Unrelenting warriors battle up and down a frigged field, every weekend, for nothing more than to say they walked away the conquering team. Fans of the sport pack into every major stadium around the country to watch their teams do battle in a modern day Coliseum. While the NFL has been in some hot water as of late, the fact remains that football is the true American pastime of our generation. On any given Sunday, you can find couches full of people glued to their televisions, for a day packed with gridiron glory. This sport instills a passion in its’ audience that can be rivaled by no other event on the planet. Fanatic spectators pack into seats, dressed in outlandish clothing, to send a message of support to their favorite players.
The game has a dedicated group of followers that are absolutely passionate about football. Athletes struggle into practices during the heat of the summer, and the dead of winter. These dedicated individuals spend hours a day ignoring blood, sweat, and tears to make sure that they are ready for that special event that only rolls around once a week. There is nothing in the world like playing under the lights of a field, with a group of hungry athletes, out to etch their names into the record books. These modern gladiators battle their way down the field, subjecting their bodies to brutal abuse, just to ensure that they make their mark on the sport. They submit their bodies to physical agony for that slim chance of glory, and the possibility of leaving the field as the winning team. To become great in this game, you must posses more than just raw athletic talent. It takes a drive that very few people carry, and the ability to push past the your human limits. This winning mindset allows players to surpass the physical barriers of even the strongest souls, and to make sure that they end the day in total victory.
Here are 20 great football quotes:
1.) “In life, as in football, you won’t go far unless you know where the goalposts are.” Arnold H. Glasgow
2.) “To be a better football player than you’ve ever been, you have to do something you’ve never done.” Felicity Lucky
3.) “It’s not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference.” Bear Bryant
4.) “Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you it’s much more important than that.” Bill Shankly
5.) A lot of football success is in the mind. You must believe you are the best and then make sure that you are.” Bill Shankly
6.) “Champions are mode from something they have deep inside them. A desire, a dream, a vision.”
7.) “The level of football success that you can conceive and believe, you can achieve.” Felicity Luckey
8.) “The Steelers drafted guys who were bigger, stronger and faster than I, but they never found one who could take my job away from me.” Jack Lambert
9.) “You have to preform at a consistently higher level than others. That’s the mark of a true professional.” Joe Paterno
10.) “Politics is like football; if you see daylight, go through the hole.” John F. Kennedy
11.) “Its not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” Vince Lombardi
12.) “Don’t cuss. Don’t argue with the officials. And Don’t lose the game.” John Heisman
13.) “If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven’t done anything today.” Lou Holtz
14.) “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” Lou Holtz
15.) “To succeed, you need to find something to hold onto. Something to motivate you. Something to inspire you.”
16.) “Every day, we’ve got to do something physical. It’s mind, body, and spirit.” Ray Lewis
17.) “Football is like life – it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication, and respect of authority.”
18.) “In life, as in a football game, the principle to follow is: Hit the like hard.” Theodore Roosevelt
19.) “Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.” Vince Lombardi
20.) “If you want to walk the heavenly streets of gold you gotta know the password. ‘Roll, Tide, Roll.’ “
I am a 30 year old married father of three. I currently work as a professional educator in the state of Missouri, teaching English and biology. I graduated from Missouri State University in 2013 with a BS in Education. I work part time as a freelance writer, and have done work for a variety of websites and blogs.