Two famous sport-related quotations
laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Dec 5 14:55:04 UTC 2002
At 9:38 AM -0500 12/5/02, James A. Landau wrote:
>In a message dated 12/5/02 2:17:20 AM Eastern Standard Time,
>scorn at PACIFIC.NET.AU writes:
>> "Winning isn't everything - it's the only thing"
>Attributed to George Allen, who coached the Washington Redskins in the
>National Football League in the 1970's, but I wouldn't bet any money that
>Allen originated it.
>It is not widely known how much of a debt this country owes to George Allen.
>I lived in Washington during Watergate and I assure you it was not too much
>of an exaggeration to say that only pride in Allen and his overachieving
and "over the hill"
>Redskins kept Washington DC functioning during those ill-starred years.
It definitely predated George Allen (even in his L. A. Rams years,
much less his Redskin years), and Lombardi as well.
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