— Paul Scholes English footballer 1974
— Paul Scholes English footballer 1974
— William S. Burroughs, libro La scimmia sulla schiena
Contesto: A lot of people made quick easy money during the War and for several years after. Any business was good, just as any stock is good on a rising market. People thought they were sharp operators, when actually they were just riding a lucky streak. Now the Valley is in a losing streak and only the big operators can ride it out. In the Valley economic laws work out like a formula in high school algebra, since there is no human element to interfere. The very rich are getting richer and all the others are going broke. The big holders are not shrewd or ruthless or enterprising. They don't have to say or think anything. All they have to do is sit and the money comes pouring in. You have to get up with the Big Holders or drop out and take any job they hand you. The middle class is getting the squeeze, and only one in a thousand will go up. The Big Holders are the house, and the small farmers are the players. The player goes broke if he keeps on playing, and the farmer has to play or lose to the Government by default.
— Tommy Smith (footballer, born 1945) Former English professional association footballer 1945 - 2019
After been asked on how to stop Cristiano Ronaldo. Coping with Cristiano Ronaldo, Phil Gordos, 2008-03-31, 2008-03-31, BBC News http://news2.thdo.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/7315069.stm,
— Douglas Coupland, libro Player One
Player One (2010)
— Zinedine Zidane French association football player and manager 1972
Franz Beckenbauer, 2006 http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/world_cup_2006/teams/france/5147908.stm.
— Cristiano Ronaldo Portuguese association football player 1985
[Dev, Sarthak, Football Paradise, The Ballon d’Or: It’s time football stopped trying to be Hollywood, 15 December 2017, 4 February 2018, https://www.footballparadise.com/ballon-dor/]
In the wake of winning his fifth Ballon d’Or in December 2017.
— Branch Rickey American baseball player and coach 1881 - 1965
Ralph Kiner, speaking on April 15, 2004, Jackie Robinson Day, in the FSNY broadcast booth; as quoted in "Dog Gone? No Way; Russo Listens to Heart, Stays with FAN" by Bob Raissman, in New York Daily News (April 18, 2004), p. 85
— Peter Greenaway British film director 1942
Drowning By Numbers
— Arsène Wenger French footballer and manager 1949
Thierry Henry, in an interview after the 2001 FA Cup final. (13 May 2001) http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/a/arsenal/1329408.stm
— Phil Brown (footballer) English association football player and manager 1959
28-Jan-2006, Radio Derby
Phil deflects from himself after another sorry defeat at Colchester.
— Pelé Brazilian association football player 1940
— Kumar Sangakkara Sri Lankan cricketer 1977
Mohan De Silva, the Honorary Secretary, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), on Sangakarra joining the Sri Lanka squad in India, quoted on Deccan Chronicle, "Kumar Sangakkara to join Sri Lanka squad in India" http://www.deccanchronicle.com/sports/cricket/160316/icc-world-twenty20-sangakkara-to-join-sri-lanka-squad.html, March 16, 2016.
— Akon singer 1973
Song lyrics, Trouble (2004)
— Rex Ryan American football coach 1962
[Jets welcome Ryan to New York, http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3848743, ESPN, Associated Press, January 22, 2009, http://www.webcitation.org/5x46uk5jD, March 9, 2011, March 9, 2011]
— Roger Kahn American baseball writer 1927 - 2020
Origine: The Boys Of Summer, Chapter 1, The Trolley Car That Ran By Ebbets Field, p. 10
— William Hazlitt English writer 1778 - 1830
The Plain Speaker (1826)
— Alexander Ovechkin Russian ice hockey player 1985
Denis Savard, interview in Tim Sassone (October 11, 2008) "Can Hawks close gaps on Ovechkin?", Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Illinois), p. 4.
— Roberto Clemente Puerto Rican baseball player 1934 - 1972
English translation of pep talk given on August 21, 1971, after Hernandez' 6th-inning miscue—scored as a hit—had contributed significantly to Cincinnati's 6-3 come-from-behind victory over Pittsburgh http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1971/B08210CIN1971.htm, as quoted in "Playing Games: Bad Day in Cincy" https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=iG8mAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Bm0DAAAAIBAJ&pg=5765%2C1664013&dq=clemente-began-talk-spanish by Charley Feeney, in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Tuesday, September 28, 1971), p. 23
Baseball-related, <big><big>1970s</big></big>, <big>1971</big>
— Vince Lombardi American football player, coach, and executive 1913 - 1970