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19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER
January 08, 1962
THE BOYSSirs:Your article on the Philadelphia Eagles (The Day the Boys Scared the Men, Dec. 18) will just about do it between me and SPORTS ILLUSTRATED.
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January 08, 1962

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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THE BOYS
Sirs:
Your article on the Philadelphia Eagles (The Day the Boys Scared the Men, Dec. 18) will just about do it between me and SPORTS ILLUSTRATED.

Roy Terrell has no business calling a world championship team a bunch of "boys"! You just don't say things like this.
BILL STAPP
Boulder, Colo.

Sirs:
I was at that game and, unlike the people who knew all along that "the Giants were never in danger of losing," I considered the Eagles a better team that was robbed of a victory by some tough and disputable calls.
MICHAEL E. BRATMAN
Philadelphia

Sirs:
If those people in the green shirts were boys, I move that Roy ("Roy-boy") Terrell be appointed a committee of one to investigate the possibility of lowering the draft age to 12.
RICHARD BOND JR.
New Haven, Conn.

Sirs:
Stupid, foolish, incompetent, pathetic.
BILL ZAVRESA
Fairview, N.J.

Sirs:
The first account of the game which put it in its true perspective.
WILLYS K. SILVERS
Philadelphia

? Roy Terrell was not the only expert who thought the Eagles as a team played far beyond their capacities as individuals. In picking their 22-man All-Pro teams for the year both the AP and UPI found only one Eagle, Sonny Jurgensen, good enough to make the grade (five Giants made it).—ED.

ALL (MOST)- AMERICA
Sirs:
You say that All-America team selections are getting "curiouser" and cite Rutgers" Alex Kroll as a specific example (SCORECARD, Dec. 18).

I wonder if you noticed that in a league dominated by Rutgers the All-Conference team was dominated by players from Lehigh, Delaware, Bucknell and Lafayette. This would indicate that the coaches in the Middle Atlantic Conference who supposedly selected the team are either lousy judges or pretty poor coaches. With such an array of All-Conference material, they should have beaten Rutgers easily.
JIM VAN VLIET
Bethlehem, Pa.

Sirs:
At Rutgers football is a part of Rutgers, not Rutgers a part of football; the All-Americas they get deserve all the credit in the world for being able to make it at a college that is not highly publicized. Alex Kroll is indeed one of these men.
RICHARD W. HUSS
Interlaken, N.J.

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