"We may have a job that keeps us away from home more than we like, and we have working holidays, but we get to do something we absolutely love and Americans love to watch, which is a great situation for us."
Quotes of the Day Archive
"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
"The problem with winter sports is that - follow me closely here - they generally take place in winter."
-- Dave Barry
"I majored in English and History because I wanted to apparently write lots and lots and lots of papers, which probably wound up serving me well because I waited 'til the last second on all of them, which is much like having a deadline for a newspaper."
-- Susan Slusser
"Tweeting is an IQ test."
-- Scott Ostler
"One of the big lessons you learn as a writer is how to keep your audience in mind."
-- Rick Telander
"I would say my favorite part of the job is just coming to the ballpark every day and just not knowing what’s going to happen."
-- Dave Jageler
"I love to watch players and see how they deal with pressure-filled situations."
-- Tony Caridi
"I wanted to be Marv Albert or Bob Costas. They were my favorites growing up. Still are!"
-- Dave Pasch
"As soon as I got behind that microphone, I knew I was going to do this for the rest of my life."
-- Gus Johnson
"Forget goals. Value the process."
-- Jim Bouton
"You have to wear a lot of hats these days."
-- Dave McMenamin
"I always believe in miracles."
-- Al Michaels
"I think that’s a critical part of our job that a lot of people struggle with – listening to the answers. They can really lead you to your next question."
-- Heather Cox
"I regard sports first and foremost as entertainment so dry documentary narration is not for me."
-- Jack Brickhouse
"I would hope that in my entire broadcasting career I never used a cliché."
-- Len Berman
"There was a time in this business where as a broadcaster you didn’t know how the fans were reacting to the job you were doing, unless you walked into a local watering hole or met some buddies for dinner. Now within seconds you know how the fans feel about your work"
-- Ian Eagle
"Sports is human life in microcosm."
-- Howard Cosell
"I always turn to the sports pages first which records people accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man's failures."
-- Earl Warren
"Sports is the only entertainment where no matter how many times you go back you never know the ending."