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"Well, I think any national championship is an extremely important championship to play in." - Greg Norman

"Everything about my life is about winning a national championship" - Kyle Dake

"Anyone who doesn't win their conference has no business playing in the national championship game." - Nick Saban

"It's easier to win the National Championship than the SEC, ask Nick Saban." - Steve Spurrier

"It's easier to win the National Championship than the SEC, ask Nick Saban." - Steve Spurrier

"That's the whole goal, to win the national championship. You can't have a legacy without one." - Seimone Augustus

"It's a long, hard, difficult process to make it to a national championship." - Hale Irwin

"To win a national championship, you've got to be a little lucky." - Lou Holtz

"I'd been ready too, because before Olympic Games, I wasn't compete in big competition like, World Championship, like European Championship. I just competed in national competition." - Olga Korbut

"Our dad made everything competitive for me and brother. It always was a world championship, a national championship, Big 10 championship. It was always at stake in everything we did." - John Harbaugh

"If short hair and good manners won football games, Army and Navy would play for the national championship every year." - Bobby Bowden

"National isolation breeds national neurosis." - Hubert H Humphrey

"The one I was driving for at the time, Nissan, they pulled out after they won the championship, because it was costing millions of pounds to do a national championship and ok, that might be ok when you're doing an international championship, but not for a national one." - David Leslie

"When you're are playing for the national championship, it's not a matter of life or death. Its more important than that." - Duffy Daugherty

"People want national championship banners. People want to talk about Indiana being competitive. How do we get there? We don't get there with milk and cookies." - Bobby Knight

"Edwards said the greatest moment of his career was winning the national championship. The lowest moment (of my career) happens every time we lose to Utah." - LaVell Edwards

"When you 're playing for the National Championship, it's not a matter of life and death. It's more important than that." - Duffy Daugherty

"When your are playing for the national championship, it's not a matter of life or death. It's more important than that." - Duffy Daugherty

"During my 40-year coaching career at West Point, Indiana and Texas Tech, my teams reached the Final Four on five occasions, winning the national championship three times." - Bobby Knight

"A lot of people talk about the Fab Five, and they were wonderful, one of the best teams you'll ever see in college basketball. But the '89 team is the best one to ever play at Michigan in my opinion because they won the national championship. Winning a championship is winning a championship." - Trey Burke

"My biggest frustration with the Heisman is it's become the MVP of the national champion, or a team going to the National Championship game. That's what it's turned into. If you're not undefeated, you're out of the running." - Doug Flutie

"The thing I wanted to focus on first was that I wanted to graduate, and (with me) coming back, I knew that I wanted another national championship. Another national championship is everyone's main goal, but we have to take it one game at a time. We can't get ahead of ourselves. We've got Washington first, then we'll see what happens." - Will Smith

"I didn't end it the way I'd like to end it, but I ended the way I had to. That's a bad memory, but at the same time, we made it to the national championship game. I scored in the national championship game. That's the only way I can remember it." - Ted Ginn, Jr.

"Once you start worrying about a national football championship, then you begin to worry about getting the quality of athlete, and the numbers needed, to win a national championship. And that worry leads to pressure to compromise academic standards to admit those athletes." - Derek Bok

"...Skyscraper National Park" - Kurt Vonnegut

"Most coaches would consider leading a team to an Olympic gold medal a capper for a pretty good year. The same goes for winning an NCAA national championship. Or a FIBA world championship. Mike Krzyzewski, head coach of the Duke Blue Devils and Team USA, led teams to each of these honors... within about 24 months." - Don Yaeger

"In a country that never wins anything: in Canada, if one of our athletes so much as makes the final in a World Championship, we declare a national holiday." - Malcolm Gladwell

"There's nothing easy about winning a game in the National Football League, let alone winning a championship, things that we've done in the past. However, that's in the past." - Rodney Harrison

"I can honestly say that two weeks after the national championship year, I'd forgotten about it and started laying the groundwork for spring practice. And so every year, that's been the thing that's motivated me. . . ." - LaVell Edwards

