I want to be remembered as the guy who gave his all whenever he was on the field.— Walter Payton
Glamorous Pro Athlete quotations
Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist
People complain that pro athletes make a lot of money;
but what they don't understand is that we need a lot of money because we spend a lot of money.
Stop saying athletes do it for the love of the game.
They do it for the love of their 32-room mansion with the live shark tank in the living room. If pro sports paid minimum wage, Shaquille O'Neal would be a bouncer at Scores, and Anna Kournikova would be a mail-order bride from Minsk.
Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist.
He hasn't shown me anything but how he carries himself as a professional man, husband, father and athlete. Tom Brady is a pro's pro. I love the man and everything he's accomplished.
"I've always been a proponent of "if you're going to do something, do it right.
" I applied that across all aspects of my shooting - planning, setting up shoots, getting up early, working with athletes and models, working with clients etc. Just being a pro about it.
Do I midnight snack? Not a lot, but sometimes.
And it's usually Doritos Cooler Ranch. I know that's terrible, especially for a pro athlete, but they're just so good.
Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like artist.
The pro athlete is a sad tale. He signs a big contract and thinks he's set for life. I didn't think I was set for life, and I don't now. As athletes, we are important, celebrities, in demand and rich. Then we are out of the game and we are not important, not celebrities, not in demand and not rich.
Hip-hop and being a pro athlete go hand in hand.
When they come together, it's a win, not just for your business brand but also for culture.
A sportswriter's life means never sitting with your wife or family at the games.
Still working after everyone has gone to the party... Digging beneath a coach's lies, not to forget those of athletic directors and general managers and owners of pro teams. Keeping a confidence. Risking it.
The principle is competing against yourself.
When should a college athlete turn pro? Not until he has earned all he can in college as an amateur.
Forty years ago the chances of journalists reporting - or the authorities even prosecuting - a pro athlete were practically nil.
In college I never realized the opportunities available to a pro athlete.
I've been given the chance to meet all kinds of people, to travel and expand my financial capabilities, to get ideas and learn about life, to create a world apart from basketball.
I train like a pro-athlete, not like an actor who's just trying to look pretty.
Distance running to a professional athlete in my day was five laps around the field. And you stopped each lap to take your pulse.
Jeremy Lin is the only Asian American in the NBA today and one of the few in any professional U.S. sport. His arrival is surely leading other talented Asian American athletes this week to contemplate a pro career.
Every action has a consequence. It may be good for strengthening. And I have no doubt that lifting a lot of weights can get you stronger. I just don't know if lifting stronger weights can keep you healthy, or it can keep you doing your job better, especially for a pro athlete.
I feel like every woman, and actually any guy who hasn't played that many sports, you secretly wonder, like, 'Would I be a pro athlete?'
So many people get caught up in being a pro athlete and think they are better.
I don't feel like I've ever changed or acted any differently because of the situation I'm in or that status I have.
I wasn't the athletic kid in my family.
Both of my brothers were on athletic scholarships and my dad played semi-pro hockey. My younger brother played pro hockey. I was the music kid. But I always loved sports. I grew up around it.
I think pro-athletes should be forced to use steroids.
I think we as fans deserve the greatest athletes science can create! Lets go! Anything that will make you run faster, jump higher! I have High-Definition TV! I want my athletes like my video games! Lets go! I could care less if you die at 40. You hate life after sports anyways. I'm doing you a favor.
There's lots of people my age (and younger) that have grown up in chaotic environments and I just happen to be one of the first ones to make it to pro sports. It's more a societal thing than an athletics thing.
When we get to the point where a gay pro athlete is no longer forced to live in fear that he'll be shunned by teammates or outed by tabloids, when we get to the point where he plays while his significant other waits in the family room, when we get to the point where he's not compelled to hide his true self and is able to live an authentic life, then coming out won't be such a big deal. But we're not there yet.
I think there's nothing sadder than a pro athlete who plays past his prime.
At one point that's all I cared about, being a pro athlete. But I realized I wasn't athletic enough.