It's Super Bowl week. The TVs are set up, the buffet plans are well underway, and the fridge is full of Bud Light, Miller Light, Coors Light, or whichever beer won the Super Bowl ads the year before. (Also: the balls are fully inflated. We think.)
Your engine is probably pretty well revved—this is AMERICA, after all—but in case it isn't, here are 14 excellent quotes from some of the greatest coaches to ever play that 100-yard chessboard we call football.
1. "I'll call somebody 'dumb' or 'stupid' if they make a dumb or stupid play. I don't know any other word for it, and if they don't like the word, that's too bad." —Bill Parcells ESPN
2. "Good things happen to those who hustle." —Chuck Noll Jeff Roberson
3. “I'm not really worried about the other 31 teams.” —Bill Belichick NY Post
4. "Football is an incredible game. Sometimes it's so incredible, it's unbelievable." —Tom Landry Oldest Living Pro Football
5. "When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less." —Paul Brown ESPN
6. "There are two things in New York, euphoria and disaster." —Bill Parcells Those Catholic Men
7. "Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is." —Vince Lombardi Fox
8. "I think confrontation is healthy, because it clears the air very quickly." —Bill Parcells NY Post
9. "Flying by the seat of your pants precedes crashing by the seat of your pants." —Bill Walsh Talk off America Network
10. “Sure, luck means a lot in football. Not having a good quarterback is bad luck.” —Don Shula JS Online
11. "Find out what the other team wants to do. Then take it away from them." —George Halas AP
12. "It isn’t about one guy, it's about leading the league in f**king wins.”—Rex Ryan ESPN
13. "The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary." —Vince Lombardi ESPN 14. "..." —Bill Belichick
was briefly on the New England Patriots practice squad before stepping up to second-string wide-receiver for the New England Patriots from 1998-2003. Follow him on Ethan Wolff-Mann Instagram.