? Don Maynard, Houston Texan receiver: "I was 12 years old before I realized my name wasn't 'Git Wood.' "
? Rick Forzano, Detroit Lions coach, after a 28-7 exhibition game loss to Buffalo in which O.J. Simpson gained 116 yards and scored two touchdowns in less than three quarters: "That Number 32, Sampson I guess it is. Well, he looked more like Sampson than Simpson, and we looked like Delilah."
?Horst Muhlmann, German-born Cincinnati Bengal placekicker, forgetting that his boss, Paul Brown, is on the National Football League Rules Committee: "The people who changed the rules must have been some kind of super-idiot professors who have never been on a football field."
?Charlie Ford, former Chicago Bear cornerback, now with the Philadelphia Eagles: "The only game balls I ever got in Chicago I stole."