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We’ve collected the best Locker Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Chili Davis, Nick Foles, Nikki Bella, GG Allin, Thon Maker. Use them as an inspiration.

I’ve always favored kids as a player. If I walked out of the locker room and there were 100 people there and 50 of them were kids, I’d sign the 50 kids before anything else.
Chili Davis
I shouldn’t have to come out and say, ‘Hey, I should be a starter again.’ There’s a lot of guys that say that, that shouldn’t be starters. The key is to go out on the field and lead your team to show people that, ‘Hey, this guy is a good guy in the locker room. He can lead a team. He did it on the field. He’s shown it.’
I love being on ‘Smackdown.’ I feel like there is so much more opportunity, and we get to tell such fun, interesting stories. Everyone wants to work together to create gold – it’s the best locker room I have ever been in throughout my whole career.
Everything I own can fit in two suitcases and a foot locker.
GG Allin
I’m a competitive guy, very. I don’t like saying that about myself but people in the locker room say that about me. But I’m a competitive person and the GM, the coaches, those guys, they wouldn’t like it if I was happy not to be playing.
Thon Maker
I was the security guard that got stationed directly outside the Eagles locker room or on the field. I don’t even know what I did. But there was Jon Gruden, Ray Rhodes, Emmitt Thomas, Danny Smith, all those guys that are legends of the game.
Among the many things that I loved about playing football was sitting around the locker room with teammates and poking fun at each other with sophomoric slams, each one more ridiculous than the next.
All I know is basketball, and I’m sure a lot of guys in the locker room, all they know is basketball. So, they have to enjoy it.
All it takes is one guy to change a locker room. To change the complexity or nature of an atmosphere.
I did not like ‘The Hurt Locker.’ It’s a lazy way to make a movie, frankly. I could put you on the edge of your seat quite easily, and have you feel the tension for 2 hours, if every other scene practically is, ‘Should we cut the red wire or the green wire?’
I’m aware of the rift in the locker room. That’s just alpha males and supreme athletes trying to share the spotlight.
When I talk about intersex, people ask me, ‘But what about the locker room?’ Yes, what about the locker room? If so many people feel trepidation around it, why don’t we fix the locker room? There are ways to signal to children that they are not the problem, and normalization technologies are not the way.
About 10 percent of the time, I miss 3 to 5 percent of the game. I look back, and I’m happy that I played. I’m not wistful. You miss big games. I miss the locker room camaraderie. Sometimes I miss the lifestyle.
Whether in the locker room, the community, or at home, our goal should not be to simply behave in a specific way. It should instead be to instill the correct values in our hearts, so that our actions will flow out unimpeded, confirming what we truly believe.
In order to gain the respect of your players in the locker room, you can’t just perform on Saturday. You have to do it consistently during practices, meetings, and in the weight room.
I never remember being self-conscious about my body. That just comes from being in a locker room for so long.
Strength of 100 men? I’d probably just get mad and hurt somebody and end up in jail. I think invisibility would probably be the best thing. I could be like, ‘You know what, let me just see what these folks are talking about over here.’ Then you could sneak into Rams cheerleaders’ locker room.
I like, at the end of the night, to be walking back to the locker room limping and sweating, spitting blood out of my mouth. I’ve been doing this for a long time, and it comes naturally.
My process is walking down to the locker room, laying everything out to how I like it. I’m very particular about setting up my bags and my dressing situation. I love to pull out that portable speaker and blare music even if nobody else likes it. To me, its just keeping everything the same every single night.
I wear my dad‘s cross. It’s very important to me. I hang it in my locker before each game.
When it comes to representing the WWE, I don’t like calling myself the ‘face of WWE’ because we have so many faces and so many superstars. We are a team, we’re a roster, and we’re a locker room. It absolutely takes every man to make this ship sail.
I knew Roman Reigns when he used to come into the locker room with his father, holding his father’s hand, barely out of diapers. And I don’t say that as an ironic statement… I mean it sincerely.
It’s the journey to get there. It’s that moment in that locker room when you’re with a group of people that have gotten it done. There’s nothing like it. If you could bottle that up and take that out in the world, you’d dominate.
