I knew I was never going to play professional sport, but I loved playing and I went to all the games I could afford to.
- Spike Lee
What separates sports from entrepreneurism, however, is that in business we constantly have to overcome undefined and unpredictable challenges. Athletes train for specific events and conditions, whereas entrepreneurs generally have little idea what they will encounter along the way.
- Naveen Jain
The truth is, what Americans enjoy about football is much of what makes the sport dangerous. However, I believe there must be a way to find the art of success and vitality in football, without the driving the level of impact that causes serious risk of head trauma, paralysis and other life-changing
- Naveen Jain
As a father, I believe that involving children in sports at a young age is generally, a wise proposition. I believe that healthy competition is... well... healthy; that sporting events foster a spirit of teamwork that far surpasses the events themselves; and that active participation keeps children
- Naveen Jain
I liked the game, I enjoyed the game, and the game fed me enough, and gave me enough rewards to reinforce that this is something that I should spend time doing, and that I could possibly make a priority in my life, versus other sports.
- Julius Erving
One of the things in the back of my mind is that, after my sports experience, I never want to be, totally consumed by any one endeavor, other than my family life.
- Julius Erving
I am a sports fanatic and being able to perform at halftime for the fans of the Steelers and the Jets is such a thrill for me.
- Joe Nichols
There is no great sport in having bullets flying about one in every direction, but I find they have less horror when among them than when in anticipation.
- Umberto Eco
In the United States, we spend millions of dollars on sports because it promotes teamwork, discipline, and the experience of learning to make great progress in small increments. Learning to play music does all this and more.
- Linda Ronstadt
Michael Phelps is a sporting god among men. It is hard to say if anyone will ever match his accomplishments, but it has been an honor to see him become a legend. He makes me proud of the American sports institution and proud of the sports that get mass attention only every four years.
- Johnny Weir
There will always be cheaters. It is human nature. It will never be 100 percent clean, in any sport.
- David Millar
The importance that our society attaches to sport is incredible. After all, is football a game or a religion? The people of this country have allowed sports to get completely out of hand.
- Howard Cosell
Sport fosters many things that are good; teamwork and leadership.
- Daley Thompson
Writing is like a contact sport, like football. You can get hurt, but you enjoy it.
- Irwin Shaw
I have zero interest in sports of any kind - professional, college or international.
- Jimmy Wales
A significant piece of the wealth that the NFL owners garner is a result of the enormous TV revenues they get - and those revenues are supported by a legislatively granted exemption from the antitrust laws that has been made applicable to sports leagues, primarily the NFL.
- Eliot Spitzer
In the Olympic Oath, I ask for only one thing: sporting loyalty.
- Pierre de Coubertin
My motto is, you have to get in a sport a day.
- Paul Walker
The only athletic sport I ever mastered was backgammon.
- Douglas William Jerrold
I wish I had played team sports. I think every kid should. Teamwork builds character - teaches people about leadership and cooperation.
- Mo Rocca
I have to wear two sports bras when I do my cardio. It takes a lot to hold these puppies up!
- Fergie
If they asked me, I did two shifts. I did sports, I did news, because I loved it.
- Larry King
There is no life for girls in team sports past Little League. I got into tennis when I realized this, and because I thought golf would be too slow for me, and I was too scared to swim.
- Billie Jean King
Most Indians go into education. Their parents just push them into education like parents in Australia push them into sports.
- Mahesh Bhupathi
It sounds like a cliche, but it... you do sing about what you know about. And I grew up in a small town, and I grew up in a place where your whole world revolved around friends, family, school, and church, and sports.
- Kenny Chesney
Although it is disappointing that softball was not reinstated into the Olympics, we are going to continue to keep growing the sport.
- Jennie Finch
Up until the age of 16, I was very focused on sport - I played a lot of football. Then I tore my ACL and had to stop playing.
- Josh Hartnett
The last few years I became a lot more into sports. Growing up, the sports I liked were independent sports, like skateboarding. I was really into skateboarding, and not necessarily team televised sports.
- Mark Hoppus
Of course, in our grade school, in those days, there were no organized sports at all. We just went out and ran around the school yard for recess.
- Alan Shepard
Rock and roll is a contact sport. I enjoy playing the tunes that really get the people going.
- Richie Sambora
When I was a kid, I was always an athlete. I played a lot of sports. I played football, basketball, baseball and soccer.
- Scott Caan
There were only 75 people in my graduating class at the school I attended in Hannah, S.C. It was a small school and that translated into not a lot of opportunities when it came to music. We had academic and sports programs but we never had a consistent music program. We would have a band one year, a
- Josh Turner
Kids can have great passion and great ability but if you have the facilities for your particular sport that can give you the inspiration to become a sportsman.
- David Beckham
I do sport at the gym a few times a week, but I hate it. Work is my only remedy. I feel so twisted and horrible in the morning, but then I go to the office and I start feeling better. Work is my Tylenol. Extra-strength.
- Alber Elbaz
It certainly is dangerous that there are only a few clubs left in Europe that can afford to pay millions. At the end of the day however, the spectators decide the rates of pay - by watching the games and consuming the goods and services advertised on sports TV programmes.
- Angela Merkel
As you know, the thing that I know the least about is the topic of sports.
- John Hodgman
All I can ask from society is that it please stop telling me why I should like sports.
- John Hodgman
I have no use for people who hunt for what they call sport.
- Mercedes McCambridge
In the States, tennis is sixth or seventh on the totem pole as far as sports go.
- Andy Roddick
Enrolling your child in a recreational sport sponsored by your neighborhood recreation community centers is a great way to keep kids active.
- Lee Haney
I feel like football players are overworked and underpaid compared to any other sports.
- Terrell Owens
Tennis is an individual sport, and I am quite a self-conscious person.
- Andy Murray
Everything in tennis is so neat and nice but boxing has sport down to its essence; it is very pure and I like that.
- Andy Murray
A lot of athletes use sports psychologists.
- Andy Murray
For me, by far, the Olympics is the biggest sporting event in the world.
- Andy Murray
Boxing, mixed martial arts and tennis are the hardest sports to train for.
- Andy Murray
For a while I was on the cover of every Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, which was regarded as the pinnacle of success in America.
- Elle Macpherson
I love various sports, including basketball, tennis and billiards.
- Yani Tseng
We live in a world where sports have the potential to bridge the gap between racism, sexism and discrimination. The 2012 Olympic Games was a great start but hopefully what these games taught us is that if women are given an opportunity on an equal playing field the possibilities for women are endles
- Jackie Joyner-Kersee
I do not like sports, unless you consider treating all humankind with love and respect a sport.
- Todd Barry
When I was younger, I was very athletic and I always loved sports and physical things.
- Saoirse Ronan
I think I was a good student, because I jumped over a school. My main interest was basically history and literature. Sports were basically basketball and swimming at a pool. I was so happy.
- Shimon Peres
If there was a template for success in sports, everyone would follow it. You do the best you can and trust the people you trust.
- Mark Cuban
Tennis is a psychological sport, you have to keep a clear head. That is why I stopped playing.
- Boris Becker
A political race today, even a primary, is $150 million. The whole political system has become obscene in terms of the absurd amount of money that is required to compete. Just put it on ESPN and call it a sporting event.
- Mike Huckabee
Sport was my absolute love. It was very sporty household. We had my - my brother and I both loved sports.
- Delta Goodrem
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