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The Life Quotes- Famous Put Downs in Sport

Updated on June 5, 2012

Sports Qoutes

You know now and again in life there are always people who have a witty reply or put down, and you always wish you had thought of it. Well here are some of the wittiest quotes i have collected and remembered from the world of sport.

Here I bring you a few of the sporting life insults.

Sporting Insults

Golf is a good walk spoiled.Mark Twain

Eubank is as genuine as a three dollar bill. Mickey Duff

What problems do you have, apart from being unemployed, a moron and a dork? John Mcenroe to a tennis spectator.

He is so brave ,but such a moaner.He should have "He Who Dares Whines" on his overalls. Simon Barnes on Nigell Mansell

I’m not the next [Anna] Kournikova — I want to win matches. Maria Sharapova tennis player

The season is too long, the game is too long and the players are too long. Jack Dolph on basketball.

They finally found one. Eddie "the Eagle" Edwards insults himself when asked how a brain scan after a ski jumping accident had gone.

If it had been a cheese roll it would never have got past him. Graham Gooch on Shane Warne's "ball of the century", which Mike Gatting missed.

[American] Football combines the two worst features of American life: it is violence punctuated by committee meetings. George Will, the American journalist, sums up their national game.

Chess is seldom found in the upper middle class: it's too hard. Paul Fussel

Baseball has a great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended. George Bernard Shaw

Don't bother son, you won't be out there long enough. Fred Trueman to a new Australia batsman during an Ashes Test who had turned to shut the gate after coming on to the pitch.

Skiing? Why break a leg at 40 degrees below zero when I can fall downstairs at home. Corey Ford.

Like an octopus falling out of a tree. David Feherty, the former Irish golfer, passes comment on Jim Furyk's swing.

A surfer is an American lemming,Woody Allen

Lie down so I can recognise you. Willie Pep, the American featherweight boxer, when asked by an old opponent if he recognised him.

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    • ronaldoh profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from England

      A classic quote Rich, glad you enjoyed them.

    • Rich W2K profile image


      5 years ago from Gold Coast

      Brilliant quote from Willie Pep. Very sharp wit, reminds me of Ali's personality.

    • marwan asmar profile image

      Marwan Asmar 

      5 years ago from Amman, Jordan

      Pull the other cheek!

    • ronaldoh profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from England

      Glad you enjoyed them!

    • Cantuhearmescream profile image


      5 years ago from New York

      This is too funny. I like Corey Ford's opinion on skiing! :-)


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