"For the NCAA to survive in its current form, it has to win this lawsuit or get the lawsuit dismissed. There's no third alternative. The NCAA can't settle and then go back to the status quo ante" – GRANTLAND's Charles Pierce, on the antitrust lawsuit brought against the NCAA by former UCLA F Ed O'Bannon (GRANTLAND.com, 2/6).
"He wasn't pleased that his game was interrupted in that way. Commissioner Goodell turned to me after about 20 minutes with the lights out and said, 'This isn't going to happen in New Jersey, right, Governor?' I said, 'Of course it ain't never gonna happen in New Jersey'" – N.J. Gov. Chris Christie, on Mercedes-Benz Superdome losing power during Super Bowl XLVII (NORTHJERSEY.com, 2/6).
"The Dolphins bill is one of many member bills that was not discussed. Not one legislator moved to make the Dolphins bill one of our priorities" – Florida state Rep. Jose Felix Diaz, on the Miami-Dade delegation of state lawmakers deciding not to list the Dolphins stadium deal among its legislative priorities for this year (MIAMIHERALD.com, 2/6).
"I watched the Super Bowl, but I totally suck at American sports. Coming from Australia, I don't know much about the history of baseball and football, so I'm going to try to talk about something else” – Golfer Jason Day, who will play with 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh today at the PGA Tour AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am (S.F. CHRONICLE, 2/7).