M.L. Carr on the Boston Celtics' response to this season's looser team atmosphere: ''We wanted a chance to drive ourselves. It's like (with racehorses) Timely Writer and Secretariat. Train 'em well, feed 'em well, then let 'em go out there and run. You don't have to beat the horse all the way around the track.''
Arnold Palmer on his opposition to golf carts on the 50-and-older circuit: ''It doesn't look good to have guys riding who are in condition to walk. It distracts from the public image of the senior tour.''