They said it

December 29, 2005

"It is an opportunity to utilize this as a home playoff game. There will be no talk whatsoever about any other scenario."

Bill Cowher

Pittsburgh Steelers coach, on not wanting his team to consider having a playoff spot clinched before kickoff

"I want to see what she's got. I haven't played her since she was 12."

Martina Hingis

On facing Maria Sharapova upon Hingis' return to pro tennis

"It's a hurdle you have to get over when you're losing. And that hurdle is much greater than your draft status."

Mike Nolan

San Francisco 49ers coach, on trying to end the season on a winning note

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