Olympic Champion Jesse Owens:
I always loved running - it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.
Columnist George Will:
Football incorporates the two worst elements of American society: violence punctuated by committee meetings.
Sports Announcer Curt Gowdy:
If there's a pileup, they'll have to give some of the players artificial insemination. (announcing for the AFL all-star game
on a flooded field)
Authentic Slugger Hank Aaron:
It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.
During the NFL draft, aspiring players take the Wonderlic cognitive test, which is similar to an IQ test. The scores range from 1 to 50 with the average in the NFL being about 20. For example, Andrew Luck got a 37, Jay Cutler got a 26, and Jameis Winston scored a 27.
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