Sunday Snippet: Super Bowl Edition

Are you ready for some football?! Today’s the big day that will see the New Orleans Saints take on the Indianapolis Colts, almost perfectly mirroring the Super Bowl prediction I made two months ago. It’s going to be a great game and we’re going to be bombarded with all sorts of sweet commercials too.

To help prepare for the final game in the NFL post-season, I thought I’d dedicated this edition of the Sunday Snippet to a series of quotes from football personalities. It would impossible to list all the great football quotes from over the years, so I had to select just a few. If you have a favorite football-related quote to share, feel free to let everyone know about it through the comment form below!

Let’s get started. Huddle up!

Brett Favre:

“You’re never guaranteed about next year. People ask what you think of next season, you have to seize the opportunities when they’re in front of you.”

Yes, many people aren’t happy with Brett Favre’s decisions to retire, unretire, retire, and then unretire again, but you have to acknowledge that he is easily one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history. He knows to seize every opportunity, because you can’t know when you’ll have another chance.

Bill Belichick:

“You can play hard. You can play aggressive. You can give 120%, but if one guy is out of position then someone’s running through the line of scrimmage and he’s going to gain a bunch of yards.”

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick got all caught up in that Spygate scandal leading up to Super Bowl XLII, but he is still an expert strategist. At the same time, he also knows that you can’t control everything. The entire team has to be on the same page and put in the same exceptional effort.

Drew Brees:

“You can’t give the other team an opportunity when we have them 21-3 to come back and make it almost a 21-17 game…. Our offense played winning football. We didn’t play championship football.”

Will the former Chargers QB lead the Saints to their first ever Super Bowl victory? This is the first ever Super Bowl appearance for New Orleans, so they’ve already outperformed all expectations. Now they need to show that they can play championship football.

Peyton Manning:

“You hear about how many fourth quarter comebacks that a guy has and I think it means a guy screwed up in the first three quarters.”

The Indianapolis Colts quarterback has been to the big dance before, so he has a slightly different perspective than Drew Brees. Remember that a single great act may not be able to negate several poor efforts. Don’t be a victim of “too little, too late.”

Vince Lombardi:

“If it doesn’t matter who wins or loses, why do they keep score?”

Or, as Homer Simpson once so eloquently paraphrased, “Remember what Vince Lombardi said. If you lose, you’re out of the family!”