"The only time I’ve ever been complimented on my voice was when I had bronchitis and a bunch of men called in to tell me my voice was sexy. But bronchitis is hard to maintain on any kind of regular basis just to please the lonely faction of my male listeners."
Quotes of the Day Archive
"I have no doubt that ‘hating the sound of her voice’ is code for ‘I hate that there was a woman announcing football.'"
-- Andrea Kremer
"This business is subjective, and it takes people believing in you to give chances. All of us have doors opened because someone saw something in you."
-- Lisa Byington
"I figure if I'm enjoying it, maybe the listeners are too."
-- Jason Benetti
"I think it's a special bond between a broadcaster and a fan."
-- Lukas Favale
"To be able to break news you have to have a relationship and I always put in that context, a working relationship."
-- Candace Buckner
"I feel like the people I’ve covered over a pretty broad range of sports would say that I treated them fairly, I was transparent and I captured what they were about, who they were."
-- Liz Clarke
"That's what I'm here for: To show you that even the least attractive & athletic of us can make things happen."
-- Nick Wright
"Seventy is the new 68."
-- Marv Albert
"People love reading stories on people, so the more you can dig up and put in a story the better."
-- Tom Boswell
"I always felt like reading the newspaper was one of the adventures of my childhood, so to speak. I loved doing it, but I really never thought that anybody actually did that for a living."
-- Adam Schefter
"The free trade of ideas is no less relevant in sportswriting than it is in first amendment canon law."
-- Julie DiCaro
"Use words and don't scream."
-- Dick Stockton
"Why does it take pictures to wake us up to what we already should have realized?"
-- Christine Brennan
"So much of life, so much of work, is luck."
-- Frank Deford
"I await the hour when a journalist can be driven from the press room for venal practices, as a minister can be unfrocked, or a lawyer disbarred."
-- Grantland Rice
"In reality, it's almost as hard to become a great sportscaster as it is a famous athlete."
-- Brad Schultz
"Sports journalism is the greatest job in the world. Sometimes."
-- Mike King
"The one thing you always learn from the people that came before is always pay it forward."
-- Steve Gelbs
"I have come to learn...just how important it is for a lot of women in this business, and for a lot of younger women that have a dream they want to pursue. I look forward to being in that role if need be. But I've always approached it first and foremost as a play-by-play announcer."