This week in sports, we’re highlighting some great notable quotables of female athletes for you! Compiled from ESPN magazine, Twitter, and other sites, here they are! Be BOLD!
Candice Wiggins, Minnisota Lynx– “I wish more people would respect the women’s game as its own entity and not be so quick to pit us against the NBA. Maybe we’re just different, and maybe it’s just as special and valuable. We’re 15 years old, and we’ve done a great job so far. We thought cars would fly before women dunked.”
Jeanette Lee, Pro Pool Player– “Lyn St. James, who drove in the Indy 500, once told me that if you want to win in sports, it’s very much like life. First you have to learn the rules, then you have to play by the rules. Then you have to to win by their rules, and only then can you change the rules. The people who don’t make it, it’s because they get that order mixed up..”
Asjha Jones, Connecticut Sun– “Derrick Rose said it best in his MVP speech: ‘Our days shouldn’t be hard days, because we do what we love, and that’s playing basketball.’ However, I do look forward to a time when salaries are at least comparable to some of those in the NBA.”
Sarah Burke, Freestyle Skier– “We’re seeing too many hopes about one girl doing a double. All these people are like ‘Why aren’t these girls doing another 360?’ I think women as a whole tend to think about situations more and weigh the risks and the rewards. Women are how much more likely to blow out their knees than men? We’re supposed to hit these same jumps when our bodies are built complete different and our muscle mass is different than men’s ? You have a lot of people expecting us to perform the same way. We’re trying! But’s never going to be equal.”
Danielle Lawrie, USSA Pride– “It’s always nice when you get to go home. But at the same time you get to go and experience softball in different places and see how they look at it. Any time we can go and help grow this league and this sport, I’m jumping on that train.”
Vicky Sunohara, new University of Toronto Varsity Blues Head Coach– “This is a great opportunity for me and I look forward to the task at hand – making the Varsity Blues a national contender.”
Lolo Jones, Olympic Hurdler– “The more I go on these horrible dates, the more I’m convinced that being the 50-year-old cat lady might be a good look.”