Thanks for your article about Sonny Jurgensen. Even though he is one of the very best, he hasn't received the publicity that he deserves.
Coach Allen has given the team what it lacked for years—defense! Now if only he won't waste a great quarterback. Kilmer is adequate with the great runners and receivers that he has to work with, but Sonny would be fantastic. I'm afraid you are right, though. Kilmer will really have to flop before stubborn Allen goes with the best.
MONA J. ALDRIDGE
I would like to know why no one will say what is obvious to many: that the Redskins will be a decaying team for years to come. How can an NFL team survive without any rookies on the squad? No NFL powerhouse team got that way without getting the best of the college crop. When George Allen has long since departed, the Redskins will still be paying the price for his win-now-and-forget-about-tomorrow policy. If you want to look at a team that is really trying to build a winner, try the New York Giants.
PHILLIP C. KIRSCHEN
In response to the quote on football wives by the former Susan Marr, "You can't really talk to them about anything much except makeup and clothes, or curtains and drapes" (I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, Aug. 14), I feel that it is an insult.
Woe be to the football wife who can talk of nothing more than clothes and makeup. Is she doomed to silence when her husband is retired unexpectedly and can no longer provide her with luxuries? One ventures to assume that the husband of such a wife is a player who is equally incapable of initiating and carrying on an intelligent conversation.
Personally, I give my husband and many of his contemporaries more credit than to be satisfied with a wife who fits Susan Marr's unfair homecoming-queen stereotype. I feel that there are many of us who would find Max Factor and Bobbie Brooks insignificant topics of conversation, to say the least, when newspapers are shouting daily headlines of death and destruction that challenge the future of our nation and world.
We may be few and far between, to use the old clich�, but we will still be able to pay for those drapes when the football days are only memories, because we are lucky enough to be married to players who are also men, not men who are just players.
MRS. RICHMOND FLOWERS JR.
New York City