The Montreal Canadiens were sitting around the lobby of their Detroit hotel when who should walk in but Wilt Chamberlain. "Put a pair of skates on him and you'd have quite a hockey player," someone said to Canadien Coach Scotty Bowman.
"How tall is he in inches?" Bowman asked tersely.
"Then he would be 90 inches with skates?" Bowman asked.
"He couldn't play," Bowman said.
"A league rule says you can't use a stick more than 55 inches long."
World pursuit cycling champion Hugh Porter can afford a carriage, but he decided to pedal to Buckingham Palace to receive his Member of the British Empire award from Queen Elizabeth. He dismounted for the investiture and left in high style, his bike stashed in the back of a car.
The Craig-Meyer-Yarbrough gang is causing Texas a lot of trouble. Identical twins Ricky and Randy Yarbrough run the mile and three mile for the University of Texas track team. Freshmen John and Paul Craig run the half mile. And for a while Karl and Kirk Meyer pole-vaulted for the Longhorns. Coach Cleburne Price has learned to tell the Yarbroughs apart by the mole on Ricky's forehead, but the Craigs are a worse problem. "One of them has a chipped front tooth," Price says. "I have to tell them to open their mouths when I talk to them." But the Meyers. They are so identical that when publicist Jones Ramsey called them into his office to identify photographs, they couldn't tell. "They argued about who was who," Ramsey-says. "So I wrote Karl's name on half the pictures and Kirk's name on the other half." Fortunately, their identity crisis is solved. Kirk dropped off the track team. Or was it Karl?