Quotes of the Day Archive

Frank Deford

"I don't think there are many kids who sit around and want to be actors. I don't think there are many kids who sit around and want to be senators. But so many of us want to be athletes, so we are envious of them and we put them up on that pedestal."

-- Frank Deford
John Updike

"Baseball is meant to be fun, and not all the solemn money men in fur-collared greatcoats, not all the scruffy media cameramen and sour-faced reporters that crowd around the dugouts can quite smother the exhilarating spaciousness and grace of this impudently relaxed sport, a game of innumerable potential redemptions and curious disappointments."

-- John Updike
Hubert Mizell

"No matter if you are in television, radio or whatever else, you are going to have to write on deadlines."

-- Hubert Mizell
Jay Bilas

"It's almost impossible to do the job without asking stupid questions, but I try to limit those."

-- Jay Bilas
Tim Kurkjian

"To be successful in this industry you've got to do three things. You've got to show up every day. You've got to be prepared. And you've really got to try."

-- Tim Kurkjian
Tiffany Greene

"I'm hoping my that my journey and experiences can help further create opportunities for others."

-- Tiffany Greene
Jim Axelrod

"You need to understand why you are doing what you are doing."

-- Jim Axelrod
Dave Flemming

"I really don't think it even occurred to me as a kid that anyone could have the job that I do."

-- Dave Flemming
Keri Potts

"Be tenacious."

-- Keri Potts
Laurie Orlando

"The stories about women athletes seem to tend to be more about their being women than about being athletes."

-- Laurie Orlando
Vera Jones

"There are so many ways you can tell stories and be proactive."

-- Vera Jones
Jodi Hebert Logsdon

"Press releases were not the end of journalism. It is our responsibility to follow up."

-- Jodi Hebert Logsdon
Linda Cohn

"I had to deal with a lot of criticism, subjective criticism, because being a women back in the day people weren't afraid to tell you 'stick to radio" or 'you don't look the part.'"

-- Linda Cohn
Ian Eagle

"I've always felt that play-by-play is the true essence of sportscasting."

-- Ian Eagle
Curt Gowdy

"An announcer is only as good as yesterday's performance."

-- Curt Gowdy
Jim McKay

"I would have liked very much to be a news anchorman. It was just that the opportunity kept opening up in sports instead of news."

-- Jim McKay
Lesley Visser

"You need passion, knowledge, stamina and a sense of humor to succeed in this business."

-- Lesley Visser
Bryant Gumbel

"We are essentially in the business of telling stories. We would like to think that most of our stories are basically human stories with sports as a backdrop"

-- Bryant Gumbel
Curt Menafee

"If you try a tie bar that draws attention away from you, or an outrageous tie or suit, people aren’t paying attention to what you say. They’re thinking, Wow, what the hell is he wearing?"

-- Curt Menafee
Kevin Blackistone

"Sports and entertainment is an avenue where most of society becomes knowledgeable about black people. We don’t worship together, we really don’t go to school together, we don’t necessarily live together, but sports brings everybody together. I think it’s very important to have a lens constructed by people from the black experience shine on all these black athletes and the sport industry."

-- Kevin Blackistone