What do the defenders of the past say about Wills? Lively shoes?
Colorado Springs, Colo.
BEER AND MUSCLES
I have studied the standards of physical development recommended by Bud Wilkinson and his staff, especially the standard of 14 sit-ups for 17-year-olds (The Vigor We Need, July 16). I'd like to tell you that at our summer camp in the Sequoia National Forest I saw an 11-year-old boy do 500 sit-ups and a 17-year-old boy do 1,000 sit-ups. The older boy was planning to go to 2,000 the following day, but the camp director set 1,000 as a limit.
It is rewarding to see the response of our young people when they are provided with the opportunity and the facilities for physical development. Given leadership and challenging standards, they can better most currently accepted standards for fitness.
HOMER F. BARNES
Santa Barbara, Calif.
Pray tell me, what chance does the Kennedy program have to succeed when breweries do away with most of our weekend exercise by making their cans so easy to open that no exertion need be expended?
Congratulations for the excellent survey of the NFL and AFL (Pro Football 1962, Sept. 10). Someday we will watch the World Series of football between the pros, and I hope Mr. George Halas is still around, for then he will know the AFL is here to stay.
CHARLES F. SCHREINER
Mercer Island, Wash.
It does not matter who wins in the East, because the Packers will win the championship anyhow!
Hornung the best back! Hah, he's in a class with my mother.
With such greats as Abner Haynes, Jack Spikes and Cotton Davidson, the Dallas Texans will take over first place from the San Diego Chargers.
Artesia, N. Mex.
Concerning the NFL-AFL teams, I congratulate you for your wise choices. Except—you stated that "the most striking change in the Denver Broncos is sartorial." Now that our Broncos have soundly beaten "powerhouse" San Diego by nearly two yards to one in a 30-21 humiliation, we citizens are considering sending the Broncos' old vertically striped socks to the Chargers, in the hope that they will continue with the socks' losing tradition.
JACK M. HUNTER
Your prediction that Buffalo "looks good enough to finish third in the East" is the most asinine ever. The Bills have great rookie talent defensively, with veterans like Al Dorow, Cookie Gilchrist and Wayne Crow and, with the pass catching of Glen Bass and Ernie Warlick on offense, we don't see how they can miss being a contender for first.
IRWIN T. MESCH
EARL S. CARREL