110 Funny Football Quotes That Sports Fans Will Love

Srija Chanda
Dec 12, 2023 By Srija Chanda
Originally Published on Jan 13, 2021
Edited by Jacob Fitzbright
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American football is a great game with a huge fan base all across The United States!

We, as sports fans, don't just like to play football. We also love quotes by our favourite football players and about our favourite football teams - something that every football fan would attest to!

Your favourite player might be from the New York Jets or from Baltimore Ravens, we all enjoy their quotes, especially when they say funny stuff! We all love funny sports quotes and hilarious football quotes. To commemorate that love, we have curated a list of some of the best quotes from footballers that you will surely enjoy!

If you find our content interesting, you can also check out golf quotes and Woody Hayes quotes.

Funny Footballer Quotes Which You Will Enjoy

Here are some really funny American football quotes that you will love.

1. “I was always told that I was too small, too skinny, too slow, not tough enough, and I never ever believed what people told me.”

- Joe Theismann.

2. “I am George Rogers Clark. You have just become a prisoner of the Commonwealth of Virginia.”

- George Rogers Clark.

3. “Damn the sword! When Virginia wanted a sword, I gave her one. Now she sends me a toy! I require bread!”

- George Rogers Clark.

4. “I'm the football coach around here and don't you remember it.”

- Bill Peterson.

5. “Yes. It’s all good. It really doesn’t matter to me. I just enjoy playing.”

- Randy Jackson.

6. “I may be dumb, but I'm not stupid.”

- Terry Bradshaw.

7. “It's obvious that my brain isn't what it used to be.”

- Terry Bradshaw.

8. “Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.”

- Joe Theismann.

9. “I think any show after the Super Bowl will have huge numbers. “

- Randy Jackson.

10. “Having two weeks off gives family, friends, and the media more time to get on your nerves.”

- Deion Sanders.

11. “What are you going to wear in the game Sunday?”

-Julie Brown.

12. “I have the nicest nails in the league.”

- Richard Seymour.

13. “I feel like I’m the best, but you’re not going to get me to say that.”

- Jerry Rice.

14. “I'm just here so I won't get fined.”

- Marshawn Lynch.

15. “It's ridiculous for a country to get all worked up about a game—except the Super Bowl, of course. Now that's important."

- Andy Rooney.

16. “The next MVP of the Super Bowl is just as likely to have been a full-time grocery store bagger last year as a Heisman Trophy winner.”

- Hunter S. Thompson.

17. “Truthfully, I just love the game of football and I'm just so locked in on doing my job that I kind of forget it's the Super Bowl.”

- Emmanuel Sanders.

18. “The easiest way to remember your future wife’s birthday is to marry her on Super Bowl Sunday.”    

- Matshona Dhliwayo.

19. “You can't talk about the NFL without the Raiders, the three Super Bowl championships, what Al Davis meant to the league.”

- Charles Woodson.

Famous Football Player Quotes

Here are some popular quotes by players that you will thoroughly enjoy.

20. “A Super Bowl ring is the picture that is worth a thousand words. It represents innumerable hours devoted to the craft of football.”

- Terry Owens.

21. “There are a lot of people who might not get another chance to win a Super Bowl, not just me.”

- John Elway.

22. “Everybody is going to be excited to play in a Super Bowl. When you still enjoy the preparation and the work part of it, I think you ought to be still doing that. I think as soon as I stop enjoying it, if I can't produce, if I can't help a team, that's when I will stop playing.”

- Peyton Manning.

23. “Our goal was to win, to win a Super Bowl, but also to win in the right way, to be role models to our community, to represent Indianapolis, the state of Indiana and the National Football League.”

- Tony Dungy.

24. “My goals for my career are a couple of Pro Bowls, a Super Bowl. I never won a championship in college or high school, so I want to be a Super Bowl champion.”

- James Conner.

25. “It’s an unprecedented precedent.”

- Clark Carlisle.

26. “Other than that, we are just not a very good football team right now.”

- Bruce Coslet

27. “Cancel the Super Bowl? That's like canceling Christmas!"  

- Thomas Harris.

28. “If you don't win a Super Bowl, you're not considered successful in the National Football League. I can remember, when we finally won that first one, feeling so good for the players and fans.”

