ScrapSayings, Football (American)

  • Backfield in motion

  • Don't tell me how rocky the sea is, just bring in the ship. - Vince Lombardi

  • Endzone / In the end ZONE

  • First and Ten

  • Football fan

  • Football fun

  • Football-It's Not Just A Game

  • Football star

  • George Carlin Baseball, Football, and How We Have Changed

    Baseball is a 19th century pastoral game.
    Football is a 20th century new world order paramilitary power struggle.

    Baseball is played in a park…the baseball park.
    Football is played in a stadium, sometimes called Soldier Field or War Memorial Stadium.

    The baseball field is…a diamond.
    The football field is a gridiron.

    Baseball begins in the spring, the season of new life.
    Football begins in the fall, when everything is dying.

    In football, you wear a helmet.
    In baseball, you wear a cap!

    Football is concerned with downs. What down is it? Oh, it's the last down.
    Baseball is concerned with ups. Who's up? Are you up? He's up! I'm up!!

    In football, you get a penalty.
    In baseball, you make an error…oops!

    In football, the specialist comes on to kick something.
    In baseball, the specialist comes in to relieve somebody.

    Football has tackling, clipping, spearing, piling on, personal fouls, late hitting, sacking, and unnecessary roughness.
    Baseball has … the sacrifice.

    Football is played in any kind of weather--rain, snow, sleet, hail, fog, major catastrophe, can't see, don't know if there's a game going on, mud on the field, can't read the uniforms, can't read the yard markers--doesn't matter, the struggle will continue.
    In baseball, if it rains, we don't go out to play. I can't go out, it's raining out!!

    Baseball has the s-e-v-e-n-t-h i-n-n-i-n-g s-t-r-e-t-c-h.
    Football has the TwoMinuteWaring!

    And, of course, the objectives of the games are also completely different.

    In football, the object is for the quarterback, sometimes called the field general, to be on target with his aerial assault, riddling the defense by hitting his receivers with deadly accuracy in spite of the blitz, even if he has to use the shotgun. With short bullet passes and long bombs, he marches into enemy territory, balancing this aerial assault with a sustained ground attack which may consist of power plays designed to punch holes in the forward wall of the enemy's defensive line.
    In baseball, the object is to get home … safe.

  • HI MOM!!!

  • If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead. - Erma Bombeck

  • If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score? - Vince Lombardi

  • Just for Kicks

  • Kick off the new season

  • The Longest Yard

  • On Any Given Sunday

  • On the Bench / Picking up Slivers

  • Ouch! That had to hurt!

  • Quarterback Sack!

  • Super Bowl here we come

  • There is only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything. - Vince Lombardi

  • This is Touch Football?

  • Time Out!


  • Unnecessary Roughness!

  • We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time. - Vince Lombardi

  • Weekend Quarterback


-- Put your fan's favorite player's names along the boarder of his or her team picture or their player picture. Terry Bradshaw, John Elway, Brett Favre, Franko Harris, Peyton Manning, Dan Marino, Joe Montana, Anthony Munoz, Joe Namath, Walter Payton, Refrigerator Perry, Jerry Rice, Barry Sanders, Delon Sanders, Bruce Smith, Roger Staubach, Lawrence Taylor, Reggie White.

-- Or put all your team player's names along the boarder of the team picture.