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An image

I have been so great in boxing they had to create an image like Rocky, a white image on the screen, to counteract my image in the ring. America has to have its white images, no matter where it gets them. Jesus, Wonder Woman, Tarzan and Rocky.
Muhammad Ali

Baseball
Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended.
George Bernard Shaw

Boxing
Boxing is a lot of white men watching two black men beat each other up.
Muhammad Ali

Everything to me
The game of basketball has been everything to me. My place of refuge, place I've always gone where I needed comfort and peace. It's been the site of intense pain and the most intense feelings of joy and satisfaction. It's a relationship that has evolved over time, given me the greatest respect and love for the game.
Michael Jordan

Intimidation
If a team wants to intimidate you physically and you let them, they've won.
Mia Hamm, American World Cup Soccer champion

It is just a job
It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.
Muhammad Ali

Just play
Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.
Michael Jordan

Our game
I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
Walt Whitman

So wretched
Thus so wretched is man that he would weary even without any cause for weariness... and so frivolous is he that, though full of a thousand reasons for weariness, the least thing, such as playing billiards or hitting a ball, is sufficient enough to amuse him.
Blaise Pascal

Spoiled walk
Golf is a good walk spoiled.
Mark Twain

Strenuous idleness
Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.
William Wordsworth

That is why I succeed
I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Michael Jordan

The rules of soccer
The rules of soccer are very simple, basically it is this: if it moves, kick it. If it doesn't move, kick it until it does.
Phil Woosnam, Welsh soccer player and manager

They don't know
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
Henry David Thoreau

What is sport?
Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.
George Orwell

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