165 Sporting Events Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of sporting events quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about sports day.

The Most Famous Sporting Events Quotes (Best in 2024)

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I am a huge sports fan. — Kris Allen

I'm a huge sports fan. — Marc Anthony

I think professional sports, football, to use it as an example, it's fundamentally a form of entertainment. — Gregg Easterbrook

I'm a big sports fan. College football is my favorite. — Verne Troyer

High school sports: where lessons of life are still being learned, and where athletes still compete for the love of the game and their teammates. — Michael Powers

The tradition in Serbia has always been team sports - football, basketball, handball, volleyball and water polo, individual sports are not supported. — Novak Djokovic

Sports is a moral undertaking because it requires of participants, and it schools spectators in the appreciation of, noble things - courage, grace under pressure, sportsmanship. — George Will

Meeting sports athletes that are the best in the world is a thrill to this day. — Phil Knight

Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports... all the others are games. — Ernest Hemingway

The problem with winter sports is that - follow me closely here - they generally take place in winter. — Dave Barry

Short Sporting Events Quotes

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  • If I go to a concert or sporting event I usually go in a VIP entrance. And leave the same way. — Fran Drescher
  • It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you place the blame. — Oscar Wilde
  • It's not whether you win or lose - but whether I win or lose. — Sandy Lyle
  • You might be a redneck if your momma tore her best dress coon hunting. — Jeff Foxworthy
  • After you retire, there's only one big event left....and I ain't ready for that. — Bobby Bowden
  • Rock 'n' roll... but I also like sporting events a lot. I love Mike Piazza. — Angie Everhart
  • You might be a redneck if your momma gives you tips on how to sneak booze into sporting events. — Jeff Foxworthy
  • I spent another six years in Europe covering sporting events such as the Tour de France. — John Tesh
  • Three events. Three gold medals. I was news, big news, in the sports world. — Esther Williams
  • It's not only hockey, it's every sport. You know, it's a big event. — Peter Forsberg
Sporting events quote Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss peopl
Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people.

Sporting Events Quotes

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I'm not sure what it was like to walk into the Coliseum, but I bet it was something like this. The best place in the world to watch a sporting event. — Wright Thompson

Squash has the credentials to become an olympic event and our goal is to see the sport in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. We are working towards this and will keep trying even if our bid is not successful. — Jahangir Khan

There is no sports event like Opening Day of baseball, the sense of beating back the forces of darkness and the National Football League. — George Vecsey

Sporting events quote Discipline your mind to see the good in every situation and look on the best sid
Discipline your mind to see the good in every situation and look on the best side of every event.

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. — Richard Attias

Soccer is a great game, and the rich variety of styles and passions that come with being truly global makes the World Cup a nonpareil event in the universe of competitive sport. — Serge Schmemann

Whenever humans come together for any reason, music is there: weddings, funerals, graduation from college, men marching off to war, stadium sporting events, a night on the town, prayer, a romantic dinner, mothers rocking their infants to sleep ... music is a part of the fabric of everyday life. — Daniel Levitin

Sporting events quote Your body will be around a lot longer than that expensive handbag. Invest in you
Your body will be around a lot longer than that expensive handbag. Invest in yourself.

You should've gone to China, you know, 'cause I hear they give away babies like free iPods. You know, they pretty much just put them in those t-shirt guns and shoot them out at sporting events. — Sayings

I am very blessed to be able to play tennis, the sport that I love and very grateful for the opportunities to play in the finals of big events, when the season starts you are on the roll constantly and obliged to be committed to daily routines on and off the court. — Roger Federer

The playoffs are the wedge between the season and the World Series. If you lose, it means you won't be going to the greatest sports event in this country...You're forgotten by Thanksgiving. — Tim Mccarver

It was something that we learned more and more about as we got older in different chapters of our lives on how important the victory was, not as a sporting event but as a victory in the Cold War. — Jim Craig

Sports Day Quotes

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During the last times, men will be lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God. When you think of our sports-driven society, and our media-driven society, and our leisure-driven society, then you understand we are living in the last days. — Jerry Falwell

The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you choose, what you think and what you do is who you become. — Heraclitus

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Hard days are the best because that's when champions are made. — Gabby Douglas

Sporting events quote The real workout starts when you want to stop.
The real workout starts when you want to stop.

