"It's not glamorous. It’s a very lonely job, and people don't understand that" – Pro Football HOFer Bill Parcells, on the lifestyle of an NFL head coach (BUFFALO NEWS, 11/10).
"A lot of the guys just think that there's not another way, that that's how you do it, period. Nobody's had the guts to cut the workdays short or to do it different" – Former college and NFL coach Rich Brooks, on coaches' reluctance to find ways to make their lifestyles less stressful (N.Y. TIMES, 11/10).
"New York is the business capital of the nation. Part of it's the energy, part of it's the symbolism; it's not bad to identify yourself with that" – Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, on the NFL awarding Super Bowl XLVIII to the N.Y./New Jersey area (NJ.com, 11/9).
"I spent six hours in a golf cart with the most powerful man in America talking everything from basketball to life after his term. It was very surreal and enlightening" – Former NBAer Alonzo Mourning, on playing golf with President Barack Obama on Saturday in Davie, Fla. (South Florida SUN-SENTINEL, 11/10).
"It’s a mixed bag. I think some guys, they want the right calls. But we understand that the human nature of it is one of the main aspects of the game, and I think that's what a lot of people like about the sport" – Arizona Fall League Scottsdale Scorpions 3B Kyle Kubitza, on MLB's testing of expanded replay during Fall League games (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 11/10).
"It sucks. The whole thing sucks, and I hope it ends soon" – Dolphins CB Brent Grimes, on the team's bullying scandal and subsequent NFL investigation (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 11/10).