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19TH HOLE: The readers take over
December 01, 1958
SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR (CONT.)Sirs:I too agree with Mr. G. W. Fleming's philosophy in regard to the selection of the Sportsman of the Year (19TH HOLE, Nov. 10).
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December 01, 1958

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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Sirs:
It must be LSU's Chinese Bandits.
MERV LeBLANC
New Orleans

Sirs:
If anybody, Johnny Unitas.
LOUIS PEDDICORD
Baltimore

Sirs:
His selection by acclamation would be one way we can all show him what his victory has meant for us, to live with a man of his caliber among us—Roy Campanella.
M. G. FOX
San Diego

Sirs:
Willie, oops! I should say William Hartack.
JOAN BRYANT
New York City

HORSE SHOWS: NEWS
Sirs:
I would like to compliment your Alice Higgins on the excellence of her columns on horse shows. After the saccharine nonsense usually written about horse shows she is a breath of fresh air. In spite of the hundreds of people now involved in showing horses, most local newspapers consider show results too unimportant to print. I'm glad you differ with them.
Mrs. SHELLY MANNE
Chicago

A SEARCH OF THE RECORD BOOKS...
Sirs:
This poem is the result of a certain amount of brooding by a former college football coach who finds his views better expressed by a sportswriter (The Great Numbers Nonsense, SI, Nov. 24).

THAT GREAT SCORER AGAIN

When the One Great Scorer writes,
Wrote Grantland Rice one day,
What counts is not the win or loss
But quality of play.

But folks just failed to get the point
Of Grantland's noble verse.
They urged that winning was the goal;
Naught else was worth a curse.

But still defeat became the lot
Of many a mammoth squad,
And coaches nursed their ulcers deep
And paced the well-worn sod.

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