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  Baseball
A good ball club.
When asked what makes a good baseball team manager.
Yogi Berra

A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore.
Yogi Berra

Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't go to yours.
Yogi Berra

I didn't really say everything I said.
Pointing out that he didn't say everything that people think he said.
Yogi Berra

I thought they said steak dinner, but then I found it was a state dinner...
Regarding a fancy dinner he attended at the White House.
Yogi Berra

I usually take a two hour nap from 1 to 4.
Yogi Berra

I want to thank you for making this day necessary.
Spoken on Yogi Berra day in St Louis in 1947.
Yogi Berra

I'd say he's done more than that!
When asked if Don Mattingly had exceeded expectations.
Yogi Berra

If I didn't wake up I'd still be sleeping.
Yogi Berra

If they don't want to come, you can't stop them.
Yogi Berra

If you don't know where you're going, you'll wind up somewhere else.
Yogi Berra

It ain't over 'til it's over.
Commenting about the 1973 National League pennant race.
Yogi Berra

It gets late early around here...
Yogi Berra

"...It was hard to have a conversation with anyone; there were so many people talking.
Regarding a fancy dinner he attended at the White House.
Yogi Berra

It's like déjà vu all over again.
In reference to the number of home runs hit by Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle.
Yogi Berra

Never answer an anonymous letter.
Yogi Berra

Ninety percent of the game is half mental.
A general comment on the game of baseball.
Yogi Berra

Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded.
Commenting on a restaurant in St. Louis called Ruggeri's.
Yogi Berra

Slump? I ain't in no slump... I just ain't hitting.
Yogi Berra

Surprise me!
When asked by his wife Carmen where he would like to be buried.
Yogi Berra

The future ain't what it used to be.
Yogi Berra

Think! How the hell are you gonna think and hit at the same time?
Yogi Berra

We have a good time together, even when we're not together.
Talking about his wife Carmen.
Yogi Berra

We make too many wrong mistakes.
Yogi Berra

What? You mean right now?
When asked what time it is.
Yogi Berra

When you get to a fork in the road, take it.
Giving driving instructions to his house.
Yogi Berra

Why buy good luggage? You only use it when you travel!
Yogi Berra

You better make it four, I don't think I could eat eight.
After being asked how many slices should be cut in his pizza.
Yogi Berra

You can observe a lot by watching.
Yogi Berra

You don't look so hot yourself.
Replying to the Mayor of New York's wife after being told that he looked cool in his summer suit.
Yogi Berra

You have to give 100 percent in the first half of the game. If that isn't enough, in the second half, you have to give what is left.
Yogi Berra

This record is not tainted at all. At all. Period.
Spoken after breaking Hank Aaron's Major League Baseball all-time home-run record with his 756th career homer amid rampant speculation that he has used steroids.
Barry Bonds

There it is, ladies and gentlemen, The Bronx is burning.
During Game 2 of the 1977 World Series at Yankee Stadium as a camera panned a few blocks away.
Howard Cosell

I finally get to see Marilyn.
Referring to ex-wife Marilyn Monroe.
Joe DiMaggio

Nice guys. Finish last.
Leo Durocher

Today, I consider myself, the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
Yankee Stadium on July 4, 1939.
Lou Gehrig

I'm not the manager because I'm always right, but I'm always right because I'm the manager.
Gene Mauch

This is our fucking city. And nobody is going to dictate our freedom.
Remarks to Fenway Park crowd after memorial service for Boston Marathon bombing victims on April 20, 2013.
David Ortiz

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
Satchel Paige

See the ball, hit the ball.
Pete Rose

I'm going over the valley.
Babe Ruth

All I ask is that you bust your heiny on that field.
Casey Stengel

  Basketball
I'm going to take my talents to South Beach.
Spoken during a broadcast dedicated solely to James' basketball team decision on July 8, 2010.
LeBron James

Not One, Not Two, Not Three, Not Four, Not Five, Not Six, Not Seven...
Referring to the number of championships he intends on winning.
LeBron James

A large edifice!
Bill Raftery

A little blow by ability.
Bill Raftery

A little head and shoulder. No dandruff, but a blow-by!
Bill Raftery

A little kiss.
Bill Raftery

A little pirouette, and they said this was a beer town!
Bill Raftery

A little ricochet romance!
Bill Raftery

A Whirling Dervish!
Bill Raftery

And when you're sleepless in Seattle, why not get a little kiss?
Bill Raftery

And the kiss off the glass.
Bill Raftery

Attacking the tin!
Bill Raftery

Bottle of blackout!
Bill Raftery

Bring your lunch!
Bill Raftery

Count your chiclets!
Bill Raftery

Chubby Checker Do the Twist!
Bill Raftery

Dagger!
Bill Raftery

Dairy Farmer.
Bill Raftery

Divine intervention!
Bill Raftery

Drops the dime...with a kiss!
Bill Raftery

Elevation!
Bill Raftery

Fill the lane! Provide the lift!
Bill Raftery

From the right wing!
Bill Raftery

Get the puppies organized!
Bill Raftery

(insert co-announcer's name), (insert team name) goes man to man!
Bill Raftery

He can do it all; let him into the band!
Bill Raftery

He can make you ask for your mommy.
Bill Raftery

He takes it to the promised land!
Bill Raftery

He's got the puppies sent off the bus.
Bill Raftery

I wheel the wheelbarrow down the street to the tin!
Bill Raftery

Jambalaya!
Response to Verne Lundquist saying: I hope Dwyane Wade likes cajun cooking!
Bill Raftery

