Roger Kahn Quotes.
Basketball, hockey and track meets are action heaped upon action, climax upon climax, until the onlooker’s responses become deadened. Baseball is for the leisurely afternoons of summer and for the unchanging dreams.
Football is violence and cold weather and sex and college rye.
You may glory in a team triumphant, but you fall in love with a team in defeat. Losing after great striving is the story of man, who was born to sorrow, whose sweetest songs tell of saddest thought, and who, if he is a hero, does nothing in life as becomingly as leaving it.
Dempsey himself said you only spend so much time in the spotlight before they change the bulb. He had a very clever way with words.
You need that pride in yourself, as well as a sense, when you are sitting on Page 297 of a book, that the book is going to be read, that somebody is going to care. You can’t ever be sure about that, but you need the sense that it’s important, that it’s not typing; it’s writing.
To age with dignity and with courage cuts close to what it is to be a man.
I was showing early symptoms of becoming a professional baseball man. I was lying to the press.
Robinson did not merely play at center stage. He was center stage; and wherever he walked, center stage moved with him.
Baseball is for the leisurely afternoons of summer and for the unchanging dreams.
No other sporting event can compare with a good Series. The Super Bowl is a three-hour interruption in a week of drink and Rotarian parties.
Tennis and golf are best played, not watched.