"I would never encourage my children to be athletes - first because my children are not athletes and second because there are so many people pushing to get to the top in sports that 100 people are crushed for each one who breaks through. This is unfortunate."
"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."Bill James on Michael Jordan
"It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling."Bill James on Mark Twain
"Golf is a good walk spoiled."Bill James on Mark Twain
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."Bill James on Hunter S. Thompson
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."Bill James on Henry David Thoreau
"Computers, like automobiles and airplanes, do only what people tell them to do."
"Famous crime stories almost always lead to the passing of new laws."
"Crime shapes how we think about the world it shapes social decisions that we make it shapes our base of knowledge. But we don't talk about it intelligently."
"I like to feel that I understand little things about sports."
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