“Even though I said that I knew how passionate the marketplace was for the Browns, I think I underestimated the degree” – Browns CEO Joe Banner, on his impressions of fans in Cleveland since joining the organization last fall (CLEVELANDBROWNS.com, 9/27).
“He always has been a firm believer in nepotism. A lot of people frown on it. He takes the reverse perspective: It could be the greatest thing in the world” – Chargers Chair & President Dean Spanos, on his father, team Owner Alex Spanos, who turned 90 yesterday (SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, 9/28).
“I absolutely intend to ask to bring (the Cup) back” – S.F. Mayor Ed Lee, on hosting the next America’s Cup (S.F. CHRONICLE, 9/28).
“It’s so much more comfortable for everyone knowing you have potentially 16 rounds to earn your card than just six” – Golfer Chesson Hadley, on the Web.com Tour Finals, which conclude today, compared to the now-defunct Q-School (GOLFCHANNEL.com, 9/27).
“Man, I love that accent. Say it again” – Steelers DB Ike Taylor, when asked a question by a British journalist in advance of today’s game in London against the Vikings (PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, 9/28).
"A lot of chatter this week about putting an expansion team in London. I got a better idea: let’s put one in Los Angeles" -- ABC's Brent Musburger ("Wisconsin-Ohio State," ABC, 9/28).