Top 89 Quotes & Sayings by Famous Sportscasters

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Bob Gibson is the luckiest pitcher I ever saw. He always pitches when the other team doesn't score any runs.
It's always good to have the building filled - even if it's with low-IQ Rangers fans.
The bulldogs with the first points on the board. Tim Tebow looking to change that. — © Verne Lundquist
The bulldogs with the first points on the board. Tim Tebow looking to change that.
Here's the pitch. Mantle swings. There's a tremendous drive going into deep left field! It's going, going! It's over the bleachers... over the sign atop the bleachers... into the yards of houses across the street! It's got to be one of the longest runs I've ever seen! How about that!
If you’ve got to think about it you probably shouldn’t do it
The greatest athletes in the world play in the NHL there is no question about that.
Do kids ever tire of Christmas? The excitement of this job is never dull because in all the years and thousands of games I've called I've never done the same one twice.
I think the most important thing I learned from my dad is the importance of telling the truth...treat other people well, work hard at the job and tell the truth.
If you tried to make a show for every person's particular interest, it'd be impossible because everyone is going to consume it the way they want to. All you can do is try to do an hour that makes sense for all.
I never went into it [the business] thinking 'I'm a female sports reporter'. I just went into it thinking 'I'm a sports reporter'. No chip on the shoulder, no feeling like a victim when you walk in, no feeling entitled when you walk in. You've just got to do your job and work extremely hard. I think it's very basic. There's no magic to it. I think honestly it comes down to how badly do you want it. How hard are you willing to work?
I'm always thinking 'how can I continue to grow?'
He's turned his life around. He used to be depressed and miserable. Now he's miserable and depressed.
Nothing is the matter with Mr. Gore except that he can't be elected. — © Dan Patrick
Nothing is the matter with Mr. Gore except that he can't be elected.
You beat a woman and drag her down a flight of stairs.
There's no there. That elusive 'there' with the job, the beach house, the dream, it's not out there. There is here. It's in you... right now.
I got what I wanted. I wanted a win.
His four year contract renewal: As always, I remain hopeful that Don Cherry won't be offered the same length contract.
He is so efficient. He seems to be playing smarter, more confidently. I think they have given him more responsibility. He's very, very accurate and doesn't make many mistakes. The statistics show he has three interceptions, but in reality it's only one. The others were deflected passes by receivers who should have caught balls.
If your ancestors cut down all the trees, it’s not your fault, but you still don’t live in a forest.
Back, back, back, back. Gone.
Good habits are as easy to form as bad ones.
I feel so fortunate, Because some people think, well you're just relegated to the sideline. But I feel valued there. They trust me. We work very, very hard at making it worthwhile. We are not going to just be down there spewing a bunch of blah. With our halftime talking to the coaches we are really trying to get something meaningful there and something that helps spin the game forward.
When I started, (players) were making $4,000. Now, they don't get out of bed and they already make $10,000.
The Philadelphia Phillies are 2008 world champions of baseball.
I think Tim Wakefield would even say tonight that Tim Wakefield got to Tim Wakefield tonight.
If you can get a spiritual connection without going to church, why go to church?.
If somebody told me back in 1980 that I would have a 32-year career, and that I'd be [elected into the Hall of Fame], I'd say no way. For three years, I couldn't even break into the Phillies broadcast booth. I was just hoping to make it, much less be mentioned as a Ford Frick winner. Believe me, when I started out, this award wasn't even close to being on the radar.
Relatively speaking, I know what my other deficiencies are. Cosmetically, I'm not 28 and stunning. The fact that NBC appreciates what I do means a great deal to me because I know that without my reporting skills and my experience and all of that, I might not have a fighting chance.
I don't like being mediocre. I won't be.
On the air, it's as if somebody draws a heavy drape to block any bias. I don't even feel it inside. It's the same curtain that keeps you from swearing. I've known broadcasters who can't get one sentence out in normal conversation without being profane, and yet, they can go on the air and talk for three hours and never slip once.
The only difference between resigning and resigning is a hyphen.
The best part of my job is that it really isn't a job at all, it's a labour of love. Every night is different, the people that you work with are all tremendous individuals.
I feel blessed to be able to do these events. As I travel around, I'm fully cognizant that there are a lot of people out there who are sportscasters or who want to be sportscasters who would kill to do the Maui Invitational or the Ohio State-Michigan game. So if you have to endure some inconveniences along the way, that's fine by me.
Andrea Jaeger plays tennis like she's double-parked.
There are few truths in an uncertain world, but here's one; this aint Kentucky!
We've made a final offer. We hope Ziggy Palffy will come to his senses. We have NO hope his agent will.
To be the announcer where you live is a very special opportunity.
As a new day begins in New York, the sun sets in Hawaii. — © Tim McCarver
As a new day begins in New York, the sun sets in Hawaii.
Pardon me while I lower my voice.
I believe that requiring those already in Texas to obtain driver’s licenses would ensure they pass a driver’s test and meet the requirements to obtain auto insurance.
A walk is as good as a home run.
Roy Oswalt is a drop and drive pitcher. What is a drop and drive pitcher? He is a guy who drops and drives. Very simple.
If I wasn't doing SportsCenter, I'd still be on the couch watching my favorite teams play. I have such passion, and I've always tried to keep that passion even in the workplace.
In many ways, it is easier to hit a pitcher when he is wild.
By far Gretzky is the most talented player ever. Every time he gets the puck something exciting happens.
When Steve and I die, we are going to be buried in the same cemetery, 60-feet 6-inches apart.
It’s hard not to root for Henrik Lundqvist, he’s practically perfect.
The reason we call that pitch up and in is because the arms are attached to the shoulder. — © Tim McCarver
The reason we call that pitch up and in is because the arms are attached to the shoulder.
That pitch wasn't down and in, that pitch was down and up.
Sometimes you just have to hold your nose and jump into something.
My best career moments have come being a fan first. Because that's why we love sports, and that's why I got into sports - those highs and lows on that roller coaster ride that I don't want to get off - because I enjoy the highs as much as I enjoy the lows. The highs are even better when you experience the lows, and that can apply when rooting for your favorite sports team or your career. It's also important not to get too high or too low, and it's also important not to listen to the noise. You just have to do it for you in those career moments because they're gonna come.
When a catcher has to use his thumb to give signs, that means the pitcher has more than four pitches.
As much as you can in your life, say yes.
Something to keep in mind - it’s raining lightly. The infield could be very wet on ground balls.
Well, David Eckstein, like most of us, has 20 digits. Ten fingers. Ten toes.
I know a doctor who can give you a shot and you'll get over that cold you've got and get better in a day.
Baseball is the best announcer game, the game that I first enjoyed playing, and the game I had a passion for.
Carlton does not pitch to the hitter, he pitches through him. The batter hardly exists for Steve. He's playing an elevated game of catch.
I think the biggest lesson I learned from my Dad was the importance of telling the truth.
[In] radio, every segment of every hour is a challenge to fill in an interesting way. What I like the most about it is how challenging it is to do it well.
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