I love to sew in the hotel room. I even sew in the locker room sometimes.
I knew a women‘s Royal Rumble would happen eventually, but nobody was sure. We speculated about it in the locker room; we were all so excited.
Once Joe Paterno learned that his former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was showering with a young boy in the Penn State football locker room, he had two choices: think of the child as his own and call police. Or not. He chose the latter.
Just being in the locker room as a young person growing up was something I’ve always enjoyed, without ever having it forced upon me.
I think any success you can have on the tennis court, doubles helps. If you’re playing on the weekend, you’re in the trophy ceremony at the end of it, one of the last guys in the locker room, it can only give you confidence.
Every time I undress in the locker room of my gym, I see women bearing the scars of liposuction, tummy tucks, breast implants.
You fight, you try your best, but if you lose, you don’t have to break five racquets and smash up the locker room. You can do those things, but when you’ve finished, nothing’s changed. You’ve still lost. If something positive came from that, I probably would do it. But I see only negativity.
I consider myself more of a loner now and I think when you get older, especially in this game, and just talking with other players who have come and gone, I see what they were saying when I was a young guy in the locker room.
Just because I’m in favor of gay rights doesn’t mean that I’m gay or doesn’t mean I’m some kind of ‘sissy‘ or something. That’s the language that you hear in locker rooms.
Scott Fujita
Fox does the NFL a lot like they program the rest of the network. There’s sort of a locker room sense of humor that prevails. With ESPN, it’s more like a pat-you-on-the-back kind of comedy. I mean, they’ll all get on each other a little bit, but it’s never mean-spirited.
Frank Caliendo
Everyone wants to be close to your team. You don’t want to have guys that don’t feel comfortable in the locker room.
That’s something that’s so often overlooked in this game – the dynamics of the locker room.
By the time I left college, I had won every award you could win – I was Mr. Man! Then I got drafted by the Giants, and you step in that locker room, and you feel inferior in every way. You just have to stick around long enough to give yourself the opportunity to build your confidence.
The jocks that used to stuff me into a locker when I was a punk rocker are my best buddies now.
I grew up playing hockey and some football, and I always think about the first time you walk into the locker room on a new team. The cliques are looking at you funny, and you make one friend, but then they’re trying to stab you in the back.
Aaron Douglas
My teammates, they kid me all the time. My nickname is the doctor or the president in the locker room.
Players are smart. That locker room knows. So don’t hide anything.
Donald Trump is a divisive name in a locker room.
We want people that fit in our locker room. As I said, it’s all about teamwork.
There is always a dream, for me, in the locker room before matches as well during the day. If you have a strong mind, a strong tendency to keep you strong, I think your dream is coming.
A quarterback has got to take control and I feel like I’ve done a good job with that. Not just what we’re doing offensively, but in the locker room getting to know guys and hanging out with guys. All of that is going to make you a better team.
I think for far too long there was this perception, or I guess I would call it a misperception, that our locker rooms in the NFL are extremely homophobic, and that could not be further from the truth.
Scott Fujita
I came into Impact and I ran through the entire Knockouts locker room just like I said I would.
Locker rooms and grill rooms are still the best places to find out things you don’t know – at the Masters or any other golf tournament.
I think that’s what being a good teammate is, and I think that’s what creates a good environment for the locker room. I think if guys are connected, it’s easier to know where they’re coming from when they get upset or they’re down on themselves.
When I was growing up, I was obviously gay, and I got heckled every day of my life. The only way I knew how to survive was to make people laugh. If I could make them laugh, I wouldn’t get hung in a locker for two hours. That’s a blessing.
Carson Kressley
I’ve seen teams where there are bad relationships in the locker room, but they can leave that aside and win on the field. For me, I’m not satisfied with any part of that.
There’s a certain reason why certain people win because they have a winning mentality and they bring it into the locker room, into the gym every single day. You can’t have enough of those people.
