? Joe Schmidt, Detroit Lion coach, after the New Orleans Saints beat his team on Tom Dempsey's 63-yard field goal: "It's like winning the Masters with a 390-yard hole in one on the last hole."
? John Havlicek, Boston Celtic basketball star, whose endurance is famed: "Without realizing it, I built up my endurance as a kid. I loved to run. I would run home from school. I'd run to the store. I'd run to the post office, to the playground. Everywhere I went I ran."
?Ben Davidson, Oakland Raider lineman whose chivalrous behavior on the field has occasionally been questioned, after Cleveland's Leroy Kelly caught a 10-yard touchdown pass against the Raiders: "It was a great example of 11 nice guys not wanting to hit another nice guy. I was one of the nice guys."
? Dr. William O. Reed, thoroughbred veterinarian, examining Nijinsky, syndicated for $5.4 million, as he disembarked in New York on his way to stud in Kentucky: "We've got to be so careful what we let into this country."