ESPN Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best ESPN Quotes from famous persons: Dale Earnhardt, Mark Schlereth, Jimmer Fredette, Phil Heath, Rich Eisen. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the ESPN Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

I started 20 years without missing a race and ESPN star

I started 20 years without missing a race and ESPN started broadcasting on the air waves.
Dale Earnhardt
Besides my work doing NFL analysis and commentary for ESPN, I’m also involved in trying to get new products launched, and I have relationships with other companies to try to get things off the ground.
Some people see ESPN. They see the long shots. They see me scoring the basketball, but they don’t show often too many assists – and I’ve been doing that my whole career, being able to get the ball to the guy at the right time.
Cup stacking on an ESPN highlight? That’s pretty messed up.
When I was at ESPN, I would say in April, ‘We should be doing something on the NFL,’ and they laughed at me.
Even though Rush is not me and the situations were very different, I think, in the Rush Limbaugh thing, ESPN was criticized for not acting, and you remember that after a couple days of controversy over Rush.
I’m different than another person who wants to lay back and do nothing for rest of the life and talk nonsense on ESPN… I will not do that. I want to achieve something else.
I think one of the innate challenges that comes with being on ESPN is that it is a sports network. It is an entertainment space largely, and because of that – as should be the casepolitics aren’t expected to be addressed in a meaningful way at a sports network.
Stephen A. Smith is the hardest-working man in sports show business. The ubiquitous basketball pundit appears on ESPN about 10 times a day as a regular on the show ‘NBA Fastbreak,’ a guest commentator on ‘Sports Center,’ and a pundit on ‘ESPNEWS.’
Ten years from now, we’ll still be talked about as the first gay couple that ESPN had in ‘The Body Issue.’ You might not realize, in the moment, the impact that something like that can have. Every now and then, when you talk to people and hear the reactions, maybe we helped somebody.
Am I mad about Deflategate? I feel like I’m on ESPN with that question… Yeah, yeah, I’m kind of mad.
I am someone who, for many years on ESPN criticized Kyrie Irving mercilessly.
And my mistakes are always the highlights on ESPN’s ‘SportsCenter.’
I don’t watch TV dramas. I watch ESPN, HBO boxing, National Geographic Channel and I kind of like to get some DVDs, movies that I haven‘t seen and I just pop them in.
Dominic Purcell
The experience I’ve had with Strikeforce kickboxing, K1, Strikeforce MMA, working with ESPN, working with Showtime, working with Japanese television, working with fighter camps from all over the world has given me a unique perspective.
People ask me, ‘What’s it like to leave ESPN?’ and I say, ‘I’m not leaving ESPN. I’m leaving ESPNU.’ That’s what I was on. That network doesn’t even have a sales staff.
Too many people in charge at ESPN, for my taste, were a little too fearful. It’s a Disney network. There are just certain boundaries that you can’t even tiptoe along.
I look at the artists as mini media companies, like if Beyonce is ESPN and Lady Gaga is Discovery.
Long before my days at ESPN, the ‘Philadelphia Inquirer,’ or the ‘New York Daily News’ before that, I was a student at Thomas A. Edison Vocational and Technical High.
I feel genuinely fortunate to work with so many friends and talented people at ESPN, who make every day such fun.
I watch ESPN all day. If you come into my trailer, ESPN is on. That’s the first thing I do when I leave the set.
I truly believe that ESPN has been in the forefront in terms of the diversity in front of the camera and improving the balance between men and women.
Fox does the NFL a lot like they program the rest of the network. There’s sort of a locker room sense of humor that prevails. With ESPN, it’s more like a pat-you-on-the-back kind of comedy. I mean, they’ll all get on each other a little bit, but it’s never mean-spirited.
Frank Caliendo
If ESPN ever kicked me out the door and I had to get back to coach, I have to stay on top of what’s going on.
We at ESPN like competition. It makes us better. It makes us sharper.
John Skipper
The only job I’d consider leaving ESPN for would be to call NFL games.
I really like ESPN. They do a great job.
I thought I wanted to be on ESPN, but I didn’t know what the heck it was. I knew it was sports television, but we didn’t have it. We didn’t really watch TV growing up.
If you sign a big contract, everybody knows. They’re going to print it in the paper. It’s on ESPN. You can go online and check player salaries and all that. You’re a target.
