Quotations About / On: FOOTBALL

  • 1.
    Football remains a blood sport in which the players are collateral damage for the owners, the advertisers, the networks, the alcohol industry, the ticket buyers and the tv audience. They are gladiators sacrificed for the amusement of the cash carrying fans. Football has been correlated to military aggression and war. Studies have indicated a relationship between football and domestic violence.
    (Saiom Shriver)
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  • 2.
    What better in fall than Ohio State Football, forgetting your troubles watching them dominate and win?
    (I love Ohio State Football. One of my few pure escapes from it all.)
    More quotations from: Michael P. McParland
  • 3.
    Football combines the two worst things about America: it is violence punctuated by committee meetings.
    (George F. Will (b. 1941), U.S. political columnist. International Herald Tribune (Paris, May 7, 1990).)
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  • 4.
    Idon't enjoy getting knocked about on a football field for other people's amusement. I enjoy it if I'm being paid a lot for it.
    (David Storey (b. 1933), British screenwriter, and Lindsay Anderson. Frank (Richard Harris), This Sporting Life, about being a professional rugby player. Based On The Novel by Dav.)
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  • 5.
    Football strategy does not originate in a scrimmage: it is useless to expect solutions in a political compaign.
    (Walter Lippmann (1889-1974), U.S. journalist. A Preface to Politics, ch. 3 (1914).)
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  • 6.
    ... in the minds of search committees there is the lingering question: Can she manage the football coach?
    (Donna E. Shalala (b. 1941), U.S. educator and government official. As quoted in the New York Times, p. C4 (October 20, 1994). At this time, Shalala was the U. S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, as well as the former Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin. She was speaking of the reluctance of University President search committees to select women candidates.)
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  • 7.
    Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring transsexuals. To actual women, it is simply a good reason not to play football.
    (Fran Lebowitz (b. 1950), U.S. humorist. Metropolitan Life, part 4 (1978). In a critical discussion of "women's" magazines.)
  • 8.
    It is veneer, rouge, aestheticism, art museums, new theaters, etc. that make America impotent. The good things are football, kindness, and jazz bands.
    (George Santayana (1863-1952), U.S. philosopher, poet. Letter, May 22, 1927, to critic Van Wyck Brooks.)
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  • 9.
    You can't be a Real Country unless you have A BEER and an airline—it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a BEER.
    (Frank Zappa (1940-1993), U.S. rock musician, and Peter Occhiogrosso. The Real Frank Zappa Book, ch. 12 (1989).)
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  • 10.
    A society that presumes a norm of violence and celebrates aggression, whether in the subway, on the football field, or in the conduct of its business, cannot help making celebrities of the people who would destroy it.
    (Lewis H. Lapham (b. 1935), U.S. essayist, editor. "Citizen Goetz," Harper's (New York, March 1985).)
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