"What do you mean, Tex?" Bright said. We open against Texas, Iowa and Arkansas."
"I didn't know that," Schramm said. "Gee, I'm sorry."
"Yeah," said Bright. "That's Texas-El Paso, Iowa State and Arkansas State."
How do you handle New England's massive offensive line? Ask the Buffalo Bills, who lost to the Pats 21-17 Sunday.
? Buffalo inside linebacker Jim Haslett on John Hannah, the 6'3", 265-pound Patriot All-Pro guard: "You take a gun and shoot him before the game."
? Fred Smerlas, Buffalo's All-Pro nose tackle on Pete Brock, the Pats' 6'6", 270-pound center: "The biggest thing I try to do is lift him off the ground so he doesn't have that low center of gravity. But when a guy is as heavy as the front end of your car, he's kind of hard to lift."
Receiver James Lofton, when asked his initial reaction to new Packer head coach Forrest Gregg: "F.G."
This real-estate listing is making the rounds in Green Bay: "Over 5,000 square feet of luxury and comfort have embraced luminaries from the sports world, stars and statesmen, and 'just good friends' at the sprawling 5-bedroom, 4�-bath home of Bart and Cherry Starr. This exceptional property expresses quality in the individualistic style of the two popular owners, who have surrounded themselves with amenities that translate to social and recreational versatility.... You'll admire the tennis court, in-ground swimming pool with landscaped terracing, exercise room, paneled office.... A home for the discriminating buyer, who thinks of 'home' in a big way." They forgot to mention the sauna. Cost: $395,000.