Famous Football Quotes

by | Last updated Jul 27, 2022 | nfl

Not everything on this site has to be about gambling! We like to stop to smell the roses from time to time, and what better way than to reminisce than some famous football quotes?

The following are a collection of unforgettable speeches, one-liners, announcements, jokes and random babble from players, coaches, actors, authors, reporters, commissioners and announcers that will surely never be forgotten. Enjoy!

Walter Payton: “When you’re GOOD at something, you’ll tell everyone. When you’re GREAT at something, they’ll tell you.

Keyshawn Johnson: “Throw me the damn ball!”

Howard Cosell: “This, we have to say it, remember this is just a football game, no matter who wins or loses. An unspeakable tragedy, confirmed to us by ABC News in New York City: John Lennon, outside of his apartment building on the West Side of New York City, the most famous, perhaps, of all The Beatles, shot twice in the back, rushed to Roosevelt Hospital, dead … on … arrival.”

“Sports is human life in microcosm.”

It’s not football, but who can forget Howie’s Frazier/Foreman fight call “Down Goes Frazier! Down Goes Frazier! Down Goes Frazier!”

Bo Jackson: “If my mother put on a helmet and shoulder pads and a uniform that wasn’t the same as the one I was wearing, I’d run over her if she was in my way. And I love my mother.”

Vince Lombardi: “The spirit, the will to win and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur.”

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

“Winners never quit and quitters never win.”

Erma Bombeck: “Thanksgiving dinners take 18 hours to prepare. They are consumed in 12 minutes. Half-times take 12 minutes. This is not a coincidence.”

Harry Kalas: “He’s turned his life around. He used to be depressed and miserable. Not he’s miserable and depressed.”

RB George Rogers: “I want to rush for 1,000 or 1,500 yards, whichever comes first.”

John Madden: “The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.”

“Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble.”

“Boom! He’s on his back!”

Lee Corso: “Hawaii doesn’t win many games in the United States.”

Archie Griffin: “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.”

Terry Bradshaw: “I may be dumb, but I’m not stupid.”

Howie Long: “In Montana, they renamed a town after an all-time great, Joe Montana. Well, a town in Massachusetts changed their name to honor my guy Terry Bradshaw–Marblehead.”

William “The Refrigerator” Perry: “I’ve been big ever since I was little.”

Tom Arnold: (On Warren Sapp) “Hey, Warren, the Raiders signed you to a seven-year deal. I guess Bill Callahan was right — they are the dumbest team in America.”

Ricky Williams: “I didn’t quit football because I failed a drug test, I failed a test because I was ready to quit football.”

Joe Namath: Prior to Superbowl III: “I’ve got news for you. We’re gonna win the game. I guarantee it.”

Paul Tagliabue: “I’m a firm believer that all sports will eventually be global. Someday, we may have a quarterback from China named Yao Fling.”

Jack Tatum: “I like to believe that my best hits border on felonious assault.”

Bob Golic: “If you’re mad at your kid, you can either raise him to be a nose tackle or send him out to play on the freeway. It’s about the same.”

Tom Landry: “Football is an incredible game. Sometimes it’s so incredible, it’s unbelievable.”

Joe Theisman: “Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.”

Jerry Rice: “I feel like I’m the best, but you’re not going to get me to say that.”

“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.”

Dick Butkus: “I wouldn’t ever set out to hurt anyone deliberately unless it was, you know, important -like a league game or something.”

Bruce Coslett: “We can’t run. We can’t pass. We can’t stop the run. We can’t stop the pass. We can’t kick. Other than that, we’re just not a very good football team right now.”

Lou Holtz: “No one ever drowned in sweat.

George Halas: “Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.

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