I worked with AXE Hair to do a promo shoot for the ESPYs and ESPN – it’s all about having girl-approved hair. They have a newer product out there with the hair stuffshampoo, conditioner and all the styling products that they have.
Matthew Stafford
Obviously, ESPN, that Monday Night gig is a big deal. You don’t just easily dismiss that.
Cricinfo has developed into a significant cricket brand in its own right, combining huge global popularity with strong commercial success. ESPN is a major sports broadcaster and international rights holder and will provide the perfect environment for Cricinfo to further realize its enormous potential.
I mean ESPN plucked me out of nowhere and I’m forever grateful for the opportunity. I don’t love the way it ended. But I’m not a grudge-holder.
The consumption of highlights on ESPN is greater than everybody else‘s combined. Fifty-six percent of all news and information consumed in sports is consumed on the ESPN platforms.
John Skipper
I got firedNovember 8, 1979. And all of a sudden, I got a call, two weeks later, about doing a game on ESPN. And I truly said – Scotty Connal, the head of ESPN production at the time, was the guy that called me – I said, ‘Man, ESPN sounds like a disease. What is ESPN? I know nothing about it, never heard of it.’
Dick Vitale
A political race today, even a primary, is $150 million. The whole political system has become obscene in terms of the absurd amount of money that is required to compete. Just put it on ESPN and call it a sporting event.
Everybody is saying, ‘ESPN is not cool, no one is paying attention to ESPN, they’re all paying attention to the Barstools of the world.’ Why? Because we’re authentic.
I loved my 12 years at ESPN. And I loved working with Stephen A. – and trust me, it’s hard to even talk about it, because I miss him. But the truth was, I never quite fit on a Disney-owned network.
I did radio for a year and did some TV things, and I was already in place at ESPN before ‘The Bachelorette’ started.
It’ll be up to ESPN when I leave. And when ESPN says they’re going to move in another direction, I’ll say, ‘Thank you very much. It’s been a great run.’ Because it has.
I have tremendous brand experience. What I do a lot for Disney is manage the great brands of this company, whether it’s Disney, ESPN, ABC, Pixar, Marvel, ‘Star Wars.’ And I’m very engaged in technology and its impact on the consumer, either what experience you deliver for them or how to market and sell to them.
If you’re a sports fan and you’re home and you’re washing dishes, usually your TV is on ESPN and you’re just getting the highlights and keeping up-to-date with all of the sports going around, all of the news.
For 10 years while I was at ESPN, I lived at the Residence Inn in Southington, Connecticut, near Bristol. I did that because my wife had a great job in New York City, and we had a place in New York City, at 54th and 8th. On Friday, I would come back, and then on Sunday evening I would go back to the Residence Inn.
For almost 20 years, I’ve reported on some amazing feats of athleticism for ESPN. But the one thing that stood out, game after game, is that it takes a team to win. When I got cancer, that lesson got personal. And Team Livestrong became my team.
I love my life. I love this ESPN thing; it’s been fun.
ESPN takes itself very seriously, but for some reason, I’m allowed to be the court jester.
Frank Caliendo
I’ve read some things that people said about me, and some of it’s not even close to accurate. Honestly, I don’t even have ESPN in my house. There’s really no point.
On that Sunday of the Masters I remember turning on ESPN to find people talking about me. I switched over to the Golf Channel and people were talking about me. It was hard to escape.
ESPN is a very, very good operation, and it’s a gold mine. It’s an even bigger gold mine than Fox News.
I have such respect for the guys at ESPN.
I loved my time at ESPN and deeply appreciated everybody who listened to the ‘Will Cain Show’ everyday.
Right before I left ESPN, someone suggested doing a NFL story in the spring. The person was laughed out of the room.
Oh, I still get a little anxiety when I’m doing NFL live for ESPN.
When they put me on ESPN and they talk about negative things, or when they put me on TMZ and they talk about negative things, I’m just glad that I’m relevant; to have lasted this long being relevant.
TV critics came after me for overhyping LeBron. A lot of people don’t know this, but I didn’t want to do the game. I told ESPN, ‘We’re making this kid into something special.’ I always follow orders, whatever my people want me to do.
Dick Vitale
Whenever someone says something to me like ‘Oh, another blonde at ESPN,’ I would like to crunch the numbers. First, I think we have more brunettes than blondes. And second, there are only three normal hair colors. You’re either a redhead, brunette, or blonde. It’s really not that complicated.
