Sports Sayings

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Sports are such fun to do on cards. Just pick up on your favorite and have a ball (no pun intended). This is especially great on those masculine cards we always need ideas for. So now you've got all your Birthday and Father's Day covered.

There is truly an activity for everyone so you can change it up a lot. The printed papers are so cute now and you don't need to stick with just plaids and stripes anymore. Check them out, they are adorable.

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Golf Sayings:

There is a big difference between learning to drive a car and learning to play golf. When you learn to play golf, you don't hit "anything".

Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air. Jack Benny

I didn’t lose my marbles…I traded them for golf balls

A golfers diet consists of lots of greens

If you drink don't drive. Don't even putt. Dean Martin

Golf is so popular simply because it is the best game in the world at which to be bad. A.A. Milne

I have a tip that can take five strokes off anyone's golf game: it's called an eraser. Arnold Palmer

Golf: if you don't take it seriously, it's no fun; if you do take it seriously, it breaks your heart. Arthur Daley

If profanity had an influence on the flight of the ball, the game of would be played far better than it is. Horace G. Hutchinson

Golf is a good walk spoiled. Mark Twain

May thy ball lie in green pastures... and not in still waters.

I've spent most of my life playing Golf - the rest I've just wasted.

The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course. Billy Graham

If you think it's hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball. Jack Lemmon

A "gimme" can best be defined as an agreement between two golfers, neither of whom can putt very well.

I know I am getting better at golf because I'm hitting fewer spectators. Gerald Ford

I can airmail the ball, but sometimes I don't put the right address on it. Jim Dent

Golf and sex are the only things you can enjoy without being good at them! Jimmy Demaret

They say golf is like life, but don't believe them. Golf is more complicated than that. Gardner Dickinson

Golf combines two favorite American pastimes: taking long walks and hitting things with a stick. P.J. O'Rourke

Man blames fate for other accidents but feels personally responsible for a hole in one. Martha Beckman

Golf is a game in which you yell "fore," shoot six, and write down five. Paul Harvey

I'm not saying my game went bad, but if I grew tomatoes, they'd come up sliced. Miller Barber and Lee Trevino

Golf is a game where white men can dress up as black pimps and get away with it. Robin Williams

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Baseball Sayings:

Baseball is 90% mental. The other half is physical. Yogi Berra

If you come to a fork in the road, take it. Yogi Berra

Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes.

The only way to prove that you're a good sport is to lose. Ernie Banks

You owe it to yourself to be the best you can possibly be - in baseball and in life. Pete Rose Softball Sayings:

When a ball is coming at you 70 mph, nothin' soft about that!

Softball is for everyone. Fast-pitch is for athletes.

Friends don't let friends play slow-pitch.

Softball is like love, first you learn the rules of the game, and then you forget the rules and play from your heart.

The only difference between baseball and softball is, that when you get hit by a softball it leaves a bigger mark.

Be a good sport.

Basketball Sayings:

The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not. Charles Barkley

(outside) Why is basketball the grossest sport there is? (inside) Because they dribble all over the court.

(outside)How do basketball players stay cool during a game? (inside)They stand near the fans!

“You never fail if you know in your heart that you did the best of which you are capable" John Wooden

“If you do enough small things right, big things happen.” John Wooden

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best. Tim Duncan

There are really only two plays: Romeo and Juliet, and put the darn ball in the basket. Abe Lemons

It’s not how big you are, it’s how big you play.

In our court there are no objections…only rejections

Stand tall, talk small, play ball

"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying." Michael Jordan

They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they'd make up their minds. Wilt Chamberlain

Cheerleading Sayings:

Cheerleaders are simply a jump above the rest.

A good cheerleader is not measured by the height of her jumps but by the span of her spirit.

In any other sport, if you miss the catch all you lose is the ball.

Cheerleaders are angels - we're the only humans who can fly.

Any man can hold a girl's hand, but only the elite can hold her feet.

If cheerleading got any easier, it would be called football. (or any other sport)

You know you're a cheerleader when you have to yell, kick, and scream to get what you want.

Wimps lift weights, cheerleaders lift people.

Flying is the 2nd best thrill known to a cheerleader. Being caught is the first

Cheerleaders are simply a jump above the rest in any sport.

Football Sayings:

Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence. Erma Bombeck

The reason women don't play football is because eleven of them would never wear the same outfit in public. Phyllis Diller

Talk with your pads, play with your heart

Football is life…Get in the Game!

Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein. Joe Theismann

Gentlemen, it is better to have died a small boy........ than to fumble THIS football" John Heisman

"If lessons are learned in defeat............. our team is getting a great education." Murray Warmath / Minnesota

"Son, you've got a good engine, but your hands aren't on the steering wheel." Bobby Bowden / Florida State

"Always remember ..... Goliath was a 40 point favorite over David." Shug Jordan / Auburn

"I never graduated from Iowa , but I was only there for two terms - Truman's and Eisenhower's." Alex Karras / Iowa

"In Alabama , an atheist is......... someone who doesn't believe in Bear Bryant." Wally Butts / Georgia

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you." Woody Hayes / Ohio State

"If you want to walk the heavenly streets of gold....... you gotta know the password, "Roll, tide, roll!" Bear Bryant / Alabama

Be a good sport.

Tennis Sayings:

I'm taking you to court.

You only live once, but you can serve twice.

Live, Love, Serve

When I was 40, my doctor advised me that a man in his 40s shouldn't play tennis. I heeded his advice carefully and could hardly wait until I reached 50 to start again. Hugo Black

Never discuss love with a Tennis player, it means nothing to them

If you can't play Tennis you can exercise by running after the ball. Dane Pettigrew

Hustle! This is Tennis not Golf

Women never sweat... they glisten.

Tennis is my racquet

To err is human. To put the blame on someone else is doubles

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent. Marilyn vos Savant

My purpose in life is to serve others.

If you don't love to run, please take up golf.

Champions keep playing until they get it right. Billie Jean King

Though your game is hardly the best You can fray your opponent’s nerves By methodically bouncing the ball At least ten times before your serves. Arnold J. Zarett Hockey Sayings:

All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity. Gordie Howe

They say you're not a coach till you've been fired. I must be getting pretty good. Terry Simpson

Soccer Sport Sayings:

Talk with your feet. Play with your heart.

Eat, Sleep, Play Soccer

Play the field until you score

''You're born.'' ''You die. ''In between you play Soccer.''

Soccer: where the players actually enjoy getting hit in the head by a ball. Skiing Sayings:

Cross country skiing is great if you live in a small country. Steven Wright

There are really only three things to learn in skiing: how to put on your skis, how to slide downhill, and how to walk along the hospital corridor.

Skiing: The art of catching cold and going broke while rapidly heading nowhere at great personal risk.

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The same sports sayings seem to be used over and over again. If you have your own favorite sport saying and would like to share it, or possibly a story you would like to add please continue to our contributor page.

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