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Top 15 Dick Butkus Quotes About Life (FOOTBALL)

Top 10 Most Famous Dick Butkus Quotes (BEST)

“Some parents were nervous about how they would portray everything. At a picnic the moms put on for the team and coaches, I said that all the reality shows are turning around and showing good things, not bad things.”

Dick Butkus
If I were young, fast, healthy, and had a lot of money and my whole sex life ahead of me, I'd retire - like Secretariat.
If I were young, fast, healthy, and had a lot of money and my whole sex life ahead of me, I’d retire – like Secretariat.
We're a big check mark on everybody's schedule. I told them it's just another challenge; let's go after it.
We’re a big check mark on everybody’s schedule. I told them it’s just another challenge; let’s go after it.

“The bottom line is that these athletes tend to be safer investments because they really value their marketing opportunities. They don’t make as much money as during their active careers.”

Dick Butkus
If we're not on them, they go back to their old ways.
If we’re not on them, they go back to their old ways.
My thing is trying to convince them they can win.
My thing is trying to convince them they can win.
Anything that happens that's good, they think, Oh, it's an accident, when is the roof caving in? You've got to get them out of that mental framework.
Anything that happens that’s good, they think, Oh, it’s an accident, when is the roof caving in? You’ve got to get them out of that mental framework.
I’m not so mean. I wouldn’t ever go out to hurt anybody deliberately – unless it was, you know, important, like a league game or something.
I’m not so mean. I wouldn’t ever go out to hurt anybody deliberately – unless it was, you know, important, like a league game or something.
Funny the orange juice just tastes a little bit sweeter this morning.
Funny the orange juice just tastes a little bit sweeter this morning.
I worked hard at becoming a professional football player, just like society says you should. It said you had to be fierce. I was fierce. Tough. I was tough.
I worked hard at becoming a professional football player, just like society says you should. It said you had to be fierce. I was fierce. Tough. I was tough.

5 Dick Butkus Quotes on Playing Football

“Few people get to earn a living at what they like to do and there are hazards in any profession. Football is something I was made for. I gave the game all I could for as long as I could. I guess my only regret was that my career was too short.”

Dick Butkus
When I played pro football, I never set out to hurt anyone deliberately - unless it was, you know, important, like a league game or something.
When I played pro football, I never set out to hurt anyone deliberately – unless it was, you know, important, like a league game or something.
If I was smart enough to be a doctor, I'd be a doctor. I ain't, so I'm a football player.
If I was smart enough to be a doctor, I’d be a doctor. I ain’t, so I’m a football player.
I want to be recognized as the best-no doubt about it. When they say all-pro middle linebacker, I want them to mean Butkus!
I want to be recognized as the best-no doubt about it. When they say all-pro middle linebacker, I want them to mean Butkus!
The real reason for coming to Montour is my love and respect for football.
The real reason for coming to Montour is my love and respect for football.

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