Quotes of the Day Archive

Mike Tirico

"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."

-- Mike Tirico
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
Dave Barry

"The problem with winter sports is that - follow me closely here - they generally take place in winter."

-- Dave Barry
Susan Slusser

"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
Scott Ostler

"Tweeting is an IQ test."

-- Scott Ostler
Rick Telander

"One of the big lessons you learn as a writer is how to keep your audience in mind."

-- Rick Telander
Dave Jageler

"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
Tony Caridi

"I love to watch players and see how they deal with pressure-filled situations."

-- Tony Caridi
Dave Pasch

"I wanted to be Marv Albert or Bob Costas. They were my favorites growing up. Still are!"

-- Dave Pasch
Gus Johnson

"As soon as I got behind that microphone, I knew I was going to do this for the rest of my life."

-- Gus Johnson
Jim Bouton

"Forget goals. Value the process."

-- Jim Bouton
Dave McMenamin

"You have to wear a lot of hats these days."

-- Dave McMenamin
Al Michaels

"I always believe in miracles."

-- Al Michaels
Heather Cox

"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
Jack Brickhouse

"I regard sports first and foremost as entertainment so dry documentary narration is not for me."

-- Jack Brickhouse
Len Berman

"I would hope that in my entire broadcasting career I never used a cliché."

-- Len Berman
Ian Eagle

"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
Howard Cosell

"Sports is human life in microcosm."

-- Howard Cosell
Earl Warren

"I always turn to the sports pages first which records people accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man's failures."

-- Earl Warren
Neil Simon

"Sports is the only entertainment where no matter how many times you go back you never know the ending."

-- Neil Simon