COVERING NOTRE DAME
Having always been a fan of Notre Dame football and tradition, I was pleased with your Sept. 29 cover picturing Quarterback Rick Slager. Another issue of special interest to me was Sept. 30, 1974 with Tom Clements on the cover. Which brings up a question: How many Notre Dame quarterbacks have made the cover of SI?
The Dalles, Ore.
?Seven, beginning with Paul Hornung (Oct. 29, 1956).—ED.
Which college football team has been on the cover most often?
DAVID J. YOUNG
Notre Dame, Ind.
?Notre Dame, with 14 appearances, including one "defeat" at the hands of Actress Shirley MacLaine. Texas is runner-up with 11, Oklahoma has made it nine times and USC eight.—ED.
Rick Slager has achieved an unusual distinction. In 1971 (Aug. 16) he appeared in your FACES IN THE CROWD section, and now he has been featured on the cover.
As a Purdue grad I must comment on John Underwood's article. I take issue with only one statement: " Purdue's pride is that it has beaten the Irish more than any other team has." That is only one measure of Purdue's pride. Not only do we have the nation's finest marching band, we have the world's largest drum ( Texas, don't bother to argue) and the famous Golden Girl. Purdue also produces such stars as Bob Griese, Mike Phipps and Otis Armstrong.
Talk about our pride, yes, but please don't limit it to one game a year with one school which, I think, is overrated anyway.
NO ICE—ANP NO "E"
Clive Gammon (Good Show on the House of Lords, Sept. 29) is a very fortunate man because if ghillies could read, he would be tracked to the end of the earth and shot dead. Salmon, the most magnificent fighting fish in the world, is never, never toasted with "whiskey," and to state that a ghillie does so is unpardonable. "Whisky," and only "whisky," can claim the right to be associated with the King of the Sea. Shame on you. May you catch only menhaden.
New Rochelle, N.Y.