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19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER
Edited by Gay Flood
September 22, 1986
THE BOZ—AND OTHER WORTHIESSir:I am a die-hard Oklahoma Sooner fan, and Rick Reilly's article about linebacker Brian Bosworth (The Boz, 1986 College & Pro Football Spectacular, Sept. 3) made me shudder with joy. Bosworth has a talent and a personality to be reckoned with. His confident, crushing style of defensive play sends me into a frenzy whenever I watch OU stop an offense. Some may find No. 44 vulgar and immature, but give the guy a break—he's only the best linebacker ever to play the game.PETER FULMER Oklahoma City
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September 22, 1986

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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Sir:
The article in the football issue about Robert Schilken (A Backup Looks Back) was a joy to read. We need to hear more about these athletes—people like Schilken and former Michigan player Stefan Humphries (He Came Out Picture Perfect, June 4, 1984)—and less about the likes of Bosworth and McMahon.

What a strange twist it is that goof-offs like Bosworth garner the spotlight with their crude mouths and small minds while scholar-athletes like Schilken quietly and unpretentiously move on from football to make something of themselves. What better way to show this twist than to run a story about the clown next to one about the class act.
BOB GARRISON
Ames, Iowa

FATHERS & SONS
Sir:
In your splendid football issue you listed nine UCLA football players who have dads who were outstanding athletes (INSIDE SLANT). YOU overlooked at least one.

Gaston Green, TB, is the son of Gaston Green III, who equaled the junior college 120-yard high-hurdle record while at Los Angeles City College in 1960. Gaston III later went on to star on the outstanding Arizona State track teams of the early '60s.
STEVE SIZOO
Dunedin, Fla.

SHULA & HENNING
Sir:
Mike Shula (The Tide Roils With A Shula Named Mike, Sept. 8) wasn't the only son of an NFL head coach to lead his college team to victory in its opening game this season. Quarterback Dan Henning of Maryland (son of Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Henning) drove the Terps to a late-fourth-quarter field goal as Maryland beat Pittsburgh, 10-7.
DAVID PAULSON
Columbia, Md.

SUGAR RAY'S RETURN
Sir:
As a longtime fan of Sugar Ray Leonard, I was saddened when he was forced to retire from a great boxing career because of a detached retina. I was even sadder when he decided to return to fight Kevin Howard (For Leonard It Was Down, And Then Out, May 21, 1984) and now I am disgusted that he is planning to come back to fight Marvelous Marvin Hagler ("There Is A Burning Desire In Me," Sept. 8). For Leonard to fight Hagler, the greatest champion I have seen, would be a travesty and unfair to the middleweights who have earned a title shot. Leonard says he has a "burning desire." Would that be a burning desire to fight the Marvelous One, or to bank another $10 million, which we are led to believe he doesn't need?
RUSSELL FORTNEY
Glen Burnie, Md.

Sir:
Oh, Sugar Ray. I suppose it's now up to Hagler to knock some sense into you.
MICHAEL FARRELL
Carmichael, Calif.

Sir:
I support Leonard's decision. If I were in his shoes, I would want to fight Hagler, too.
MICHAEL J. MILLER
Xenia, Ohio

GIANT COMMITMENT
Sir:
It is true that the Denver Baseball Commission was approached by the Giants about a temporary move to Denver (Gone With The Wind? Sept. 1). However, that "bizarre" plan actually underscored Giants owner Bob Lurie's overriding desire to stay in the Bay Area. Frankly, I believe the Giants would be much better off in Denver. I hope that when major league baseball finally does come to our city, we will have an owner as committed to Denver as Lurie is to San Francisco.
STEVEN H. KATICH
Executive Director
Denver Baseball Commission

THE STILT & THE LITTLE GUY
Sir:
In the Sept. 1 issue, reader Charles A. Wade wrote, "The height that Chamberlain has attained over the years has obscured his view of the little guy's troubles below." Wrong!

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