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THEY SAID IT
Edited by Myra Gelband
September 10, 1979
?John Campana, guard for the Bucknell football team, when asked about superstitions: "I don't like to jump from tall buildings before big games."
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September 10, 1979

They Said It

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?John Campana, guard for the Bucknell football team, when asked about superstitions: "I don't like to jump from tall buildings before big games."

? Tommy John, Yankee pitcher, discussing his arm surgery of five years ago: "When they operated on my arm, I asked them to put in Koufax' fastball. They did. But it turned out to be Mrs. Koufax'."

? Bill Rodgers, premier American marathoner, after wilting in the heat and finishing 15th in Montreal's Elite marathon: "I wish they'd run the Olympic marathon at the Winter Olympics."

? Don Meredith, former Dallas quarterback, on Cowboy Coach Tom Landry: "He's a perfectionist. If he was married to Raquel Welch, he'd expect her to cook."

? Don James, University of Washington football coach, on the advantages of having a player named to the Playboy preseason all-star team: "I like it because it's the one month out of the year my wife lets me buy the magazine."

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