For too long, those of us in Ohio who follow high school sports had known little about the Cincinnati Academy of Physical Education except for its name and its impressive record in interscholastic football. Our lack of information led us to believe that CAPE was the jock tech rival coaches spoke of. Thank you for enlightening us. In an era when overemphasis on high school and college athletics is the norm, it is good to learn that an academy geared toward physical development can also have a strong academic curriculum and uphold high standards of academic eligibility for its athletes. I think the fact that similar
academies are being founded in other cities speaks for itself.
DAVID M. SOBECKI
Bowling Green, Ohio
A suggestion for Sports Illustrated's 1987 Sportsmen of the Year: the Minnesota Twins! Who else?
How about Jeffrey Leonard for Sportsman of the Year? He brought challenge, excitement and fun to the National League championships, and he backed it all up with his glove and bat. Isn't that what it's all about?
ALAN R. EAGLE JR.
I suggest Jimmy Connors, the old man of the tennis courts who is still doing himself proud. He may not be a big winner anymore, but he's still in there scrapping with the best and giving the fans more than their money's worth.
MICHAEL B. WALL
Speak now or forever wish you had. Martina Navratilova is the Sportswoman of the Year. Who else has done more in this decade?
STEFAN G. WALTERS
What a novel idea, putting the Sportswoman of the Year on the cover of your Sept. 14 issue. With her Pan American Games and World Championship performances, Jackie Joyner-Kersee merits such advanced recognition.
Ben Johnson is the 1987 Sportsman of the Year.
Recent events in the sporting world have made the choice for 1987's Sportsmen and Sportswomen of the Year an obvious one. In a year that has given us millionaire football players on strike and major league baseball players using cork and sandpaper on bats and balls, one group of individuals has personified the honorable and admirable aspects of sport: the Special Olympians (They Came Up Roses, Aug. 17).
ROBINSON AND PAL
I read Kenny Moore's article on John Robinson (Double Dip for Daly City, Oct. 26) with great interest. Robbie and I served together as assistant football coaches at Oregon from 1968 through '71. As John said, his days at Oregon were very special, for all of us.