"In a lot of cities, it could be the end of the sport pretty much with fans not coming back" -- Bruins G Tuukka Rask, on the possibility of the NHL lockout canceling the '12-13 season (BOSTON HERALD, 12/28).
"This is spring break without the spring break. If you see someone wearing college colors, be nice and wave with all five fingers" -- Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau President & CEO Nicki Grossman, on Sun Life Stadium hosting the Discover Orange Bowl and the BCS National Championship Game this year (MIAMI HERALD, 12/28).
"Given the fiscal conditions facing our casinos, especially in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and the recent movement toward Internet gaming in states across the country, we cannot afford to wait any longer for implementation" -- N.J. State Senate President Steve Sweeney, in a letter to Gov. Chris Christie urging him to sign a bill legalizing Internet gaming (NORTHJERSEY.com, 12/27).
"When you've got nothing, you've got nothing to lose. Bring Tim Tebow back home where he belongs" -- The ORLANDO SENTINEL's Mike Bianchi, urging the Jaguars to acquire the Jets QB (ORLANDO SENTINEL, 12/28).