Everything you need is already inside. — Bill Bowerman

When people say God blessed me with a beautiful jump shot, it really pisses me off. I tell those people, 'Don't undermine the work I've put in every day.' Not some days. Every day. — Ray Allen

If you want to win, do the ordinary things better than anyone else does them day in and day out. — Chuck Noll

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Andre Dawson has a bruised knee and is listed as day-to-day. Aren't we all? — Vin Scully

Greatness is a lot of small things done well. Day after day, workout after workout, obedience after obedience, day after day. — Ray Lewis

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I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days. — Kevin Costner

The secret of this sport is, while you're the nail, hang in there, let them hit you, until the day you become the hammer, then you smash them back! — Renzo Gracie

Sports Team Quotes

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Winning as a team is better than anything. It's great to share success. — Jim Harbaugh

Revolution is a spectators sport. The majority will sit in the stands and watch the factions fight. At the end they will choose side with the team that is winning. — George Lincoln Rockwell

A vital team characteristic is the ability to overcome adversity. Any team acquires experience and endurance as it learns to fight back. This in turn builds the kind of character which seldom crumbles at a time of crisis or testing. — Tom Landry

Sporting events quote Our bodies are capable of anything. It's our mind we have to convince.
Our bodies are capable of anything. It's our mind we have to convince.

When you start supporting a football club, you don't support it because of the trophies, or a player, or history, you support it because you found yourself somewhere there; found a place where you belong. — Dennis Bergkamp

The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot. — Bill Russell

When building a team, I always search first for people who love to win. If I can't find any of those, I look for people who hate to lose. — Ross Perot

Sporting events quote Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to
Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.

The team with the best athletes doesn't usually win. It's the team with the athletes who play best together. — Lisa Fernandez

A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are. — Ara Parseghian

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. — Knute Rockne

If you begin to think business whether you own it or work for it like you would a well managed sports team you will learn a lot of very interesting lessons — Strive Masiyiwa

Sports Entertainment Quotes

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People play games seriously. People host tournaments. People watch other people play and listen to broadcasters talking about it. The kind of entire ecosystem we see around other sports and forms of entertainment has formed around games as well. — Jen-Hsun Jensen Huang

More girls are taking up sport and realising it’s a legitimate option for them to forge a career. — Ellyse Perry

Fighting is a very emotionally draining sport. I don’t want to waste time on drama beforehand. — Holly Holm

Sporting events quote Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.

I do not think any thinking individual buys a sports franchise, or an English football club, to make money. — John W. Henry

Sport represents a union of diversity. — Didier Deschamps

I believe almost any sports fan would purchase a club, if they had the means. — John W. Henry

Sporting events quote Always be prepared to have the time of your life.
Always be prepared to have the time of your life.

I think the industry brings out probably the best individuals in the sport that can encourage and motivate people to be all they can be. — Martyn Ford

In Britain, we don’t appreciate people who have been a major success in sport. It is grudgingly given to you. — Stephen Hendry

For me, the more important thing is fighting. You know, training, fighting. The sports side. I didn’t choose my media life. — Joanna Jedrzejczyk

I happen to believe that video games will be the largest sport and entertainment in the world. — Jen-Hsun Jensen Huang

Sports Competition Quotes

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You have to believe in yourself when no one else does. — Serena Williams

There are only two options regarding commitment; you’re either in or you’re out. — Pat Riley

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Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can. — Paul Tournier

Sporting events quote The beauty of life is in small details, not in big events.
The beauty of life is in small details, not in big events.

School, politics, sports, and games train us to compete against others. True rewards – wealth, knowledge, love, fitness, and equanimity – come from ignoring others and improving ourselves. — Naval Ravikant

The most important attribute a player must have is mental toughness. — Mia Hamm

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I may win and I may lose, but I will never be defeated — Emmitt Smith

Sporting events quote You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this and you will fi
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this and you will find strength.

