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Volume 24 No. 159
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Quick Hits....

"I'm ready to kick 2013 the hell out of the door. I had enough of 2013, and you have too" – Texans Owner Bob McNair, whose team finished the NFL season a league-worst 2-14, officially announcing new coach Bill O'Brien on Friday (, 1/3).

"Fearing their life becoming unbearable during the (Olympic) Games, many people are planning to leave to stay with friends or relatives someplace else in the country until the Games are over" – Sochi-based TV station owner Oleg Rubezhansky, on the impact of Russia President Vladimir Putin's visit to the city this weekend (, 1/3).

"I wouldn't miss the game, but even in the regular season it's tough to go to a game where you have two clients. It's especially tough when it's for the national championship, as one guy will be elated and the other guy will be dejected" – CAA Sports agent Jimmy Sexton, whose clients include FSU coach Jimbo Fisher and Auburn coach Gus Malzahn, whose teams face off in Monday's BCS Championship (, 1/3).

"They take turns to watch him: Michael's wife, children, his brother. They are very traumatized. It's very upsetting to see that for the family" – Former F1 driver Philippe Streiff, on seven-time F1 champion Michael Schumacher, who remained in a medically induced coma on Friday, his 45th birthday (AP, 1/3).