Like a Belgian waffle....Sweet!
Bill Raftery

Most unattractive, but beneficial.
Bill Raftery

Nylon!
Bill Raftery

Nylon teeth, by the guard!
Bill Raftery

Onions!
Bill Raftery

Over early, huh Steve?
Spoken to Steve Albert when the Celtics were blowing out the Nets in the 1st quarter.
Bill Raftery

Protect the women and children!
Bill Raftery

Put a little English on it.
Bill Raftery

Send it in, big fella!
Bill Raftery

Send it in, Jerome!
Pittsburgh Panther's Jerome Lane's famous backboard shattering dunk on January 25, 1988.
Bill Raftery

Send it in, medium size fella!
Bill Raftery

Shakes the dust off...Call the Janitor!
Bill Raftery

Strong...to the goal!
Bill Raftery

Tayshaun is not a Prince, he's a King. Strokin' the Trey!
After Tayshaun Prince hit 5 three pointers to start the game.
Bill Raftery

That was a Tavernly Discard.
Bill Raftery

The big guy.
Bill Raftery

The bounce to ecstasy.
Bill Raftery

The dexterity, The agility!
Bill Raftery

The fella, from Saint Louie Louie!
After Bradley Beal started to take over.
Bill Raftery

The fill-up from distance!
Bill Raftery

The little guy...with the big ticker!
Bill Raftery

The small change.
Bill Raftery

The vegetable cart.
Bill Raftery

There's a little lingerie on the deck.
Bill Raftery

They're playing a (insert zone defense name) zone with man to man principles!
Bill Raftery

Walter at the altar: High Mass!
Bill Raftery

We got a 5 bagger.
After 4th overtime of Connecticut vs Syracuse 2009 Big East tournament quarterfinal.
Bill Raftery

We got a little nickle-dimer here.
Bill Raftery

Welcome to the block party!
Bill Raftery

Why the lefties look so pretty with that stroke, it's amazing.
Bill Raftery

With a little dipsy do.
Bill Raftery

With a little smoocher!
Bill Raftery

With authority!
Bill Raftery

With disdain to the tin!
Bill Raftery

(insert player's name) with some early onions!
Bill Raftery

With the blow-by.
Bill Raftery

With the kiss.
Bill Raftery

With the dribble drive.
Bill Raftery

With the teardrop, that'll make you cry.
Bill Raftery

With three first, then the deuce!
Bill Raftery

You might call this Newton's Law!
Bill Raftery

  Bodybuilding
Muscles come and go; flab lasts.
William E. Vaughan

  Boxing
Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.
Muhammad Ali

Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee!
Muhammad Ali

I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest.
Muhammad Ali

Man, I ain't got no quarrel with them Vietcong.
Muhammad Ali

No, I am not going 10,000 miles to help murder, kill, and burn other people to simply help continue the domination of white slavemasters over dark people the world over. This is the day and age when such evil injustice must come to an end.
Muhammad Ali

Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go ten thousand miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights?
Muhammad Ali

Don't touch me, I'll beat your brains out.
Replying to Muhammad Ali's fist being pressed to his chin.
Howard Cosell

Down goes Frazier! Down goes Frazier! Down goes Frazier!
When George Foreman knocked out then-heavyweight champion Joe Frazier on January 22, 1973.
Howard Cosell

I wanna eat his children.
Trash talking about Lennox Lewis.
Mike Tyson

  Cycling
I never doped.
Lance Armstrong

  Exercise
Executives are like joggers. If you stop a jogger, he goes on running on the spot. If you drag an executive away from his business, he goes on running on the spot, pawing the ground, talking business.
Jean Baudrillard

The only reason I would take up jogging is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.
Erma Bombeck

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.
Henry Ford

Whenever I feel like exercise, I lie down until the feeling passes.
Robert M. Hutchins

I think the most ridiculous sight in the world is a man on a bicycle, working away with his feet as hard as he possibly can, and believing that his horse is carrying him, instead of, as anyone can see, he carrying the horse.
George Bernard Shaw

Golf is a good walk spoiled.
Mark Twain

I am pushing sixty. That is enough exercise for me.
Mark Twain

I have never taken any exercise, except for sleeping and resting, and I never intend to take any. Exercise is loathsome.
Mark Twain

