"The two major things that changed the makeup of all professional sports are money generated by television and courts that players went to in order to win their freedom as free agents."
"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."Will McDonough on Michael Jordan
"It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling."Will McDonough on Mark Twain
"Golf is a good walk spoiled."Will McDonough on Mark Twain
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."Will McDonough on Hunter S. Thompson
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."Will McDonough on Henry David Thoreau
"I received $100 per week when I started working at the Globe after graduation."
"One of my first jobs was at the Boston Globe. I worked in the sports department six months a year. When I was ready to graduate, the sports editor gave me a job as a schoolboy sports writer."
"I think money in general hurts all sports."