?Joe Amalfitano, San Francisco in-fielder, after learning he had cost the Houston Colts $125,000: "I'll have to go out and get another life insurance policy; I'm worth more than I thought."
? Wally Butts, University of Georgia athletic director, speaking at the San Antonio Quarterback Club: "The definition of an atheist in Alabama is a person who doesn't believe in Bear Bryant."
? Tony Hulman, owner of the Indianapolis Speedway, announcing that the last 2,142 feet of bricks on the main straightaway will be asphalted over for next year's "500": "Greater speed definitely is not our objective [safety is], but new records will be a distinct possibility next May as a result of this action."
? Doug Harvey, new player-coach of the New York Rangers: "The biggest adjustment is becoming a loner. The coach doesn't pal around with his players. When I played with Montreal I liked to buddy around with the guys. Now I can't."