Who said that?


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Who said that?

by | Sep 10, 2015

Identify the authors of the following quotes:

1) “It’s a lonesome walk to the sidelines, especially when thousands of people are cheering your replacement.”

2) “Every time you win, you’re reborn; when you lose, you die a little.”

3) “Sports is the toy department of human life.”

4) “I was not successful as a ballplayer as it was a game of skill.”

5) “I’m learning to use others’ weaknesses. I don’t hammer a man’s soft spot constantly because he may strengthen it. I just save it as a trump up my sleeve for moments when I really need a point.”

6) “Boxing is a great sport and a dirty business.”

7) “Show me a good sportsman, and I’ll show you a player I’m looking to trade.”

8) “For the parent of a Little Leaguer, a baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into innings.”

9) “We are inclined to think that if we watch a football game or a baseball game, we have taken part in it.”

10) “If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.”

Howard Cosell

Answers:

 

1) Fran Tarkenton

2) George Allen

3) Howard Cosell

4) Casey Stengel

5) Arthur Ashe

6) Ken Norton

7) Leo Durocher

8) Former major league pitcher Earl Wilson

9) John F. Kennedy

10) Vince Lombardi

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George Dickie has been a features writer for Gracenote/Tribune Media Services since 1989, when “Hee-Haw” was still on the air and George “Goober” Lindsay was his first interview. His early interviews ranged from Jim Henson and Dick Van Dyke to Phil Collins and the Dixie Chicks.

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