As an elementary school principal, I would like to say I do not believe Cheryl Tiegs represents a threat to the morals of American youth. I am a transplanted Buckeye in this land of the maize and blue, and somehow she even makes Ohio State's Rose Bowl defeat seem inconsequential.
The majority of SI readers are no doubt male, and since there were no pictures of men in bathing suits, I assume your (un)coverage will continue to cater to this majority and wise women will drop their subscriptions.
Call me a male chauvinist, but I feel Yvette, Yvonne, Christie Brinkley and Cheryl Tiegs are the most beautiful young ladies ever to appear in any major magazine.
Regarding the LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER (Jan. 19), this was Cheryl Tiegs' fifth appearance in your annual swimsuit issue ('70, '72, '74, '75, '76), not her fourth. Her absence in '71 and '73 shows your shocking disregard of your readers' best interests.
Sun, sand, surf, swimsuits and sirens are all well and good, but yours is, after all, a sports magazine and I feel you have failed to answer some vital questions:
1) Yvette is beautiful, but can she go to her left?
2) Yvonne is super, but can she hit major league pitching?
3) Cheryl is lovely, but can she audible the blitz?
4) Christie is a doll, but can she consistently sink seven-footers?
5) Who cares?