? Norm Van Brocklin, Minnesota Vikings' coach, telling
his rookies how to gain a place on the team: "Go out and knock down a
veteran a few times. You're adults now."
? Harland Svare, coach of the Los Angeles Rams,
explaining a course in Positive Thinking being administered to his squad:
"It's something designed to help the players narrow the gap between their
output and their potential."
? Whitey Ford, Yankees' star southpaw, on throwing
spitballs: "When I was a little boy, my mother told me never to put my
fingers in my mouth."