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After living in the Chicago area for the past seven years, all I can say is that I miss New York football with a passion. Sports in the Big Apple will always have a touch of class, and the Windy City will never come close—despite the Bears' recent Super Bowl win. Given the choice of who I would want my kids to look up to, Joe Namath—or even Phil Simms—will always beat Jim McMahon.
?The course is offered to gifted athletes on a pass-fail basis and does not affect their cumulative average. The athletes do, however, receive credit for the course if they pass. No students in Sampson's class failed.—ED.
As a fan I'm proud of national championships; as a citizen and a faculty member I'm proud of the academic standards and success of the Bobcats—win or lose. The trite statement that universities exist for academics often appears to be ignored, not only by coaches and fans, but also by many administrators, faculties and national news reporters.
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The photo of Jerry Grote particularly caught my attention. I noticed he's protecting one of the bases from Mark Belanger—not home plate. Do you have any information as to the circumstances surrounding Grote's excursion from the catcher's box?
?Here's a look at the play from a different angle. In it, Belanger singled over first, and when the Met first baseman, Donn Clendenon, ran out to field the ball, Grote went to first and took the throw from rightfielder Ron Swoboda. Belanger was safe.—ED.