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30 Inspirational Football Quotes From Players And Coaches

Inspirational Football Quotes

In the South, we’re blessed with four seasons: summer, spring, and winter. Then there’s football. It’s not a secret that Southern people are awed by football. When the weather begins cooling, we pull out our team’s jerseys and our favorite game-day recipes. No matter what your favorite song has been Hotty Toddy, Geaux Tigers or Role Tide you’re bound to love these inspiring football quotes. We’ve searched the internet high and low for football quotes guaranteed to get you excited even before the kickoff.

Coaches, players as well as fans join to share a collection of quotations to offer some insight into the game that is so beloved. Certain quotes speak of the importance of hard work, and others focus on abandoning everything on the field. Many of the most well-known football quotes concentrate on the importance in the sport. They say that football is more than throwing around the pork skin. Check out these quotes and sayings to find the ultimate motivation for your game day.

Below are the top 30 inspiring football quotes by some of those who are famous for their leadership qualities, their preparation, and their ability to achieve success beyond talent and talent.

1. Rugby is a beastly game played by gentlemen, soccer is a gentlemen’s game played by beasts and US football is a beastly game played by beasts.-Henry Blaha


2. Football, wherein is nothing but beastly fury, and extreme violence, whereof proceedeth hurt, and consequently rancour and malice do remain with them that be wounded.-Thomas Elyot


3. Pro football is like nuclear warfare. There are no winners, only survivors.-Frank Gifford


4. Football is easy if you’re crazy as hell.-Bo Jackson


5. Football isn’t a contact sport; it’s a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport.-Vince Lombardi


6. Most football players are temperamental. That’s 90 percent temper and 10 percent mental.-Doug Plank


7. Football is mesmerizing, because it’s a figurative war. You go in one direction till you get there, but you get there as a team, not as an individual. Players bond whether they’re black or white, much as soldiers do.-Oliver Stone


8. Football is, after all, a wonderful way to get rid of your aggressions without going to jail for it.-Heywood Hale Brown


9. American football makes rugby look like a Tupperware party.-Sue Lawley


10. The tactical difference between Association Football and Rugby with its varieties seems to be that in the former the ball is the missile, in the latter men are the missiles.-Alfred E. Crawley


11. Let’s face it, you have to have a slightly recessive gene that has a little something to do with the brain to go out on the football field and beat your head against other human beings on a daily basis.-Tim Green


12. You have to play this game like somebody just hit your mother with a two-by-four.-Dan Birdwell


13. As concerning football, I protest unto you that it may rather be called a friendly kind of fight than a play or recreation – a bloody and murdering practise than a fellowly sport or pastime.-Philip Stubbes quotes


14. What’s the toughest thing in a professional football game? Well, it’s being the mother of the quarterback.-John Madden


15. Football is a game played with arms, legs and shoulders but mostly from the neck up.-Knute Rockne


16. To play this game (football) you must have fire in you, and there is nothing that strokes fire like hate.-Vince Lombardi


17. In life, as in football, you won’t go far unless you know where the goalposts are.-Arnold H. Glasow


18. At the base of it was the urge, if you wanted to play football, to knock someone down, that was what the sport was all about, the will to win closely linked with contact.-George Plimpton


19. College football is a sport that bears the same relation to education that bullfighting does to agriculture.-Elbert Hubbard


20. Football fans share a universal language that cuts across many cultures and many personality types. A serious football fan is never alone. We are legion, and football is often the only thing we have in common.-Hunter S. Thompson


21. The essence of football was blocking, tackling, and execution based on timing, rhythm and deception.-Knute Rockne


22. Anyone who’s just driven 90 yards against huge men trying to kill them has earned the right to do Jazz hands.-Craig Ferguson


23. In football everything is complicated by the presence of the opposite team.-Jean-Paul Sartre


24. Football combines two of the worst things in American life. It is violence punctuated by committee meetings.-George F. Will


25. Football is a simple game based on the giving and taking of passes, of controlling the ball and of making yourself available to receive a pass. It is terribly simple.-Bill Shankly


26. Anybody who watches three games of football in a row should be declared brain dead.-Erma Bombeck


27. Football is all very well as a game for rough girls, but is hardly suitable for delicate boys.-Oscar Wilde


28. Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it’s much more serious than that.-Bill Shankly


29. Football is the ballet of the masses.-Dmitri Shostakovich


30. If you have not seen it, FOOTBALL is a game in which men shove one another back and forth for no reason. They do not choose how, when, or whom they shove. They are doing this in order to please one angry old man on the sidelines. This old man is called the ‘coach’ or ‘yelling surrogate’ dad who will never be happy.-John Hodgman

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