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Joe Montana Quotes
Joe Montana Quotes
"All my life, and most of these guys' lives, we've spent, from time to time, going from Pop Warner to a new team, to junior high school, to a new team, to a high school, on to another team." "Always be prepared to start." "And all you fans - Kansas City, San Francisco, all over the NFL, I want to thank you for your continued support." "And I always pictured being at the top of the line-up, and always being on the top. It wasn't always that easy." "At the time, my eating habits were horrendous." "Both of my boys are playing football, so I throw to them." "But it's been a joy, and they've taught me the true meaning of what the Hall of Fame is really all about. Cause it is a beginning for me, it's a beginning of a bunch of new teammates, and a tremendous, tremendous honor." "Cause as a kid, most guys want to quit the game." "Cause there's only one reason for doing anything that you set out to do. if you don't want to be the best, then there's no reason going out and trying to accomplish anything." "Confidence is a very fragile thing." "Every once in a while I play basketball with my kids, but it's halfcourt. I can't run up and down the court." "For me it was Notre Dame, and on to a new team, the San Francisco 49ers, and then on to Kansas City." "I also have a bunch of horses I do not have time for." "I also picked up my exercise program. I thought I was doing enough at three days a week, but now I aim for seven and usually get five or six in." "I ate anything that could be bad for you - fast food, burgers and fries, fried chicken, steak." "I don't know why Notre Dame... as a kid, I saw them playing on Saturdays, and again on Sundays... mind you, it was only a replay!" "I don't miss all the other stuff that went along with it - the work every day, traveling, training camps. Those responsibilities." "I had a great career here." "I had to fight back from being seventh on the depth chart." "I have four kids and I want to stick around, as do others, so I want to get the word out." "I hear stories from coaches who tell me that players call them in the middle of the night not knowing where they parked their car." "I knew that eventually I would be replaced, but I didn't think that the time was right. I did not expect to play, I did expect to compete." "I mentioned to a couple people that in some ways I felt like, wow I'm only 44-years-old, I feel like I'm in my grave, in my coffin, alive, and they're putting, throwing dirt on me, and I can feel it, and I'm trying to get out." "I miss the excitement of the game." "I miss the game - I miss it a lot." "I played for so many years, since I was eight years old, I don't think I can go on and say that I haven't missed it." "I saw the Hall of Fame as an ending point." "I started a business with two guys I played with, Ronnie Lott and Harris Barton: Champion Ventures, it's a fund of funds." "I stay active, but I can't run because of my knees." "I thank my mom and dad for always being there." "I thought I would never get hurt, but the truth is, it is not that way." "I want to start kind of where that film left off because it's kind of left everyone hanging there." "I was fortunate to have a chance." "I'm just trying to fight off the (knee) transplant for as long as I can." "I've found if you just eat in moderation, it's OK." "It was my first dream in my life, was to go to Notre Dame." "It was that thrill of the unknown, and that excitement of you don't know what the score was going to be. I enjoyed that part of it." "It's not the easiest, living with an athlete." "Like, I could eat a huge bag of potato chips before, and now I find myself not finishing a small bag and wondering if something's wrong with me." "My mother and father, Joe and Theresa Montana brought me along and taught me to never quit, and to strive to be the best." "Notre Dame was what I grew up to want to be." "People will boo, but you have to handle yourself during a game." "Some guys practice like all-Americans but they can't play!" "Sure, you get disappointed 'cause some teams say they will pick you, but in the end, I went to a great place and it all worked out." "The Hall of Fame is a tremendous, tremendous honor." "The worst thing is to be thrown into a game and not be prepared... And that is what happened to me." "There's no thrill like throwing a touchdown pass." "They wanted me to stay, and I wanted to stay, but I just wanted a chance to play." "To Ronnie Lott, whose meant to me, not only on the football field, but off the football field, what a true man's supposed to be. Ronnie spoke, and Ronnie delivered." "Very rarely do you have the same things happen to you week after week in a game." "We all started in Pop Warner." "Well, I found out I had high blood pressure about a year ago, it was kind of alarming, I was kind of in denial about it." "Well, the decision was simple; I always wanted to go to Notre Dame." "When it comes to disappointments, it was probably not going back to business school." "Yeah, I always wish I could play again." "You have a blue-collar, hard-working region that just loves sports. You get a lot of support in that area, from high school to college." "You need to be able to work with people. Especially in football, it is not a QB's game... even though the media likes to make it into that - it takes the whole team." "Confidence is a very fragile thing."