? Don Shula, Miami Dolphin coach, after his team's second successive Super Bowl victory, when asked who had written the words "Best Ever" on a blackboard in the Dolphins' dressing room: "I think about 40 people."
? Ed Marinaro, Minnesota Viking running back: "I was a couple of years ahead of my time. The world wasn't ready for an Italian Heisman Trophy winner. I just blazed a trail for John Cappelletti."
? Fran Tarkenton, Viking quarterback, after donating his $7,500 loser's share of the Super Bowl purse to charity: "I only wish it could have been $15,000."
?Tad Potter, majority stockholder of the NHL's lowly Pittsburgh Penguins: "I got the feeling that the players think the energy crisis means them, so they're only giving 85%."