ROMAN, NUMERAL I
I think it's about time that someone said something for Roman Gabriel of the Los Angeles Rams. Whenever anyone talks of the Rams, all the praise goes to the front four, and they are fine indeed, but it is Gabriel who has made a winner out of this club. Two years ago with Bill Munson, who had fine statistics as a quarterback, the Rams won only one of 10 games. When Gabe took over they won three of four and narrowly lost the fourth to the Colts. Last year they became a winning team behind Gabriel, who is not a statistic quarterback but a winning quarterback.
C. M. SWEENEY
PICTURES AND POOL
Congratulations on your informative story and color pictures of Wimpy and pool (Shooting Out the Lights with Wimpy, Oct. 16). A very interesting presentation. But when are you going to do something similar on pool's big brother, three-cushion billiards? Comparing the two games is like comparing checkers with chess. Many good pool players advance to three-cushion billiards, which demands much more skill than shooting a little ball into a big pocket.
As an amateur I have played several exhibition matches over the years with the professionals, including the late and immortal Willie Hoppe. Therefore, I feel qualified to state my opinions.
SIDNEY H. BROWN
Pinellas Park, Fla.
I was very impressed by the photography employed in your October 16 issue. The action shots of the World Series and of the New York Jets are unsurpassed by any other magazine in your field. Your extensive use of color is indeed tremendous, especially in the article on Luther (Wimpy) Lassiter and the playing of pool. I've been reading SI for the past five or six years, and each year the articles and accompanying photographs get better and better. Keep up the good work and I'll subscribe ever after.
RICHARD SCOTT MULLEN
Congratulations to John Zimmerman for his superlative "psychedelic" photographs in the October 9 issue (Splash of Strange Hues in Baseball's Most Frantic Week). Mr. Zimmerman's unusual solarization technique made some of the closing moments of the 1967 baseball season seem even more exciting than they actually were.