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.
The Guns of Autumn
New York City
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.
Yours is an eloquent and realistic portrayal of hunting.
Fort Wayne, Ind.
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.
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.
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
BEHIND THE LINES
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.
The most pressing question that arises from any NFL player strike is: Can this country absorb 1,100 more insurance salesmen?
ROBERT B. MARTIN
RANK AND FILE
St. Louis as the NFC East champion (Scouting Reports, Sept. 22)? Bring back Tex Maule and sanity.
PAUL L. FLECK