"There is not that many players that really can take over games, signed Candace Parker, I really felt like at that time that a National Championship was certainly in reach." - Pat Summitt

"Look, I won in high school, I won a national championship in college, I want to win one in the NBA. But winning a gold medal, I don't think anything can top that." - Carmelo Anthony

"Somebody asked me - you know, how come it took you so long to win a national championship? And I said, 'I'm a slow learner; but you notice when I learn something, I have it down pretty good.'" - John Wooden

"We are a global sport. I mean, golf is obviously played all around the world. But when you have your National Championship, of course, everybody in America is rooting for an American." - Paula Creamer

"Seattle is very similar to Minneapolis. I like the culture; I like the people. I raced a bike and won a national championship on Lake Washington in 1977, so I've had a connection there for a long time." - Greg Lemond

"If you win a National Championship, or you win two, people think you have not only seen the Holy Grail, but you've embraced it. Basically, I do what a lot of people do, but I've been able to win." - Mike Krzyzewski

"The first time I managed to pick up a basketball I knew I was destined to lead the UK to another National championship. ... Even now, so many years later, I still believe Kentucky will go undefeated in March & win everything." - Hunter S Thompson

"In 1948, I began coaching basketball at UCLA. Each hour of practice we worked very hard. Each day we worked very hard. Each week we worked very hard. Each season we worked very hard. Four fourteen years we worked very hard and didn't win a national championship. However, a national championship was won in the fifteenth year. Another in the sixteenth. And eight more in the following ten years." - John Wooden

"National honor is national property of the highest value." - James Monroe

"A national language is a band of national union." - Noah Webster

"These are national problems that require national solutions." - Thomas Menino

"Consumerism is our national religion." - Jennifer Stone

"National Socialism is applied biology," - Hans Schemm

"The national pastime is juiced," - Jose Canseco

"Vote in a national election." - Bill Vaughan

"Immigration security is national security." - Kellyanne Conway

"The national pastime is juiced." - Jose Canseco

"Bullying is a national epidemic." - Macklemore

"I don't build championship teams, I build championship boys." - Larry Gelwix

"What are you doing here? Tell me why you are here. If you are not here to win a national championship, you're in the wrong place. You boys are special. I don't want my players to be like other students. I want special people. You can learn a lot on the football field that isn't taught in the home, the church, or the classroom. There are going to be days when you think you've got no more to give and then you're going to give plenty more. You are going to have pride and class. You are going to be very special. You are going to win the national championship for Alabama." - Bear Bryant

"As good as we were, we didn't win a National Championship until 1993, mainly because we kept losing to Miami on missed kicks. I used to get mad because nobody else would play Miami. Notre Dame would play them, then drop them. Florida dropped them. Penn State dropped them. We would play Miami and lose by one point on a missed field goal, and it would knock us out of the National Championship. I didn't want to play them, either, but I had to play them. That's why I said, When I die, They'll say, 'At least he played Miami." - Bobby Bowden

"As good as we were, we did' win a National Championship until 1993, mainly because we kept losing to Miami on missed kicks. I used to get mad because nobody else would play Miami. Notre Dame would play them, then drop them. Florida dropped them. Penn State dropped them. We would play Miami and lose by one point on a missed field goal, and it would knock us out of the National Championship. I did' want to play them, either, but I had to play them. That's why I said, When I die, They"ll say, "At least he played Miami." - Bobby Bowden

"As good as we were, we did' win a National Championship until 1993, mainly because we kept losing to Miami on missed kicks. I used to get mad because nobody else would play Miami. Notre Dame would play them, then drop them. Florida dropped them. Penn State dropped them. We would play Miami and lose by one point on a missed field goal, and it would knock us out of the National Championship. I did' want to play them, either, but I had to play them. That's why I said, When I die, They"ll say, "At least he played Miami." - Bobby Bowden

"There is no national science, just as there is no national multiplication table; what is national is no longer science." - Anton Chekhov

