? Alex Karras, Detroit Lions tackle who was once suspended for an entire season for betting, dourly on Denny McLain's half-season suspension for a book-making try: "I must have been a bad, bad boy in 1963. What's this mean, anyway? If you can win 40 games can you kill somebody?"
? Bob Lanier Sr., more than moderately gratified by his son's $1,200,000 contract with the Detroit Pistons: "It's nice to have a million-dollar baby."
?Bill Kilmer, New Orleans quarterback, on being at first flattered by a "Kilmer for Mayor" sign in the stands: "Then I realized the mayor is the only person in New Orleans who is booed more than me."