There’d be days I was in the locker room with my dad doing media, and there’d be other days that I’d be with my mom in the press box and just kind of looking at stuff from that point of view. I’d see guys writing stories after the game and stuff like that. So it was cool to me to see both sides.
Before turning pro, I would never have just left my skates sitting in the locker room unattended.
In prison, you’re issued a number of sanitary pads per month. And many times, even when you’re issued a number of sanitary pads, the guards will just come in and rip your room apart, rip your locker apart and take them.
I love the game of football, love getting better. My teammates know me, and I show them who I am in the locker room and don’t change on the field.
I did learn that some of the things that are great for locker rooms are inappropriate for political discourse. That’s a wisdom I’ve garnered.
George Allen
A lot of these players, if you listen to the Islanders or the Rangers, they get interviewed in the locker room right after the game, it’s very structured answers. They’re very protected.
You shouldn’t have any betting in the locker room at all, whether it’s baseball or it’s horses. You can’t beat the horses. You can’t beat any kind of gambling because they have the odds.
George Steinbrenner
The locker room embraces the guy that is about the team, and is serious about winning.
We want to free our citizens from the burden of excessive paper documents in every office. We want paperless transactions. We will set up a digital locker for every citizen to store personal documents that can be shared across departments.
All good sports reporters know that the best stories are in the loser‘s locker room.
I’ve never dealt with really anything negative in the WWE as a whole, in the locker room, anything.
I am not one of these guys that looks to the locker room and points fingers. That has never been my MO.
The locker rooms that Donald Trump is in are not at the cut-rate gym with the broken treadmills – they are at his swish golf clubs. They are places of stature.
I’ll crack jokes in the locker room, I don’t care. I don’t gotta impress nobody.
Homophobia in male sports is much stronger than in women’s sports; the locker room environment is a lot different. It’s going to be much more of a brave step, an earthshaking move, for a gay male athlete to come out.
I don’t spend a lot of my time in the locker room. That’s my least favourite place in the world.
One thing I’ve realized is that being a nerd has transformed. I like that it’s easier to read comic books and, like, ‘Lord of the Rings’ now. You don’t have to get punched in the chest in the gym locker room for that anymore.
You can’t live on last year, you can’t live on the year before. I can’t bring in my 13 Pro Bowls in the locker room and say, look at me. No. That is gone. That is the best thing about the game of football is that everybody starts over.
I think TNA has been an excellent locker room. They have a good mentality, they have a good work ethic, and they try really hard. They’re obviously really passionate about wrestling, and there’s a huge amount of talent.
As a former competitive athlete and a mother to a daughter who is a D1 collegiate athlete, I staunchly oppose biological males in girls/women’s sports, locker rooms, and bathrooms.
You cannot trust 25 guys in a locker room to have the same respect and training as I do with a weapon. That I do understand. I’ve carried a gun for 10 years. I’ve carried them in the locker room, and nobody really knows about it. I know how to handle myself.
Kids threw rocks at me, told me I was ugly and left death threats in my locker.
I’m always teasing and clowning around and laughing and in the locker room I tend to always have something to say.
I hate letting my teammates down. I know I’m not going to make every shot. Sometimes I try to make the right play, and if it results in a loss, I feel awful. I don’t feel awful because I have to answer questions about it. I feel awful in that locker room because I could have done something more to help my teammates win.
The players, when we get in the locker room, we talk about what’s going on. And the players always see how the management or how ownership treat other players, treat other players around.
You get so used to going to MetLife and then going right to the Giant locker room and now you go left to the Jet locker room and that’s a little weird – not anymore, but it was at first.
Look, it doesn’t matter who you put in front of me or how many girls out of that locker room you want to throw at me. I’m taking them all out – and never losing this title.
I think you get a lot of life experiences and they all get dumped in a locker room and they say ‘Hey, spend 10 months a year with each other.’ That’s a great example that just because you have different backgrounds and you may be staunchly on the other side on different issues, it doesn’t mean that you can’t cohabitate.
No one knows what to say in the loser’s locker room.
When you’re looking from the outside looking in, you don’t know what’s in the locker room until you get there.
The last thing you want to see is your great players in the press box or in the locker room.
