? Paul Harvey, ABC news commentator, after Jack Nicklaus shot an 83 in the first round of last week's British Open: "All my life I wanted to play golf like Jack Nicklaus, and now I do."
?Jonathan Kovler, managing partner of the Chicago Bulls, predicting that inflated contracts, like Magic Johnson's $25-million-for-25-years deal, will kill all but three NBA teams by 1987: "I'll own one and Magic will own the other two."
? Dan Pastorini, quarterback, who was traded last year by the Houston Oilers to the Oakland Raiders, reflecting on the fact that the man who traded him. Coach Bum Phillips, was subsequently fired by the Oilers: "I'm living proof that Bum always tries to keep his word. He said I'd be his quarterback as long as he coached the Oilers, and he only missed it by one year."