Here are the answers to some of the most often-asked questions about Phase II of the President's freeze on Momentum:
Q. Will the President continue to keep controls on Momentum in sports during Phase II?
A. The President feels that Phase I of his Momentum freeze has brought the runaway Momentum factor down to a point where it can be checked. Nonetheless, he believes that further controls are necessary if we are going to reduce Momentum to a presummer 1969 level.
Q. Is that when Momentum began to get out of control?
A. Yes, all specialists agree that the attribution of Momentum to the Mets' championship drive was instrumental in moving it out of control.
Q. Are there figures to document this?
A. Yes, the President's Special Committee on Momentum cites statistics which show that, before 1969, Momentum accounted for only 26.3% of the sports victories in America. As recently as August 1971, Momentum had grown to account for 65.9% of the victories, and in especially important games Momentum had come to account for 94.8% of all victories. Even the Soap Box Derby victor attributed his win to Momentum.
Q. What are the evils of Momentum?
A. A modest rise in Momentum is not bad for a vigorous sports world.
Q. Oh, well then....