Leigh Steinberg Quotes

54 Leigh Steinberg quotes:

"As I write in my book, there is a misnomer that destroying another person's position is an effective and practical way to negotiate."
"But the equipment to protect the players hasn't developed along with that, so now you have more players out with worse injuries, for longer periods of time."
"But the truth is, growing up in California, we knew nothing about hockey."
"Cameron was able to get an inside look at professional football from the standpoint of athletes and agents and general managers that few people have ever seen."
"Challenge yourself, its fine not to be a totally finished person."
"Forty years ago the chances of journalists reporting - or the authorities even prosecuting - a pro athlete were practically nil."
"Hey, our Founding Fathers wore long hair and powdered wigs - I don't see anybody trying to look like them today, either... But we do look to them as role models."
"I have to say that it was a very strange experience when, later in life, I represented Byron Scott and was negotiating with West - whose picture I used to have over my bed! That took some getting used to."
"I just knew that economics had never been my big motivation."
"I ran track, and basically played every sport."
"I try to live in the moment, every moment."
"I'd like to add that negotiating is not something to be avoided or feared - it's an everyday part of life."
"In reality, we can prove that the incidents of drug, alcohol abuse and violence have dropped dramatically among professional athletes - but the problem is it would be impossible to convince than fans, because of what they read on the AP wire."
"It's learning how to negotiate to keep both sides happy - whether it's for a multi-million dollar contract or just which show to watch on TV, that determines the quality and enjoyment of our lives."
"My grandfather was running Hillcrest Country Club, and that's where a whole group of Hollywood comedians hung out."
"Now some alien force seems to have come and captured the Dodgers. I don't know what happened to my Dodgers."
"Now we're getting a whole generation of kids who have never had a football team in L.A., so they don't miss it and don't ask for it. It becomes self-perpetuating. They don't know what they're missing."
"So George Burns and my grandpa took me to my first baseball game."
"The NFL today has bigger, stronger, bodies than ever, moving faster than ever, hitting a stationary object harder than ever before - so the physics of the hit have changed."
"The whole concept of negotiating is intimidating to many people."

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