One of the greatest joys about movies are the quotes, and sports movies are no exception. We love to quote our favorite movies—sad lines, funny lines, poignant lines and everything in between.
From classics like Major League and Caddyshack to modern favorites like Dodgeball and Talladega Nights, sports movies are loaded to the gills with lines to quote, monologues to memorize and one-liners to laugh at.
These 50 quotes are the greatest in sports cinema history. Who will come out on top? Let's find out.
The single greatest insult you could deliver as a 12-year-old.
I still use this one on occasion. After all, how can you not quote the greatest film about bobsledders ever made?
Sidney Deane (Wesley Snipes): Billy, listen to me. White men can't jump.
Words that ring true to this day.
Save me with your witchcraft and put the fire out!
Thank Tom Cruise for NASCAR.
There has to be a Carl Spackler quote on this list. It's a federal law.
From The Mighty Ducks:
Goldberg: Be careful man, it almost hit me that time!
Charlie Conway: Goldberg, you're the goalie. It's supposed to hit you.
Goldberg: Does that sound stupid to anyone else?
It's always funny...when it happens to someone else.
"I see power! I see pride! I see a bad ass mother, who don't take no crap off nobody!"
"You really see that?"
You make sure that they REMEMBER FOREVER the night they played the Titans. Except you, Turkleton. You go pout on the sidelines.
That is the most inspirational slow clap of all time.
It's not on YouTube, but you can see the clip here. One of the most memorable lines in movie history.
Slapshot might be the greatest hockey movie of all time, and the Hansons are a big reason why.
Gotta love Shooter. And Hoosiers in general, for that matter.
John Kinsella: Is this heaven?
Ray Kinsella: No! It's Iowa!
This line cracks me up every time I watch the movie.
One of the more poignant moments of Eight Men Out. That, and when the sports writers are threatened with losing their bar privileges.
Ah, Rocky III. I miss Mr. T, and he was at the height of his powers in this one.
He never plays a role, he's just Mr. T, as evidenced by this clip.
The underrated part of this clip? Cuba Gooding Jr. makes Tom Cruise scream, "I love black people!!!" at the top of his lungs.
One of the best inspirational speeches given by a janitor of all time.
Nobody makes me bleed my own blood. Nobody!
Take a one-handed bowler, add in an Amish farm boy and a sexy con artist, and you get box-office gold.
The quote is at the 0:40 mark.
Now you see why Ricky Bobby was such a hot commodity in NASCAR.
Apparently, the price was right after all.
If you don't get chills during this scene, you might want to have your nervous system checked out.
This is the best way to heckle someone. Ever.
"What is that? A catch phrase or epilepsy?"
After the game, Reeves hopped in his time-traveling phone booth and battled the machines.
Let's have some fun out here!
This is a classic scene and a classic line.
"He scored a 520 out of a possible 1600."
"520? You get 400 for just spelling your name correctly."
"That's it, he messed up on his name."
The quote is at about the 3:50 mark of this one.
This is hilarious. Best line? "The Jazz moved to Utah, where music was banned."
"Good luck to you, Peter. I'm sure this decision won't haunt you forever."
"I think you're the greatest, but my dad says you don't work hard enough on defense. And he says lots of times, you don't even run down the court, and that you don't really try, except during the playoffs."
This isn't a sports movie, but the scene is so hilarious it had to go on the list.
The quote starts at about the 30-second mark of this clip, as White Goodman introduces the American Gladiat...I mean, the GloboGym Purple Cobras.
Anytime you can get a man as distinguished as Bob Costas to say, "You think you're excited? Feel these nipples!" you know you've got a magical movie on your hands.
The sad part is, Sly Stallone talks like this even when he's not beaten to a bloody pulp.
This cracks me up. The sad part is, I've used this line on people and they don't get it. They think mind bottling is a real phrase.
Tonight, we are the greatest hockey team in the world.
This is the most badass moment of the movie, right here. Gene Hackman aspires to reach this pinnacle of badassery again, but he can't.
"The philosopher Basho said a flute with no holes is not a flute, and a donut with no holes is a danish. Funny guy, that Basho."
"Are you crying?! There's no crying in baseball!"
One of the better baseball movies out there, despite the presence of Madonna in the cast.
"You can't learn karate by washing cars!"
That was the sentiment of the American people before Mr. Miyagi proved us wrong.
It's hockey! There is no batter, idiot.
To this day, I'm not sure why the Hansons put on the foil before every game. But I'm glad they do.
"You can't say that on the air!"
Any other questions?
One of the greatest speeches in movie history. Everyone knows it, even though it's so long.
"Do you mind?"
"Was I talking out loud? I'm sorry; good luck."
"Try to throw more ground balls, they're more democratic."
Truer words have never been spoken by a minor-league catcher in a baseball movie.
"Why won't you go home?! Are you too good for your home?!"
This quote transcends the sports film genre and has entered into the mainstream lexicon more than any other one-liner, quote or phrase on this list. That makes it a worthy No. 1.