University of Louisville basketball coach, on his contract: "I'm getting
$300,000, but over 150 years."
Philadelphia Eagle wide receiver, when told a woman sportswriter was in the
dressing room: "Uh, oh, I'd better put my teeth in."
Pittsburgh Steeler linebacker, on Denver Bronco Quarterback Craig Morton:
"I kind of like Craig Morton. I think he's an overachiever. The main reason
I like him, though, is because he can't run out of the pocket."
sometime pro basketball forward, on how he managed to earn so many college
credits while he was in prison: "There was no place I could go to cut
Bill Veeck, White
Sox owner, in a message to his Chicago fans: "We will scheme, connive,
steal and do everything possible to win the pennant-except pay big
Lee Corso, Indiana
University football coach, who has eaten his share of chicken dinners on the
postseason banquet circuit: "I no longer sleep. I roost."
telecaster, recalling that he signed as a first-round NBA draft choice in 1957
for a $10,000 salary and no bonus: "Every time I see my mother I say, 'Why
didn't you wait?' "
the girls' basketball coach at St. Rose High school in Belmar, N.J.: "We
play a man-to-man defense. Person-to-person sounds like a phone call."
Stan Morrison, USC
basketball coach: "If you hang in there long enough and grit your teeth
hard enough, your orthodontist's bill will go up."
Bob Hope, after a
round of golf with the late George Meany: "He plays just like a union man.
He negotiates the final score."