Now tell me this. What would you consider the greatest spectator sport in the country today? Would you say it was baseball, basketball, football?... It's politics. That's right, politics. Millions and millions of people following it every day in the newspapers, over the TV and the radio. Now mind you, they wouldn't get mixed up in this themselves for all the tea in China, but they know the names and numbers of all the players. And what they can't tell the coaches about strategy. Oh, you should see some of the letters I get.
Frank S. Nugent (1908–1965), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. Frank Skeffington (Spencer Tracy), The Last Hurrah, discussing politics with his nephew, sportswriter Adam Caulfield (Jeffrey Hunter) (1958).