In training, you listen to your body. In competition, you tell your body to shut up. — Sayings

School, politics, sports, and games train us to compete against others. — Naval Ravikant

I had to remind Gary Kristen often that he was in the covers to field against Sachin not to applaud him — Hansie Cronje

Competition in its best form is a test of self. It has nothing to do with medals. The winner is the person who gets the most out of themselves. — Al Oerter

Sports In General Quotes

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We can no longer ignore the stupidity of the hits that are still happening today despite the fact that the players know the concussion aspect is such a big part of the game and sports in general. — Jeremy Roenick

I had no interest in fashion when I was younger. I was such a tomboy. I loved soccer, as you call it, or sports in general. The first time I was a bridesmaid, to my auntie, I refused to go down the aisle without my football shorts underneath my dress. — Cara Delevingne

Doctors and scientists said breaking the four-minute mile was impossible, that one would die in the attempt. Thus, when I got up from the track after collapsing at the finish line, I figured I was dead — Roger Bannister

Sporting events quote Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss peo
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.

The more I practice, the luckier I get. — Jerry Barber

The problem with winter sports is that -- follow me closely here -- they generally take place in winter. — Dave Barry

I can be a voice. I can use my platform to help the younger generation. I think it's really important for them to understand how to do things the right way, and not just in sports, in life in general. — Allyson Felix

The essence of sports is that while you're doing it, nothing else matters, but after you stop, there is a place, generally not very important, where you would put it. — Roger Bannister

The general definition of being muscle-bound is that you have so many muscles that you can't move freely. I don't know of any bodybuilder in that category; in fact, many of them are quite active in other sports. — Arnold Schwarzenegger

I'm a big sports fan in general. — Luke Bryan

I don't like the human race in general. We are the only species who hunt for sport, who kill due to emotional need. — Peter Steele

Professional Sports Quotes

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Just when you think you know the answers, I change the questions. — Roddy Piper

There is no mat space for malcontents or dissenters. One must neither celebrate insanely when he wins, nor sulk when he loses. He accepts victory professionally, humbly; he hates defeat, but makes no poor display of it. — Dan Gable

I think it's my personality to overcome things, learn from them and become stronger, both personally and professionally. To be honest, I welcome those hardships. — Hope Solo

I strongly believe the black culture spends too much time, energy and effort raising, praising, and teasing our black children about the dubious glories of professional sports. — Arthur Ashe

Professional sports are something they can't control. — Troy Vincent

Several professional athletes have wrongly taught many young Americans by example that the only way to succeed in sports is to take steroids. — Jim Sensenbrenner

Sport must be amateur or it is not sport. Sports played professionally are entertainment. — Avery Brundage

Being a professional is doing the things you love to do, on the days you don't feel like doing them. — Julius Erving

If you're looking to be a professional athlete on the top tier of any sport, my best advice is to put everything you have into it. If you're not, somebody else is. It's got to be all or nothing. — Dominick Cruz

I think sports for kids is the greatest thing in the world because it teaches you how to share, about winning and losing and pressure. But I don't think you should force your kid to become a professional athlete. — Wayne Gretzky

Playing Sports Quotes

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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

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. — Herman Edwards

Football is just a game. What matters is what you play for. — Ernie Davis

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. — Mickey Mantle

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When you see a good move, look for a better one. — Emanuel Lasker

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. — Pele

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. — April Ross

Rugby is a good occasion for keeping thirty bullies far from the center of the city. — Oscar Wilde

Chess is everything: art, science, and sport. — Anatoly Karpov

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Pressure is playing for ten dollars when you don't have a dime in your pocket. — Lee Trevino

Watching Sports Quotes

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You are the stars and the world is watching you. By your presence, you send a message to every village, every city, every nation. A message of hope. A message of victory. — Eunice Kennedy Shriver

Life is not a spectator sport. If you're going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion you're wasting your life. — Jackie Robinson

