I am shocked at the George Allen ( L.A. Rams coach) firing affair (A Marriage That Was Doomed, Jan. 6). Yes, shocked at the disgraceful sight of seeing Allen weeping his way through a TV interview.
Then comes another classic. U.S. Davis Cup Captain Dell "broke down and wept during presentation ceremonies while Ashe was moved to tears after his defeat" (UPI report). And here on the West Coast we have the dandy of them all, John Ralston, coach of the Stanford University football team, whose nickname is Sob Sister.
With these examples it is no wonder that so-called American sportsmanship is ridiculed throughout the world.