Incidentally, the current Nittany Lion uniform is positively gaudy compared with the one worn by Penn State players in the Bob Higgins years (1930-48). The all-white uniform in those days included a white leather helmet with no stripe and white, long-sleeved jerseys with no stripes and only blue numbers front and back. The pants were unstriped, the socks were solid white, and the shoes were black. It couldn't have been simpler.
After all, does anyone put racing stripes on a Rolls-Royce?
JAMES F. BLOXHAM
Peter Gammons made my day with his terrific story on Bill Buckner (The Hub Hails Its Hobbling Hero, Nov. 10). I have seen many great players, though none more courageous than Buck.
As for the boos, Buckner will never hear one from me or other true Sox fans. You only boo somebody you think isn't giving all he can, and no one can say Buck doesn't give it his all. I expect three more great years from a healthy Buck in a Sox uniform.
Where does courage end and stupidity begin? It's when you play a man who can barely walk in the most critical parts of the World Series! Why wasn't Don Baylor in there to pinch-hit for Buckner when it became obvious Buckner wasn't getting the job done? When a man isn't hitting and becomes a defensive liability, it's hardly the basis for inspiration! Not when the World Series is on the line.