?Maurice H. Stans, Secretary of Commerce, on exempting sports measurements from his proposal to put the U.S. on the metric system: "I don't think you would ever hear a sports announcer say, The Washington Redskins have the ball third down and 9.144 meters to go.' "
? Virgil Carter, Cincinnati Bengal quarterback, who broke in with the Chicago Bears, explaining the complicated play-calling method of George Halas: "The quarterback called almost everything for almost every player on every play. For example, I'd call 'Split near North Len, fake 25, M Hunch, pass zip nine M, Grace, post, fake angle Z.' All it is, really, is a bootleg by the quarterback who throws the ball to the end."