Running is a road to self-awareness and reliance-you can push yourself to extremes and learn the harsh reality of your physical and mental limitations or coast quietly down a solitary path watching the earth spin beneath your feet. — Doris Brown Heritage

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. — Mario Lemieux

You wonder how they do it and you look to see the knack You watch the foot in action, or the shoulder or the back, But when you spot the answer where the higher glamours lurk You'll find in moving higher up the laurel covered spire That most of it is practice and the rest of it is work. — Grantland Rice

Before I go out on the field every day, I tell myself, 'You are having fun, and you want to set a good example to those who are watching. — Cory Snyder

Living in Dallas, I root for the Mavericks and the Stars and the Cowboys, but I've always pulled for the Chicago Cubs. I enjoy watching them play. — Lee Trevino

If you ever wondered why fishing is probably the most popular sport in this country, watch that boy beside on the water and you will learn. If you are really perceptive you will. For he already knows that fishing is only one part fish. — Hal Borland

Everybody sort of questioned why we get married on New Year's Day, and of course, the avid sports fans wouldn't come, because they had to watch the Rose Bowl or whatever that is on that day. — Yeardley Smith

Mourinho is a coach of titles, not football. Or rather, not a football coach if we understand the sport is a spectacle or entertainment for those who watch it, either at home or live in the stadium. — Johan Cruijff

College Sports Quotes

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The only qualifications for a lineman are to be big and dumb. To be a back, you only have to be dumb. — Knute Rockne

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Alabama fans love Alabama football. Auburn fans love Auburn. — Pat Dye

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What to do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it. — Dean Smith

I don't expect to win enough games to be put on NCAA probation. I just want to win enough to warrant an investigation. — Bob Devaney

My advice to defensive players: Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in a bad humor. — Bowden Wyatt

Football: A sport that bears the same relation to education that bullfighting does to agriculture. — Elbert Hubbard

Over coaching is the worst thing you can do to a player. — Dean Smith

In the NFL you get one first-round draft pick if you're lucky. You couldn't really outwork anybody else. In college I could recruit ten players with first-round talent every year. — Nick Saban

You can learn more character on the two-yard line than anywhere else in life. — Paul Dietzel

But the real tragedy was that 15 hadn't been colored yet. — Steve Spurrier

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More Sporting Events Quotes

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UFC is definitely a younger guy’s sport. Our target audience is anywhere from age 17 to 35. And our fighters will be household names. Where I’d like to see it is like it is in Japan right now. We were just over there with Chuck Liddell, who was representing UFC in a UFC versus PRIDE fight. And he knocked out Alistair Overeem in the first round of the PRIDE Grand Prix Elimination tournament. That was awesome, man. Chuck couldn’t leave the place on Monday morning. He went to go shopping, to buy some things for his family, and he was swarmed for forty-five minutes. The mall security had to pull him out of there and throw him in a car. There were thirty seven thousand people at the event, and it was the first time the tournament was shown on free TV. So millions of people saw him fight that night – not only in Japan, but in the US. — Dana White

At school I pretended I had a normal life, but I felt lonely all the time and different from everyone else. I never felt like I fit in, and I wasn't allowed to participate in after-school activities, go to sports events or parties or date boys. Many times I had to make up stories about why I couldn't do anything with my classmates. — Joyce Meyer

Don't let this[football] be the best thing that ever happens in your life. Maybe it'll be the best sports event, but don't let it be the best thing. Make sure you're a better father than this today. Make sure you're a better husband than this today. Because this goes away... It's a game. — Mack Brown

I love sporting events and popcorn and pizza and being outside, like at a baseball or football game. I love amusement parks, going to ride roller coasters. — Carrie Underwood

That's the difference between golf and many other sports. You go to some other sporting events, they just leave you or give you the cold shoulder and move on. — Bernhard Langer

Not being able to govern events, I govern myself, and apply myself to them if they will not apply themselves to me. — Michel de Montaigne

Successful innovation is not a single breakthrough. It is not a sprint. It is not an event for the solo runner. Successful innovation is a team sport, it's a relay race. — Quyen Nguyen

