"If you can't kick, don't bother."[src]
In 1968 – his fortieth year – when the team's winning streak was ended by the Kettle Falls team, Hobson lamented that he should have invested in his brother's bar, as the loss would have many 'drowning their sorrows.'
Hobson was never photographed, as he believed that being on developed film robbed part of one's soul.
He was a devotee to Knute Rockne, having lip-synched to one of his speeches while speaking to his team before a game. Rockne's birth and death dates were also etched into Hobson's tombstone.