If something touches on the world of sports, ESPN has never told me that I cannot discuss a sports-related matter.
Some of the most racist things that I’ve ever heard come out of people that are on the air at ESPN. There are some of the biggest racists in sports commentating, and you take it for what it is.
Hard as it is to believe, there were three magazines fighting over me. ‘Newsweek’ wanted to keep me, ‘ESPN The Magazine’ was coming into existence and wanted me, and ‘SI’ wanted to bring me back. Isn’t that amazing? I had a choice, like a free agent.
ESPN truly is a game changer and has the ability to unite the world through sports, which is something I’m incredibly passionate about.
But the rising chorus urging ESPN to change its stripes is missing something: The intersection of sports and politics is natural. And the left-wing lean of ESPN is inevitable. Conservatives bothered by the slant should stop hand-wringing and start their own network.
When the great jazz and blues clubs closedjoints where the cash register rang loudly and there wasn’t ESPN on TV over the bandstand, and people smoked cigarettes and drank whiskey and hollered ‘Play on!’ – When those places closed, I was pretty much done.
I reflect on my 30 years at ESPN and continue to count my blessings each time I walk on the ‘College Gameday’ set.
Broadcasts from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange have propelled once-obscure financial journalists such as Maria Bartiromo to celebrity status and made CNBC to investors what ESPN is to sports fans.
What has truly impeded ESPN from overcoming its financial mistakes and inability to adapt to technological advances? The decadelong culture war ESPN lost to Deadspin, a snarky, politically progressive sports blog launched by Gawker’s Nick Denton in 2005.
The days of the heavyweight champion as civil rights leader are long gone. You think you’d see Ali rolling around on the floor of an ESPN Zone? I don’t think so.
Even as voters, we try to keep up with the guys as much as possible, mainly through television or ESPN.
Marcus Allen
I just knew: first-time female on ESPN, there’s going to be some backlash, like any change. There’s always going to be resistance. There are going to be people that hear a female voice or see a female figure and are completely against it.
I’ve always thought the expressionpassion project‘ was kind of a cliche until I started working on ‘Big Shot‘ for ‘ESPN.’
I don’t watch ESPN.
I’m in talk radio. A story breaks, I need an opinion. I’m not ESPN News.
Disney hovers over every decision at ESPN.
E! didn’t like it when we’d make fun of clips from ESPN – they’d be like, ‘That’s sports! That’s not our audience!’
Seriously, until I was 16 or 17, I didn’t care about anything other than ESPN.
I watch a lot of ESPN. I just kind of keep it on for long periods of time and watch guys yell at each other about sports things.
I’m thrilled that ESPN has been the leader in trying to find opportunities for women in visible and non-traditional roles.
I love what I am doing on ‘SportsNation’ and to now have the opportunity to do even more on ‘Winners Bracket’ as part of ESPN Sports Saturday on ABC is the perfect situation.
Playing at Kentucky, before 24,000 people, you have to learn how to grow real fast and play under pressure and playing on ESPN with millions of people watching. Right away, you learn how to play under control.
I want to give myself options and maybe be able to work at ESPN, or do blogs at NBC or be a sports reporter.
My background in promoting martial arts started in 1985 when we were doing PK Karate, which was on ESPN. Fast forward to when mixed martial arts became legal in California. I made the jump to MMA and never looked back.
ESPN wants to scrutinize everyone, but if they’re scrutinized, they run and hide.
The culture at ESPN, I found when I left, isn’t the same as when I came. It wasn’t as much fun.
And then ESPN fired me. I did not think that was a fitting punishment.
I always thought that first jump from a small market should be as big as possible. But never in my wildest dreams did I think it would be ESPN.
ESPN has so many characters, it’s like ‘The Simpsons.’
Frank Caliendo
ESPN is all meat and potatoes. It’s pretty much scouting reports. There isn’t a great deal of humor, and when there is, it’s pretty sophomoric.
I watch ESPN all day long.
To allow our audiences to watch more professionally produced video content, we acquired Major League Gaming – MLG – and we expect MLG to become the ‘ESPN of Videogames‘ with a focus on the celebration of gamers, both amateur and professionals.
ESPN puts out anything for clicks now, it kind of seems like.
ESPN has this problem with sports, it’s impossible to fill 24 hours with sports programming so they have to resort to things like poker and arm wrestling tournaments.
Drew Curtis