Sports can teach many lessons. Let’s consider just one of the hundreds I learned playing hockey and baseball. I was a goaltender in organized leagues for about twenty-five years. Even if I’d been the best goaltender the world has ever known, so good that I never allowed even one goal to be scored on me, without the efforts of my teammates I would never have won a single game!
Playing a sport doesn’t build character; it reveals character.
The trouble with being a good sport is that you have to lose to prove it.
You don’t need violence in your heart to enjoy baseball.
To really enjoy a sport you have to be smart enough to understand the game and stupid enough to think it’s important.
Maybe winning isn’t everything; but you should still want to.
To be the best you have to beat the best.
You can learn more about a person in half an hour of play than in a year of socializing.
Some people are good losers; the rest can’t act.
The main value of sports statistics is they give people something to argue over.
In sports, parity is synonymous with mediocrity.