? Pete Newell, general manager of the Los Angeles Lakers, asked if he would be interested in drafting some of the rugged Russian Olympic basketball players: "No, I don't think so, but the Rams might."
?Bob Waligunda, balloonist, on why he enjoys the sport: "Flying in a balloon is so totally irrelevant and beautiful. You don't know where you are going until you get there."
? Bob Hope, on Lamar Hunt's manifold sports interests: "Let's see, Lamar, you are big in football, tennis, basketball, and even soccer. Have you thought about marbles?"
?Joe Duff", Naval Academy baseball coach, on why he kept his selection of his team's pitcher secret for an exhibition game against the Baltimore Orioles: "If I had told one of our pitchers he would be pitching to Earl Williams, Boog Powell, Merv Rettenmund et al., he probably wouldn't have gotten any sleep the rest of the week."