Wilbur Clark, chairman of Las Vegas' Tournament of Champions, explaining why the tournament is dropping its Calcutta pool (in which spectators "buy" a golfer, then share in the collected money according to how he finishes): "We do not want anything to overshadow the competition itself."
Buff Donelli, Columbia University football coach (1958 record: W1, L8), when a visitor asked his permission to watch a practice session: "We've got nothing to hide. I wish we did."
Frank Lane, Cleveland Indian general manager, on seeing a fan in full redskin regalia run onto the playing field during a game in which Cleveland base runners were few and far between: "Let the guy alone. He may be the only Indian I'll see circling the bases today."
Jean Lapuyade, San Francisco restaurant man, before the Northern California Snail Racing Society sent an even dozen of the gastropod mollusks inching their way over a wet and slimy track (winner paid $56.50, $30.80, $16): "All losing entries will become entrees."