- Tom Landry.

29. “It's sad that Walter Payton was not known as the greatest running back to play the game until they won the Super Bowl.”

- Donovan McNabb.

30. “To love the Super Bowl, you only have to think what Januarys were like before it came along.”

- David N. Rosenthal.

31. “Just getting to the NFC Championship isn't good enough. Winning the Super Bowl is what the expectations are.”

- Mike Daniels.

32. “The Super Bowl is the most popular sporting even in America.”

- Hans Hetrick.

33. "When I got drafted by Minnesota, and I think I said this a couple weeks ago, I think I felt obligated to bring a Super Bowl to Minnesota.”

- Randy Moss.

34. “The Super Bowl is like a movie, and the quarterback is the leading man.”

- Leigh Steinberg.

35. “The greatest thing is to win your first Super Bowl.”

- Tom Landry.

36. “In life, as in football, you won't go far unless you know where the goalposts are.”

- Arnold H. Glasow.

37. “No matter the event, a Super Bowl, an NFL game, a rank-and-file golf tournament, there is a demand when you are live and exposed to try to get it right and do justice to the event.”

- Jim Nantz.

38. “Though I’ve passed 316 yards there’s still two games to go / If I want to make it to the Super Bowl / And show everyone on Earth how to Tebow.”

- David Bowie.

39. “The word ‘Super’ is one of the few football games called bowls that do not have things, ideas, or corporate names attached to them. Instead, it simply has the word 'Super'. But it has long been the single most celebrated annual event in the United States."

- John Massaro.

Famous Football Quotes That You Will Love

Here are some famous quotes by players and some funny American football quotes that will you will truly like.

40. “Some people call it winter's Fourth of July. Others say it's America's biggest party. It happens every year, on a Sunday, in January or February. It's that Sunday. Super Bowl Sunday."

- Dina Anastasio.

41. “When I played at Minnesota, Green Bay, those northern cities, Buffalo, they wanted to have those championship games at home. It was going to be an advantage to be there with their fans and the cold weather and all that.”

- Tony Dungy.

42. “Some teams are upset in the playoffs, some are hit by the injury bug at the wrong time, some run into bad luck."

- Walter Harvey.

43. “The Super Bowl is the game. No game has more TV viewers. No sports ticket costs more. No other halftime show is louder, brighter, wilder.”

- Dina Anastasio.

44. “The Super Bowl turned thirty-four years old at the turn of the century. In its lifetime it had seen the rise of superstar athletes and team dynasties.”

- Matt Christopher.

45. "The pre-Super Bowl history of professional football is rich in wonderful stories if the gladiators who slugged it out in the arena for the right to be called champion."    

- Joseph S. Page.

46. “If you win a Super Bowl before you're fired, you're a genius, and everyone listens to you.”

- John Madden.

47. “I'm healthy and excited to play. And I think this year can be a big year for me if I get the opportunity. I can still play the game. I think I can help a team get to the Super Bowl.”

- Shaun Alexander.

48. “I've never wanted anything as much as I want to win the next Super Bowl.”

- Jerry Jones.

49. “This helicopter flies overhead, probably taking pictures, and McMahon just moons it. He mooned the helicopter from the field.”

- William Perry.

50. “Most of my recognition comes from us winning that championship.”

- Joe Namath.

51. “Every game I've ever played, regardless if it was pre-season or Super Bowl, meant the same to me, and I laid it all on the line.”

- Brett Favre.

52. “Sometimes you can be one of the best, but you don't accept that if you don't get the ring or win the Super Bowl.”

- John Madden.

53. “The chance of winning a Super Bowl in a city like New York, there's nothing like it. Once you win one, you get that bug to win another one, that edge.”

- Mark Sanchez.

54. “At the end of the day, it's not about starting a game in the NFL, winning a Super Bowl, or getting to the Hall of Fame. It's about representing yourself in a way that represents your faith.”

- Kurt Warner.

55. “Giants versus Jets Super Bowl. I'm telling you, that's all I want to see.”

- Jesse McCartney.

56. “But at the end of the day, we all want to be here as a player. That's the goal, and that's why I work so dang hard.”

