What a rotten article! It no more captures the personality and character of Philadelphia and its fans than it does the personality and fans of Shanghai.
And talk about the "Philadelphia fighter," your author is a perfect fit.
Boo! to SPORTS ILLUSTRATED.
Boo! to Herman Weiskopf.
Boo! to the mailman who delivers SI.
Boo! to my dog for not biting him.
Boo! to my son for subscribing.
Boo! to anyone I may have missed.
WILLIAM C. BUSCH
A group of us native-born Philadelphians now located in Mobile, Ala. read Herman Weiskopf's article with mounting indignation interrupted by fits of hysterical laughter. We have appointed several committees to consider whether we should cancel our subscriptions to your publication, and we expect to be in touch with you on this matter within a decade or two.
C. C. HEISLER
How could you discuss W.C. Fields in your article without mentioning the inscription on his tombstone? Fields paid the City of Brotherly Love a grudging compliment (or perhaps delivered a final blow to municipal pride) when he directed that his epitaph read: "I'd rather be in Philadelphia."
ROBERT J. DWYER
New York City