I know exactly how she feels. Football games to me have always meant strategy, planned weeks in advance, on how to get asked to the game in order to get to the parties, what to wear and who else is going and how to keep your hair curled in the rain or snow.
The best part of football games are the pregame picnic; half time, when you can find your nonfootball friends—if you're lucky; and even the second half is bearable because you know the end must be nearing!
MRS. WILLIAM BAYNE JR.
Glen Cove, N.Y.
Miss Nora Johnson is obviously a better observer of football fans than of football players.
Amherst's home game record during Miss Johnson's college career was 9-5-2. Amherst, furthermore, was undefeated in 1953, Miss Johnson's senior year at Smith. Miss Johnson, I know, confesses that she didn't understand the game, but she should have known what the score was.
The article by the eastern-educated Nora Johnson was one of the most asinine I've ever read. She claimed women are always taken to games and it was extremely doubtful if they would go to them otherwise. She also said a woman sees the game pleasantly diffused through the eyes of the man with her.
Out here in Berkeley, college girls have been going to games without men for decades and they didn't lack for boy friends.
I've gone by myself often and, though it may be unthinkable to Miss Johnson, a few of us women understand the game as well as the average man.
FOOTBALL ISSUE: LOOK, NO HANDS
Nora Johnson's article alone is worth the price of a year's subscription, but where, oh where is Goren? How could you do that to me?
?An ardent fan, Goren sat the hand out so as to get hep to the new football season.—ED.
FOOTBALL ISSUE: HEAD COUNT
In case the question ever comes up, there are 716 complete football players in Roy Doty's football map of the U.S. I think there may also be some spare parts kicking around, but there are at least enough for 65 teams and a water boy. I didn't count any of the sectional maps. After all, you can carry this nonsense too far.
W. R. GRAHAM