? Edwin Simmons, Texas tailback, explaining his problems after his third arthroscopic knee surgery in eight months: "There's no pain when I'm walking, but I'm not a walking back."
?Mike Gottfried, Kansas football coach, on learning that the odds against his Jay-hawks winning the Big Eight title are 100 to 1: "Who's the one guy who thinks we can do it?"
?John Ligums, owner of the Bay State Bombardiers of the Continental Basketball Association, after moving the team from Brockton to Worcester, Mass., where ex-Holy Cross star Togo Palazzi is still a popular figure: "We're going to have a Togo Palazzi night. Everyone named Togo gets in free."