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What's the finest piece of sports philosophy?

It is what it is - Belichick
2 (6.5%)
You are exactly what your record says it is - Parcells
1 (3.2%)
When you come to a fork in the road take it - Yogi
2 (6.5%)
It ain't over till it's over - Yogi
5 (16.1%)
I gotta get my guy - Jalen Rose
0 (0%)
Heeellloooo. You play...to win...the game! - Herm Edwards
3 (9.7%)
That's why they play the games.....unknown
1 (3.2%)
Unintelligible comment about life - Bill Walton
3 (9.7%)
Show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser - Lombardi
2 (6.5%)
Winning isn't the most important thing. It's the only thing. - Lombardi
1 (3.2%)
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.
1 (3.2%)
You can observe a lot just by watching. - Yogi
1 (3.2%)
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
1 (3.2%)
Comparison is a thief of joy - Kyrie
4 (12.9%)
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
4 (12.9%)

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Re: What's the finest piece of sports philosophy?
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2017, 07:58:48 AM »

Offline Big333223

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I went with Herm's "You play to win the game."

It's sort of a variation on "Keep it simple, stupid," or that David Foster Wallace speech about, "This is water." It's a reminder to stay mindful of the obvious stuff and not miss the forest for the trees. It's about priorities. I think it's endlessly applicable to any situation and something a lot of people would benefit from.
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Re: What's the finest piece of sports philosophy?
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2017, 08:08:19 AM »

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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  ;))
You miss 100 percent of the shots....excellent. I forgot that one. I actually thought that was Doc Rivers.  I was sorta stretching for a hockey one

Re: What's the finest piece of sports philosophy?
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2017, 08:09:53 AM »

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Re: What's the finest piece of sports philosophy?
« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2017, 09:15:01 AM »

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"Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth." -Mike Tyson

"You don't win a war by digging a foxhole and sitting in it. You've got to go out and attack. You've got to make plays that you need to make to win." -Bill Belichick

"No matter how hard you work, there's someone working harder than you. That someone is me." -Kevin Garnett
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Re: What's the finest piece of sports philosophy?
« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2017, 09:42:22 AM »

Offline jpotter33

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"Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth." -Mike Tyson

"You don't win a war by digging a foxhole and sitting in it. You've got to go out and attack. You've got to make plays that you need to make to win." -Bill Belichick

"No matter how hard you work, there's someone working harder than you. That someone is me." -Kevin Garnett

Ah, definitely forgot about that Mike Tyson one. That's a great one.
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Re: What's the finest piece of sports philosophy?
« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2017, 10:09:57 AM »

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Re: What's the finest piece of sports philosophy?
« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2017, 10:59:34 AM »

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

Funny!...but worth a TP?...barely, actually maybe a couple.

Now bear in mind Yogi Berra's golf quote, and as a golfer, my favorite:

"90% of short puts don't go in...." Haha...use that all the time on the course.

Re: What's the finest piece of sports philosophy?
« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2017, 04:25:32 PM »

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There's no crying in baseball - Jimmy Dugan

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Re: What's the finest piece of sports philosophy?
« Reply #23 on: December 19, 2017, 04:28:08 PM »

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The hard is what makes it great - Jimmy Dugan

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Re: What's the finest piece of sports philosophy?
« Reply #24 on: December 19, 2017, 04:29:23 PM »

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Re: What's the finest piece of sports philosophy?
« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2017, 04:48:50 PM »

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"Don't ever underestimate the heart of a champion!" - Rudy Tomjanovich

"Heroes get remembered, but legends never die. Follow your heart kid, and you'll never go wrong." - Babe Ruth in The Sandlot

Love those quotes.

Re: What's the finest piece of sports philosophy?
« Reply #26 on: December 19, 2017, 04:48:51 PM »

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I still pick a Brad Stevens nugget from his first year in Boston, which we all should remember:

“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 both of those.”
2018 Mock Trade Deadline:

Pelicans: Davis, Holiday, Vucevic, Rondo, Clarkson, Nance, Hart, Moore, Ilyasova, Ajinca, Hill, Miller, Jackson, Dotson, Dakari Johnson

Warriors:  KD, Steph, Klay, Draymomd, Iggy, Zaza, Young, Livingston, McGee, West, McCaw, Jones, Casspi, Jones, Looney

Google for picks.

Re: What's the finest piece of sports philosophy?
« Reply #27 on: December 19, 2017, 05:05:27 PM »

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"Just win, baby!" - Al Davis

"You aren't trying if you ain't cheating" - not sure..
Ric Flair, Bobby Heenan?

Re: What's the finest piece of sports philosophy?
« Reply #28 on: December 19, 2017, 05:42:55 PM »

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"Refuse to lose is NOT the same thing as having the 'will to win'"--me

Re: What's the finest piece of sports philosophy?
« Reply #29 on: December 19, 2017, 06:14:17 PM »

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There's no crying in baseball - Jimmy Dugan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-ZMO8jhbwg

I prefer this one: “Avoid the Clap.” - Jimmy Dugan 😂

https://youtu.be/7U8pNjwn7jU
Whatever crushes individuality is despotism, by whatever name it may be called and whether it professes to be enforcing the will of God or the injunctions of men.