"The happy ending is our national belief." - Mary Mccarthy

"Religion is no more national than conscience." - Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau

"Culture Clash is a national treasure." - Philip Kan Gotanda

"War is the national industry of Prussia." - Honore Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau

"National enthusiasm is the nursery of genius." - Henry Tuckerman

"We should raise the national minimum wage." - Hillary Clinton

"It has become an ongoing national joke." - Billy Childish

"Overcriminalization has become a national plague." - George Will

"I brought several national projects to Katihar." - Tariq Anwar

"National Socialism and Christianity are irreconcilable." - Martin Bormann

"I've been proud to be national champion." - David Millar

"The national deficit is not rising." - Ed Balls

"Gross National Product is our Holy Grail." - Stewart Udall

"I watch a lot of 'National Geographic.'" - Ridley Scott

"I'm doing comedy development at National Lampoon." - Kato

"So, yeah, I'm going to try to win the national championship next year. But I'm not going to kill myself doing it. I'm not going to kill my players either. You really start to realize there's a lot more to what we're trying to do then winning games" - Geno Auriemma

"Willingham, waiting in the batters box, Wagner ready, the 1-0 pitch, swing and fly ball to left, Floyd under it, he's there, put it in the books, The New York Mets have won the 2006 National League Eastern Division Championship and the party is under way." - Howie Rose

"That's one of the great oddities of baseball: Success is relative. A hitter who fails 70 percent of the time at the plate is a potential member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and many World Championship teams lose more than 70 games during their title-winning seasons." - Don Yaeger

"But I was always a bit of a gypsy, anyway. I spent five years at Oklahoma State, five years at Miami and moved on after winning the national championship, and five years with the Cowboys. So, I was ready to move on. We won back-to-back Super Bowls, and I felt that I accomplished what I wanted to accomplish." - Jimmy Johnson

"Once you win a National Championship, how do you do that again? How do you get the passion to do that again? We won it again right away, the next year. A lot of it had to do with the fact that I didn't give myself an opportunity to enjoy the first one." - Mike Krzyzewski

"An incident that left an impression on me was the 1999 sub-junior national boxing championship held in Calcutta. I had trained extremely hard to get there but got kicked out in the first round itself. 'If others can win, why can't you?' I repeatedly asked myself." - Vijender Singh

"National events determine our ideals, as much as our ideals determine national events." - Jane Addams

"The National Organization of Women is the national organization of witches." - Jerry Falwell

"Unemployment is bigger than a political party. It is a national danger and a national scandal." - Ellen Wilkinson

"Modest about our national pride - and inordinately proud of our national modesty." - Ian Hislop

"The history and national interest of Rwanda and the Rwandan people dictate our national orientation." - Paul Kagame

"Mercury pollution from power plants is a national problem that requires a national response" - Tom Allen

"Beer is the Danish national drink, and the Danish national weakness is another beer." - Clementine Paddleford

"Capital in the hands of a national government forms a part of the gross national capital." - Jean-Baptiste Say

"Mercury pollution from power plants is a national problem that requires a national response." - Tom Allen

"The Olympic Games are a national cause, and a national cause calls for a nationwide attitude." - Gianna Angelopoulosdaska

"Let no one ever think for a moment that national debate means national division." - Lyndon B Johnson

"Bottom line: A market approach to national defense would give us a lousy national defense." - Timothy Noah

"Every championship, by definition, is historic." - George Vecsey

"Each championship is unique and special." - Trish Stratus

"I want to play for a championship team. I want to win a championship." - Richard Jefferson

"Before we can talk about a championship, we have to practice like a championship team." - Mike Singletary

"When you say 'state' you mean 'national.' National Socialism. That is what Mussolini and Hitler did. National Socialism. State Capitalism. They've changed the name." - Beck

"The revolution will survive. It does not rely solely on oil for its survival. There is a national will, there is a national idea, a national project." - Hugo Chavez

"Patriotism is the vital condition of national permanence." - George William Curtis

"The university is the last remaining platform for national dissent." - Leon Eisenberg

