Yard Field Goal

Famous quotes containing the words yard, field and/or goal:

    He slipped his hand and ran away!
    He hadn’t gone a yard when—Bang!
    With open jaws, a lion sprang,
    And hungrily began to eat
    The boy: beginning at his feet.
    Hilaire Belloc (1870–1953)

    I don’t like comparisons with football. Baseball is an entirely different game. You can watch a tight, well-played football game, but it isn’t exciting if half the stadium is empty. The violence on the field must bounce off a lot of people. But you can go to a ball park on a quiet Tuesday afternoon with only a few thousand people in the place and thoroughly enjoy a one-sided game. Baseball has an aesthetic, intellectual appeal found in no other team sport.
    Bowie Kuhn (b. 1926)

    The goal of every culture is to decay through over-civilization; the factors of decadence,—luxury, scepticism, weariness and superstition,—are constant. The civilization of one epoch becomes the manure of the next.
    Cyril Connolly (1903–1974)