?Sandy Buda, Nebraska-Omaha football coach, on the Mavericks' 6'5", 257-pound defensive tackle, John Wayne Walker: "He's tougher than nine miles of detour."
? Neil Bonnett, stock-car driver, explaining why he has a 300-hp motor on his lightweight 19-foot fishing boat: "You hook a bass at 100 miles an hour, and it takes the fight right out of him."
? Joe Vitt, former Baltimore Colt strength coach, now with the Seattle Seahawks, discussing his boyhood career ambitions: "I wanted to do two things—be a coach or be in the circus. With the Colts, I had a little of both."
? John McKay, Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach, on a preseason pass interception on which rookie Linebacker Jeff Davis scored a touchdown the very first time he touched the ball in an NFL uniform: "The last person to do that was Red Grange. When I told the players that, no one knew who Red Grange was."