I still think the Giants are a pennant-winning ball club, and I will pick them again to win next year.
New York City
"The Washington Redskins, principally because they do not employ Negro players, are a sensible choice for last" (NFL Scouting Reports, Sept. 26). Do you really feel that is a sensible statement for a magazine of your caliber to make?
R. M. GRISWOLD
Silver Spring, Md.
Re the Olympics. I rated a gold medal 30 points, silver 20 and bronze 10. I added the total for each country and divided that by the population and came up with the following rating:
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No country, of course, wins the Olympics. But it seems rather unfair to compare the competing countries on the basis of the number of medals or points won, without considering the population from which the medal and point winners have to be selected. In other words, it was no great shakes that Russia and the United States bagged so many of the medals, but that countries like Australia and Hungary racked up what they did, is something.
TONY C. ABAYA
Your article Young Men on a Spree (Sept. 26) should have read Young Man on a Spree. It's unfair to a golfer of Deane Beman's talents to be thrown editorially into a group of "fuzzy-cheeked kids" who are all apparently "eager and capable" of slaying each other at will. Beman's credentials are much too good for this.
I wonder if Jack Nicklaus, your cover boy of September 12, would take Deane Beman as lightly as you do?