"Bill Peterson, a
Florida State football coach: "You guys line up alphabetically by height." And
"You guys pair up in groups of three, then line up in a circle.
"Boxing promoter Dan Duva on Mike Tyson hooking
up again with promoter Don King: "Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter? He
went to prison for three years, not Princeton.
"Stu Grimson, Chicago Blackhawks left
wing, explaining why he keeps a color photo of himself above his locker: "That's so
when I forget how to spell my name,I can still find my clothes.
"Lou Duva, veteran boxing trainer, on the Spartan training regime of heavyweight
Andrew Golota: "He's a guy who gets up at six o'clock in the morning regardless of
what time it is.
"Chuck Nevitt, North Carolina State basketball player, explaining to Coach Jim
Valvano why he appeared nervous at practice: "My sister's expecting a baby,and I
don't know if I'm going to be an uncle or an aunt.
"Frank Layden, Utah Jazz president, on a former player: "I told him, 'Son, what
is it with you? Is it ignorance or apathy?' He said, 'Coach, I don't know and I don't
"Shelby Metcalf, basketball coach at
Texas A&M, recounting what he told a player who received four F's and one D:
"Son, looks to me like you're spending too much time on one subject."