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"[O. J. has] an uncanny instinct for sensing when to make the move, when to make the cut. He can kill you with a headfake, he can kill you with the swiftness of his legs and the ability to be in a direction at any single second. He also kills you with his variation of speed... (on some of the ways O. J. Simpson can kill)
- Howard Cosell
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Abbott: Now, on the St. Louis team we have Who's on first, What's on second, I Don't Know is on third. Costello: That's what I want to find out.
- Lou Costello
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All sport... is one of the few activities where young people can proceed along traditional avenues, where objectives are clear, where the desire to win is not only permissible, but encouraged.
- Spiro Agnew
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And the line up for the final of the Women's 400 metres hurdles includes three Russians, two East Germans, a Pole, a Swede and a Frenchman.
- David Coleman
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And there goes Juantorena down the back straight, opening his legs and showing his class.
- David Coleman
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Anybody who watches three games of football in a row should be declared brain dead.
- Erma Bombeck
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He is accelerating all the time. That last lap was run in 64 seconds and the one before in 62.
- David Coleman
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Here stands before you a Negro woman, raised in Harlem, who went on to become a tennis player . . . and finally wind up being a world champion, in fact, the first black woman champion of this world.
- Althea Gibson
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I asked a ref if he could give me a technical foul for thinking bad things about him. He said, of course not. I said, well, I think you stink. And he gave me a technical. You can't trust 'em.
- Jim Valvano
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I do not participate in any sport with ambulances at the bottom of a hill.
- Erma Bombeck
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I don't remember the first time I skated on ice, I was too young. I do remember falling in love with that wind-in-my-face feeling while speed skating.
- Bonnie Blair
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I don’t create controversies. They’re there long before I open my mouth. I just bring them to your attention.
- Charles Barkley
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Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.
- Michael Jordan
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My boy, get in there and play like you did in the last game. I've got five dollars bet on the other team. (Horse Feathers)
- Groucho Marx
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Once I got past my anger toward my mother, I began to excel in volleyball and modeling.
- Gabrielle Reece
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Pro football is like nuclear warfare. There are no winners, only survivors.
- Frank Gifford
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Rugby is a beastly game played by gentlemen; soccer is a gentleman's game played by beasts; football is a beastly game played by beasts.
- Henry Blaha
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Sports is the toy department of human life.
- Howard Cosell
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Sure, luck means a lot in football. Not having a good quarterback is bad luck.
- Don Schula
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That's the fastest time ever run - but it's not as fast as the world record.
- David Coleman
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The drivers have one foot on the brake, one on the clutch, and one on the throttle.
- Bob Varsha
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The other teams could make trouble for us if they win.
- Yogi Berra
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The Republic-of-China - back in the Olympic Games for the first time.
- David Coleman
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The trouble with referees is that they know the rules, but they do not know the game.
- Bill Shankly
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This is a tough game. There are times when you've got to play hurt, when you've got to block out the pain.
- Shaquille O'Neal
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We don't need refs, but I guess white guys need something to do.
- Charles Barkley
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We estimate, and this isn't an estimation, that Greta Waitz is 80 seconds behind.
- David Coleman
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We're going to turn this team around 360 degrees.
- Jason Kidd
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Years ago, in the days of the Greeks, wars were postponed to make room for the Olympic Games. In modern times, the Games have been postponed twice -- to make room for wars.
- Robert Mathias
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