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PREVIOUS INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES


"Just because God delays, does not mean God denies"

Tommy LaSorda

week of 3/8/99


with spring ball beginning March 15th..I thought this might be appropriate!

"The answer to three questions will determine your success or failure. 1.Can people trust me to do my best? 2.Am I committed to the task at hand? 3.Do I care about other people and show it? If the answers to these questions are yes, there is no way you can fail."

Lou Holtz

week of 3/15/99


with the 2nd week of spring ball beginning March 22nd..I thought this might be appropriate! It doesn't get any easier!!

"To be good at anything you do, you must be willing to work at achieving your goal. Your work toward a realistic goal cannot be a 'sometime thing.' You have to make it an 'all the time thing.' You have to dedicate yourself to your goal."

Joe De Lamielleure (NFL Offensive Guard)

week of 3/22/99


with the 3rd week of spring ball beginning March 29th..I thought this might be appropriate!

"Football is a professional game, you play it to win at all levels. There is no room for sentimentality. Either you play or you don't play. I was determined to play. I knew all along deep down inside that I could do it, that I was good even though nobody else much seemed to agree with me. My determination more than made up for any lack of speed, height, weight, or whatever else I wasn't supposed to have."

Jack Lambert (NFL Linebacker)

week of 3/29/99


no quote for week of April 5th, 1999


with the 5th week of spring ball beginning April 12th, I thought this might be appropriate!

"You must win, but you also must have fun or what's the use? Football is but a small part of all of our lives."

Bum Phillips (NFL Coach)

week of 4/12/99
April 17th ended SPRING BALL. Now it's back to the weight room until TWO-A-DAYS begin in August. I thought this might be appropriate!

"Nothing good comes in life or athletics unless a lot of hard work has preceded the effort. Only temporary success is achieved by taking short cuts. Set a goal and go after that goal with INTEGRITY, SELF-CONFIDENCE and a LOT OF HARD WORK."

Roger Staubach (NFL Quarterback)

week of 4/19/99
April 25th continues the months of hard work in the weight room until TWO-A-DAYS begin in August. I thought this might be appropriate!

"The dictionary is the only place success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must all pay for success. I think we can accomplish almost anything if we are willing to pay the price. The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand."

Vince Lombardi (NFL Coach)

week of 4/25/99
The week of May 2nd continues the months of hard work in the weight room until TWO-A-DAYS begin in August. I thought this might be appropriate!

"The whole idea is to somehow get an edge. Sometimes it takes just a little extra something to get that edge, but you have to have it."

Don Shula (NFL Coach)

week of 5/2/99
The week of May 9th continues the months of hard work in the weight room until TWO-A-DAYS begin in August. I thought this might be appropriate!

"I believe there is a price tag on everything worthwhile, but it is seldom a monetary one. The price is more often one of dedication, deprivation, extra effort, loneliness. Each person decides whether he or she wants to pay the price. If you do, you achieve beyond other people.."

Jim McKay (sports broadcaste)

week of 5/9/99
The week of May 16th continues the months of hard work in the weight room until TWO-A-DAYS begin in August. I thought this might be appropriate!

"Life is a game of survival of the fittest; the strong will survive. It's not how much talent you have, but how much of it you make use of and what kind of physical condition your are in.."

Mike Pruitt(NFL fullback)

week of 5/16/99
The week of May 23rd continues the months of hard work in the weight room until TWO-A-DAYS begin in August. I thought this might be appropriate!

"It's hard to separate the mental and the physical. So much of what you do physically happens because you've thought about it and mentally prepared for it..."

Dan Fouts(NFL Quarterback)

week of 5/23/99


no quote for week of May 30th, 1999


The week of June 6th continues the months of hard work in the weight room until TWO-A-DAYS begin in August. I thought this might be appropriate!

"Our theme has been that hard work equals success. We haven't done it with magic or with better plays or anything like that...."

Don Shula (NFL Devensive Back, Coach)

week of 6/6/99
The week of June 13th continues the months of hard work in the weight room until TWO-A-DAYS begin in August. I thought this might be appropriate!

"What's wrong with dedication? It's the first demand I made on my kids when it came to the basic aspects of football. Today's players are more dedicated than they've ever been. They work like heck and they hit like heck....."

Woody Hayes (College Football Coach)

week of 6/13/99
The week of June 20th continues the months of hard work in the weight room until TWO-A-DAYS begin in August. I thought this might be appropriate!

"THE ONLY THING THAT COUNTS IS YOUR DEDICATION TO THE GAME. YOU RUN ON YOUR OWN FUEL; IT COMES FROM WITHIN YOU....."

Paul Brown (NFL Coach, General Manager & owner)

week of 6/20/99
no quote for week of June 27th, 1999


The week of July 5th continues the months of hard work in the weight room until TWO-A-DAYS begin in August. I thought this might be appropriate!

"THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR HARD WORK. WHEN SOMEONE WINDSPRINTS 50 YARDS, HE SHOULD SPRINT 60. IF SOMEBODY RUNS THE SPRINTS 10 TIMES, HE SHOULD RUN THEM 12 AND SO ON DOWN THE LINE. HARD WORK WILL PAY OFF IN EVERY WAY. WE MUST ALWAYS TRY TO BETTER OURSELVES AND HARD WORK IS THE ONLY WAY TO DO IT....."

Elroy Hirsch (NFL Halfback, College Athletic Director)

week of 7/5/99
no quote for week of July 11th, 1999
The week of July 18th continues the months of hard work in the weight room until TWO-A-DAYS begin in August. I thought this might be appropriate!

"I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE GET TOO CONCERNED WITH THEIR COMPETITION. THEY FALL INTO THE HABIT OF WORRYING ABOUT EVERYONE ELSE. I DON'T PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT OTHERS ARE DOING. I FEEL STRONGLY THAT IF I HAVE CORRECT GOALS, AND IF I HAVE THE DETERMINATION TO KEEP PURSUING THEM THE BEST WAY I KNOW HOW, EVERYTHING ELSE FALLS INTO LINE....."

Dan Dierdorf (NFL Offensive Tackle,)

week of 7/18/99

The week of July 25th continues the months of hard work in the weight room until TWO-A-DAYS begin in August. I thought this might be appropriate!

"AN ATHLETE WITH NO AMBITION IS AN ATHLETE IN POOR CONDITION. THAT APPLIES IN BOTH A MENTAL AND PHYSICAL SENSE. THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR DESIRE. IT CAN MAKE A MEDIOCRE ATHLETE INTO A GOOD ONE AND A GOOD ATHLETE INTO A GREAT ONE....."

Nev Chandler (former Sportscaster and voice of the "BROWNS")

week of 7/25/99
The week of August 1st continues the months of hard work in the weight room until TWO-A-DAYS begin August 15th. I thought this might be appropriate!

"I STILL PREACH THE SAME THINGS I WAS PREACHING WHEN I FIRST BECAME A HEAD COACH. I STILL FEEL THAT FOOTBALL IS A GAME THAT HAS TO BE PLAYED WITH ENTHUSIASM, THAT THERE HAS TO BE A CERTAIN RECKLESSNESS INVOLVED, THAT THE PLAYERS HAVE TO TAKE CHANCES AND THAT THEY CAN'T BE AFRAID TO LOSE. THEY HAVE TO ENJOY FOOTBALL, AND THAT GOES FOR THE COACHES, TOO......"

Joe Paterno (College Football Coach)

week of 8/1/99
The week of August 22 continues two-a-days and the start of the season draws nearer..COACH DENISON HAS THE FOLLOWING TO SAY ABOUT THE GAME OF FOOTBALL TEACHING YOU ABOUT THE "GAME" OF LIFE...(this was part of his speech he gave at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Luncheon Club on Monday, May 3, 1999)

...." No matter how much you play, you can look into a mirror and respect yourself if you practice and go through the entire year. It's a work sport. Nothing is handed to you. It's a sport where you will have setbacks, just like we have setbacks in our everyday living. But you have to react. What do you do when you lose or when things go bad? You don't mope, sulk or pout. You get back up and come back again".... ......"

Jim Denison (Head Football Coach and Athletic Director, WALSH UNIVERSITY)

week of 8/22/99
The week of October 11th begins the second half of the football season..LEGENDARY COACH VINCE LOMBARDI BELIEVED FOOTBALL GAMES WERE WON BY FUNDAMENTALS...

...."Fundamentals win it. Football is two things: It's blocking and tackling. I don't care anything about formations or new offenses or tricks on defense. If you block and tackle better than the team you're playing, you win".... ......"

Vince Lombardi (NFL Coach)

week of 10/11/99
The week of October 18th BEGINS THE FIRST WEEK OF PARACTICE AFTER A CAV'S LOSS.....NFL COACH, CHUCK KNOX HAS THE FOLLOWING TO SAY ABOUT WINNING AND LOSING....

...."Winning and losing are both very temporary things. Having done one or the other, you move ahead. Gloating over a victory or sulking over a loss is a good way to stand still...or worse".... ......"

Chuck Knox (NFL Coach)

week of 10/18/99
The week of October 25th BEGINS THE FIRST WEEK OF PARACTICE AFTER A CAV'S SECOND LOSS.....NFL COACH, DON SHULA HAS THE FOLLOWING TO SAY ABOUT LOSING....

...."When you lose, you simply look a person in the eye and say, 'yes, we did blow it, but there is nothing we can do about it now except work toward getting another opportunity.'".... ......"

Don Shula (NFL Coach)

week of 10/25/99