Dick Schaap Quotes

31 Dick Schaap quotes:

"Some people who love boxing might love Mike Tyson, but people outside of the sport are generally repulsed by him and therefore, repulsed by the sport."
"Sportswriters have changed more than sportswriting."
"Sugar Ray and talked about doing some articles together or writing a book together but dealing with Sugar Ray was a lot like fighting him. He would fake you in and then he'd drop you."
"Sugar Ray Leonard was as close as anyone came after Ali to being Ali, but he wasn't Ali."
"Sugar Ray Robinson was at the top of the boxing world during the 1950's when it seemed that he would either win or lose the championship about every three or four months."
"There is never going to be another Ali."
"Today, it's money. There's no question about that. Unless you endorse a grill that cooks hamburgers and steaks, where else can you make the kind of money that you can make in the ring if you're good?"
"You need heroes like that for a sport to surge the way basketball did with Michael Jordan. Now he's gone and that sport is having problems."
"I think anybody is entitled to vote for whomever they want, and I think Secretariat does qualify as an athlete,"
Author: Schaap Quotes Category: Athletics Quotes
"I did not choose necessarily on the basis of significance, ... If you have a vote for the most significant athlete, then you have Ali, then you have Babe Ruth, then you have Michael Jordan. They changed the face of sports. But I voted purely on what I considered to be athletic ability, and if I had anything in the back of my mind it was, 'If you put these guys on a field and they played each other in 20 sports, who would win the most?' I think Jim Brown would win the most, and I think Chamberlain would be awfully close."
Author: Schaap Quotes Category: Athletics Quotes
"I think I dozed off before the kickoff, but I woke in time to watch Scott make his [two] interceptions. I wasn't alert enough to watch Manny Fernandez make his [17] tackles."
Author: Schaap Quotes Category: Football Quotes

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