- J. J. Watt.

57. “I don't see why there is any reason to pick out one individual as the MVP because it is about a team winning a championship.”

- Jim Nantz.

58. “When I got drafted by Minnesota, and I think I said this a couple weeks ago, I think I felt obligated to bring a Super Bowl to Minnesota.”

- Randy Moss.

59. "I'd rather have 10 Super Bowl trophies and no MVPs."

- Justin Tuck.

Some More Funny Quotes About Football

Here are some more popular quotes by football players and funny American football quotes that budding players and people who like to play would find amusing.

60.  "You can always argue you're never good enough until you win the Super Bowl. And even then, you're going to lose players, and you're not good enough then, either."

- Jeffrey Lurie.

61.  “You're not considered successful in the National Football League until you win a Super Bowl, ”

- Tom Landry.

62. "I'm hunting one thing and one thing only, and that's the Super Bowl."

- DeAngelo Williams.

63. "I hate to lose more than I love winning, and I'm coming to Dallas to win a Super Bowl."

- Ezekiel Elliott.

64. "The first year I started liking the Dolphins was Super Bowl VI, which they lost to the Cowboys. I was five. My whole family was pulling for the Cowboys, so I rooted for the Dolphins. They lost, and I cried."

- Darius Rucker.

65.  "A good season for me is going to the playoffs and making a run for the Super Bowl and having a good record."

- Jason Pierre-Paul.

66.  "Celebrating Christmas without subscribing to Christianity is like watching the Super Bowl without watching a regular season game. Some people watch the Super Bowl for the commercials; others watch it for the halftime show."

- Andrew Shaffer.

67.  "The intensity of the Super Bowl is one-of-a-kind. An NBA finals is best-of-seven. But the Super Bowl, one game, winner-take-all. The intensity is off the charts."

- Paul Allen.

68.  "That's everybody's goal, when they come to the league, is to win a Super Bowl. That's the ultimate goal."

- Calvin Johnson.

69. "There's no other game like the Super Bowl."

- Shannon Sharpe.

70.  "I know what it takes to get to the Super Bowl, what Giants pride and that defense is really about."

- Jason Pierre-Paul.

71.  "I think having won a Super Bowl puts you on a different level. I know, for me, it's extremely important to win this ballgame."

- Troy Aikman.

72. "If someone gets into the Super Bowl, should they stop trying to get back into the Super Bowl? You gotta be kidding me."

- Urijah Faber.

73. "We haven't won a Super Bowl in, I think, 50 years, so the Jets fans who are out there are die-hard Jets fans. It's like generational fandom."

- Sam Darnold.

74. "I joke that every time I'm in the playoffs, it feels like I'm in the Super Bowl."

- Chris Long.

75.  "My goal is to win a Super Bowl. It's not to just win X number of games."

- Rex Ryan.

76. "The first thing that came to mind when I met Tom Brady was intimidation. I'm showing up in 2005 with a guy who just came off his third Super Bowl win. So, it's a little intimidating walking in the room with Tom Brady for the first time."

- Matt Cassel.

77. “Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I will accomplish what others can’t.”

- Jerry Rice.

78. "Every game I've ever played, regardless if it was pre-season or Super Bowl, meant the same to me, and I laid it all on the line."

- Brett Favre.

79. "You can go to the bank and borrow money, but you can't go to the bank and borrow a Super Bowl ring. The ring is like a crown."

- Joe Greene.

80. "The Super Bowl is the biggest event in America, the biggest event in television. The preparation and all of the behind-the-scenes detail is immense. The Final Four is just a fraction behind that in terms of the preparation."

- Jim Nantz.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for football quotes then why not take look at Alex Morgan quotes, or Stuart Scott quotes.

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Written by Srija Chanda

Master of Arts specializing in Mass Communication/Media Studies

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Srija ChandaMaster of Arts specializing in Mass Communication/Media Studies

An aspiring media professional, Srija is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Mass Communication at St. Xavier's University, Kolkata, after completing her degree in journalism. With experience in PR and social media, she has also honed her leadership skills through her participation in a youth parliament. Srija's interests include devouring books, watching movies, and exploring new places through travel.

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