"The Globetrotters helped break down a lot of racial barriers across the country. Ten to fifteen thousand people would come out to see us play, and I would say that 98 percent of those people were white in those days." -- Tex Harrison, former player and current coach of the Globetrotters
"Lee Hunt recruited Bill Laurie to Memphis [State], and he said the day he got his signature, Bill Laurie was living in a mobile home out in the country in rural Missouri. I just want to let you know where he came from." -- Kevin Kietzman, after Laurie made it public that he is the anonymous donor of $25 million for MU's new basketball arena with the stipulation that no former coaches' [such as Norm Stewarts'] or players' names grace the arena or the court, WHB 810
GH: The consensus among MU alumni who know Bill Laurie, a winner in the marry-a-Wal-Mart-daughter sweepstakes, is that Laurie has always been a jerk.
"The only person that did more for the Missouri/Kansas rivalry [than Norm Stewart] was Colonel Quantrill." -- caller, 810
"I think the defensive side is where [the Chiefs] are going to have to upgrade if they are seriously going to be a playoff contender." -- Adam Teicher, 810
GH: Unknown defensive tackles don't sell season tickets on draft day, but they sure go a long way in winning football games in the NFL.
"I won a world championship, so I know what it takes. We are going to get there." -- Al Saunders, Chiefs offensive coordinator and receivers' coach for the Super Bowl-winning 1999 Rams, KMBZ 980
GH: He joins Dick Vermeil and Mike Martz in the fight to take responsibility for the Rams' rings.
"I may be a little bit biased, but I thought [Michael Watson] was the best guard on the floor." -- Rich Zvosec, UMKC basketball coach, on his sophomore guard's 29-point performance at Allen Fieldhouse, 980
GH: The real question is whether Watson is the best Division I guard in the state of Missouri this year.