? Bob Lilly, Dallas Cowboy tackle, on his physical problems: " Lee Roy Jordan says that one time his shoulder was giving him a lot of trouble until he hurt his back. Then his back hurt and his shoulder got to feeling better. Well, since I hurt my knee my heel feels better. And lately my heel has started hurting more so I assume by that my knee is getting better."
? Andy Messersmith, Los Angeles Dodger pitcher, asked what he thought about facing Henry Aaron: "I wouldn't mind giving up career home runs 714 and 715 to Aaron, just as long as the Dodgers win the game 9-8."
? Herb Magee, Philadelphia Textile coach, on why his basketball team is ranked among the top 10 small colleges: "First, because we deserve it, and second, because I'm on the rating committee."