I take my only exercise acting as pallbearer at the funerals of my friends who exercise regularly.
Mark Twain

The only possible form of exercise is to talk, not to walk.
Oscar Wilde

  Fishing
Fly fishing may be a very pleasant amusement; but angling or float fishing I can only compare to a stick and a string, with a worm at one end and a fool at the other.
Samuel Johnson

  Football
If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead.
Erma Bombeck

He could go all the way!
One of the most famous sports quips of all time.
Howard Cosell

Look at that little monkey run!
Commenting on a 97-yard kickoff return by Washington Redskins player Herb Mul-Key.
Howard Cosell

That little monkey gets loose, doesn't he?
Describing Washington Redskins wide receiver Alvin Garrett during a Monday Night Football telecast on September 5, 1983. This comment was denounced as being racist and a public apology was demanded but refused.
Howard Cosell

You play to win the game!
Herm Edwards

The team will never be known as the Remington Shavers, but I could see possibly using some of the players to promote the product.
Speaking in January, 1989.
Victor Kiam

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

It's not a matter of life and death, it's more important than that!
Henry Russell Sanders

Men, I'll be honest. Winning isn't everything. Men, it's the only thing!
Version A.
Henry Russell Sanders

Sure, winning isn't every thing; it's the only thing.
Version B.
Henry Russell Sanders

The only thing that endures is character. Fame and wealth - all that is illusion.
O. J. Simpson

  Golf
Retirement is an illusion. Not a reward but a mantrap. The bankrupt underside of success. A shortcut to death. Golf courses are too much like cemetries.
Saul Bellow

That was a great game of golf, fellers.
Bing Crosby

Golf may be a hussy, but I love her.
Don Herold

I can tell more about how someone is likely to react in a business situation from one round of golf than I can from a hundred hours of meetings.
Mark McCormack

Golf is a good walk spoiled.
Mark Twain

I get to play golf for a living. What more can you ask for - getting paid for doing what you love.
Tiger Woods

I want to say to each of you, simply and directly, I am deeply sorry for my irresponsible and selfish behavior. I have let you down. I have let down my fans.
Tiger Woods

  Hockey
Do you believe in miracles?
When the United States defeated the Soviets in hockey at the 1980 Winter Olympics.
Al Michaels

  Martial Arts
Woe betide the man who dares to pay a woman a compliment today ... Forget the flowers, the chocolates, the soft word - rather woo her with a self-defence manual in one hand and a family planning leaflet in the other.
Alan Ayckbourn

A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
Bruce Lee

A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.
Bruce Lee

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
Bruce Lee

All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.
Bruce Lee

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
Bruce Lee

As you think, so shall you become.
Bruce Lee

Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential.
Bruce Lee

I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine.
Bruce Lee

If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.
Bruce Lee

If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of.
Bruce Lee

If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.
Bruce Lee

It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
Bruce Lee

Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.
Bruce Lee

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
Bruce Lee

Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system.
Bruce Lee

Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
Bruce Lee

Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.
Bruce Lee

Real living is living for others.
Bruce Lee

Showing off is the fool's idea of glory.
Bruce Lee

Take no thought of who is right or wrong or who is better than. Be not for or against.
Bruce Lee

Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
Bruce Lee

The key to immortality is first to live a life worth remembering.
Bruce Lee

The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.
Bruce Lee

To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
Bruce Lee

To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
Bruce Lee

You just wait. I'm going to be the biggest Chinese Star in the world.
Bruce Lee

  Poker
Man is the only animal that plays poker.
Don Herold

  Recreation

  Running
Executives are like joggers. If you stop a jogger, he goes on running on the spot. If you drag an executive away from his business, he goes on running on the spot, pawing the ground, talking business.
Jean Baudrillard

The only reason I would take up jogging is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.
Erma Bombeck

Running after women never hurt anybody - it's catching 'em that does the damage.
Jack Davies

  Sailing
When I go abroad I always sail from Boston because it is such a pleasant place to get away from.
Oliver Herford

  Soccer
Some people are on the pitch. They think it's all over - it is now!
Kenneth Wolstenholme

  Sports
The only reason I would take up jogging is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.
Erma Bombeck

The important thing in life is not the victory but the contest; the essential thing is not to have won, but to have fought well.
Pierre de Coubertin

In skating over thin ice, our safety is in our speed.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Business shouldn't be like sports, separating the men from the women.
Carly Fiorina

I think the most ridiculous sight in the world is a man on a bicycle, working away with his feet as hard as he possibly can, and believing that his horse is carrying him, instead of, as anyone can see, he carrying the horse.
George Bernard Shaw

Golf is a good walk spoiled.
Mark Twain

  Sprinter
How you start is important, but it is how you finish that counts. In the race for success, speed is less important than stamina. The sticker outlasts the sprinter.
Bertie Forbes

  Wrestling
Never wrestle with a pig. You get dirty and only the pig enjoys himself.
Mark McCormack