Famous Footballisms

Posted: September 15, 2013 by MichaelSmithNC in All, Humor, Sports

Gentlemen, it is better to have died a small boy……..than to fumble THIS football”
John Heisman

“Show me a good and gracious loser…….and I’ll show you a failure.”
Knute Rockne

“I make my practices real hard ……..because if a player is a quitter…..I want him to quit in practice, not in a game.”
Bear Bryant

“It isn’t necessary to see a good tackle…..You can hear it!
Knute Rockne

“At Georgia Southern, we don’t cheat…….That costs money and we don’t have any.”
Erk Russell

“After you retire, there’s only one big event left….and I ain’t ready for that.”
Bobby Bowden

“The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely to be the one who dropped it.”
Lou Holtz

“When you win, nothing hurts.”
Joe Namath

“Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated.”
Lou Holtz

“If you want to walk the heavenly streets of gold…….you gotta know the password, “Roll, tide, roll!”
Bear Bryant

“A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall.”
Frank Leahy

“There’s nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you.”
Woody Hayes

“I don’t expect to win enough games to be put on NCAA probation. I just want to win enough to warrant an investigation.”
Bob Devaney

“In Alabama, an atheist is………someone who doesn’t believe in Bear Bryant.”
Wally Butts

“I never graduated from Iowa, but I was only there for two terms – Truman’s and Eisenhower’s.”
Alex Karras

“My advice to defensive players: Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in a bad humor.”
Bowden Wyatt

“I could have been a Rhodes Scholar…….except for my grades.”
Duffy Daugherty

“Always remember …..Goliath was a 40 point favorite over David.”
Shug Jordan

“They cut us up like boarding house pie…….And that’s real small pieces.”
Darrell Royal

“They whipped us like a tied up goat.”
Spike Dykes

“I asked Darrell Royal, the coach of the Texas Longhorns, why he didn’t recruit me and he said: “Well, Walt, we took a look at you and you weren’t any good.”
Walt Garrison

“Son, you’ve got a good engine, but your hands aren’t on the steering wheel.”
Bobby Bowden

“Football is NOT a contact sport – it is a collision sport. Dancing IS a contact sport.”
Duffy Daugherty

After USC lost 51-0 to Notre Dame, his post game message to his team: “All those who need showers… take them.”
John McKay

“If lessons are learned in defeat………….our team is getting a great education.”
Murray Warmath

“The only qualifications for a lineman are to be big and dumb. To be a back, you only have to be dumb.”
Knute Rockne

“Oh, we played about like three tons of buzzard puke this afternoon.”
Spike Dykes

“We live one day at a time and scratch where it itches.”
Darrell Royal

“We didn’t tackle well today but we made up for it by not blocking.”
John McKay

“Three things can happen when you throw the ball, and two of them are bad.”
Darrell Royal

“I’ve found that prayers work best ……..when you have big players.”
Knute Rockne


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