67 Total Quotes

Paul Tagliabue Quotes

These field improvements in Cincinnati and Covington are tangible signs of our Youth Football Fund in action.
Paul Tagliabue
#Action

Our focus has been on doing the right thing in terms of the Saints games, and we will be very actively involved with respect to the future. But that will be at a future date.
Paul Tagliabue
#Focus

We are pleased that this historic reopening will feature the annual renewal of the traditional Falcons -Saints rivalry.
Paul Tagliabue
#Rivalry

The dream of coming back is becoming a reality. A lot of the uncertainty about the future has been cleared up. A lot of people are no longer cursing the darkness and have started lighting candles and doing positive things.
Paul Tagliabue
#Future

We know it's going to be difficult, but we're seeking to have the Saints play all eight of their home games at the Superdome in 2006. There's a short time to get renovations done. Hopefully, we can have the Saints back in the community as soon as possible.
Paul Tagliabue
#Home

We are pleased that this historic reopening will feature the annual renewal of the traditional Falcons-Saints rivalry.
Paul Tagliabue
#Rivalry

a unique piece of real estate for leisure time activities in America.
Paul Tagliabue
#America

While we have worked with all three organizations on separate projects in the past, this new opportunity enables us to take advantage of the strengths of the combined partnership.
Paul Tagliabue
#Opportunity

eliminate uncertainty and facilitate planning.
Paul Tagliabue
#Planning

I thought we were getting beyond stereotypes, especially considering the success of minority coaches in our league. But that didn't carry out in the hiring process this time. It didn't and we have to double our efforts. We need to blitz this issue and not go into a prevent defense because we are going to be judged by what we do and not by what we say.
Paul Tagliabue
#Minority

After discussing this new package of games with many potential partners, we decided it would be best presented on our own, high-quality NFL Network, which has developed so rapidly that the time had come to add live regular-season games to the programming. In the end, we wanted these games on our network, which is devoted 24/7 to the sport of football and not on a multi-sport network.
Paul Tagliabue
#Games

After discussing this new package of games with many potential partners, we decided it would be best presented on our own, high-quality NFL Network, which has developed so rapidly that the time had come to add live regular-season games to the programming.
Paul Tagliabue
#Games

After discussing this new package of games with many potential partners, we decided it would be best presented on our own, high-quality NFL Network, which has developed so rapidly that the time had come to add live regular season games to the programming. In the end, we wanted these games on our network, which is devoted 24/7 to the sport of football, and not on a multi-sport network.
Paul Tagliabue
#Games

After discussing this new package of games with many potential partners, we decided it would be best presented on our own, high-quality NFL Network, which has developed so rapidly that the time had come to add live regular-season games to the programming. In the end, we wanted these games on our network, which is devoted 24/7 to football.
Paul Tagliabue
#Games

Wellington Mara represented the heart and soul of the National Football League. He was a man of deep conviction who stood as a beacon of integrity.
Paul Tagliabue
#Conviction

The Players Association has on the table a demand which doesn't recognize the reality of our league's economics today. It's a very excessive and unrealistic demand.
Paul Tagliabue
#Economy

While his limited vision does not allow him to distinguish between a bear and a woman in a fur coat, we're sure he can adequately officiate the most important game of the season.
Paul Tagliabue
#Vision

My focus is on the Coliseum,
Paul Tagliabue
#Focus

We're not looking at this as an either/or, ... There's the potential we would have teams in both places.
Paul Tagliabue
#Potential

Under normal legal ground rules, it would probably be the case that if the court decided the case on the merits and ruled in our favor, then they would not be entitled to be in the draft.
Paul Tagliabue
#Rules

It's hard to say on a basis of two seasons that you learned something that you didn't learn in the past 32 [seasons], ... going through the motions.
Paul Tagliabue
#Seasons

When Well Mara stood to speak at a league meeting, the room would become silent with anticipation because all of us knew we were going to hear profound insights born of eight decades of league experience.
Paul Tagliabue
#Anticipation

The Saints are Louisiana's team and have been since the late '60s when my predecessor Pete Rozelle welcomed them to the league as New Orleans' team and Louisiana's team. Our focus continues to be on having the Saints in Louisiana.
Paul Tagliabue
#Saints

I'm not big into images. I'm into reality.
Paul Tagliabue
#American Politician #Reality

There are a heck of a lot of other businesses still in the process of trying to reach conclusions on many of the same subjects that (Benson) has reached conclusions on, including availability of housing for employees and availability of services for their families, so I don't accept the idea it was very long. To me it was a tight timeline.
Paul Tagliabue
#Trying

There are a heck of a lot of other businesses still in the process of trying to reach conclusions on many of the same subjects that [Benson] has reached conclusions on, including availability of housing for employees and availability of services for their families, so I don't accept the idea it was very long. To me it was a tight timeline.
Paul Tagliabue
#Trying

We need to continue to be aggressive on this issue of minority hiring -- not just for head coaches, but for the front office -- in many, many different ways.
Paul Tagliabue
#Minority

George Young (former Giants general manager) always that when he was a member of the competition committee that one thing replay does is multiply the chances to make errors.
Paul Tagliabue
#Competition

We do have serious issues to resolve and there does need to be more outreach and reality on both sides to where the middle is.
Paul Tagliabue
#Reality