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THEY SAID IT
Edited by Robert Creamer
September 14, 1970
?Len Jardine, football coach at Brown: "In my first game as a head coach I discovered there wasn't any chalk for my pregame discussion. I had to use my ulcer pills to write on the board."
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September 14, 1970

They Said It

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?Len Jardine, football coach at Brown: "In my first game as a head coach I discovered there wasn't any chalk for my pregame discussion. I had to use my ulcer pills to write on the board."

? Ted Williams, Washington Senators' manager, who has had his own troubles with the press, reacting to Denny McLain's dousing of two Detroit sports-writers: "Why didn't I think of that?"

? Norm Ellenberger, assistant basketball coach at the University of New Mexico, asked what type bucking bronco threw his 7'3" recruit Paul Kruse and broke his left arm: "A very tall one."

?Armondo (Cheese) Burnette, 12-year-old, 80-pound ball-handling wizard of Philadelphia's summer peewee basketball program, settling once and for all the question of his height: "I'm between 4'6" and 4'8". I think I'm 4'7"."

?Jim Lance, football coach at Kansas State Teachers College: "When I was asked for a prediction I said we'd have 11 men on the field. We then received two penalties for having 12 men on, and once we were short, with 10 men."

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