180+ American Football Quotes & Sayings – Quotes Update

180+ American Football Quotes & Sayings – Quotes Update

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American Football Quotes

1:) A champion is simply someone who did not give up when they wanted to.”- Tom Landry

2:) A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are.” – Ara Parseghian

3:) Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou Holtz

4:) Academe, an ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, A modern school where football is taught.” – Ambrose Bierce

5:) Adversity is an opportunity for heroism.” – Marv Levy

6:) All I can say is that I’m going to try to coach the way I’ve coached in the past. And if it ends up not being good enough, then so be it.” – Steve Spurrier

7:) All that I know most surely about morality and obligations I owe to football.” – Albert Camus

8:) At the base of it was the urge, if you wanted to play football, to knock someone down, that was what the sport was all about, the will to win closely linked with contact.” – George Plimpton

9:) Championships are won by teams who love one another, who enjoy and respect one another and play for and support one another.” – Tom Coughlin

10:) Coaching is not how much you know. its how much you can get players to do.” – bum Philips

11:) Confidence doesn’t come out of anywhere. It’s a result of something … hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication.” – Roger Staubach

12:) Detroit’s so bad this year they might lose their bye week.” – Dennis Miller.

13:) Distance running to a professional athlete in my day was five laps around the field. And you stopped each lap to take your pulse.” – Lynn Swann.

14:) Doing something the right way is something I take pride in.” – Frank Thomas

15:) Don’t worry about it. It’s just a bunch of guys with an odd-shaped ball.” – Bill Parcells

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16:) Either love your players or get out of coaching.” – Bobby Dodd

17:) Emotion is highly overrated in football. My wife Corky is emotional as hell but can’t play football worth a damn.” – John McKay

18:) Excuses are the tools of the incompetent.” – Mike Tomlin

19:) Failures are expected by losers, ignored by winners.” – Joe Gibbs

20:) Football combines the two worst things about America:  it is violence punctuated by committee meetings.”  – George F. Will

21:) Football doesn’t build character, it reveals character!” – Marv Levy

22:) Football is a game played with arms, legs and shoulders but mostly from the neck up.” – Knute Rockne

23:) Football is all very well a good game for rough girls, but not for delicate boys.”- Oscar Wilde

24:) 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

25:) Football is easy if you’re crazy as hell.” – Bo Jackson

26:) Football is like life — it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.” – Vince Lombardi

27:) Football is, after all, a wonderful way to get rid of your aggressions without going to jail for it.” – Heywood Hale Broun

28:) Football, wherein is nothing but beastly fury, and extreme violence, whereof proceedeth hurt, and consequently rancor and malice do remain with them that be wounded.” – Thomas Elyot

29:) For every pass I caught in a game, I caught a thousand in practice.”- don Hutson

30:) Gentlemen, it is better to have died a small boy than to fumble this football.” – John Heisman

31:) God, as some cynic has said, is always on the side which has the best football coach.” – Heywood Broun

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32:) Good fellows are a dime a dozen, but an aggressive leader is priceless.” – Red Blaik

33:) Great leaders are positively contagious.” -Mike Smith

34:) He is the only man I ever saw who ran his own interference” – Steve Owen

35:) He’s fair. He treats us all the same – like dogs.” – Henry Jordan

36:) Hey, the offensive linemen are the biggest guys on the field, they’re bigger than everybody else, and that’s what makes them the biggest guys on the field.” – John Madden

37:) How do you win? By getting average players to play good and good players to play great. That’s how you win.”- bum Philips

38:) 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

39:) I feel like I’m the best, but you’re not going to get me to say that.” – Jerry Rice

40:) I give so much of myself on Sunday. I drain all the life out of myself out there. I get paid to play, to win, to give the city pride, so maybe everybody can forget for a little while how hard life is.” – Randall Cunningham

41:) I had pro offers from the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers, who were pretty hard up for linemen in those days. If I had gone into professional football, the name Jerry Ford might have been a household world today.” – Gerald R. Ford

42:) I have weapons; my arms, my legs, and my brain.” – Michael Vick

43:) I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved. Well-prepared players make plays. I have yet to be in a game where the most prepared team didn’t win.” – Urban Meyer

44:) I love me some me.” – Terrell Owens.

