Let's have Ingo fight 10 rounds apiece against D'Amato, Black and Velella; and Patterson 10 rounds each against Rosensohn, Kahn and Norris; then have the government give each fighter $500,000, give the rest of the money to charity and boxing back to the public.
?See page 22.—ED.
FOOTBALL: SUCCESS AND FAILURE
Congratulations on Private Life of a Forward Passer (SI, Aug. 10), a new and novel approach to the field of sports. I read the letters with increasing interest. However, as the pages unfolded, I became disturbed, irritated and mad. What is wrong with our universities that they allow a student who appears to be mentally above the average to drop out of school in his senior year? I am not too happy with Murray Olderman and Jack Curtice and the part they played.
Grosscup will regret quitting college all his life, no matter how successful his career.
The university, Olderman and Curtice did a poor job in not pointing out in a convincing manner that football fame is a bubble reputation which, like an almost burned-out candle, flickers and is seen no more.
Grosscup should know by now that an incompleted pass is for nought. Yet in his first major undertaking, his college career, he failed. That is a fair indication of things to come. Let's hope not.
Thanks for printing the wonderful and amusing letters of Lee Grosscup. Now I realize football players feel and act like the rest of us.
Grosscup's talent goes far beyond his passing ability.
If Mr. Grosscup is serious about writing, he should find a better subject than himself to write about, if he can. He uses the word "I" 320 times in his short diary.
The truest statement in the whole article was, "Success is spoiling 'Rock Grosscup.' " Perhaps the teen-agers who read this article will not believe that the typical All-America football player attends three different colleges to suit his football and therefore does not graduate because of lack of credits from moving around. On the other hand, perhaps they will get this impression and then attempt to follow this questionable pattern themselves.
REV. L. Y. SIEBERT JR.