„Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.“
Zdroj: Jordan, Michael. I Can't Accept Not Trying : Michael Jordan on the Pursuit of Excellence. San Francisco, CA: HarperSanFrancisco, 1994. p. 129
Kontext: I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying [no hard work].
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships. (p. 20, 24)
„I played this game to win a championship. I am a champion, and I think The Bus’ last stop is here in Detroit.“
— Jerome Bettis Former American football running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers 1972
Bettis announcing his retirement following the Steelers’ Super Bowl victory in his hometown of Detroit (February 5, 2006http://www.hwwilson.com/_home/bios/1992060806.htm
— Reza Goodary Mixed martial artist 1988
Zdroj: One of the factors of my success has been and is away from the margins of sports. After winning MMA world championship, I will be retired to professional sports. https://www.borna.news/fa/tiny/news-1256573 BORNA News, (November 4, 2021)
„[Jerry Krause] said organizations win championships. I said, "I didn't see organizations playing with the flu in Utah."“
— Michael Jordan American retired professional basketball player and businessman 1963
Hall of Fame induction address, 2009 http://www.nba.com/bulls/news/jordanhof_speech_090912.html
„…in 2000, when I defeated Alexei Shirov at the World Chess Championship in Teheran to become the first Indian ever to win the title.“
— Viswanathan Anand Indian chess player 1969
Reimagining India: Unlocking the Potential of Asia’s Next Superpower
„A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play.“
— James P. Carse American academic
Zdroj: Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility
„To win a championship, you've got to have a nucleus of five or six real tough, hard competitors. To win anything, the team's got to think tough and that infiltrates into the individual. You've got to have a tough leader.“
— Jack Gibson Australian rugby league player and coach 1929 - 2008
— Babe Ruth American baseball player 1895 - 1948
The earliest quotes similar to this are presented as unattributed folk wisdom, such as this example from 1959:
As Brother Allen of Newsweek indicated, it has been fun, but don't try to rest on your laurels. Always remember, “YESTERDAY’S HOME-RUN DOESN’T COUNT IN TODAY’S GAME,” and today’s game is well under way.
The quote does not begin to be attributed to Babe Ruth until the 1980s, nearly 30 years after its first appearance.
Zdroj: F. N. Abbott, "On Your Marks", in [The Palm, vol lxxix, no. 1 (February 1959), Harry L., Bird (ed.), 1959, Champaign, IL, Alpha Tau Omega, 17, http://hdl.handle.net/2027/uiuc.1744313v0079?urlappend=%3Bseq=19]
— Michael Korda British writer 1933
Zdroj: Success! (1977), p. 145
Kontext: Your chances of success are directly proportional to the degree of pleasure you derive from what you do. If you are in a job you hate, face the fact squarely and get out. You may earn a good living, you may have a safe career, but you will never be a success. Find out what you enjoy doing, and your chances of succeeding will be dramatically better. We play the game every day, sometimes without even recognizing that we're doing it. We compete with other people, or other teams, or other companies, not only because it is essential to business survival, but because we frankly enjoy competition. It's fun to be in the game, and it's even more fun to win.
— Rick Riordan, kniha The Throne of Fire
Zdroj: The Throne of Fire
— Francis Drake English sea captain, privateer, navigator, slaver, and politician of the Elizabethan era 1540 - 1596
Reputedly while playing Bowls at Plymouth Hoe, upon being informed that the Spanish Armada had been sighted approaching England. ([29 July, 1588, 19 July]); This attribution is not known to have appeared in writing until 1736, so its authenticity remains uncertain.
Varianta: There's time to finish the game and beat the Spaniards too.
— Jamal-al-Din Afghani Political activist and Islamic ideologist 1837 - 1897
As quoted in Jamāḷ al-Dīn al-Afghāni: A Muslim intellectual (1984) by Anwar Moazzam, p. 3
— Steve Blank American businessman 1953
Interview with Steve Blank (2013)
„Through your thoughts, you create your own games, and you win your own games because perhaps you have forgotten how to play the real game. What is the real game? It is the game in which the heart is entertained, the game in which you are entertained. It is the game that you will win.“
— Prem Rawat controversial spiritual leader 1957
Madrid, Spain September 1992
„"This is what's great about sports. This is what the greatest thing about sports is: you play to win the game. Hello? You play to win the game. You don't play it to just play it. That's the great thing about sports: you play to win, and I don't care if you don't have any wins. You go play to win. When you start tellin' me it doesn't matter, then retire. Get out! 'Cause it matters." - Following a question from New York Times sports reporter Judy Battista on the team's ability to win, on October 30, 2002 after a Week 8 loss to the Cleveland Browns left them at 2–5. After this speech, the Jets, sparked by the debut of quarterback Chad Pennington, would go 7–2 and win the AFC Eastern Division Championship.
:This monologue was later incorporated into a TV commercial for Coors Light beer.“
— Herm Edwards American football player, coach and analyst 1954
With New York
— Roberto Clemente Puerto Rican baseball player 1934 - 1972
Bemoaning his wasted 3-home run/7-RBI performance of May 15, 1967; as quoted in “Biggest Game Wasted: Roberto Collects 3 HRs, 7 RBIs As Bucs Lose, 8-7” by Les Biederman, in The Pittsburgh Press (Tuesday, May 16, 1967), p. 34
Baseball-related, <big><big>1960s</big></big>, <big>1967</big>