? Joe Frazier, 53-year-old rookie manager of the New York Mets, asked before Opening Day if he was excited: "No, I'm not excited. It's no big deal. How the hell is a man my age going to get excited?"
? Jud Heathcote, Michigan State basketball coach, on the priorities in his new job: "The first thing you do is panic. From there you go to work."
?Doug Swift, veteran NFL linebacker, on the most enjoyable part of football: "Being introduced and running through the goalposts. It's all downhill after that."