?Tom NcNeeley, heavyweight contender against Floyd Patterson: "I hope the 10-to-1 odds against me hold; my friends will make a killing."
?Art Lave, coach of Kenyon College football team, at a Columbus Kiwanis meeting: "An alumnus said, 'Coach, here's a boy who can play at Kenyon.' I looked him in the eye and said: 'We've got too many boys now who can play at Kenyon; what we need are boys who can play at Ohio State.' "
? Norm Cash, Detroit Tiger first baseman, after an airplane he was flying in lost one of its two engines and was welcomed by two fire trucks and an ambulance: "The next time I come to Dallas, I'm gonna ride my horse."
?Gene (Big Daddy) Lipscomb of the Pittsburgh Steelers, guest at the Cleveland Touchdown Club, on pro football line play: "When a man mess with me, I just politely tell him, 'All right, Jack, don't do that no more.' And most fellers listen. For those who don't, I smack my hand flat against the earhole of their helmets. In this game a feller sort of works out his own problems."
?Halfback Lance Alworth of Arkansas, answering an old grad who suggested that the Texas players who beat Arkansas looked beat up: "If they were, it was self-inflicted."
? Cleveland Pitcher Dick Donovan on hearing he finished second in the voting for AL Comeback Player of the Year award: "There must be some mistake; I've never been away."