It’s like going into a nuclear war with bows and arrows.
If you screw things up in tennis, it’s 15-love. If you screw up in boxing, it’s your ass.
Randall “Tex” Cobb
Officials are the only guys who can rob you and then get a police escort out of the stadium.
To dope the racer is as criminal, as sacrilegious, as trying to imitate God; it is stealing from God the privilege of the spark.
Losing streaks are funny. If you lose at the beginning, you get off to a bad start. If you lose in the middle of the season, you’re in a slump. If you lose at the end, you’re choking.
It may be that all games are silly. But then, so are humans.
An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.
I was called “Rembrandt” Hope in my boxing days, because I spent so much time on the canvas.
He has turned defensive boxing into a poetic art. Trouble is, nobody ever knocked anybody out with a poem.
Eddie Shaw, referring to Herol “Bomber” Graham