? Sparky Anderson, Cincinnati Red manager, explaining why he likes the latest bubble-gum cards: "They've taken my playing record off and put my managerial record on."
?Ernest K. Gann, writer and pilot, on the lack of risk in flying: "It's virtually gone from the commercial airlines. Flying has become completely automated. That's why I turned to sailing and to writing. They cannot be computerized."
? Alex Hannum, who was dismissed as coach of the Denver Rockets a month after he and Owner Frank M. Goldberg had agreed the club should get off dead center: "Frankly I thought his first move was rather dramatic."
?Elmo Langley, driver, after learning that NASCAR had further restricted the size of carburetors: "I've been left with $100,000 worth of boat anchors."