?Josh Ashton, New England Patriot running back, on the ferocity of play in a game with the Colts: "One guy took my helmet and yanked it clear across my face. It wasn't accidental. It was Mike Curtis."
? Jack Ramsay, Buffalo Braves coach, when it was suggested his woeful NBA team might be on the same timetable as the Cleveland Cavaliers, who had a 15-67 record two years ago: "We'll jump off that bridge when we come to it."
?The Rev. Graham Spurrier, father of San Francisco's Steve Spurrier, after the 49ers beat Dallas: "Get down on your knees and pray, son. I watched it on TV and some of the good things that happened to you on that football field were not entirely your doing."
? Greg Pruitt, Oklahoma star, after his teammates had beaten Nebraska while he was on the bench with a bad ankle: "It hurts, knowing that they can do without you. I was always led to believe that I was indispensable."