I look at directing as a sporting event. It's a race, a marathon. It's great when it clicks, which is why I push my crews so hard so we can excel. — Michael Bay

I want to compete in the next Olympics. If I go to Rio, it will be my third time, which is a rare feat for an Indian athlete. For me, Olympics is important because it's the biggest event on earth for a sports person. I hope this time around I come back with a medal. — Vijender Singh

You know that a given in life in human nature, is that at a sporting event, a baseball game, a football game, you never introduce a politician, is because he'll be booed. I don't care if he's the most beloved person in the world, its part of the game. — Mark Russell

Mental strength is really important because you either win or lose in your mind. And I'm not solely talking about sporting matches, boxing events - anything you do, you do it first with your mental strength. And you can actually train and develop it, and I am responsible for what I'm saying because I have experience with that. — Wladimir Klitschko

We knew it was going to be the biggest event scheduled in the history of women's sports, but we didn't ever fathom we would be playing before sold-out stadiums all over the country. — Lorrie Fair

The Olympics is my favourite sporting event. Although I have a problem with that silver medal. When you think about it, you win the gold - you feel good, you win the bronze - you think, 'Well at least I got something'. But when you win silver, it's like, 'Congratulations, you 'almost' won. Of all the losers, you came in first of that group. You're the number one 'loser.' No one lost ahead of you. — Jerry Seinfeld

I wasn’t like, boo hoo, Bin Laden’s dead, but I wasn’t jumping. America’s a very nationalistic country, and in episodes like that of his death, it becomes jingoism. People are drinking, dancing in the street, chanting USA like they’re at the World Cup, like they won it… It’s sick that we turned it into a sporting event. — Jeremy Scahill

It's a blast to watch. It's a lot more interesting live than it is on record. I mean, it really is a theatrical event. It's a sporting event! Cause you never know what's gonna happen. — John Zorn

Being famous gets me good concert tickets, good tables in restaurants, good seats at sporting events and that's really about it. — Fran Drescher

The main thing is healthy eating, exercise, which I do for special events, like if it's Sports Illustrated, or the swim suit catalogue for Victoria's Secret, or my own calendar that I did for the year 2000. — Heidi Klum

I come home more exhausted after a day of emotional work on set than I've ever had in any sporting event I've played or anything. It's draining. But it's also part of the fun. — Mike Vogel

I love sports, but I don't like live sporting events, because I don't like sitting in the crowd. I like listening to records, but I don't like going to concerts, because I don't like standing in the crowd. I guess I just don't like being in the crowd itself. — Chuck Klosterman

I don't physically put Appetite For Destruction in and listen to it, but I hear it on the radio or at sporting events or wherever else it pops up, and it's great. I dig everything about it. When I hear Appetite, it sounds like exactly what it was. It sounds like a record made by an angry bunch of kids. — Slash

I played college soccer before I was hurt, and just to be able to jump back into something that you could be so competitive at or you can achieve, to get to the Paralympics, that's the first really big achievement that you can have. It's the second biggest sporting event in the world. To be a part of it and to get a medal for that, it's unreal. — Mark Zupan

I spend a lot of time idly. I go to sporting events, play my clarinet. I practise. But if you work every day, a certain amount on a steady basis, the work accumulates. — Woody Allen

If we want to go to space with humans, that's for fun not for science. Human adventures in space are just sporting events. — Freeman Dyson

I've been very fortunate to be involved in all the Super Bowls, to see some World Series, to cover heavyweight championship fights; I've been to the Olympics and seen every sporting event there is. — Will McDonough

I was on the yearbook staff, so I would take out film cameras and Nikons and take photos around school and at sporting events and things like that. We had a darkroom as well. I just loved it. I also saved up for a video camera to video my friends and cut and paste the videos together and I gave them to all of my friends for graduation. — Dianna Agron

I used to beat myself up everyday if I did not win an event. I am quite open about those things now and that has been a big change. — Leisel Jones

In my job, whenever I delivered a presentation I would rehearse several times before the actual event. In sport, it is important to be equally prepared about my opponents. — Keeth Smart

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