American football

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I was tremendously honored to make the All-American team but I don't feel that I have to strain to live up to some mythical something. Yesterday's sports hero is a lot like yesterday's newspaper--you always know there's a fresh one coming tomorrow. ~ Bill Dudley

American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The offense, which is the team controlling the oval-shaped football, attempts to advance down the field by running with or passing the ball, while the defense, which is the team without control of the ball, aims to stop the offense's advance and aims to take control of the ball for themselves.

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We didn’t lose the game; we just ran out of time. ~ Vince Lombardi
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones. ~ Darrell Royal

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  • Iowa and Minnesota play for a pig, a statuette rendition of the actual brother of a porcine star of a Will Rogers movie. I would like to remind you that this is, on balance, a marvelous nation.
    • Chuck Culpepper, "JUST FOLLOW THE BOUNCING BALL TO PASADENA", (16 November 2001), The Oregonian

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  • I was tremendously honored to make the All-American team but I don't feel that I have to strain to live up to some mythical something. Yesterday's sports hero is a lot like yesterday's newspaper--you always know there's a fresh one coming tomorrow.

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  • I’m like a lot of coaches. I have a lot of corny saying, but one of them is "there are two types of class, there’s first class and there’s no class."

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  • We shall play every game to the hilt with every ounce of fiber we have in our bodies.
    • Vince Lombardi, as quoted in Run To Win: Vince Lombardi on Coaching and Leadership (2001), by Donald T. Phillips, p. 16
  • Leadership rests not only upon ability but upon commitment and upon loyalty and upon pride and upon followers...Leadership is not just one quality, but rather a blend of many qualities; and while no one individual possesses all the needed talents to go into leadership, each man can develop a combination to make him a leader.
    • Vince Lombardi, as quoted in Run To Win: Vince Lombardi on Coaching and Leadership (2001), by Donald T. Phillips, p. 180

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  • My mom said "you are either going to be in jail, or be killed". So I decided to do something different because I didn't want to be in one of those postions, so I kind of focused on football and took off from there.

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