That was a fantastic article on the World Series by Steve Wulf (Sweet Music, Nov. 2). I've read it twice and will undoubtedly read it again.
Many of us in Minnesota are still having trouble believing that this victory really happened to us and our Twins. No matter how many other championships we win in the future, none will ever be like this one. The odds were stacked so high against us.
I'll save this copy of SI, along with my Homer Hanky, my Game 6 ticket stub, my World Series button and my championship T-shirt. Thirty years from now I'll take them out and show them to my grandchildren.
St. Cloud, Minn.
Three Twins covers in a row (Oct. 19, Oct. 26 and Nov. 2)? Unbelievable! I'm sure all Twins fans are especially savoring your Nov. 2 one billed THE CHAMPS! You've brought us full circle since a previous Twins cover billed BEST OF THE WORST (July 5, 1982) celebrating "Rookie Sensation Kent Hrbek of the Terrible Twins." How sweet it is!
West Fargo, N.Dak.
How many teams have been featured on three consecutive SI covers?
Fort Thomas, Ky.
?Four. Before Minnesota, the last one was the 1986 Super Bowl champion Chicago Bears (Jan. 20, Jan. 27 and Feb. 3, 1986). Two other Super Bowl contenders, the '85 runner-up Miami Dolphins (Jan. 14, 21 and 28, 1985) and the '82 champion San Francisco 49ers (Jan. 18, Jan. 25 and Feb. 1, 1982) also scored the hat trick.—ED.
Amen! As a professional physical educator, I could not have been more elated over your article on the Cincinnati Academy of Physical Education (The CAPE of Good Hopes, Oct. 26). The unprecedented success of this academy does not surprise me, however, because for years our profession has preached the benefits of the whole-child concept. Regular physical activity improves health, fitness and mental alertness and is a vital dimension in the lives of children as well as adults. Business and industry recently have discovered this fact; many companies now have physical fitness programs, and healthier, happier and more productive employees are the result. Is it really any wonder that it works with schoolchildren too?
It's time for school boards around the nation to wake up. Physical education is not a frill. It is a discipline in its own right that can significantly elevate the level at which all people operate.
NORRIS M. RUSSELL, PH.D.
Chair, Division of Health, Physical
Education and Recreation
Oklahoma Baptist University