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Football is blocking and tackling. Everything else is mythology.

Football is like life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.

Football is like life and I know life.

Football is not part of that lifestyle anymore.

Football is two things. It's blocking and tackling. I don't care anything about formations or new offenses or tricks on defense. You block and tackle better than the team you're playing, you win.

Football is violence and cold weather and sex and college rye.

Football is what keeps me going, what makes me prosper, and what will keep me straight.

Football isn't a contact sport, it's a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport.

Football linemen are motivated by a more complicated, self-determining series of factors than the simple fear of humiliation in the public gaze, which is the emotion that galvanizes the backs and receivers.

Football players win football games.

Football tactics are rapidly becoming as complicated as the chemical formula for splitting the atom.

Football will always be my foremost passion.

Football's in my blood - and eventually I want to be the one making decisions.

Football's not just about scoring goals - it's about winning.

Football, basketball, and the Olympic sports all have their problems with banned substances.

Football, that's just athletics. But in the business world - doing everything - people are competing. So you need good work ethics, and I think it helped me to develop good work ethics, being in a small town.

Georgia Tech beat us and Mississippi Southern tied us last year, and Texas beat us after we had the game won. We only played about five games the way we were capable of playing and lost one of those.

I ain't never had much fun.  I ain't never been two inches away from a football.  Here guys go fishing on the day of the game, hunting, golfing, and all I want to do is be alone, studying how not to lose.

I do not like football, which I think of as a game in which two tractors approach each other from opposite directions and collide. Besides, I have contempt for a game in which players have to wear so much equipment. Men play basketball in their underwear, which seems just right to me.

I don't guess anybody would think much of what Joe did nowadays, including myself. But he was supposed to be a leader, so he had to live by the rules. It was the hardest thing I ever had to do, and it was to the greatest athlete I ever coached. See quote detail


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