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Lou Schwartz' Favorite Quotes:


"I led the league in 'Go get 'em next time.'" - Bob Uecker

 

"My wife made me a millionaire...I used to have 3 million" - Bobby Hull, Hockey Hall of Famer on his divorce

 

"If Casey Stengel were alive today, he'd be spinning in his grave." - Ralph Kiner

 

"If I had any imagination, I would have called myself Flip. Then there'd be Flip, Skip and Chip." - Harry Caray, on his son and grandson who are both sportscasters

 

"We can't win at home. We can't win on the road. As General Manager, I just can't figure out where to play." - Pat Williams, Orlando Magic GM

 

"Alright everyone line up alphabetically according to your height." - Casey Stengel

 

"Never trust a baserunner with a limp. Comes a base hit and you'll think he just got back from Lourdes." - Joe Garagiola

 

"You have to take your job seriously, but you can't take yourself seriously." -Brent Musberger

 

"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but a lack of will." -Vince Lombardi

 

"I like my girls blonde and my Johnny Walker red." -Joe Namath

 

"If you don't know where you're going, you could wind up some place else." -Yogi Berra

 

"Before you build a better mousetrap, it helps to know if there are any mice out there." -Yogi Berra

 

"Never have so many spent so much time to sit in relative comfort to brag about their failures." -Keith Jackson on golf

 

"It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game." -Grantland Rice

 

"Baseball gives you every chance to be great. Then it puts every pressure on you to prove you haven't got what it takes." -Joe Garagiola

 

"Baseball is a ballet without music. Drama without words. A carnival without kewpie dolls." -Ernie Harwell

 

"You never really lose until you stop trying." -Mike Ditka

 

"A second-guesser is one who doesn't know anything about the first guess, and he's one who needs 2 guesses to get one right." -Tommy Lasorda

 

"If Howard Cosell was a sport, he'd be roller derby." Jimmy Connors

 

"I never had a bad night in my life, but I've had a few bad mornings." -Lefty Gomez

 

"When I was a kid my parents moved a lot - but I always found them." -Rodney Dangerfield

 

"Skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been." -Wayne Gretzky

 

"It's easy to get good players. Gettin' em to play together, that's the hard part." -Casey Stengel

 

"One thought driven home is better than three left on base." -James Liter

 

"It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up again that counts." -Vince Lombardi

 

To be a champ you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will." -Sugar Ray Robinson

 

"Life is like riding a bicycle. You don't fall off unless you stop peddling." -Claude Pepper

 

"The only trouble we had with Don Meredith was hoping he could find the right city." -Frank Gifford, "Monday Night Football" broadcaster, The Sporting News, 1986:

 

"Howard has stopped asking questions. He's too busy interviewing himself." -Larry King, talk show host, 1985, on Howard Cosell

 

"Would you like a cocktail?" they always ask. It used to be, "Would you like a drink?" You used to have a drink and eat spaghetti. Now you have a cocktail and eat pasta." -John Madden, CBS-TV broadcaster, One Size Doesn't Fit All,1988.

 

"He's just telling us, "They're number 1."-Don Meredith, after a fan made an obscene hand gesture, "Monday Night Football," ABC-TV

 

"Al [Michaels] is inquisitive, knowledgeable, and incredibly well-prepared. I don't know what his IQ is, but it's probably only a couple of points lower than mine."-Dan Dierdorf, Michaels's partner on "Monday Night Football, "Sports Illustrated, 1987

 

"I don't know if it's good for baseball, but it sure beats the hell out of rooming with Phil Rizzuto."-Yogi Berra on Joe DiMaggio's marriage to Marilyn Monroe, from The Boxing Register, A Who's Who of Sports Champions,by Tom Weir

 

 

 

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