Rocky Wirtz
When somebody was looking in my locker, it was like going in my desk. Somebody happened to be looking in my locker when they shouldn’t have been.
Bobby Bonilla
Once I started to retire, I was telling all of the girls in my generation, ‘Wow I feel like an outsider in this locker room because this whole new generation of women has stepped in,’ and that was one of the signs where I said maybe it’s time to retire.
When you like the coach and the guys in the locker room, and you know you can still play at a high level, and you feel like you can help take a team to a Super Bowl, and you know you’re job’s not gonna be as hard as it may have been before – it’s just fun.
For a while, I loved everything about it, every single aspect of what was supposed to be a job. The training – I loved to train. I loved the traveling. I dug being in the locker room. I didn’t mind icing and heat. I dug it. It was like, ‘Cool. I’d rather do this than anything.’
We as individuals have good and bad days, but we are all passionate, career driven, and competitive. As a collective, the whole locker room has excellent heads on our shoulders, and you have to remember it is a sisterhood.
I think any time you bring those guys in, one with a lot of playoff experience, with rings – those guys won – guys in the locker room gravitate towards those guys. Those guys have been there, so there’s a lot that they can teach the guys.
I always say there’s a couple things that I look at when I’m playing basketball. Do I enjoy going to the gym? Do I enjoy being in the locker room? When I get on the court do I still have that competitive fire to hate the person I’m playing against?
I think NXT is kind of like the Cleveland, Ohio, of professional wrestling. We’re that underdog whose hungry, who’s always out to prove people wrong, and that’s kind of what our locker room represents.
You want the players in the locker room to know you as that kid that fights ’til the end, has that never-say-die attitude.
The music before the game, they’re playing old-school music and it’s right above your locker room and you’re like, ‘These people are crazy, man. This is pretty cool.’ I’m sure it has an effect, but after a few minutes, it’s just basketball.
Was I afraid before every game I played? Did I throw up before kickoff? You bet. But I didn’t let that fear cripple me and keep me in the locker room.
I quit college so fast I didn’t even clean out my locker.
We concluded that one thing we can do is to just go through the locker room and make sure that if anybody is using anything, it’s a product from one of the approved manufacturers.
For a long time, I was an assistant in the NFL to George Allen, and George was paranoid that other teams were cheating on him… that they were offering bounties, that they were wiring our locker room, that they were putting food poisoning into the pregame meal of the other team’s stars, stuff like that.
A lot of what you get done in the NFL is by perception. They perceive you as really talented, and they worry about you. You’ve got to come out of the locker room with something.
People ask me about ‘The Hurt Locker’ a lot, and it’s an incredible piece of filmmaking – as are ‘Band of Brothers‘ and ‘Platoon‘ and ‘Full Metal Jacket‘ and ‘Apocalypse Now.’ But they’re not necessarily true to war in a literal sense. What they are, really, are brilliant movies about Hollywood‘s idea of war.
There was a match in Alaska that I had with Beth Phoenix at a house show where we had a standing ovation from Ric Flair, Triple H, John Cena, and Arn Anderson. I got to work with her so much that we knew each other’s body language. Got a standing ovation from the entire locker room. It was amazing.
We’ve met a ton of pro hockey players, got to know them, our music plays in their locker rooms. We’ve always taken pride in that.
It drove me crazy, Scotland. It was cold. It was abuse. It was snowing and everything. I was so cold that one day I faked an injury to go to the locker room.
I never wanted to be that guy that acted like I wasn’t in the locker room and then all of a sudden I was an analyst. I played the game. I’ve been through the bumps and bruises, the politics. When I give an opinion, I want it to be real.
Bayley is a locker room leader, and an amazing person inside and out. I’ve watched and learned from her, the way she handles situations and adapts so easily and quickly. She has the ability to make things look so easy.
The hardest thing in the world is to write something critical about someone and then show up the next day in the locker room. I mean, that is not fun, and that takes an awful lot of guts. And I never enjoyed that.
What I miss the most is the locker room, the dinners after the games. The preparation, the sense of going out there and be a team.
