Generally speaking, football is played for the fans—so why not try to better the competition by a few minor Tex Maule changes and make NFL football a 100% success! Football should not be played for television networks and their profits. Four games on one football afternoon does make the game somewhat boring. CBS and NBC should both have their game of the week and let that be all.
Tex Maule for commissioner!
FOR GOOD AND EVEL
Congratulations on a truly fascinating article concerning Evel Knievel and his past and future performances (He's Not a Bird, He's Not a Plane, Feb. 5). Best of luck to Mr. Knievel on his jump of the Grand Canyon, although I doubt he needs it.
Are you sure that Evel Knievel isn't Bret Harte reincarnated? If he isn't, then the guy who wrote his life story must be.
Our early nomination for Sportsman of the Year goes to Evel Knievel.
We plan to attend his sporting event of the century, and see that our hero comes through "unconcussed." This man is undoubtedly the new American folk hero.
This guy is too much!
First of all, I would like to say that Gilbert Rogin's story about me was a good one. However, I led Rogin astray on two points. I am quoted as saying that I was once in Sacramento with a man who was on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list. This was not exactly the case. I was with two men, the first of whom, when we got to Seattle, went off to meet with the man the FBI wanted; and, at that time, the second man and I left for home. The first man was shot to death early last year in Reno by the Reno police. The second man, whom I shall always consider a friend, was fatally shot in a Butte, Mont. bar two weeks ago.
As far as swindling institutions goes, I guess, again, I didn't make myself too clear. I did not ever in any way take or accept money directly from any institution. I think it is self-explanatory that if I had I would have been behind bars, with the other persons involved, for the better part of my life.
Some people will never know how others have lived, and I hope and pray that my own sons, as well as other young boys, will never go through what I went through. I only wish that the men I knew had found another way of life, as I did.