? Debbie Meyer, winner of three swimming gold medals at the 1968 Olympic Games, on retiring from competition at 19: "I'm loving every minute of it. Now I get to stay up late and watch the late movies and sleep in. I'm going to continue coaching little kids. I love little kids. They have me wrapped around their little fingers—just like I had my coach wrapped around mine."
?Walter Blackwell, 6'2", 270-pound McKeesport, Pa. All-State high school tackle, asked his hobby: "Practicing to be mean in football."
? Gary Colson, Pepperdine basketball coach, after his team was crushed by the University of Hawaii 125-88: " Hawaii could play anybody in the world, even UCLA. Well, UCLA isn't really in this world."
? Wilt Chamberlain, unimpressed by the Lakers' record 33-game winning streak: "I was once with a team that won 445 in a row—the Globetrotters."