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The 5 Real-Life Sports Quotes Best Suited to Everyday Life, Ranked

Ball is life, but these gems manage to be relevant to everything

Marshawn Lynch of the Seattle Seahawks. Photo source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

5. “I’m just ’bout that action, boss.”

Marshawn Lynch made it very clear at Super Bowl media day in 2014: Talk is cheap. Put up or shut up.

4. “They were exactly who we thought they were!”

Former Arizona Cardinals coach Dennis Green went on a tirade following a 2006 loss to the Chicago Bears, giving pop culture a gem of a quotable that’s perfect for those instances where life comes at you fast.

3. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

The history books are fuzzy on the origins of this Wayne Gretzky quote that’s often attributed to Michael Jordan (and could’ve just as easily come from volume chucker Russell Westbrook, tbh). But it particularly resonates with career go-getters and DM-diving savages alike. Shooters shoot!

2. “I’m just here so I don’t get fined.”

For someone as press averse as Marshawn, Beast Mode’s got his share of classic quotes. This one came after violating the NFL’s media policy by refusing to speak with reporters, but we know a guy who can relate.

1. “We talkin’ bout practice, man. What are we talkin’ about? Practice?!”

Allen Iverson’s incredulous reply to being asked about missing Sixers practice has become one of sports’ most iconic rants — and a great reply to someone who’s gotta be fuckin’ kidding you.

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