I don’t change the way that I play. I love the game of basketball, man. I ride with these guys in this locker room. They know that. If I’ve got something to say to them, I will say it. You may not like the way that it comes across. That’s fine. But that’s who I am.
When people ask me what I miss most about the game, it’s being in the locker room and getting to know the guys. Back in those days, we had roommates. We had to talk basketball and that was a great way to understand the game itself and form those lasting relationships.
Earl Monroe
The vibe in our locker room is real energetic and fun and real personable, I think from Day 1. That gets you through a lot of tough times, where in hard times, it might be common nature for guys to do their own thing and split up and become silent.
I’m going to have a great career when I’m done. But when people talk about me, I want them to say, ‘Yo, not only was Shady McCoy really good, but he was a solid person in the locker room. He helped us out.’
Tom Brady is a private citizen who has his own political beliefs. He hasn’t particularly advocated for Donald Trump. He hasn’t put himself out there. He’s friends with Donald Trump. He had his ‘Make America Great Again’ hat in his locker.
I’ve been in WWE for 22 years and reached a point in my career where, within the locker room, I’m one of the people that guys come to if something needs to be discussed. I’m also one of the people that the WWE executives, if there is a problem in the locker room, I’m one people that is consulted about that.
You can get in front of the media and say, ‘Yeah, I’m working hard.’ You can’t do it in front of those other 52 guys in the locker room. You can’t fool your teammates, because they see you. They see you every day, and they see you more than your family sees you.
I think when I started in wrestling, I hadn’t realized how difficult locker rooms were going to be. I thought they were going to be more inviting than they were.
I like to get on the court three hours before the game. That way, I can get out of everybody’s way, and I can do what I need to do for me and get up the shots that I need and then be in the locker room and getting my stuff taken care of physically – if I need treatment or whatever may be.
I’m going to be someone who smiles and brings joy to the locker room and to the field.
Just to be in the locker room with the NHL players, go out to dinner with them, hang out with them. I feel like it was an invaluable experience and kind of like going to Harvard law school, I guess, because that’s the best education you could get being around guys like that.
Jack Hughes
I’m used to locker room banter, and I can have fun with that side of things.
I had a habit of watching classic wrestling pretty much on repeat in the locker rooms. With the influx of talent at WWE, with guys like Kevin Owens, he was one of the first people to open my eyes up to the world that is PWG and BOLA.
You look at the NBA: there’s all these young kids that are drafted on potential. They go to bad teams, they’re in bad locker rooms, and now we got this analytics stuff that doesn’t teach kids how to play. We’ve got these workout coaches that don’t teach kids how to play basketball.
There are a lot of guys in those SmackDown and Raw locker rooms that, given the opportunity, I’d love to have matches with, tell stories with, and do stuff with.
That’s the big thing – having the other guys’ respect in the locker room. You can’t come in with no respect and try to own the place.
Our biggest thing in the locker room is to just have fun and stay loose.
When I’m getting ready for a fight – when I’m in that locker room or I’m making that walk and I finally get to the Octagon – it’s all spiritual.
Anytime you get traded, you are trying to figure out what freeways get you where, and where the meal room is, and where the locker room is, and you get yourself used to that.
At Wimbledon there is a golf putting machine to play on in the locker room.
Obviously if Gates turns out missing the first game because of this, that’s disappointing for everyone in this locker room because he is big part of our team and we don’t want to see that happen.
I think it makes the game much easier to play once you have a good cohesion off the court. I think that’s big because you come into a locker room at the NBA level, there’s so much emotion, so much pride in the locker room.
There is a thematic continuity here within Bigelow’s work: ‘The Hurt Locker’ serves up a military equivalent of the thrill-trips that Lenny Nero was hustling in her earlier ‘Strange Days.’
It’s nice to have writers write nice things about you and guys on radio and TV say nice things about you, but the guy who’s in the locker next to you is the one you play the game for.
I am no prude, but when I watch comedy, I ask myself, ‘Who wrote this? A teenage boy in the locker room?’
