? Joe Robbie, owner of the Miami Dolphins, asked whether he would give new coach Don Shula enough time to produce a winner: "Sure, he's got all summer."
?Mary Bacon, jockey, recalling the race she rode in 1969, six days before the birth of her daughter: "My mount that day was a mare in foal. I couldn't help but think about those fans betting on a pregnant horse ridden by a pregnant jockey. The four of us finished last."
? Joe Morrison, 11-year veteran of the New York Giants football team, on why his 1969 season was the best of his career: "I guess the defense overreacted. I'm slower than they think, and that fools them."
? Carol Mann, lanky pro golfer on the Ladies' Professional Golf Association tour, asked how tall she is: "I'm 5 feet, 15 inches."