? Willie Wood, head coach of the Bell, spoke with grief: "I put my reputation on the line when I took this job. I committed myself to building something to try and win some games, and at the same time build something for the next three, four years. I don't think the team I took over was very good, but I tried, I tried to groove the spirit, add some players—we could have been on our way. I can't say I was shocked by what has happened. But I suddenly realized how hard I've been rooting for this underdog. I suddenly realized a whole lot of good people are out of work. I suddenly realized a great idea had gone to dust."
?When Hemmeter was informed that NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle had forbidden his league owners to sign any players from the WFL, Hemmeter said the decision was definitely pilo. This is an old Hawaiian word which means a foul, swampy odor.
?John Bosacco, the prevailing "governor" (as WFL II pretentiously labeled its owners) of the Philadelphia Bell, summed up the life and death of the league with stark and succinct candor: "It was on the operating table for two years. This was merely a form of euthanasia."