Somewhere behind the athlete you've become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back... play for her.— Mia Hamm
Strong Playing Sports quotations
This is the greatest thing about sports - you play to win the game.
Hello? You don't play to just play it. When you start telling me it doesn't matter, then retire, get out, because it matters.
Football is just a game. What matters is what you play for.
During my 18 years I came to bat almost 10,000 times.
I struck out about 1,700 times and walked maybe 1,800 times. You figure a ballplayer will average about 500 at-bats a season. That means I played 7 years without ever hitting the ball.
When you see a good move, look for a better one.
The team with the best athletes doesn't usually win.
It's the team with the athletes who play best together.
Every kid around the world who plays soccer wants to be Pele.
I have a great responsibility to show them not just how to be like a soccer player, but how to be like a man.
Having the chance to play sports growing up teaches you all kinds of life lessons. It gives young people confidence and instills in them motivation and drive to be the best one can be. It's absolutely invaluable.
Rugby is a good occasion for keeping thirty bullies far from the center of the city.
The secret is to work less as individuals and more as a team.
As a coach, I play not my eleven best, but my best eleven.
Chess is everything: art, science, and sport.
It's important that athletes can compete on a level playing field.
And youngsters coming into the sport can know that if they are working hard and training hard, they'll see a true reflection of where they stand and what they can achieve worldwide and not be swayed by people who are cheating.
Pressure is playing for ten dollars when you don't have a dime in your pocket.
Nutrition has always played a huge role in my life.
I became a vegetarian when I was 13 and then got my entire family to become vegetarians. And I have always been active my whole life. I genuinely enjoy sports and I spend time on my total gym.
Professional football in America is a special game, a unique game .
.. It is a rare game. The men who play it make it so. All of them are fearless. All of them are strong, quick. And all of them are part of a story that began long ago. A story written by men who found, in the sport, a demanding measure for their own courage and ability.
It is interesting that Hindus, when they speak of the creation of the universe do not call it the work of God, they call it the play of God, the Vishnu lila, lila meaning play. And they look upon the whole manifestation of all the universes as a play, as a sport, as a kind of dance — lila perhaps being somewhat related to our word lilt
I think that from the time you start playing sports as a child you see that your responsibility to your team is to play the best that you can play as an individual... and yet, not take anything away from being part of a team.
A lot of my buddies also played golf, but when it came to going to the beach or on the boat and chasing girls, they usually went that way and I went to the golf course.
When you play test cricket, you don't give the Englishmen an inch.
Play it tough, all the way. Grind them into the dust.
We had a good team on paper. Unfortunately, the game was played on grass.
Play for the name on the front of the shirt, and they will remember the name on the back
Playing polo is like trying to play golf during an earthquake.
Today if I'm a cricketer it is because of Sachin Tendulkar.
Else, I would never have picked up a bat. He's the reason behind me playing cricket
Fair play is primarily not blaming others for anything that is wrong with us.
To me, it doesn't matter how good you are.
Sport is all about playing and competing. Whatever you do in cricket and in sport, enjoy it, be positive and try to win.
Most of us are in this more than just for playing soccer.
We're in it for the bigger goal - to move it along for the next generation.
It is all very well to say that a man should play for the pure love of the game.
Perhaps he ought, but to the working man it is impossible.
The first acting thing I ever did was my senior year I decided not to play a sport in the Spring and, in that Spring B.J. Novak who went to school with me, asked if I'd be in this show that was a parody of all the teachers in the school, 'sure!' That was the first acting thing I did.
He's only 4 years old, so I don't think he realized, you know, that I played so many years. Of course, we watch tapes here from the Stanley Cup years, but I don't think he realized how many years I played.
Female success stories from sporting events like the Olympic Games have played a role in shifting the Indian perception to see the female athlete as a hero and a role model for young Indian girls.
You've got to take the initiative and play your game.
In a decisive set, confidence is the difference.
We have to get better at that. All of the Stanley Cup winning teams throughout the past few seasons, when they needed to play defense, they did it. If you can play defense, that's when you know it's game over.
People in the States used to think that if girls were good at sports their sexuality would be affected. Being feminine meant being a cheerleader, not being an athlete. The image of women is changing now. You don't have to be pretty for people to come and see you play. At the same time, if you're a good athlete, it doesn't mean you're not a woman.
The most interesting guy I've ever played with was King Hassan of Morocco.
I went over there on a trip in the early 1970s, and the King and I played five holes. I've never been that nervous in my life.
The people like the American Legion Post that gave us a chance to play.
A place to play and a chance to play.