45:) I may be dumb, but I’m not stupid” – Terry Bradshaw

46:) I may win and I may lose, but I will never be defeated.” – Emmitt Smith

47:) I never graduated college, but I was only there for two terms – Truman’s and Eisenhower’s” – Alex Karras

American Football Sayings

48:) I pray not for victory, but to do my best.” – Amos Alonzo Stagg

49:) I was the originator of smack. Some guys rattle with smack; with other guys it rolls right off their shoulders like nothing.” – Deacon Jones.

50:) I’d catch a punt naked, in the snow, in Buffalo, for a chance to play in the NFL.” – Steve Henderson.

51:) I’m a firm believer that all sports will eventually be global. Someday, we may have a quarterback from China named Yao Fling.” – Paul Tagliablue

52:) I’m a light eater. As soon as it’s light, I start to eat” – Art Donovan.

53:) I’ve observed that if individuals who prevail in a high competitive environment have any one thing in common besides success, it is failure- and their ability to overcome it.” – Bill Walsh

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54:) If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead.” – Erma Bombeck

55:) If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it. That’s all it takes to get people to win football games for you.” – Paul Bear Bryant

56:) If I drop dead tomorrow, at least I’ll know I died in good health.” – Bum Phillips

57:) If it doesn’t matter who wins or loses, then why do they keep score.” – Vince Lombardi

58:) If the Super Bowl is really the ultimate game, why do they play it again next year?” – Duane Thomas

59:) If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven’t done anything today.” – Lou Holtz

60:) If winning isn’t everything, why do they keep score?” – Vince Lombardi

61:) If you ain’t pissed off for greatness, that just means you’re okay with being mediocre.” – Ray Lewis

62:) If you are afraid of confrontation, you are not going to do very well.” – Bill Parcells

63:) If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you’ll be fired with enthusiasm.” – Vince Lombardi

64:) If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.” – Ronnie Lott

65:) If you don’t think you’re a winner, you don’t belong here.” – Vince Lombardi

66:) If you sit back and spend too much time feeling good about what you did in the past, you’re going to come up short next time.”

67:) If you want to win, do the ordinary things better than anyone else does them day in and day out.” – Chuck Noll

68:) If you’ll not settle for anything less than your best, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives.” – Vince Lombardi

69:) If you’re mad at your kid, you can either raise him to be a nose tackle or send him out to play on the freeway. It’s about the same.” – Bob Golic

70:) If you’re not going to go all the way, why go at all?”- Joe Namath

71:) If you’re not in the parade, you watch the parade. That’s life.”- mike Ditka

72:) In life, as in football, you won’t go far unless you know where the goalposts are.” – Arnold H. Glasow

73:) In order to win the game, you must first not lose it.”- chuck noll

74:) It isn’t like I came down from Mount Sinai with the tabloids.” – Ron Meyer

75:) It takes 20 years to build a reputation and 5 minutes to ruin it.”- Peyton manning

76:) It’s like my ex-wife.  Different personalities and seven of them hated me.” – Jack Rose

77:) It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size in the fight of the dog.” – Archie Griffin

78:) It’s not the will to win that matters. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.” – Paul Bryant

79:) It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi

80:) It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog!”- Archie Griffin

81:) Julian Dicks is everywhere. It’s like they’ve got eleven Dicks on the field.” – Metro Radio.

82:) Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.” – Vince Lombardi

83:) Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence…If you’re in control, they’re in control.” – Tom Landry

84:) Let’s face it, you have to have a slightly recessive gene that has a little something to do with the brain to go out on the football field and beat your head against other human beings on a daily basis.”  – Tim Green

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85:) Life is ten percent what happens to you, and ninety percent how you respond to it.” – Lou holtz

86:) Mediocre people don’t like high achievers, and high achievers don’t like mediocre people.” – Nick Saban

87:) Mental toughness is going out there and doing what’s best for the team—even though everything isn’t going exactly the way you want it to.” – Bill Belichick

88:) Most football players are temperamental. That’s 90% temper and 0% mental” – Doug Plank

89:) Most of my clichés aren’t original.” – Chuck Knox

90:) My philosophy? Simplicity plus variety.” – Hank Stram

91:) Never quit. It is the easiest cop-out in the world. Set a goal and don’t quit until you attain it. When you do attain it, set another goal, and don’t quit until you reach it. Never quit.” – Bear Bryant

92:) No matter the circumstances you may be going through, just push through it.” – Ray Lewis

