"I thought lacrosse was what you find in la church".
Robin Williams, 1982
"Wrestling is ballet with violence".
"The lead car is absolutely unique, except for the one behind it which is identical".
"He has turned defensive boxing into a poetic art. Trouble is, nobody ever knocked anybody out with a poem".
Eddie Shaw, referring to Herol "Bomber" Graham
"When I went to Catholic high school in Philadelphia, we just had one coach for football and basketball. He took all of us who turned out and had us run through a forest. The ones who ran into the trees were on the football team".
"Squash! That's not exercise, it's flagellation".
"Crystallizing my feelings about the game, I find that squash is less frustrating than golf, less fickle than tennis. It is easier than badminton, cheaper than polo. It is better exercise than bowls, quicker than cricket, less boring than jogging, drier than swimming, safer than hang gliding".
"All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity".
Cricket - "A game which the English, not being a spiritual people, have invented in order to give themselves some conception of eternity".
"Oh God, if there be cricket in heaven, let there also be rain!".
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