"The Tour's drug policy and way of handling situations like this is a complete joke (and) the opposite of what we have in other major sports, starting with transparency" – The N.Y. Daily News' Mike Lupica, on how the PGA Tour has dealt with Dustin Johnson's leave of absence ("The Sports Reporters," ESPN, 8/3).
"The success, or lack of success, of conference networks, depending how you look at things, may lead to future expansion" – Big Ten Network President Mark Silverman, on how conference TV networks might influence future realignment (CBSSPORTS.com, 8/2).
"For the sake of the NFL, and more importantly for the sake of those women, and all others and all of us in a country in which this is so much more than a mere sports league, it is necessary, Mr. Goodell, for you to now resign as its commissioner" – ESPN's Keith Olbermann, in response to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's defense of the two-game suspension for Ravens RB Ray Rice (“Olbermann,” ESPN2, 8/2).
"I give them disclosures, and one of them is that bronze teeth never look right" – Pro Football HOF sculptor Blair Buswell, on his advice to inductees before he creates their busts. However, he made an exception for Michael Strahan, who is known for the gap between his front teeth (NJ.com, 8/3).
"I would like to see us play whatever we and they want to play here. I think this course can hold anything on the LPGA schedule" – LPGA Commissioner Michael Whan, on his desire to hold future tour events at Caves Valley Golf Club after the success of the inaugural Int'l Crown (Baltimore SUN, 8/3).
"The A’s are primed to have significant playoff games at home. Will the toilets flush at their ballpark?" – The Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo, in today's MLB column (BOSTON GLOBE, 8/3).