I didn't believe it until I saw Reggie Jackson on the cover and then the A's in the playoff obituaries.
The cover should have pictured the Red Sox and read "Three in a Row."
I'm sure by now you've received a number of letters claiming your cover jinx has worked again. I view such claims as pure balderdash. The Red Sox were clearly the better team in the playoffs. But, please, don't let me find the Red Sox on the cover.
ROBERT A. SORENSEN
I hope that Ron Fimrite is enjoying a nicely seasoned portion of crow.
CHIMING IN FOR BELL
The Heisman Trophy is purportedly given to that player who has the finest performance of the year in college football. That being the case, past performance and class standing should be ignored in naming the recipient. Archie Griffin and Joe Washington have been and still are outstanding athletes, but, by the very definition of the award, the 1975 Heisman Trophy should go to Ricky Bell of USC.
MICHAEL G. HUTSKO
Seal Beach, Calif.