Clint Murchison's palace looks like something out of the final decline of the Roman Empire. All it needs is a vomitorium.
The Dallas Cowboys do have some home on the range, but I wonder how many of the "pretty people" pictured in your Aug. 14 issue know the starting lineup for the Cowboys. You can bet the fan on the street, who can't afford today's exorbitant admission prices, can give you name and number of the entire Dallas team.
When will professional sports start catering to the real fans instead of to the wealthy? Hurrah for bleacher seats, real grass and Fenway Park.
As a devoted Reds fan, I congratulate you on your story about Joe Morgan (Little Joe Makes Big Reds Go, Aug. 14). He has certainly done his share to make the Reds an even greater team than they were in 1970. Joe is the best base stealer and one of the best all-round players in the major leagues.
You sure gave credit where credit was due. You touched all the bases. But don't forget Bob Howsam, the general manager who brought Joe Morgan to the Reds.
It is true that Jack Nicklaus Jr., age 10, shot a best-ever 86 as reported in SI's Aug. 14 PEOPLE section. But it is not true that he won the 12-and-under division of the Scioto ( Ohio) Country Club's Junior Golf Tournament.
Young Nicklaus' 86 was a first-round score, and indeed he led the tournament handsomely at that point. But Jack Jr. was impaled by his own putter, so to speak, in the second and final round. He shot 101 for a total of 187 and lost the title by one shot to 11-year-old Jim Kennedy Jr., who stayed some kind of comeback alter trailing young Jack by five strokes with nine holes to play.
There are some friends of both the Nicklauses and the Kennedys in our town who think young Kennedy deserves the national recognition young Nicklaus received, even if his daddy, Jim (Boomer) Kennedy, doesn't have a sore linger. The elder Nicklaus was not without compassion and praise for Kennedy Junior. He said, "You've got the best swing, Jimmy, I've ever seen for a boy your age."
I congratulate Pamela Knight for her article on Rusty Staub (When You Can't Clout 'Em, Cook 'Em, July 31). After reading it, I'd definitely have to agree that Rusty is a good cook, despite the fact that he should be out on the baseball Held hitting home runs.
West Orange, N.J.
I don't always read all of your articles, but when I started this one I couldn't stop. It is interesting to find out what Staub does with his free time when he is injured.