The most amazing guess has to be Detroit over Minnesota. Does Tex really expect people to believe that the Lions, without Charlie Sanders, can best all those Purple Bruisers, especially with Fran Tarkenton there to give defensive lines headaches? Come off it, Tex.
My heartiest congratulations to Morton Sharnik for his article on Bob Brown (Strong Impulses and a Short Fuse, Sept. 18). I am delighted to see this perennial All-Pro get the attention he so richly deserves. How could the Rams trade away The Deacon and The Boomer?
It is about time the hidden heroes of the gridiron got some publicity for their hard work and guts. The offensive line is the most physical place on the field. Here is where the play either works or fails. If it weren't for good linemen, great quarterbacks like Namath, Unitas and Gabriel, to name a few, would get nowhere.
Thank you for an exceptional article on an exceptional man. Bob Brown's uncompromising words and actions reflect a total human being exploiting his full potential in an otherwise glamourless mechanical position—offensive tackle.
Well, you've really done it (See No Evil, Hear No Evil...Ha! Sept. 4)! You have wasted six pages of your excellent magazine giving publicity to three of the most disgusting men on Boston radio: Jim McCarthy, Eddie Andelman and Mark Witkin. I was a constant listener when Sports Huddle was on WBZ and, in my estimation, more of the calls were from people asking why the Huddlers could not take an objective viewpoint on any one sport like other Boston sportscasters, than from people asking questions about sports events. Take that, Jim, Ed and Mark!
At first they were amusing, but now they get their kicks from being insulting and obnoxious. Many of us remember the good years Yaz gave us and the enjoyment the New York Giants gave us when New England didn't have a football team. Plenty of us still root for the Giants, who gave the Patriots a good pasting Aug. 27, even if it was only an exhibition game. So I say, come on, Bruin, Red Sox and Giant fans, let's get Sports Huddle off the air.
Well done, SI. I'm glad to see these talented Huddlers given due credit. I have learned to appreciate and respect their viewpoint on sports, but more importantly I have learned to use their comic approach to help keep sport in its proper perspective. I can now watch a football game and know that at its conclusion my furniture will still be intact. My mother thanks you, Eddie, Jim and Mark.
Long Beach, N.Y.
I thank Herman Weiskopf for his fine article about the latest exploits of the Sports Huddlers. In a city where it seems that most sportscasters (with the notable exceptions of John Kennelly and Charlie Eckman) are devoid of all opinions, Sunday night on WBZ was a time to hear sports broadcast the way they should be, without the morbid seriousness that marks most other sports reports. The Huddle changed my outlook and assisted me in forming my own opinions on sports issues. Unfortunately, the program is not heard here in Baltimore anymore, but perhaps it will serve as an example to change the style of sports reporting in America. When this change comes, it can only be for the better.
Thank goodness for Sports Huddle, the only enlightened sports attitude in this town. As for Bruin President Weston Adams' comment about the show's appeal, he should check into the "lunatic fringe" appeal of his own street fighters and so-called sportsmen.
Bravo on a great story about the finest representatives we of the lunatic fringe have ever known.
JOSHUA K. GARRY
Kansas City, Mo.