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The best kids are going to become the best. But the best thing about it is that you're going to learn lessons in playing those sports about winning and losing and teamwork and teammates and arguments and everything else that are going to affect you positively for the rest of your life.
I look at athletes in all sports and try to picture what kind of football player they'd be, what position they'd play and so on.
I don't know anything that builds the will to win better than competitive sports.
Richard M. Nixon
Black people dominate sports in the United States. 20% of the population and 90% of the final four.
Even if I did have, you know, a 'Sports Illustrated' body, I'd still wear elegant clothes.
The addiction to sports, therefore, in a peculiar degree marks an arrested development in man's moral nature.
I have never seen a wrestling match or a prize fight, and I don't want to. When I find out a man is interested in these sports, I drop him.
If you're a sports fan you realize that when you meet somebody, like a girlfriend, they kind of have to root for your team. They don't have a choice.
Well, I'm not a big sports fan.
One afternoon when I was 9, my dad told me I'd be skipping school the next day. Then we drove 12 hours from Melbourne to Sydney for the Centenary Test, a once-in-a-lifetime commemorative cricket match. It was great fun - especially for a kid who was a massive sports fan.
But sports carried me away from being in a gang, or being associated with drugs. Sports was my way out.
I enjoy sports in person.
I'm sort of like a lame, single guy in a red sports car.
I couldn't find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself.
The main thing is healthy eating, exercise, which I do for special events, like if it's Sports Illustrated, or the swim suit catalogue for Victoria's Secret, or my own calendar that I did for the year 2000.
I'm a mad lover of sport. You cannot say a bad word to me about sports. So I know business is involved and I know it can be cynical, and, of course, I watch it, but for me it's pure.
When you look at golf films before us they're all - garbage or satire. A lot of sports films tend to vilify the opposition. Where the opposition becomes this big angry monster, so big you can't beat him.
I live by 'Go big or go home.' That's with everything. It's like either commit and go for it or don't do it at all. I apply that to everything. I apply that to relationships, I apply that to like sports, I apply that to everything. That's what I live by. That's how I like it.
When did I know I had talent? I think it started when I first started playing sports, organized sports.
I was always a sports nut but I've lost interest now in whether one bunch of mercenaries in north London is going to beat another bunch of mercenaries from west London.
I think exercise tests us in so many ways, our skills, our hearts, our ability to bounce back after setbacks. This is the inner beauty of sports and competition, and it can serve us all well as adult athletes.
Sports and entertainment are the only places where inner-city kids see themselves being able to succeed. Their intellectual development is something they don't relate to.
The plays and sports of children are as salutary to them as labor and work are to grown persons.
I went to a football school, which meant that I went to a university that served up education and was simultaneously operating a sports franchise.
I have long been one of those tedious people who rails against the coronation of 'student-athletes.' I have heard the argument that big-time athletics bring in loads of money to universities. I don't believe the money goes anywhere other than back into the sports teams, but that's another story.
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