"I wanted to be a sportswriter because I loved sports and I could not hit the curve ball, the jump shot, or the opposing ball carrier."
"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."Dick Schaap on Michael Jordan
"It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling."Dick Schaap on Mark Twain
"Golf is a good walk spoiled."Dick Schaap on Mark Twain
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."Dick Schaap on Hunter S. Thompson
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."Dick Schaap on Henry David Thoreau
"I began learning the sportswriting business very early in life."
"It's kind of ironic that the two sports with the greatest characters, boxing and horse racing, have both been on the decline. In both cases it's for the lack of a suitable hero."