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19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER
Edited by Gay Flood
October 06, 1975
READY! AIM!...Sir:After having read your polemic A Potshot Angers Its Quarry (Sept. 22), may I say that, although you sprayed enough shot around to cover 360 degrees of a circle, you still haven't hit the broadside of a barn? If I were to answer every one of your untruthful, unsubstantiated and unsigned charges, it would take up a whole issue.
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October 06, 1975

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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READY! AIM!...
Sir:
After having read your polemic A Potshot Angers Its Quarry (Sept. 22), may I say that, although you sprayed enough shot around to cover 360 degrees of a circle, you still haven't hit the broadside of a barn? If I were to answer every one of your untruthful, unsubstantiated and unsigned charges, it would take up a whole issue.

Let me also say that I've been a film editor at CBS News for 13 years and have never worked for a more honest, hardworking, dedicated and courageous journalist than Irv Drasnin.
MAURICE MURAD
Film Editor
The Guns of Autumn
New York City

Sir:
Thank you for the article condemning CBS's fiasco. By showing atypical, self-centered hunters, CBS has irreparably offended millions of sportsmen.
JOHN H. PLUNKETT, D.D.S.
Kennett Square, Pa.

Sir:
Yours is an eloquent and realistic portrayal of hunting.
DAVID SHIDELER
Fort Wayne, Ind.

Sir:
While it is true that the network overly stressed the kill in all its gore, it is in equally bad taste for you to turn full circle and ask us to believe that the kill is not the primary goal of all hunters.
ELLIOTT THAU
Hicksville, N.Y.

Sir:
I know of only two sports in this country in which killing is legal: fishing and hunting. A good fisherman throws back what he doesn't need. You can't throw back a dead moose.
PAUL COLBY
Englewood, Colo.

Sir:
Maybe SPORTS ILLUSTRATED should do something to stop the hunters who provide the telecasters with those "cheap shots," instead of blaming the telecasters for showing them.
RALPH L. FUSCO
Metuchen, N.J.

BEHIND THE LINES
Sir:
I am a first-year law student, and I have never read a more optimistic testimonial for my chosen profession than the article by Dan Jenkins (Muddle in the Huddle, Sept. 22). One of the first cases I studied in my course on contracts was Los Angeles Football Club v. Billy Cannon. A football player's contract is used as a model for our supplement to the course. Keep it up, pro football. Three more years and I'll be in the thick of the temporary injunctions and declaratory judgments. I can't wait.
RORY STEIN
Tulsa

Sir:
The most pressing question that arises from any NFL player strike is: Can this country absorb 1,100 more insurance salesmen?
ROBERT B. MARTIN
Erie, Pa.

RANK AND FILE
Sir:
St. Louis as the NFC East champion (Scouting Reports, Sept. 22)? Bring back Tex Maule and sanity.
PAUL L. FLECK
Phoenix

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