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Quotes of the Day Archive
-- Hawk Harrelson
"It’s really something – to feel the charged energy of the crowd and to transmit that to the viewers."
-- Pierre McGuire
"We can what-if ourselves to death... But what-if never does anybody any good. All any of us ever have...is one thing, and we better make the most of it while we can: What is."
-- Mike Lupica
"[Twitter has] become a source. I think we all do it at ESPN. It's the new way. You just have to open yourself up to the fact that there are other people who are dialed in and have information that you might be able to use. The right thing to do at work or even on an off day at home is check and see what's out there."
-- Ryan Burr
"A fan is always an outsider. Most sportswriters are not, by this definition, fans. They capitalize on access to athletes. They spoke to Kobe last night, and Kobe says his finger is going to be fine. They spent three days fly-fishing with Brett Favre in March, and Brett says he's definitely coming back for another season."
-- Malcom Gladwell
"Whether it is podcasting or writing an article, the analysis is the same. So the research is the same, it's just the method of delivering the analysis is very different."
-- Matthew Berry
"For years, whenever anyone has learned that I cover soccer for an American sports magazine, I am invariably asked when the sport will 'make it' in the United States. My answer is always the same: 'Hell if I know."
-- Grant Wahl
"I regard sports first and foremost as entertainment, so dry documentary narration is not for me. I like the 'let's forget our troubles and have some excitement' approach. I'm convinced you can combine this with reporting integrity and accuracy."
-- Jack Brickhouse
"I’m just this girl who had this dream of hosting SportsCenter."
-- Sage Steele
"The highlight of my work is it doesn’t feel like work. The reward is so much more fulfilling than the paycheck."
-- Chris Cuthbert
"Pardon me while I lower my voice."
-- Verne Lundquist
"Success is different from person to person, but we all have tools. I’ll talk about the three things I think it takes. You have to work hard, you have to be passionate, and you have to enjoy life. If you do those three things, you’ll be successful."
-- Curt Menefee
"In college sports momentum is a big thing. You got young guys. It has something to do with the whole adrenaline rush. When they get things rolling, and have their home crowd behind them, you can change a 20 point deficit to a win in a hurry."
-- Brad Nessler
"Rise and fire...Count it!"
-- Gus Johnson
"You always want to be able to convey items of interest, items that make the fan see what’s happening, help them in their conversations of comparing teams or players and then be able to back it up to open his eyes to the history of the league."
-- Hubie Brown
"I'm a stickler for pronunciation. It cuts to the core of your credibility if you mispronounce. Same with knowing rules."
-- Fred McLeod
"Top shelf! Where Momma hides the cookies!"
-- Rick Jeanneret
"It's hard to learn about broadcasting through books. You really have to get out there and do it yourself."
-- Todd Kalas
"If [the team you're covering doesn't] win, the sun is still going to come up tomorrow and it never will be the most important thing in the world. Is it important? Yeah, it's important. [Winning] makes your job easier, and my job easier to say or write nice things about people. But we have no control what goes on down there so I still have a good time."