? Jim Hickman, Chicago Cub first baseman, asked what he was thinking as he circled the bases after hitting an 11 thinning, game-winning home run against the Dodgers: "As usual—nothing."
?Jim Gudger, East Texas State basketball coach, who was a Munich spectator: "I saw every team in the Olympic tournament play at least three times. Ten or 12 years ago there was only one team in the world that had a chance to beat the U.S. in basketball. That was Russia. Four years ago there were two: Russia and Yugoslavia. This year there were only four teams out of the 16 entered who had no chance of beating us. The other 12 had the talent and the coaching to do it."
? Doug Russell, who beat the then unpopular Mark Spitz in the 100-meter butterfly at Mexico City in 1968, on Spitz' seven gold medals at Munich: "It could have happened to a nicer guy."