"FC Barcelona is the national team of Catalonia" - Carles Puyol

"Stupidity is a personal achievement which transcends national boundaries." - Albert Einstein

"National security is the fig leaf against freedom of information." - Ralph Nader

"...the facility at Guantanamo Bay is necessary to national security." - Jeff Miller

"Bless the children, for the national debt is theirs." - Herbert Hoover

"I'm sorry I'm crying again on national television." - Kelly Clarkson

"I'd like to get into the National Guard." - Dan Quayle

"Peace is a national issue, not only government's responsibility." - Ashraf Ghani

"We don't declare war any more; we declare national defense." - Eugene Mccarthy

"No sane society chooses to commit national suicide." - John F Kennedy

"We would rather starve than sell our national honor." - Indira Gandhi

"Laughter brings the swelling down on our national psyche." - Stephen Colbert

"Cannon: An instrument used in the rectification of national boundaries." - Ambrose Bierce

"Queen Victoria - a mixture of national landlady and actress." - V S Pritchett

"Welfare is ... the victim of national compassion fatigue." - Ellen Goodman

"National literature begins with fables and ends with novels." - Joseph Joubert

"All Americans suffer from anxiety; it's a national disease." - Helen Nielsen

"I'm a REAL National Socialist, you'd better believe it!" - Aleksandr Dugin

"That endless book, the newspaper, is our national glory." - Henry Ward Beecher

"National governments are under paid, under staffed, and under talented." - Terence Mckenna

"Saw Washington Monument. Phallic. Appalling. A national catastrophe." - Arnold Bennett

"We need a new approach to national security" - John F Kerry

"(The National Cancer Program is) a bunch of (obscenity)." - James D Watson

"Waterboarding ok if national security were at stake." - Fred Thompson

"America needs optimistic leadership to revive national soul." - Mike Huckabee

"Our biggest national security crisis is Barack Obama" - John Bolton

"The liberal agenda is the blueprint for national ruin." - James Cook

"Gross negligence in handling national security is a felony." - Bill O'Reilly

"I have not seen the National League enough to know." - Joe Maddon

"This is a national emergency, if Donald Trump wins." - Allan Nairn

"If Donald Trump wins, it's a national emergency." - Allan Nairn

"I think we need a big national dance." - Hillary Clinton

"Without establishing national laws, how can you suppress the rebellion?" - Ma Hongkui

"I think that bloody old National nearly killed me." - Laurence Olivier

"The dead soldier's silence sings our national anthem." - Aaron Kilbourn

"National borders aren't even speed bumps on the information superhighway." - Tim May

"I am an instigator of the national energies." - A.C. Cuza

"Where tax is solidarity, the national sport is tax evasion." - Anthony Daniels (psychiatrist)

"National security is vital for economic and social progress." - Paul Kagame

"Our greatest national resource is the minds of our children." - Walt Disney

"Basically National Socialism and Marxism are the same." - Adolf Hitler

"The National Education Association is the al-Qaida of education." - Ilana Mercer

"I am an instigator of the national energies." - A. C. Cuza

"My parents wanted me to become a national athlete." - Joe Taslim

"We'll never see national shows with 45 shares again." - Drew Carey

"We must make children and families a national priority." - Robert Casey

"I like traditions, and the national anthem is important." - Kate Mara

"Glaciers are almost gone from Glacier National Park." - Donella Meadows

"The Danish glee: the national version of cheerfulness." - Georg Brandes

"Our cultural diversity has most certainly shaped our national character." - Julie Bishop

"Not reading poetry amounts to a national pastime here." - Phyllis Mcginley

"The Jews are the enemy of National Socialism." - Arthur Seyssinquart

"Will I obliterate national debt? Sure, why not?" - Pat Paulsen

"Admit it America - 2008 was our national 'oops' moment!" - Rick Perry

"I think the National League has better biorhythms in July." - Earl Weaver

"Mayors of New York are almost automatically national figures." - Stephen Kinzer



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