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The 10 Best Movie Quotes About Football

leatherheadsFootball season brings many a manly man to his comfy recliner, forced to watch hours of gridiron amidst the protests of relatives passing by.  We've showed the money to Jerry Maguire, cheered for Rudy, felt the player's pain in North Dallas Forty, and even got a 'little misty' near the end of the touching Brian's Song.  In honor of the armchair quarterback's game, here are the ten best movie quotes about football. 


“If God had wanted man and a woman to be together, he would have made women like football!”
Almost Normal (2005) – Doris Jenkins (Virginia Smith)

Football is about controlling that anger, harnessing that aggression into a team effort to achieve perfection!”
Remember the Titans (2000) – Coach Boone (Denzel Washington)

“The football team at my high school, they were tough. After they sacked the quarterback, they went after his family.”
Back To School (1986) – Thornton Melon (Rodney Dangerfield)

“When you take that field today, you've got to lay that heart on the line, men. From the souls of your feet, with every ounce of blood you've got in your body, lay it on the line until the final whistle blows. And if you do that, if you do that, we cannot lose.”
We Are Marshall (2006) – Jack Lengyel (Matthew McConaughey)

“You're a damn quarterback! You know what that means? It's the top spot, kid. It's the guy who takes the fall. It's the guy everybody's looking at first - the leader of a team who will support you when they understand you, who will break their ribs and their noses and their necks for you, because they believe. Because you make them believe. That's a quarterback.”
Any Given Sunday (1999) – Tony D’Amato (Al Pacino)

“And I say to you gentlemen that this college is a failure. The trouble is we're neglecting football for education.”
Horse Feathers (1932) – Professor Wagstaff (Groucho Marx)

“Oh, it's a fine game, football - noble game. Originated in England in 1823…It moved to America where someone took advantage of a loophole in the rules, and invented a little formation called the Flying Wedge. So many young men were maimed and killed by this clever maneuver that President Roosevelt - Theodore Roosevelt - had to call the colleges together and ask them to make the game less brutal. He was, of course, defeated in the next election.”
Trouble Along the Way (1953) – Steve Williams (John Wayne)

Football - it's a form of mating ritual.”
Flirting (1991) – Danny Embling (Noah Taylor)

“In America, we have laws - laws against killing, laws against stealing.  It is just accepted that as a member of American society, you will live by these laws. In West Canaan, Texas, there is another society which has its own laws. Football is a way of life.”
Varsity Blues (1999) – Mox (James Van Der Beek)

“Just remember, football is 80% mental and 40% physical.”
Little Giants (1994) – Steve Emtman (himself)

 

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