Gale Sayers Quotes

Gale Eugene Sayers (born May 30, 1943), nicknamed the "Kansas Comet", is a former professional American football player who earned acclaim both as a halfback and return specialist in the National Football League (NFL). In a brief but highly productive NFL career, Sayers spent seven seasons with the Chicago Bears from 1965 to 1971, though multiple injuries effectively limited him to five seasons of play. He was known for his elusiveness and agility, and was regarded by his peers as one of the most difficult players to tackle.

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I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it.

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Our young people look up to us. Let us not let them down. Our young people need us. Saving them will make heroes of us all.

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Football is a very short-term proposition. Football really prepares you for nothing. The only thing I got out of football was the ability to work hard, and that's it.

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There comes a time when you have to stand up and be counted.

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I don't care to be remembered as the man who scored six touchdowns in a game. I want to be remembered as a winner in life.

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When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.

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What happens also is that a lot of those people and reporters who vote for Hall of Famers, some of the people who were around when Ray Guy was around, are deceased. And some of the reporters don't remember Ray Guy. He should have been in the Hall of Fame 15 years ago.

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I have no idea what I did. I heard people talk about dead leg, shake, change of pace and all that, but I did things without thinking about them.

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Jay Cutler, he's a fine quarterback, but I think at times he gets a little nicked up.

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I had a career that was very short, but it had a lot of thrills.

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People think I played 10 years. I played 68 ball games.

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“Athletes as role models and heroes is a hoax, a sick hoax. The men and women who are fighting in Iraq, they are the true heroes.”

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“He says he won't sign anything because he knows what they're doing with the stuff, and I don't disagree with him. It's a tough deal. Athletes get bad names because adults see us not signing kids' autographs, and they don't know the reason. But I know the reason. It's because they're being sold.”

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“Both Ray and I are racing fans. Also, we both have the same goals and desire to succeed, to win and to help others. With S&L Racing, we will be able to give people a chance to show what they can do at the highest level of sports.”

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The Lord is first, my friends are second, and I am third.

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