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Dick Schaap Quotes & Quotations
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    All of journalism is a shrinking art. So much of it is hype. The O.J. Simpson story is a landmark in the decline of journalism. Dick-SchaapDick Schaap
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    Cliches and adjectives permeated my prose. Dick-SchaapDick Schaap
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    I began learning the sportswriting business very early in life. Dick-SchaapDick Schaap
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    I came up with new leads for game stories by being observant and clever, by using the many gifts of the English language to intrigue and hook a reader. Dick-SchaapDick Schaap
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    I did not choose necessarily on the basis of significance. If you have a vote for the most significant athlete, then you have Ali, then you have Babe Ruth, then you have Michael Jordan. Dick-SchaapDick Schaap
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    I got to know Sugar Ray but I certainly would not say we were good friends. Dick-SchaapDick Schaap
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    I hate repetition and I love challenges, and that is why I've jumped from newspapers to magazines to books to television to radio to public speaking. Dick-SchaapDick Schaap
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    I think my mistakes were kind of common - leaning on cliches and adjectives in the place of clear, vivid writing. But at least I knew how to spell, which seems to be a rarity these days. Dick-SchaapDick Schaap
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    I wanted to be a sportswriter because I loved sports and I could not hit the curve ball, the jump shot, or the opposing ball carrier. Dick-SchaapDick Schaap
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    I was also in love with the English language. Dick-SchaapDick Schaap
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    I worked with Rocky Graziano and Rocky was certainly a character. Dick-SchaapDick Schaap
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    If I got paid, it was no more than five dollars a column, and I still think I was overpaid. Dick-SchaapDick Schaap
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    In fifty years of covering the sport, of course Muhammad Ali is by far the dominant figure. Dick-SchaapDick Schaap
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    It's kind of ironic that the two sports with the greatest characters, boxing and horse racing, have both been on the decline. In both cases it's for the lack of a suitable hero. Dick-SchaapDick Schaap
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    My top three were Jim Brown, Wilt Chamberlain and Bo Jackson. Dick-SchaapDick Schaap
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    Some people who love boxing might love Mike Tyson, but people outside of the sport are generally repulsed by him and therefore, repulsed by the sport. Dick-SchaapDick Schaap
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    Sugar Ray and talked about doing some articles together or writing a book together but dealing with Sugar Ray was a lot like fighting him. He would fake you in and then he'd drop you. Dick-SchaapDick Schaap
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    Sugar Ray Leonard was as close as anyone came after Ali to being Ali, but he wasn't Ali. Dick-SchaapDick Schaap
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    Sugar Ray Robinson was at the top of the boxing world during the 1950's when it seemed that he would either win or lose the championship about every three or four months. Dick-SchaapDick Schaap
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    There is never going to be another Ali. Dick-SchaapDick Schaap
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    You need heroes like that for a sport to surge the way basketball did with Michael Jordan. Now he's gone and that sport is having problems. Dick-Schaap/">Dick Schaap