American Football Sayings

93:) No one ever drowned in sweat.” – Lou Holtz

94:) Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.” – Joe Theismann

95:) Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.” – George S. Halas

96:) Not only does he have the NFC East record for touchdowns, but also the team record.” – Emmitt Smith

97:) Nothing that comes easy is worth a dime.” – Woody Hayes

98:) Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.”- Vince Lombardi

99:) Only in a game like this do you see grown men playing patty-cake. It’s the rawest of emotions out here.” – Cris Collinsworth

100:) People say I’ll be drafted in the first round, maybe even higher.” – Craig Heyward

101:) People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.” – Vince Lombardi

102:) Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi,

103:) Pressure is something you feel when you don’t know what you’re doing.” – Chuck Noll

104:) Pro football is like nuclear warfare. There are no winners, only survivors. – Frank Gifford

105:) Rapport? You mean like, You’ll run as fast as you can, and I’ll throw it as far as I can?” – Jeff Kemp.

106:) Remember, once you set a goal, it’s all about how hard you’re willing to work, how much you’re willing to sacrifice and how badly you truly want it.” – J.J. Watt

107:) Remember, tomorrow is promised to no one.” – Walter Payton

108:) Rugby is a beastly game played by gentlemen, soccer is a gentlemen’s game played by beasts and US football is a beastly game played by beasts.” – Henry Blaha

109:) Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble.” – John Madden

110:) Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.” – Bo Jackson

111:) Setting a goal is not the main thing.  It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.” – Tom Landry

112:) Sharks are as tough as those football fans who take their shirts off during games in Chicago in January, only more intelligent.” – Dave Barry

113:) Some people try to find things in this game that don’t exist but football is only two things – blocking and tackling.” – Vince Lombardi

114:) Sometime, Rock, when the teams up against it, when things are going wrong and the breaks are beating the boys, tell them to go in there with all they’ve got and win just one for the Gipper. I don’t know where I’ll be then, Rock, but I’ll know about it, and I’ll be happy.” – George Gipp

115:) Speed is not your fastest, but your slowest man. No back can run faster than his interference.” – Jock Sutherland

116:) Sportsmanship is that quality of honor that desires always to be courteous, fair, and respectful, and it is interpreted in the conduct of players, spectators, coaches, and school authorities.” – Fielding Yost

117:) Stay focused. Your start does not determine how you’re going to finish.” – Herm Edwards

118:) Success is not forever and failure isn’t fatal.” – Don Shula

119:) Success isn’t measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.” – Mike Ditka

120:) Success isn’t owned, it’s leased. And rent is due every day.” – J.J. Watt

121:) Sure, luck means a lot in football. Not having a good quarterback is bad luck.” – Don Shula

122:) Tell Ray to put the eyeliner, the lipstick and the high heels away. I’m not saying he’s a cross-dresser, that’s just what I heard.” – Shannon Sharpe

123:) Thanks giving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare.  They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.”  – Erma Bombeck

124:) The champion makes his own luck.” – Earl Blaik

125:) The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.” – Vince Lombardi

126:) The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” – Jimmy Johnson

127:) The function of football, soccer, basketball and other passion-sports in modern industrial society is the transference of boredom, frustration, anger and rage into socially acceptable forms of combat. A temporary substitute for war; for nationalism; identification with something bigger than the self.”- Edward Abbey

128:) The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.” – Vince Lombardi

129:) The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.” – Vince Lombardi

130:) The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it.” – Lou holtz

131:) The most valuable player is the one who makes the most players valuable.” – Peyton Manning

132:) The only discipline that lasts, is self-discipline”- bum Philips

133:) The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vince Lombardi

134:) The only way to stop Jim Brown was to give him a movie contract” – Spider Lockhart

135:) The people don’t take baths and they don’t speak English. No golf courses, no room service. Who needs it?” – Jim Mc Mahon.

136:) The reason women don’t play football is because eleven of them would never wear the same outfit in public.” – Phyliss Diller.

137:) The superior man blames himself. The inferior man blames others.” – Don Shula

138:) There is no defense against a perfect pass. I can throw the perfect pass.” – Dan Marino

139:) There is no substitute for work.”- Vince Lombardi

140:) There is only one way to succeed in anything…and that is to give it everything.” – Vince Lombardi

141:) There will always be hope for our country as long as more people watch Monday Night Football than Friends.” – Michael Logsdon.

