November 13, 2000 | Paul Zimmerman
Paring the list of candidates for the Hall of Fame from 76 to 12 is a grim task
May 24, 1982 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Doug Dieken, Cleveland Brown offensive tackle, at a roast for Houston Oiler Defensive End Elvin Bethea, a 14-year veteran: "Elvin is so old he had to use a jumper cable to get started last year."
September 28, 1981 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Elvin Bethea, Oiler defensive end, asked what he had said to Brian Sipe after sacking the Cleveland quarterback in a 9-3 Oiler win: "I told him I had to go now, but that I'd be back to see him later."
May 28, 1979 | Edited by Joe Jares
•Herman Sarkowsky, treasurer of the Portland Trail Blazers, on Bill Walton's jump to San Diego: "Next year we'll get to see him at least twice in Portland. That's more than we saw him this year."
August 30, 1976 | Edited by Douglas S. Looney
•Garry Maddox, Phillies centerfielder, when asked to describe his first grand slam homer: "As I remember, the bases were loaded."