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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Friday, February 1, 2013 – Pete Rozelle

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Friday, February 1, 2013 – Pete Rozelle


“But I haven’t met a player or a coach whose goal isn’t to win the Super Bowl.”

And

“I think the big thing I’ve had going for me in that regard has been the success of the league. I don’t have quite as much control over things as people believe, so I frequently receive more credit than I deserve, and occasionally more criticism as well.”

And

People are interested in pro football because it provides them with an emotional oasis; they don’t want football to get involved in the same types of court cases, racial “problems and legislative issues they encounter in the rest of American life.”

And

“Pro football was taking off when I became commissioner, and when a sport’s successful and you’re its chief executive officer, much of the credit flows to you and you develop a good track record.”

And

“Rather than saying that the commissioner is hired by the owners and therefore is subservient to them, you have to look at whether or not the players are getting a fair shake.”

And

“Squabbling in public will eventually ruin football; there’s no doubt it’s hurting us already. Polls taken by Louis Harris – polls as valid as any political polls – indicate that very clearly.”

And

“There are a lot more TV sets in use on Monday night than on Sunday afternoon.”

And

“Which comes as no great surprise to me, for I strongly believe that sports are an emotional outlet, just as television and motion pictures are.”

Wikipedia:  Pete Rozelle

 

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