? Bep Guidolin, Boston Bruin coach: "Winning is the name of the game. The more you win the less you get fired."
? Jerry West, on his new role as captain of the Los Angeles Lakers: "All it means is I get to shake hands with guys I already know."
? John Breen, former general manager of the inept Houston Oilers: "We were tipping off our plays. Whenever we broke from the huddle, three backs were laughing and one was pale as a ghost."
?J.D. Morgan, UCLA's athletic director, on the intensity of his school's rivalry with USC: "If we met in tiddle-dywinks, everybody in town would want to know who plays left tiddly."