"Everyone is fully aware that Brazil loves a party. And it is no secret that Bolt loves to enjoy himself too, so this is a perfect fit and everyone will look forward to seeing him in action" – Rio 2016 Organizing Committee CEO Leonardo Gryner, on Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt committing to compete in the '16 Rio de Janeiro Games (SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 10/9).
"You don’t avoid going in public because you’re afraid of what people are going to say because most people are very nice. But you feel like you’ve disappointed everybody and you are almost afraid to look them in the eye" – NFL Panthers GM Marty Hurney, on the public pressures of the job in light of the team's 1-4 record (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 10/10).
"The question came up: 'Why isn't he here?' I was not invited. I didn't know about the press conference. The fact that I wasn't there was no reflection about dissatisfaction or opinion I had about anything" – Former Nebraska AD Tom Osborne, on not attending the press conference announcing his successor, Shawn Eichorst (OMAHA WORLD-HERALD, 10/10).
"It doesn't surprise me. What happened last year is not a reflection on how (team owner Roger) Penske does work and business" – IndyCar driver Marco Andretti, after he and other drivers yesterday examined improvements to Detroit's Belle Isle track that broke apart during last year's race and caused a two-hour delay (DETROIT NEWS, 10/10).
"Detroit, they have pretty good fans. (Tigers) fans really cheer for the team ... But the fans here are so loud ... you can't hear anything from your teammates" – Tigers P Anibal Sanchez, on the O.co Coliseum crowd for last night's ALDS game against the A's (CSNBAYAREA.com, 10/9).