?Marvin Davis, Denver oilman, after purchasing the Oakland A's for a figure rumored to be more than $12 million: "As men get older, the toys get more expensive."
? Bum Phillips, Houston Oilers coach, on being unprepared for sub-zero cold in Cleveland: "You can't practice being miserable."
?Darryl Royal, University of Texas athletic director: "There are two things I've never heard. I've never heard my daddy cuss, and I've never heard a school on probation say they got justice."
? George Halas, on why he quit coaching: "I knew it was time to quit when I was chewing out an official and he walked off the penalty faster than I could keep up with him."