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.
    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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  • 3.
    Football was once America's game, now it is 'America's Shame'
    (5: 05am 18 October 2017. See my poem 'Lady Liberty Is Weeping')
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    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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    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.)
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    ... 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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    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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  • 8.
    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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  • 9.
    A normal adolescent is so restless and twitchy and awkward that he can mange to injure his knee—not playing soccer, not playing football—but by falling off his chair in the middle of French class.
    (Judith Viorst (20th century), U.S. novelist and poet. Necessary Losses, ch. 10 (1986).)
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  • 10.
    Conventional wisdom notwithstanding, there is no reason either in football or in poetry why the two should not meet in a man's life if he has the weight and cares about the words.
    (Archibald MacLeish (1892-1982), U.S. poet. "Moonlighting on Yale Field," Riders on Earth (1978).)