?Johnny Sanders, Los Angeles Rams director of player personnel, on why he calls the Kansas City Chiefs a Sears, Roebuck team: "You know, you pick up a catalog and order two tight ends the same size and two steps quicker than John Mackey, add a half-dozen 300-pound defensive tackles, three 9.5 flankers, a picture-passing quarterback and a page full of running backs. That's the way the Chiefs have been put together—to perfection with the best that Lamar Hunt's money can buy."
? Jim Perry, Minnesota Twins pitcher, asked if his brother Gaylord of the San Francisco Giants threw a spitter: "I don't know, but he should. He was still sucking his thumb when he was 10 years old."
? Joe Paterno, Penn State football coach, asked if the highly rated Nittany Lions would be affected by the preseason press buildup: "I told them publicity is like poison—it won't hurt you if you don't swallow it."