Extra thick skin is something every Bruce Arians’ quarterback needs to have because the stuff he says to media is rated G compared to the stuff he says to your face on the sideline and after the game in the locker room and throughout the week.
I’m looking at the belt on the top of the bag across from me, and it still hasn’t fully hit me. There are multiple stages to all of this, but I know that every time I walk into a gym or go to a new locker room since I won the title, I’ve felt like the world champion.
When you play sports, when you’re on a team with people from different walks of life, and you have to look after each other and count on each other, race and all that stuff goes out the window when you are in the locker room.
When you’re in the Ring of Honor locker room, you feel like something special is happening every night.
I walk into a health club locker room and feel an immediate impulse toward scrutiny, the kneejerk measuring of self against other: ‘That one has great thighs, this one’s gained weight, who’s thin, who’s fat, how do I compare?’
I’ve been very fortunate to be on some great teams and in great locker rooms.
Who cares if the locker room would embrace Conor McGregor. If Conor McGregor can be a revenue driver for WWE, if he can sell network subscriptions, or if he can sell thousands and tens of thousands of tickets, if he can move millions of T-shirts, who cares if anybody in the locker room likes it or doesn’t like it.
The internet is like a gossipy girls’ locker room after school, isn’t it?
Allegri is very good at managing the locker room in the most difficult moments of a season, to make the team understand how to manage the time of a match.
You address the respect issue in a team-meeting environment. With respect to its application, it’s not just locker room. It’s practice field. It’s on and off the field. It’s on Sunday, and it’s on game days.
I always love the locker rooms that I end up in.
Coming to Atlanta was like being in a country club. It was really tame in the locker room in WCW compared to New York.
On teams that have won championships and got to the big game, there’s a certain vibe and feel in that locker room. Everyone talks about how there’s a brotherhood in that locker room, there’s not a lot of dissent, there’s not guys that go off on their own. It’s a team atmosphere.
Remember, I’m the kind of kid who used to get stuffed into a locker by school bullies. I’ve never felt like I’m a big star at any level of my life.
There used to be an old thing where every team had a heavy bag in their locker room for people to punch, but again, it was more about conditioning because if you hit a heavy bag for a minute, it feels like your arms are about to fall off.
Cleaning out your locker the first week of January is not a whole lot of fun and it always leaves a lousy taste in your mouth.
I have spent my last few years training and aggressively becoming the best wrestler that I can and I will continue to do that but at the same time I’ve been in every major locker room of the professional wrestling world.
We only live once and tomorrow is not promised. If I can walk in here and see a beautiful smile on your face, or even a conversation with my teammates in the locker room, that’s the best part. That’s living. That’s life.
I’ve always made the case that a baseball locker room is simply an extension of society. Every type of person you have in your large office environment is also represented in an MLB clubhouse.
Kobe Bryant demands his teammates to be the best every night, and he’s not afraid to challenge them. He’s not afraid to challenge them publicly, he’s not afraid to challenge them in the locker room, and that’s what you need from a leader.
As long as my players show respect – not for me, but for the locker room, their team-mates and the club – I will tear my heart out of my chest and let them play keepy-uppy with it.
I know one thing, after the match with Savage at Wrestlemania III, I was gassed. I went back to the locker room and fell on the floor.
I don’t care what age I am. If I continue to train and feel good and enjoy the locker room and this organization wants me and I feel I can do it, I’m going to do it, no matter what my age.
There’s a respect factor in filmmaking, like in sports, where certain things are kept in the locker room.
For Mantle, the Yankees‘ locker room was a sanctuary, a safe haven where he was understood, accepted and, when necessary, exonerated.
It’s always great for a young guy to have those examples, even though you may not follow ’em right away, it’s great to have those guys in the locker room that you could look up to and see the right way to go about your business.
There’s great affection, tremendous loyalty, but anytime you open up the season, when you walk in the locker room, there is a circle, and my obligation to everyone in that locker room is the circle has to be as strong as possible to give us a chance to win.
I’m a competitor. I had that reputation in my time at the WWE. I would walk into a locker room, start wrestling with someone, and all I’d hear is, ‘There goes Swagger again.’
