? Sonny Liston, on Floyd Patterson's chances against him: "He won't last five rounds. I want to have more time to talk to the sportswriters. I have to be home at a certain time and I can't go 15 rounds and talk to the writers both."
? A. J. Foyt, Indianapolis "500" defending champion, after being forced out of last week's race: "I may drive for Bowes Seal Fast next year, but I'll have a different crew. They goofed up some last year but this time they were really all thumbs. The only one I can trust is my father."
? Bobby Bragan, Houston coach, on the future of baseball: "Someday all stadiums will have domes, and they'll seat around 2,500. They'll sell the television rights for about $3 million, and seeing the game live will be on a very exclusive basis, like Queen for a Day. When will that be? In about 40 years. That's how long it takes for baseball to make a change."
? Willie Pastrano, one of the fluff punchers in boxing, on the difference between fighting light heavyweights and heavyweights: "I used to hit heavyweights with my best shots, and they'd just smile at me. It was extremely depressing."
? Eddie Arcaro, retired master jockey, on eating again after 30 years of watching his weight: "I've been on a high protein diet for so long, rich food makes me sick. I love it—spaghetti and things—but my stomach just won't accept it."
? Chuck Connors, television and movie actor and former major league baseball player, discussing Branch Rickey's loquaciousness: "I heard him talk for an hour and a half on how to take a lead at first base, and he never got the runner more than 10 feet off the bag."