Congratulations to SI and Edwin Shrake for by far the funniest piece of satire I have read in a long time. I just hope the rest of America doesn't think we're all like Grover.
I'll be dadburned if I didn't get a bigger kick out of that fella Grover's letter than I did out of that football game in Big D. Many more games like that and I suspect them coachers, Swisher and Rogal, might be joining ol' Les and Grover in Terlingua.
B. J. ANDERSON
GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT
Re the article Nobody Loves the Ruling Class (Oct. 11) by Frank Deford, society's view of officials was succinctly demonstrated to me as I was leaving the field after a junior varsity football game that I had officiated. I was still in uniform when I encountered a woman and her 4-year-old child; they were just getting out of their car and had no idea how the game had come out. As I passed them, the child looked at me and uttered a long, sincere "Boo!" Maybe it's genetic.
F. S. WEBSTER III
Sugar Land, Texas
CHOPPED DOWN TO SIZE
I am a medical student and a first-degree black belt in karate. Having devoted six years of hard work to the art, I know the meaning of karate, its positive aspects of physical and mental training and its limitations. I find it difficult to convey to laymen the true meaning of the martial arts and what they can and cannot do. It's also very difficult to differentiate between true, dedicated karate instructors and schools and unqualified ones. Your article Dangerous Delusion (Oct. 18) does this better than any other I have seen on the subject. From now on, I'll refer my friends with questions about the martial arts to your straightforward piece. Thanks for what I consider a real public service.