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.
Duffy Daugherty

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.
– Hannibal

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.
– Unknown

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.
– Anonymous

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

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