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19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER
December 14, 1970
UCLA AND OTHERSSirs:Congratulations on an outstanding article concerning UCLA basketball and Coach John Wooden (UCLA: Simple, Awesomely Simple, Nov. 30). As a player who saw little action from 1966-68, I'm very happy to see you deal realistically with Coach Wooden's player relationships. I'm referring particularly to those comments made by Mike Warren and Fred Slaughter. Coach Wooden is, without doubt, a great coach, but I sincerely feel he could make more of an effort to show an interest in his players as human beings.NEVILLE SANER Manhattan Beach, Calif.
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December 14, 1970

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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Sirs:
I would like to nominate Christos Papanicolaou for Sportsman of the Year. His 18-foot pole vault went largely unnoticed in this country, yet this feat will rank as one of the greatest athletic accomplishments of all time.
DEE GANTZ
San Diego

Sirs:
I would like to nominate Tom Dempsey for Sportsman of the Year. His courage and drive should be an inspiration not only to those like him but to the whole world. He proved that the "impossible" can be accomplished.
GARY L. ROSS
Mamaroneck, N.Y.

Sirs:
What better candidate can be offered than Margaret Court? She has won all of the major tennis titles in fine sportsmanlike fashion and has distinguished herself as the year's best tennis player.
MANUEL GARCIA
San Antonio

Sirs:
I would like to place in nomination the names of my co-candidates for Sportsman of the Year. Half my nomination is Dandy Don Meredith. The other, Keith Jackson, is not an athlete, but he is a sportsman nonetheless.

Why do these two deserve the award? Because, probably just a little more than the rest of us, they must put up with Howard Cosell every Monday night on national television.
DAVID S. HERBEIN
Reading, Pa.

Sirs:
I would like to nominate that old sport himself, Howard Cosell. His views aren't agreeable to everyone, but at least he stimulates opinion and gets the public thinking about the issues in college and professional athletics.
LARRY MADAY
Evergreen Park, Ill.

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