"They are distractions, but they are distractions for those three individuals more than anyone else. You can see with grown men in our league, you have to overcome any type of distraction. The (New Orleans) Saints are the best example with what they overcame to win (at Carolina). I don't think it will have an effect on the team."
"Hapiness can only be found if you can free yourself of all other distractions."
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"I think the streak meant more to the alumni. It was more of a distraction for the players."
"It had nothing to do with the game. It was a well-played game. It wasn't even a distraction for either team. Maybe the fans and everybody else got excited."
"He feels it's better to disassociate himself with the situation and not let it become a distraction,"
"This has got to be a huge distraction, ... This is not what he wants to be focusing on in the twilight of his career. Like Sandy (Weill), he'll just become exhausted. It's inevitable."
"You don't let it be a distraction. That is not what you do. There are going to be things that happen and you don't focus on those things. You focus on getting the football team ready to play and you handle the other things up front the way we do it."
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"It's nice that it's out of the way and it's not a distraction for me any more."
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"I didn't tell anyone. Not Zane, not any of the other players. I didn't want that distraction."
"This investigation and the public scrutiny that has gone with it could have become a serious distraction for Mark,"
"The sound shivers through the walls, through the table, through the window frame, and into my finger. These distraction-oholics. These focus-ophobics. Old George Orwell got it backward. Big Brother isn't watching. He's singing and dancing. He's pulling rabbits out of a hat. Big Brother's holding your attention every moment you're awake. He's making sure you're always distracted. He's making sure you're fully absorbed... and this being fed, it's worse than being watched. With the world always filling you, no one has to worry about what's in your mind. With everyone's imagination atrophied, no one will ever be a threat to the world."
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"It's been a distraction for her,"
"I think it can be a distraction to the player being recruited and the team, if it's something the team is not used to, ... Around Loomis, little old Loomis, it's a little crazy."
"Michael just feels like he does not want to be a distraction and does not want to be a story by going to games on those campuses. He doesn't want to take anything away from the games."
"It was a wild game with a ton of distractions, but our guys really hung in there and competed. The whole coaching staff is proud of how these guys have really learned how to fight and believe that they can get the job done."