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What's the finest piece of sports philosophy?

It is what it is - Belichick
2 (11.1%)
You are exactly what your record says it is - Parcells
0 (0%)
When you come to a fork in the road take it - Yogi
2 (11.1%)
It ain't over till it's over - Yogi
3 (16.7%)
I gotta get my guy - Jalen Rose
0 (0%)
Heeellloooo. You play...to win...the game! - Herm Edwards
3 (16.7%)
That's why they play the games.....unknown
1 (5.6%)
Unintelligible comment about life - Bill Walton
3 (16.7%)
Show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser - Lombardi
0 (0%)
Winning isn't the most important thing. It's the only thing. - Lombardi
0 (0%)
Do you believe in miracles? - Al Michaels
0 (0%)
Criticism is a blessing. It makes you work harder. - Tebow
0 (0%)
There's no I in team
0 (0%)
It's not whether you win or lose. It's how you play the game.
0 (0%)
You can observe a lot just by watching. - Yogi
0 (0%)
Nobody goes there now. It's too crowded. - Yogi
0 (0%)
We're lost but we're making great time - Yogi
0 (0%)
You look good, you feel good, you play good - Deion Sanders
0 (0%)
It's not bragging if you can back it up - Muhammed Ali
0 (0%)
Comparison is a thief of joy - Kyrie
3 (16.7%)
I got no quarrel with them Vietcong. - Muhammed Ali
0 (0%)
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take - Wayne Gretzky
0 (0%)
Everyone's got plans till they get hit - Mike Tyson
1 (5.6%)

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What's the finest piece of sports philosophy?
« on: November 29, 2017, 09:55:23 PM »

Offline eja117

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What would be the best or most applicable philosophical statement to come out of the world of sports? This is different than just a response or quote. The best response was clearly when Gronk flexed in response to Deflategate questions.

Re: What's the finest piece of sports philosophy?
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2017, 10:02:17 PM »

Offline eja117

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I went with It is what it is, because I suspect people might still be saying that a thousand years from now and might be more likely than any of the other concepts to last a very long time. It also seems easy to apply universally.

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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2017, 10:03:59 PM »

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Needs more Kyrie - today's was "comparison is a thief of joy"

Re: What's the finest piece of sports philosophy?
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2017, 10:25:01 PM »

Offline SCeltic34

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Larry Bird's "Push yourself again and again. Don't give an inch until the final buzzer sounds" is pretty good.  If you put forth maximum effort you can usually live with the results, win or lose.

Or you can be like this guy:


Broussard: "Did you call bank?"
Pierce: "I called game."

- Paul Pierce on his game-winning buzzer beater, game 3 EC Semi-finals against the Atlanta Hawks

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Offline jpotter33

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A couple I would add:

MJ - "I've failed over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."

Gretzky - "You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take."

KG - "Anything is possible!" (Might be reaching a bit  ;))
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Re: What's the finest piece of sports philosophy?
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2017, 12:02:31 AM »

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"You're never as good as you think you are, you're never as bad as you think you are and you're never far from either"- Brad (not sure if he originated it)

Re: What's the finest piece of sports philosophy?
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Rudy: "If I cool it out there, then I won't be helping you guys win next week's game. Got it? "
"As far as playing, I didn't care who guarded me - red, yellow, black. I just didn't want a white guy guarding me, because it's disrespect to my game."
-Larry Bird

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You never say sorry. You never make excuses. ‘I’ll get it next time coach’ is the only acceptable response.

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like that is always lethal." - Evan 'The God' Turner

Re: What's the finest piece of sports philosophy?
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2017, 02:50:35 AM »

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Was a toss-up between Kyrie and Bill Walton, went with Kyrie
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Re: What's the finest piece of sports philosophy?
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2017, 03:25:01 AM »

Offline Emmette Bryant

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It ain't over until the fat lady sings

Re: What's the finest piece of sports philosophy?
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2017, 03:52:11 AM »

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It's not over till the last out- Yogi Bear
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Offline greece666

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I'm torn between the two Yogis - all great things come in bears.

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« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2017, 04:13:15 AM »

Offline GreenEnvy

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Yogi is the GOAT.

Ali had some good ones.

Kyrie is a blue-chip philosophical prospect.
I AM A CELTIC

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« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2017, 05:44:26 AM »

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I'm fond of

You play to win the game
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Offline Celtics4ever

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I like these two and they are kind of variations of the same idea.

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“Things worthwhile generally don’t just happen. Luck is a fact, but should not be a factor. Good luck is what is left over after intelligence and effort have combined at their best. Negligence or indifference are usually reviewed from an unlucky seat. The law of cause and effect and causality both work the same with inexorable exactitudes. Luck is the residue of design.”- Branch Rickey


I think this can be summed up as  " Luck is the residue of preparation."  Jack Youngblood.