FINGER ON THE ODDS
We in CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) will be the first to admit that our resolution asking the communications media not to mention specific point spreads on college games is not the solution to the gambling scandals (SCORE-CARD, Aug. 14).
But like the boy who put his finger into the hole in the dike, we feel that we have made a start in our campaign to make it more difficult for the gamblers.
FRANK W. SOLTYS
Point spreads are not for fans. They are for gamblers, whether they be occasional, habitual, determined, small-time, big-time or just plain crooked. College athletics would be better off without such influences. I cast my ballot with the college press agents—excuse me, information directors.
RICHARD P. McCAULEY
It is ridiculous to censor any kind of sports news, be it the opinion of some expert on a football game or the prevailing odds. Your magazine has always approached the gambling situation realistically.
BROSNAN AND THE BUMS
"Nobody likes the Dodgers" (Aug. 14)! Is that why they have the largest season attendance?
GRAYCE DU BOURDIEU
Long Beach, Calif.
You put the Dodgers in their place.
They play to win and that's not dirty.
WALTER R. STEIN
Highland Park, Ill.
Memo to Brosnan: Remember Bill Terry?
Please ask Jim Brosnan to write another article about the time Vada Pinson ran over Roger Craig early in the 1960 season and broke Craig's collarbone.
While they ridicule and exaggerate, there is a great deal of truth in the views expressed by both Brosnan and James Murray (The Great Coliseum Murder Mystery, Aug. 14).