Vince Lombardi's legendary words, "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing," resonate deeply with every football fan. Similarly, Knute Rockne's inspiring plea to "Win one for the Gipper" holds a special place in the annals of the sport. These iconic quotes have become ingrained in the lore of football. Yet, beyond these well-known phrases, lies a treasure trove of lesser-known but equally captivating insights.
For instance, consider Alex Karras's unorthodox advice on how to halt the unstoppable All-Pro running back Jim Brown: "Give each guy on the line an ax." Or delve into Randy Cross's unfiltered opinion on the intelligence of his fellow players: "The NFL, like life, is full of idiots." And if you're ready for a glimpse into the unapologetic mindset of Bill Parcells, look no further than his bold game plan: "If my quarterback runs, I'll shoot him."
Bringing together these pearls of wisdom and many more, The Little Red Book of Football Wisdom offers a delightful collection of witty and hilariously irreverent quotes that celebrate America's most beloved sport. With contributions from players, coaches, celebrities, and literary giants, this book dives into the best and worst aspects of football, from teams and athletes to games and fans. Prepare to be entertained, enlightened, and amused by this captivating compilation that pays homage to the world of football in all its glory.