Quotes of the Day Archive

Tim Kurkjian

"Baseball is all that we spoke in my house as far as I can remember, which means, my entire life."

-- Tim Kurkjian
Bryant Gumbel

"The other sports are just sports. Baseball is a love."

-- Bryant Gumbel
Kristine Leahy

"I would 100 percent be further along in my career if I were a guy."

-- Kristine Leahy
Brent Musburger

"I can't imagine a day when I did not have something to make me happy about sports."

-- Brent Musburger
Jim Henderson

"If you do criticize, hopefully you do so from knowledge, not from prejudice."

-- Jim Henderson
Marcus Hayes

"Try to serve your readers the best you can serve them."

-- Marcus Hayes
Kimberley A. Martin

"As a journalist I find that our mission is to provide clarity. We are supposed to be honest. We are supposed to provide context."

-- Kimberley A. Martin
John Feinstein

"Being a good author is all about the reporting."

-- John Feinstein
CJ Silas

"We need these talking heads when we’re talking about the game. But when a story is no longer a sports story, but a news story, it should be covered by journalists."

-- CJ Silas
Bryan Curtis

"The Talk About is a surrender to a superior foe. It concedes the unconcedable: that what an athlete says is not as important as the fact that he says something. Anything."

-- Bryan Curtis
Ian Eagle

"Your wheelhouse isn't everyone else's wheelhouse. Just because I know '80s television cold doesn't mean that someone in the audience is going to get a 'Happy Days' reference."

-- Ian Eagle
Les Keiter

"I've never been able to contain my excitement."

-- Les Keiter
Sean McDonough

"I think the most important thing I learned from my Dad is the importance of telling the truth."

-- Sean McDonough
Rosalyn Gold-Onwude

"It’s natural to put women in reporter roles. It’s just kind of a space that’s been reserved for them."

-- Rosalyn Gold-Onwude
Phyllis George

"My unanticipated success as a sportscaster is a perfect example of the importance of saying yes to yourself, even when you are uncertain."

-- Phyllis George
Mike

"I think that hockey has mostly continuous description... it’s describing continuous action so I don’t think it’s as hard as the others."

-- Mike "Doc" Emrick
Michele Tafoya

"You’ve just got to do your job and work extremely hard. I think it’s very basic. There’s no magic to it."

-- Michele Tafoya
Dave Jageler

"Usually about three or four times a year, we’ll say on the air, 'Huh, I’ve never seen that.'"

-- Dave Jageler
Rick Telander

"One of the big lessons you learn as a writer is how to keep your audience in mind. It seems like whenever you start to slip away from that, there’s somebody in life – either it’s a reader, an editor, one of your buddies – who says, 'Who are you writing for?'"

-- Rick Telander
Ann Meyers Drysdale

"If I looked like Dick Vitale, I don't think I'd be working."

-- Ann Meyers Drysdale