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THEY SAID IT
Edited by Robert W. Creamer
December 06, 1971
?Mike Lucci, Detroit Lion linebacker, on his three key interceptions against the Chicago Bears: "Yeah, they gave me the game ball. If they hadn't given it to me, I would have taken it, anyway."
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December 06, 1971

They Said It

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?Mike Lucci, Detroit Lion linebacker, on his three key interceptions against the Chicago Bears: "Yeah, they gave me the game ball. If they hadn't given it to me, I would have taken it, anyway."

? Al Dorow, former Michigan State star now coaching the Hamilton Tiger-Cats: "Holding penalties—you could call one on every play, but the officials don't. And they never call back-to-back holding penalties against the same team. That's why, when your team is called for holding, everyone holds again on the next play—because it won't be called. Hell, we teach that on the sandlots down South."

? Dennis Awtrey of the Philadelphia 76ers on his team's red, white and blue uniforms, which include stars and stripes: "When we play a bad game, it's like desecrating the flag."

?Vern Gale, Wayne State coach, after his team, which had a first down on its opponents' 17, picked up three penalties and an 11-yard loss to end up back on its own 27, fourth down and 66 yards to go: "Maybe it's not a record, but it certainly is disturbing."

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