? John McKay, Southern California football coach: "Behind every fired college coach stands a college president."
? Ralph Kiner, ex-ballplayer and current sportscaster, on how unexciting it is to watch Phil Niekro and other knuckleball pitchers: "It's like watching Mario Andretti park a car."
?Clyde Hodges, 140-pound computer salesman and avid bridge player: "When I sit down to play bridge, I feel like Dick Butkus. I want to hit. I don't see the opponent as a person but as a target, an object to be crushed."
?Don Fambrough, University of Kansas football coach, on what he can learn about his players in spring practice: "You can't really tell anything from spring practice. It's like having your daughter come in at four o'clock in the morning with a Gideon Bible."