Gregg Easterbrook Quotes


30 Gregg Easterbrook quotes:



"I don't think there are many larger lessons to be found in sports."
"I would guess that at the very least that all blogs that are affiliated with an organization are going to be edited, if they're not already."
"Now, for pure bloggers, for individual people who are just posting their own thoughts, they would still run the same risk of saying something wrong or embarrassing, but they wouldn't harm their institutions by doing so."
"The publication date of that book was Sept. 10, 2001. That's why nobody's ever heard of it. Maybe I'll do another one in the future someday."
"Everyone needs a certain amount of money. Beyond that, we pursue money because we know how to obtain it. We don't necessarily know how to obtain happiness."
"And if there was something, suppose I wanted to write something really damning or embarrassing about one of the owners, that would really be a problem on the NFL's site."
"Even though Rush is not me and the situations were very different, I think, in the Rush Limbaugh thing, ESPN was criticized for not acting, and you remember that after a couple days of controversy over Rush."
"But if you could make that mistake and press the send button and the entire world sees it forever."
"I think that might have been an element in it, and people have asked me that very thing. Remember, Disney is the majority shareholder, but it is not an operating division of Disney."
"I think they completely overreacted by firing me, but in my mind I think this coming a month after Rush Limbaugh had a lot to do with it."
"I view the players as entertainers. Their job is to entertain you, and although an Arizona Cardinals game might not have that effect, most of them do."
"I'm a smart guy, I know the history of this issue and why people care about it."
"I'm working seven days a week in the fall. I couldn't possibly keep that up. This is only for the fall. In the last couple of years I've tended to do most of my serious writing in the winter, when there's nothing going on with football."
"Inevitably, these sorts of things are going to come back to blow up in people's faces."
"Neither Aristotle nor the Framers were known for self-indulgence. All believed that happiness is a legitimate goal in life; perhaps, one of the reasons we are here."
"But by showing us live coverage of every bad thing happening everywhere in the world, cable news makes life seem like it's just an endless string of disasters - when, for most people in most places today, life is fairly good."
"For what I wrote that started this whole controversy, I deserved to be criticized, and I felt bad about writing it. I felt bad mainly as a writer and a thinker."
"Heroic people take risks to themselves to help others. There's nothing heroic about accepting $5 million to go out and run around chasing a ball, although you may show fortitude or those other qualities while you do it."
"I think professional sports, football, to use it as an example, it's fundamentally a form of entertainment."
"I think the thing that I most appreciate now is that stereotypes involving Jewish identity activate fears of persecution that exist in the present day."



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