"Sports tell anyone who watches intelligently about the times in which we live; about managed news and corporate politics, about race and terror and what the process of aging does to strong men. If that sounds grim, there is courage and high humor, too."
Quotes of the Day Archive
"Sports are the greatest reality show."
-- Dave Jageler
"As I journalist I find that our mission is to provide clarity. We are supposed to honest. We are supposed to provide context. When your objective or your motive is about getting clicks, that changes your standards."
-- Kimberley A. Martin
"In journalism one of the perks of the job is that you are able to build a body of work and hopefully leave something that's still around when you're not."
-- Dave McMenamin
"Your audience expects you to know what's going on."
-- John Jastremski
"Sometimes, sports put everything else in perspective."
-- Bill Simmons
"Life and sports are all about people and their stories."
-- Mike Couzens
"You’re taken seriously if you know your stuff."
-- Joan Neisen
"Who is the best the sportswriter who wore shorts? I keep trying to envision Grantland Rice or John Lardner in shorts. It never occurred to me to wear shorts. I’d look too silly to wear shorts."
-- Dan Jenkins
"I'd never compare myself to a player except in one regard - that we both locate some adrenaline we didn't know we had."
-- Mike "Doc" Emrick
"Depend upon yourself. Make your judgement trustworthy by trusting it."
-- Grantland Rice
"Never let anyone tell you sports doesn't matter. Never let them tell you it's all about the wins, the losses and the stats. Sports is so much more than that."
-- Rick Reilly
"Someone who I grew up idolizing. I went to Syracuse in large part for college because Bob did. I received a Bob Costas scholarship 30 years ago."
-- Mike Tirico
"It has been both a privilege and an incredible personal and professional experience to have been part of NBC's Olympic coverage all these years."
-- Bob Costas
"A three for the win, Battle. Bang! Boom and the Orange do it again. The Cardiac Cuse comes through on the road one more time. And one game after his 1,000th win with an asterisk that's 900 wins with an exclamation point for Jim Boeheim!"
-- Matt Park
"The great thing about sports and media is after a while you are seen for what you are."
-- Anish Shroff
"In journalism, one of the perks of the job is that you are able to build a body of work and hopefully leave something that's still around when you're not."
-- Dave McMenamin
"The simplest and truest message among the crowd needed just four words to get their point across. "In Jim We Trust," it read on signs sprinkled throughout the student section."
-- Chris Carlson
"When you have too much time to think, you focus on what you don't have, not what you do."
-- Matt Martucci
"You've got a story. You just have to figure out what it is. There's always a story."