Noll, ex-Pittsburgh Steelers Coach
A ship in the harbor is safe. But that’s not what ships are built for.
Other people may not have had high expectations for me… but I had high expectations for myself.
– Shannon Miller
He who stops being better stops being good.
– Oliver Cromwell
The principle is competing against yourself. It’s about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before.
– Steve Young
Ain’t no chance if you don’t take it.
– Guy Clark
To be prepared is half the victory.
– Miguel Cervantes