?Tom Day, veteran defensive end for the Buffalo Bills, on playing football in the Astrodome: "I hate playing there. You can't dig in. You can't even spit. You remember you're inside on a rug, so you don't allow yourself to spit."
? Lindsey Nelson, TV sportscaster, after broadcasting the Browns- 49ers game played on Astroturf: "It makes a better football game. The players I talked to were enthusiastic. The runners said they felt faster and the receivers said it was easier to make their cuts. From an announcer's standpoint it's simpler to identify players because uniforms stay clean."
?Bill Meek, Utah football coach, giving his players permission to ski: "I point out the beautiful mountains as part of my recruiting talk, so how can I tell them they can't use them once they sign up? Besides, I didn't have a guy hurt skiing last year, and I had three hurt in a pickup basketball game."