Quotes of the Day Archive

CJ Silas

"It's our job to create something better."

-- CJ Silas
Rick Reilly

"Never let anyone tell you that sports doesn't matter."

-- Rick Reilly
Marcus Hayes

"I find it's very important to be able to adjust when you are wrong as a columnist...and as a husband."

-- Marcus Hayes
Bud Poliquin

"I've had a job for 36 years and I haven't worked a day in my life,"

-- Bud Poliquin
Marcus Hayes

"The best way to become a better writer is to become a better reader."

-- Marcus Hayes
Doris Burke

"Failure is a necessary part of life."

-- Doris Burke
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. I think honestly it comes down to how badly do you want it. How hard are you willing to work?"

-- Michele Tafoya
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
Al Michaels

"It's the bane of both the news and sports businesses, both electronic and print - 'You heard it here first!' Who cares? That's nothing but a vanity play. If it's not right, it's garbage."

-- Al Michaels
Tom Verducci

"My responsibility is to get the story right. I can’t predict or be concerned with the consequences."

-- Tom Verducci
Bill Raftery

"Every game is important to somebody and we certainly hope that we treat it the same way."

-- Bill Raftery
Lesley Visser

"I don't know if everybody is ready to hear a woman tell them so-and-so is going to run off left tackle. But you know what? They're going to hear it."

-- Lesley Visser
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