Super Bowl Sunday Wisdom

Quote for the Week

We're getting ready for the Super Bowl, like most households in this country. Even my mom has been known to tune in to the big game.

Here are a selection of quotations that I think are appropriate for today's event.

From Tom Landry about the sport itself: "Football is an incredible game. Sometimes it's so incredible, it's unbelievable."

From Frank Gifford about the sport: "Football is easy if you're crazy as hell."

From the great Roger Staubach, my husband's favorite quarterback of all time, about giving your all to the game: "There are no traffic jams along the extra mile."

From Bo Jackson for the team who wins: "Pro football is like nuclear warfare. There are no winners, only survivors."

From Tom Landry for the team who will come in second today: "I've learned that something constructive comes from every defeat."

From Erma Bombeck, the female perspective: "If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead."

Takeaway Truth

Enjoy today's game.


  1. One of my favorite quotes from football is kind of an important lesson for life.

    After a rookie running back scores a touchdown and is jumping around looking like a jerk, Vince Lombardi looks him dead in the face and says, "Act like you've been there before"

  2. Ah, the immortal Lombardi. Thanks for the quote.

  3. Can't offer any quotes, Joan, because we don't see too much American Football down here in Australia. However, my daughter's soccer coach is a US repat living near by. I watched the Super Bowl replay with him and enjoyed it immensely. It was great to have someone take me through the rules, and by the end of the game felt like an honorary Yank. Can't wait 'till next year.