Ben Martin, Air Force Academy football coach, on his
team's wide-open style of play: "We get boys who take a big chance every
time they take up a jet. They just aren't the type to play conservative
Dizzy Dean, former St. Louis Cardinal pitcher,
responding to gags about his 240 pounds (vis-�-vis his playing weight of 160):
"Yeah, but in those days I was being paid by Branch Rickey."
Percy Cerutty, coach of sub-four-minute miler Herb
Elliott, on women athletes: "In the hard competitive grind there is no
place for women unless they no longer want to be women. Sport for women should
be kept in the Victorian Age—when no one took it seriously."