?Danny Lawson, Minnesota North Stars forward, after a head-on collision with Pat Quinn of the Vancouver Canucks shattered Lawson's jaw: "We've got to stop meeting this way."
?Tom McCauley, after the Atlanta Falcons shifted him from wide receiver to defensive back: "I knocked down so many passes from our quarterback instead of catching them, I guess they figured this was the right position for me."
? George Halas, owner of the Chicago Bears, discussing his 88-year-old brother Frank, who is still active with the Bears: "I wanted him to retire at 70 and I asked him again at 80, but he said, 'Who can do a better job?' I agreed. But I am going to insist he give up the work of traveling secretary when he becomes 90."