Rip Engle, Penn State, on football's new point-after-touchdown rule: "They ought to make football into a television show like Double or Nothing. Say you get 12 points if you declare you're going for a touchdown by a rush from the 35-yard line, but only six points for a pass. To me it's that absurd."
HARRY TRUMAN: "It's a lot tougher to be a football coach than a president. You've got four years as a president, and they guard you. A coach doesn't have anyone to protect him when things go wrong."
A Caddie at Seminole, Fla. explained to Phillips Turnbull, a golfing vacationist, a pressing need for extra cash: "Boss, a fellow ought to shoot a little crap every day because he might be walking around lucky and not know it."
A Russian Ping-Pong player parrying a question about the chances of his team winning the European table tennis championships in Budapest: "Even for table tennis the ball is equally round for everybody."
A press photographer arriving at the Baltimore Orioles camp in Scottsdale, Ariz. one overcast, chilly day last week: "Is there any way we can hoke this up so it looks like Arizona?"
Willie Miranda, when told a rookie might beat him out of his regular infield job: "I know five reasons why he isn't going to—my wife and four children."