Christmas is a holiday that persecutes the lonely, the frayed, and the rejected.

— Jimmy Cannon

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A rabid sports fan is one that boos a TV set

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I judge how much a man cares for a woman by the space he allots her under a jointly shared umbrella.

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He was a parade all by himself, a burst of dazzle and jingle, Santa Claus drinking his whiskey straight and groaning with a bellyache... Babe Ruth made the music that his joyous years danced to in a continuous party... What Babe Ruth is comes down, one generation handing it down to the next, as a nation heirloom.

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A sports expert is the guy who writes the best alibis for being wrong

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A puck is a hard rubber disk that hockey players strike when they can't hit one another.

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Rooting for the Yankees is like owning a yacht.

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Hockey would be a great game... if played in the mud.

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A sportswriter is entombed in a prolonged boyhood.

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Women aren't embarrassed when they buy men's pajamas, but a man buying a nightgown acts as though he were dealing with a dope peddler.

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I suspect guys who say, "I just send out for a sandwich for lunch," as lazy men trying to impress me.

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[A knuckleball is] a curve ball that doesn't give a damn.

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Ballplayers who are first to the dining room are usually last in batting averages.

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About Jimmy Cannon

Quotes 19 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Journalist
Birthday October 16

Fishing, with me, has always been an excuse to drink in the daytime.

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He was the strangest of all our national sports idols.

But not even his disagreeable character could destroy the image of his greatness as a ballplayer. Ty Cobb was the best. That seemed to be all he wanted.

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England produces the best fat actors.

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I can't remember ever staying for the end of a movie in which the actors wore togas.

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Joe Louis is a credit to his race - the human race.

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It is the best of all games for me. It frequently escapes from the pattern of sport and assumes the form of a virile ballet. It is purer than any dance because the actions of the players are not governed by music or crowded into a formula by a director. The movement is natural and unrehearsed and controlled only by the unexpected flight of the ball.

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