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    Adversity is an opportunity for heroism.

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    A failure becomes just one time at bat if you refuse to let it defeat you.

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    A five-year-old Chinese girl knows more about football than I do.

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    Affirmative action is a little like the professional football draft. The NFL awards its No. 1 draft choices to the lowest-ranked team in the league. It doesn't do this out of compassion or guilt. It's done for mutual survival. They understand that a league can only be as strong as its weakest team.

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    A few question marks are being asked in the Honduran defence

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    AFC Wimbledon in the League! Talk about the ashes rising from the flames.

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    A football match should be decided by an action of play. Not some contrived process whose end result is to mark a fine player such as Bossis, Baresi or Baggio for the rest of his career.

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    A football team is like a piano. You need eight men to carry it and three who can play the damn thing.

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    A football team is a like a beautiful woman, when you do not tell her, she forgets she is beautiful

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    A football team is like a piano; you need eight men to carry it and three who can play the damn thing The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.

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    A football team is like a company. All of the people working in a company are not supposed to love each other, but they are supposed to be professional.

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    A football team is like a society, straight up. There are rapists, but there are creatures and there are film guys.

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    A football team represents a way of being, a culture.

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    A football team is really a big family. There's a give and take... but a few are working for their name only. They go the whole week trying to figure out who said something, what they said and where it happened instead of showing that they're big men.

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    After I got disciplined I got introduced to football and then after that everything just took off for me. I had a lot of role models: the teachers, the coaches. Watching them give so much to so many students so they can be successful in life basically just ingrained in me that I think it's more gratifying for me to give back and than just to receive.

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    After I hurt the knee, football wasn't nearly as much fun. I was limited. But you make do with what you have. I adjusted some. I was lucky to play as long as I did, with the different kinds of injuries I got. I played with two severed hamstring muscles in my leg late in my career. I could barely run, other than to drop back to pass.

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    After attending a banquet honoring the 1974 BYU team that won the Western AthleticConference and went to the Fiesta Bowl. It was the first of Edwards' 18 WAC champions and 21 bowl teams. That was the group of kids that totally changed the direction of my life and the direction of our football program. We started 0-3-1 and won seven or eight in a row. They were the first bowl team in school history. I hadn't really accomplished anything yet. To see all those guys reminded me where we've been. It was an emotional night.

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    After the game, I'm a completely different person. I drink some beers with friends and try to get my mind completely off football.

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    After you've won something, you're no longer 100 percent, but 90 percent. It's like a bottle of carbonated water where the cap is removed for a short while. Afterwards there's a little less gas inside.

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    Agents are nasty scum. They're evil and divisive and pointless. They only survive because the rest of the sport is so corrupt and because leading football club people employ their sons in the job.

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    Agents do nothing for the good of football. I'd like to see them lined up against a wall and machine-gunned 'some accountants and solicitors with them.

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    Aggression is what I do. I go to war. You don't contest football matches in a reasonable state of mind.

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    A good back makes his own holes. Anybody can run where the holes are.

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    A good football team plays offense and defense. You have to be aggressive and disrupt.

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    A game is not won until it is lost.

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    A good leader gets people to follow him because they want to, not because he makes them.

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    A good football coach needs a patient wife, a loyal dog and a great quarterback - but not necessarily in that order.

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    A great football team is the right balance and the right mixture of players. Good leaders, good communicators and good technicians. You need people that are strategically astute. People need passion, desire and most importantly, a willingness to keep learning.

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    A great pianist doesn't run around the piano or do push ups with his fingers. To be great, he plays the piano. ...being a footballer is not about running, push-ups or physical work generally. The best way to be a great footballer is to play.

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    A great deal of it is mental, the ability to learn within the game, to perform at a high level - often with injury - and to weather the ups and downs of an emotional game through a 16-game season. Also, there is the willingness to prepare in the offseason, the film room, to learn the scheme and execute without a lot of repetition - that's football character.

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    A full-blooded encounter for a number of reasons, many of them illegitimate.

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    Aim for the sky and you'll reach the ceiling. Aim for the ceiling and you'll stay on the floor.

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    [Albert Camus] was viewed by many as an austere moralist, but it was on the football pitch and in the theatre that he learnt his 'morality'. It's something sensed, it won't pass uniquely through thought. It couldn't possibly.

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    Alabama fans love Alabama football. Auburn fans love Auburn.

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    Alan Shearer has done very well for us, considering his age. We have introduced some movement into his game because he has got two good legs now. Last season he played with one leg.

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    A holocaust of an afternoon.

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    Alex Ferguson is the best manager I've ever had at this level. Well, he's the only manager I've actually had at this level. But he's the best manager I've ever had.

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    Alex McLeish will have had kittens - literally!

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    A lifetime contract for a coach means if you're ahead in the third quarter and moving the ball, they can't fire you.

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    Al journalism should be investigative, from football to cookery

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    All good athletes make mistakes; the great ones learn to make that mistake only once.

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    All I do know is that I'll never be able to achieve what Tommy Docherty did, and that is take Aston Villa into the third division and Manchester United into the second division

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    All I asked was, where do I sign? Some of the other navy men said I was rooting for the war to last forever. (after Browns gave him a monthly stipend during the war)

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    Al Davis is a legend and his contribution and influence on the game of football, the National Football League, and the Oakland Raiders has been profound for decades. To view his contribution and influence on a season-by-season basis does not make sense: he has dominated the industry for a lifetime. I can't tell you how he may have impacted or guided other individuals during their careers but I can speak from personal experience. He inspires me to be better every day than I was the day before.

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    Alex Smith, what he’s done over the last two years for this football team, this is a mistake in not starting him. He needs to be the guy and it’s going to be tough if (Colin) Kaepernick doesn’t play well today and now you’re coming back saying, ‘Alex, we’re going to put you back in there.’

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    All my life my priority was football, football, football. I was just fully focused on that and when my kids were born that focus changed gradually. I had something in my life that changed my perspective. You experience something that is more important than win, lose or draw.

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    All of West Ham's away victories have come on opponents' territory this season

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    All I know of morality I learned from football

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    All that remains is for a few dots and commas to be crossed.

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    All that I know most surely about morality and obligations I owe to football.