? Joe DeLamielleure, NFL offensive guard known as a "blue collar" player because he was born in Detroit and has worked for the Buffalo Bills and the Cleveland Browns: "My only fear is that they'll put a franchise in Gary, Indiana."
?Elisha Obed, former WBC junior middleweight champion, when asked to name his best punch: "I don't know. I never hit myself."
? Hayden Fry, Iowa football coach, when comedian George Gobel said he could run, pass, go to his left and right, but might not make it academically at Iowa: "You'd be right at home with my guys."
?Louis Breeden, Cincinnati Bengal defensive back, when asked why he didn't spike the ball after returning an interception 102 yards: "I was too tired."
? Al McGuire, on gamblers who befriend college athletes: "You must try to teach your players that if there are creeps hanging around, there's a reason. It's like when you bring flowers home to your wife and say there's no reason. There's a reason."
? Don Maloney, New York Ranger wing, revealing his New Year's resolution: "To get as many goals this year as Wayne Gretzky got last week."