THE QUALITY OF MERCY
I was disappointed that you saw fit to ignore the Mercy Bowl game played in Los Angeles on Thanksgiving Day. With the hullabaloo going on all over the country on the various commercial bowl games, it would seem to me to have been very newsworthy to find a game being played by two fine teams for a cause of real charity: helping the survivors of the California Polytechnic team that was nearly obliterated in a plane crash last year. This was a game where even the players, coaches and ushers paid their way into the stadium.
Not only was the Mercy Bowl successful financially (proceeds exceeded $175,000), but Fresno State proved itself to be No. 1 in the nation among small college football teams by thoroughly trouncing Bowling Green 36-6.