Everybody handles things differently.
There really has been only one thing in my life that has made me feel complete, and that is the game of football. The ability to throw a football was my God-given talent. That was my blessing and my passion; that was my calling in live, and everything that I’ve accomplished has derived from that.
The fear for a network is the viewer gets tired of you. Not that you lost any credibility, but they get tired of you.
Fans are fans. I hated and loved them, hated and loved them, hated and loved them.
James Davison took me out to show me where Karl is living right now and where hes going to build. Karl wasnt at home. He was out there somewhere in the woods riding on some Caterpillar or some kind of tractor. But I figured wed at least knock on the door to see if he was there. His wife answered the door. So we got to meet Kay before Karl.
When I was labeled stupid, that scarred me forever.
After three failed marriages, I know what it’s like to be replaced.
I always wanted everyone to like me. I wanted the city of Pittsburgh to be proud of me. But my first few seasons, I could to count the number of people on my bandwagon on one finger.
Ride it when you retire.
I was a kid who loved to play games. Any kind of game, any kind of ball. Give me a baseball, give me a basketball, give me something I can bounce and throw.
While Bradshaw applauded McNabb for playing hurt, he offered this dose of reality for the Eagles If he doesn’t stay healthy, it’s over, … What are you going to do You roll the dice.
It’s obvious that my brain isn’t what it used to be.
I don’t like confrontation.
People ask me all the time would I like to still be playing? No. I’m glad I played when I played.
I enjoy my public speaking. That’s what I love doing. It’s what I’m good at.
If you play in the NFL and start for 10 years, it’s not good. It is not good.
I’m just in an unfortunate business where if you ask me a question I have to answer it honestly and if I don’t answer it truthfully then I’m not respected.
I decided to write a book primarily because people talked me into it.
As a player, it says everything about you if you made the Hall of Fame. But, then again, boy… there’s something about winning a Super Bowl.
Depression is a physical illness.
The life of a winner is the result of an unswerving commitment to a never-ending process of self-completion .
Pain is one of life’s great lessons. You need to know how you’ll react to the negatives in your life. Only then will you learn from the pain, and the next time it happens, you can speed up your healing process.
I could not bounce back from my divorce – emotionally – I just could not bounce back.
Being gifted intellectually is only a small part of the equation of success. Concentrate on the factors you have control over: persistence, self-discipline, confidence. Far more failures are due to lack of will than lack of ability.
When I played for the Steelers and I got my bell rung, I’d take smelling salts and go right back out there.
After three failed marriages, I know what its like to be replaced. So thats kind of how Joey Harrington must feel today. … A former No. 1 choice looks to me like hes going to be a bust in Detroit.
I must have been a really tough kid to corral. I got disciplined quite frequently. I guess that would be the best way to say it. The rod, I wore out the rod. You know, Spare the rod and spoil the child? Well, I wore out the rod.
The only thing I care about is my family.
I kept hearing I’d be traded to San Francisco. Man I would love that. I even went so far as to go into the locker room singing ‘I left my heart in San Francisco’. Nobody laughed or said a word. I figured maybe I’d get my wish
You can’t have ‘yes’ people around you.
I could not bounce back from my divorce – emotionally – I just could not bounce back. With any bad situations I’d experienced before – a bad game or my two previous divorces – I got over them. This time I just could not get out of the hole. The anxiety attacks were frequent and extensive. I had weight loss, which I’d never had before. I couldn’t stop crying. And if I wasn’t crying, I was angry, bitter, hateful and mean-spirited. I couldn’t sleep – couldn’t concentrate. It just got crazy.
I’m going to tell it straight, that yes, I’d love to be traded
I got a family I got to answer to. I got kids my older parents and my preachers and everybody.
I didn’t respond well to a firm hand and insults.
I know this golf tournament has my name on it but it’s not about me. It’s about the Louisiana Tech family. There is nothing greater than being a part of the Bulldog family.