“If there's a toss-up between another mid-major and the University of Kentucky you have to take into account what they've done on the floor, but as you can see, with the SEC Tournament, UK fans travel, so I think that's going to be in consideration. It's not like they deserve any extra treatment than any other program but I do think the committee is going to look at the business side of it” – Univ. of Kentucky alumnus Jamal Mashburn, on whether the school receives entry to the NCAA tournament (CBSSPORTS.com, 3/16).
“It sucks. It was 70 (Lakers fans) – 30 (Pacers fans) out there. These are the same people that wants autographs after the game. We’re out there in the community. We’re doing our job, doing what we’re supposed to do on and off the court. Something has to change” – Pacers G George Hill, on the lack of hometown support (INDYSTAR.com, 3/16).
“We have a brand new Pope, are you excited? … He will be the highest paid Pope in the history of the Catholic Church, thanks to his agent Scott Boras” – CBS' David Letterman, (“Late Show,” CBS, 3/15).
“It was like Jose Reyes cloned himself. That’s how he always plays. All of the sudden, you have nine Jose Reyeses running around. It’s not real fun if you’re the opposition” – Team USA and Blue Jays P R.A. Dickey, on the play of Team Dominican Republic at the WBC (N.Y. TIMES, 3/17).
“Vince wanted to fight me – swear to God. He called me up, said, ‘Let's do it. We can do it in the UFC, or let's do it at WrestleMania.' And I said, ‘You are crazy’” – UFC President Dana White, on being offered a match with WWE Chair & CEO Vince McMahon (NYPOST.com, 3/16).