142:) There’s no substitute for hard work and effort beyond the call of duty.  That is what strengthens the soul and ennobles one’s character.” – Walter Camp

143:) To defeat a weak opponent is not the problem: The problem is to win when he is as good as or better than you.” – Robert Neyland

144:) To do things you’ve never done before, you have to do things you’ve never done before.” – Sean Payton

145:) To have the kind of year you want to have, something has to happen that you can’t explain why it happened. Something has to happen that you can’t coach.” – Bobby Bowden

146:) To play this game you must have fire in you, and there is nothing that strokes fire like hate.” – Vince Lombardi

147:) Today I will do what other won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t” – jerry rice

148:) Treat a person as he is, and he will remain as he is.  Treat him as he could be, and he will become what he should be.” – Jimmy Johnson

149:) Try not to do too many things at once. Know what you want, the number one thing today and tomorrow. Persevere and get it done.” – George Allen

150:) Violent ground-acquisition games such as football are in fact a crypto-fascist metaphor for nuclear war.” – Robert Downey, Jr.

151:) We are inclined to think that if we watch a football game or a baseball game, we have taken part in it.” – John F. Kennedy

152:) We can’t run, We can’t pass, We can’t stop the run. We can’t stop the pass, We can’t kick. Other than that, we’re just not a very good football team right now.” – Bruce Coslet

153:) We didn’t lose the game; we just ran out of time.” – Vince Lombardi

154:) We don’t live in our fears. We live in our hopes.” – Mike Tomlin

155:) We have football weather during baseball season, and baseball weather during football season.” – Herb Caen

156:) We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.”- Vince Lombardi

157:) We’re as clean as any team. We wash our hands before we hit anybody.” – Nate Newton.

158:) We’re going to start with the injury report, obviously. Manning, Clark, Addai, Reggie Wayne, Freeney, Mathis, Brackett — all those guys will not play. Oh, hold up. That was my wish list for Santa Claus.” – Rex Ryan

159:) Well, we’ve determined that we can’t win at home and we can’t win on the road. What we need is a neutral site.” – John Mc Kay.

160:) When I played pro football, I never set out to hurt anyone deliberately – unless it was, you know, important, like a league game or something.” – Dick Butkus

161:) When you don’t give up, you cannot fail.” – Adrian Peterson

162:) When you find your opponent’s weak spot, hammer it.” – John Heisman

163:) When you win, nothing hurts.” – Joe Namath

164:) When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less.” – Paul Brown

165:) When you’ve got something to prove, there’s nothing greater than a challenge.” – Terry Bradshaw

166:) When you’re good at something, you’ll tell everyone. When you’re great at something, they’ll tell you.”- Walter Payton

167:) Whether the light switch is on in every room or not, I’m not certain. But I can tell you that most of the house is lit.” – Les Miles

168:) Winners never quit and quitters never win.” – Vince Lombardi

169:) Winning is not a sometime thing, it is an all the time thing. You don’t do things right once in a while – you do them right all the time.” – Vince Lombardi

170:) Winning is not everything – but making the effort to win is.” – Vince Lombardi

171:) Winning isn’t getting ahead of others. It’s getting ahead of yourself.”- Roger staubach

172:) Words without action fall on deaf ears.” – Aaron Rodgers

173:) Work isn’t work unless you would rather be doing something else,”- don Shula

174:) You can learn a line from a win and a book from defeat.” – Paul Brown

175:) You can’t always control circumstances. However, you can always control your attitude, approach, and response. Your options are to complain or to look ahead and figure out how to make the situation better.” – Tony Dungy

176:) You cannot make progress with excuses.” – Cam Newton

177:) You don’t have to flaunt your success, but you don’t have to apologize for it, either.” – Gene Stallings

178:) You don’t have to win it; just don’t lose it.” – Linebacker Ray Lewis.

179:) You fail all the time, but you aren’t a failure until you start blaming someone else.” – Bum Phillips

180:) You guys line up alphabetically by height.” – Bill Peterson.

181:) You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others. That’s the mark of a true professional.” – Joe Paterno

182:) You have to play this game like somebody just hit your mother with a two-by-four.”  – Dan Birdwell

183:) You need to play with supreme confidence, or else you’ll lose again, and then losing becomes a habit.” – Joe Paterno

184:) Your talent determines what you can do, Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou holtz

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