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Quotes of the Day Archive
"I don’t like to talk much. I’d much rather hear the crowds and the coaches and the sneakers squeaking on the floor. But when something does happen, those big moments come, you get more passionate and emotional. You have to enjoy them."
-- Andrew Catalon
"Strangely, although they may seem worlds apart, boxing and tennis have a certain kinship. Two individuals head-to-head, probing for weakness and attacking it. Footwork, timing and stamina are essential. Just you and your opponent until one of you is beaten. There's no brain damage in tennis -- although sometimes I wonder."
-- Bud Collins
"Building discipline, earning respect and overcoming adversity are all parts of a winning game plan. If you don't have a game plan, where are you going? When I'm talking about a game plan, I'm talking about how you go about being the best player you can be and how you go about being successful in life."
-- Walt "Clyde" Frazier
"If I said I was an objective reporter, I’d be lying through my teeth. I think when an American wins, you’re excited. And why not?"
-- Jim McKay
"Two hours is about as long as any American can wait for the close of a baseball game, or anything else for that matter.A"
-- Al Spalding
"You just never know how things are going to work in this field, and I clearly have been as lucky as anyone to ever have been in it to have gotten as far as I’ve gotten."
-- Karl Ravech
"I’m on a personal campaign to get back to descriptions of what I see. Not a litany of numbers I read. And I’m not 'anti-metrics' or anything like that. There’s a place for those numbers and there’s plenty of places to get them. I feel like we can give the listener something they can’t get anywhere else since we’re there in person."
-- Scott Franzke
"The biggest kick I get is to communicate with those who are exiled from the game - in hospitals, homes, prisons - those who have seldom seen a game, who can't travel to a game, those who are blind."
-- Jack Buck
"If there's really 18,000 here tonight, a lot of them are dressed like seats."
-- Chick Hearn
"[For] high school, you’ve got to get the kid on the phone yourself and try to find the coach, and a lot of these coaches are working other jobs. So your legwork and your research, you’re kind of on your own. You’re on an island. But it’s kind of like recruiting. If you’re going to be a college coach, you have to do the research. You have to make the phone calls. You have to show up to people’s gyms."
-- Paul Biancardi
"I’m still not totally comfortable in the digital universe. When I got out of college, there was no internet. I didn’t have a cell phone for my first six years at ESPN."
-- Jeremy Schaap
"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
"I always think the toughest commentary is on a bad goalless draw. If I were assessing a young commentator, I would rate him on a game where nothing is happening."
-- Ian Darke
"I watch a lot of baseball on the radio."
-- Gerald Ford
"As far as getting ready, you do your homework. I've already been at the Penske IndyCar shop for a day, going through the cars top to bottom. I spent yesterday at IndyCar media day. I'm going to Indianapolis from here, between here and Phoenix. There will be no shortage of preparation on my part, and I think you know me well enough to know that won't be the question, preparation will not lack."
-- Allen Bestwick
"[The internet has] already had a huge impact in the sports world, and the play-by-play guys that are not paying attention to it are losing out. They're losing out on getting the real pulse of a game that they're covering. My point with blogs and with podcasts is that it can't be the basis of your prep work, there has to be much more. We understand that. But, it has to be at least a part of what you're doing. If you're not paying attention to it, then you're not seeing the full picture."
-- Ian Eagle
"It's really all about somebody getting to believe in you."
-- Kevin Burkhardt
"That was a great shot – if they’d put the pin there today."
-- David Feherty
"My dad has a degree in accounting, but his passion was always photography. He chased his dream a long time ago and became a professional photographer. So he always told me, do what you love."