Til the Fat Lady Sings: Classic Texas Sports Quotes

Overview

Everybody knows that Texans take their sports seriously. Whether it's a high school football clash on Friday night, a college baseball game on Saturday afternoon, or a pro basketball matchup on Sunday morning, sports is serious business in the Lone Star State. How serious? Ask Don Meredith to comment on former Dallas Cowboys Coach Tom Landry: "He's a perfectionist. If he was married to Racquel Welch, he'd expect her to cook." Or talk to golf pro Lee Trevino about the tour: "You can make a lot of money in this ...

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Overview

Everybody knows that Texans take their sports seriously. Whether it's a high school football clash on Friday night, a college baseball game on Saturday afternoon, or a pro basketball matchup on Sunday morning, sports is serious business in the Lone Star State. How serious? Ask Don Meredith to comment on former Dallas Cowboys Coach Tom Landry: "He's a perfectionist. If he was married to Racquel Welch, he'd expect her to cook." Or talk to golf pro Lee Trevino about the tour: "You can make a lot of money in this game. Just ask my ex-wives. Both of them are so rich that neither of their husbands work." And if you're still not convinced, read what former Texas Rangers manager Whitey Herzog had to say in 1973: "We need just two players to be a contender. Just Babe Ruth and Sandy Koufax." These quotes and hundreds more are included in this collection of classic Texas sports quotes. More than ten years in the making, ". . . 'Til the Fat Lady Sings" features approximately four hundred quotes from more than a hundred different sources. Coaches, sports writers, athletes, broadcasters, fans, politicians, actors, and team owners all speak out with wit and wisdom about the games and the names of Texas sports. This book is a must have for everyone who plays and enjoys the game of life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780896723399
  • Publisher: Texas Tech University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1994
  • Series: Classic Texas Quotes Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 6.04 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan Burton has spent 25 years in the Communications/PR field in Texas and Oklahoma. He began his career as a sportswriter before embarking on a career in public relations in common education (K-12) and higher education. His writing has earned awards from the Associated Press, the Texas School Public Relations Association, and the Oklahoma College Public Relations Association. Burton has authored five Texana-related books on such topics as sports, music and celebrities.

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