There were a lot of times I’d hide in my locker and jump out and surprise people. Whenever friends would come by, I’d open the locker and hit’ em.
Some of my best childhood memories are of watching Terrell Davis with my dad. I used to hang out when I was, like, 4 and 5 years old and play Power Rangers in the locker room with him and Shannon Sharpe and Rod Smith. And I loved Terrell. He was awesome.
I’m a big proponent of ‘What happens in the locker room stays in the locker room.’
Going into a locker room that’s not even yours to begin with is certainly like you’re entering the lion‘s den.
The fans are not in the locker room, they’re not at the practice facility, they’re not in the office with us. They want wins; we understand that.
In the locker room, and when I’m with my friends, we use racial slurs… What I do with my black friends is not up to white America to dictate to me what’s appropriate and inappropriate.
Roman’s a great guy and has the respect of everybody in the locker room. He’s got a lot of stick from the Internet Wrestling Community, but he is literally one of the hardest workers.
When I was first in the locker room with The Undertaker and John Cena it was very strange. But it gets to a point that these are going to be guys you are working with you get over that pretty quickly. You can’t be star struck.
It wasn’t that I got pinned against my locker, but I was intensely aware that the things I valued weren’t shared by anyone. Girls didn’t like me, and I had few friends.
Here’s the thing: ‘The Hurt Locker’ was an amazing, important film. But did I enjoy it? Of course not. It was very tough to watch and, while gripping, not exactly what you’d call a happy place.
In baseball, you pack your uniform in the clubhouse after a ball game, and you see it hanging up in your locker when you get to your next city.
I’m comfortable in the locker room situation, so whatever.
Natalie Coughlin
Sometimes – and I don’t mean it disrespectfully – the easiest people to work in the wrestling business are the people in the locker room.
The NFL goes to great lengths to protect what it calls ‘the integrity of the game.’ The same should be said for us as individuals. Integrity, the truthful interaction of word and deed, not only creates leaders in the locker room who are worthy of being followed; it is also vital for success at home.
Wherever Mantle went in the great metropolis – Danny’s Hideaway, the Latin Quarter, the ’21’ Club, the Stork Club, El Morocco, Toots Shor’s – his preferred drink was waiting when he walked through the door. Reporters waited at his locker for monosyllabic bons mots. Boys clustered by the players’ gate, hoping to touch him.
Frankly I’ve been in these situations where the locker room wasn’t good. That’s really the worst of times.
I’ve tried to start my kids on ‘Doctor Who,’ but they’re just not there yet. Someone had given me these TARDIS stick-em notes, so I gave them to Tucker, and he finally put them all over his locker. I’m like, ‘You’re the coolest fifth grader, ever!’
You want to play for a guy who’s going to be there for you. He’s going to lead you. He’s going to inspire you. Someone that the guys in the locker room can really rally around.
Sam Bradford
Leadership can’t be fabricated. If it is fabricated and rehearsed, you can’t fool the guys in the locker room. So when you talk about leadership, it comes with performance. Leadership comes with consistency.
I like making jokes and setting the mood in the locker room. That’s important when you know that you spend a lot of time together. It makes everyday life more fun and enjoyable.
I don’t like taking showers in the locker room after a match.
I would like to be remembered as the guy who worked hard every night and set an example for the other guys in the locker room and girls in the locker room.
I don’t know all the inner workings of the Miami Dolphins locker room, but I do know the pain of being different, the sadness that accompanies not fitting in and the hopeless feeling of having no one to turn to, because it’s part of my story as well.
The don’t-ask-don’t-tell approach to plot and character that ‘The Hurt Locker’ relies on to set itself in motion doesn’t offend me politically. It offends me as a storyteller.
The locker room I don’t think is a huge place for guys to really, you know, talk politics.
I don’t believe that playing video games in the locker room is part of earning the right to win.
We haven’t always been aware of it, but the ‘locker-room bro talk’ has long been going on not just in locker rooms but in some corporate conference rooms. Of course, not by all men. But by some – including some who hold positions of power. And that matters in holding women back.