Why, then, continue in the role of their meal ticket? "Oh, I like them very much as people," Fuhrer replies. Contradictory? Well, somehow he does like them. On impulse he has lavished expensive jewelry upon Rosewall and Goolagong, and though World Team Tennis does not award championship rings, Fuhrer purchased fancy rings for the Triangles lest they feel inferior when crossing paths with Pittsburgh Steelers.
"If the league folds," says Fuhrer, "I'll feel that I knew the risks, and I'll take my whipping like a man. I'll have my pretty green Triangle blazer and my championship ring to show for the million I lost." He remembers Bud Collins, the tennis commentator, remarking upon the attractiveness of his blazer. "I told Collins, 'Yep, we're going in with cashmere, but we might go out in burlap.' " Fuhrer somehow seems to deserve better. Hmmp?