L. Jon Wertheim quotes

  • While THE NEW COOL takes the reader inside a season, limns a team and coaching staff, and masterfully recounts a gripping competition, this is anything but your conventional sports book. And not simply because the 'big game' is...a curious robotics contest. Like the kids he vividly captures, Neal Bascomb has himself performed a masterful bit of engineering here.
    -- L. Jon Wertheim

    #Sports #Team #Book

  • Like a versatile baller, George Dohrmann swings seamlessly from position to position: investigative journalist, social critic, gifted storyteller. The result is a gem of a book that addresses THE question central to contemporary basketball: how does such an unseemly culture spring from such an essentially beautiful game? You'll come away rooting harder than ever for the kids and harder than ever against the basketball profiteers.
    -- L. Jon Wertheim

    #Basketball #Beautiful #Spring

  • Maria Sharapova is her own empire. She herself personally makes more in revenue than the entire WTA tour.
    -- L. Jon Wertheim

    #Empires #Revenue

  • Sport is how poor kids from poor countries pass through the eye of the needle to riches and recognition.

  • Boxing is an all year round sport. You never know when they're going to call you, so you got to stay ready.

  • The reality is we are 0-3. The reality is that we can still be a very good football team. We need to show that on Monday night.

  • As long as I have my legs and commitment to the team, then I'll keep playing.

  • No I or individual is better than the team. I've scored no goals just on my own. Every goal I've ever scored has been because of someone else on my team, their excellence, their bravery. And I'm kind of the end product of a collection of a really good vibe, and feeling, and creativity on the field.

  • Thank you to my family, my fans and fans of other teams for their support. The NFL is a fraternity of brothers and I am thankful for the tweets, phone calls and text messages from my fellow players. God Bless everyone and thank u so much,

  • A diary need not be a dreary chronicle of one's movements; it should aim rather at giving salient account of some particular episode, a walk, a book, a conversation.

  • As life tends to become more and more distracting, let us firmly hold on to books.

  • Even when reading is impossible, the presence of books acquired (by passionate devotion to them) produces such an ecstasy that the buying of more books than one can peradventure read is nothing less than the soul reaching towards infinity ... we cherish books even if unread, their mere presence exudes comfort, their ready access, reassurance.

  • My reading list grows exponentially. Every time I read a book, it'll mention three other books I feel I have to read. It's like a particularly relentless series of pop-up ads.