? Sam Rutigliano, Cleveland Brown coach, who grew up in the same Brooklyn neighborhood as Oakland Raider Managing Partner Al Davis: "He's Mr. Intrigue. He knows the serial number of the Unknown Soldier."
? Barry Switzer, Oklahoma coach, on the ballot he cast in UPI's final college-football poll, which awarded the mythical national championship to Georgia: "I voted for us No. 3, Pittsburgh No. 2 and Herschel Walker No. 1."
? Al Smith, the Colorado Rockies' backup goaltender, after being thrown out of a game in which he left the bench and exchanged punches with Boston Bruin Goalie Jim Craig, hero of the 1980 U.S. Olympic champions: "I felt like I was punching the American flag."
?Jim Tunney, NFL referee, offering his whistle's-eye view of the typical fan: "He'll scream from the 60th row of the bleachers that you missed a marginal call in the center of the interior line and then won't be able to find his car in the parking lot."