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


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


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.


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


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


Rooting for the Yankees is like owning a yacht.


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


A sportswriter is entombed in a prolonged boyhood.


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.


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


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


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


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.


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.


England produces the best fat actors.


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


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


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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