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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/21.php">Dick Schaap