The game against the Vikings back in my second year stands out. It was kind of a turnaround for us. It allowed us to make a run at the playoffs for the first time in quite a while. The memories are so many it's hard to pin one down.— Drew Bledsoe
Unique Playoff Games quotations
At the end of the game the kind and the pawn go back in the same box.
That's what you work all season for, to get into the playoff games, and you don't want to blow it.
I played in Joe Louis in a playoff game.
I played there when the roof caved in for half a season. The facility is great for basketball because it goes straight up, so you feel like the fans are on top of you.
Never allow the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.
You don't win games as a coach during games.
You win games as a coach before games. Players win during games, not coaches
Pro football is a game; not a war. It's for win or lose, not life or death... but say that in the summer, for winter brings the playoffs, and a season is at stake.
The goal every year is to win the Super Bowl, not just to get to the playoffs, not just to win a few games.
There is no perfect time to start. You do not have to know everything to get going. Just get into the game. You will learn by doing.
Experience is everything. It means so much because it enabled me to learn the game even faster. Playing in the playoffs is the best basketball in the world, and if you can learn under that pressure, succeed under that pressure, it gives you more confidence the next year.
You've got to enjoy time with your family and friends, and if you're involved in sports franchises, those peak moments in playoff games. You have to enjoy life.
We're beating a lot of poor teams. So what? We won a lot of games last year, too. Will Horace and Bill still be playing at this level in the playoffs...Can Pip keep it up?
Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.
Westbrook: 10 triple-doubles and carrying that team, injury-prone, into the playoffs. LeBron being the best player in the world. But I think right now I would go with James Harden because of what he's done. He's stepped up his game defensively. He's not a great defender but he's competing on the defensive end.
By the age of 18, the average American has witnessed 200,000 acts of violence on television, most of them occurring during Game 1 of an NHL playoff series.
In this millennium that we live in, the 'Hack-a-Shaq'has proven not to work.
It might work a couple games every now and then, but when it comes to the playoffs or a championship series, it doesn't work - not at all.
Every man needs woman when his life is mess, because like in game of chess; queen protects king.
It’s not a playoff game, it’s like the Super Bowl.
… This is going to be a blood bath out there. I know they’re going to be ready to play. This is going to be a physical game. I’m sure that I’m going to be ready and I know my boys are going to be ready to back it up.
When people come up to me and say, "I was at your Game 7 in the playoffs in Toronto," or, "I saw your first goal in the NHL," that triggers memories. But I don't sit around my kitchen table and tell my kids, "You know, one year I got 92 goals."
Americans have become conditioned to believe the world is a gray place without absolutes; this is because we're simultaneously both cowardly and arrogant. We don't know the answers, so we assume they must not exist.
The world's a puzzle; no need to make sense out of it.
I don't remember those early playoff games.
Keep it positive. I'm a different player. More focused. I know how important it is to score in the playoffs.
I love our fans. Our fans are so supportive. It's been incredible to end four playoff games with 'Go Pack Go.' It's great at home, they travel well, it's on a first-name basis. It's a special play to play and all of us are blessed to play in Green Bay, and hopefully we will be repaying those fans with the Lombardi trophy.
Life is like a game, Charlie Brown... Sometimes you win... Sometimes you lose." "I'll be happy if I just make the playoffs.
I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Coach [Pat] Riley's record speaks for itself.
What makes him so special is he is a coach clearly concerned about winning. His whole thinking when he wakes up every day is how can I make this team [ New York Knicks] more focused and going through 82 games during the regular season and the playoffs.
It's just like high school. If you're a freshman or a sophomore, it's hard to tell the seniors who've been through two, three, playoff games what to do.
We had an opportunity to clinch a playoff berth and I think if that's not enough motivation I don't think you should be playing this game.
No one ever won a game by resigning.
To me, it's like we're already in the playoffs.
Every game is important for our position. We can't relax at all.
I've been on teams that lost a hundred games in a season.
I've been on teams that had a shot to make the playoffs and fizzled out at the end.
We have a lot of rookies in the lineup.
More than anybody, I would say. Its going to be something new for them.They have to understand that it's totally different hockey in the playoffs. Starting with the fans, the intensity of the game, every mistake counts.
Chess like love, like music, has the power to make man happy.
I'm not going to fight because I mean too much to our team, and I can't afford to be suspended for a game or do something stupid to get me kicked out of a playoff game.
I knew nothing about hockey when I came to Chicago and then became the biggest fan - went to every playoff game.
[Spike Lee ] went to a game six playoff game at Indiana which was a hostile environment believing we could bring it back to New York for a game seven. That's just the kind of person he is. Also his commitment to the team and our friendship.
At halftime [of Game 7], one of our oldest guys on the team, James Jones, came to me, and he's like, "Man, it's time for you to do something. You've been sleeping the whole playoffs, the whole final series." First couple of shots I got coming out, I was like, "You know what, I'm gonna shoot it." Fortunately they fell, and we started making our way back.
I think your goal is to win every single game you play.
... I'm not a guy that just puts a number on it and says we're going to do this, or makes a bravado statement like, "We're going to the playoffs and I guarantee it." I'm not a guy that talks about what we're going to do. I'm just, "Let's do it." And what it is is, we need to work extremely hard.
The NHL is the best league in the world, but it's a grind.
You sometimes forget, especially if you are losing, or missing the playoffs ... how fun this game can be.
You want to be the guy who makes an impact in every game.
In this sport it's all about results-winning games and making the playoffs.
Every team in the NFL is hard, but when we play our own division it's a fight.
Our goal is to make it to the playoffs and to do that we have to win games within the division. We match up well against this division, it's just a matter of getting on the field and doing what we know we can do.
You don't realize how long that NFL season is.
It's a long season, especially in your first year. Not only do you spend a lot of time preparing for the draft and working out, but they you have OTAs, minicamps, training camp, preseason games. By the time you get to week six you've already had one of the longest years of your football life and you still have 11 weeks to go, plus the playoffs.
You've got to be in the moment, especially in the playoffs.
If you're worried about the past, worried about what happened last game, that's a lost cause.
There were a lot of big games. But I think one of the biggest was one that will go down as one of the biggest upsets in playoff history. We were 15-point underdogs going into Miami and upset them. That was a big one.