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Cassell's Sports Quotations
     

Cassell's Sports Quotations

by David Pickering
 

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"There's no skill involved. Just go up there and swing at the ball." That's what Joe DiMaggio said—and it's just one of thousands of quotations on every sport from fishing, boxing, and soccer to tennis and aerobics. Arranged thematically and spanning the globe, the citations come from classic and contemporary greats. "Compilation maven David Pickering...has

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"There's no skill involved. Just go up there and swing at the ball." That's what Joe DiMaggio said—and it's just one of thousands of quotations on every sport from fishing, boxing, and soccer to tennis and aerobics. Arranged thematically and spanning the globe, the citations come from classic and contemporary greats. "Compilation maven David Pickering...has assembled more than 2,500 quotations from the sports world...diverse...it includes choice words from all the major players..."—Publishers Weekly.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Compilation maven David Pickering (editor of The Cassell Soccer Companion) has assembled more than 2,500 quotations from the sports world in Cassell's Sports Quotations. Focused mainly on European and international sports boxing, soccer, tennis the book also covers baseball, basketball, and American football. Representing fanatical views as diverse as Robert Lynd's "It may be that all games are silly. But then, so are humans" and Bill Shankly's conviction that soccer is more than merely "a matter of life and death," it includes choice words from all the major players, e.g., George Foreman on the two competing objects of his attention: "I want to keep fighting because it is the only thing that keeps me out of the hamburger joints. If I don't fight, I'll eat this planet." ( Mar.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780304362134
Publisher:
Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.04(w) x 7.78(h) x 1.09(d)

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