I've heard of the SI cover jinx before, but those two guys have the most severe case I've ever seen.
Tony Dorsett must be the best back in college history if scouts came all the way from the Planet of the Apes to see him.
He really is an out-of-this-world running back.
New Castle, Pa.
Would you please explain the appearance of those two misfits?
?It was the day before Halloween and some Pitt students dressed accordingly.—ED.
'VICH AND 'RICH
Jerry Kirshenbaum scored with his story on the Jazzy backcourt combo of Pete Maravich and Gail Goodrich (New Guard for the Old Guard, Nov. 8). I hope New Orleans fans never have to sing the blues again.
ELLEN M. KUNES
Your article on 'Vich and 'Rich was super. New Orleans could have one of the best back-courts in the league. The Jazz needs only one other player—a power forward of Sidney Wicks' type—to finish second. Cleveland should easily win the division.
Coon Rapids, Minn.
Maravich and Goodrich are indeed a great backcourt duo, but there is none better than Walt (Clyde) Frazier and Earl (the Pearl) Monroe of the Knicks.
PROTECTING THE QUARTERBACK
Congratulations to Robert Jones on his informative article on the brutal treatment of the NFL quarterback (Toting Up the Butcher's Bill, Nov. 8). However, I was surprised that the elimination of the blitz was not discussed as a means of protecting the game's top drawing cards from the onslaught of defensive players who believe that quarterbacks are to be planted (a la Terry Bradshaw) rather than tackled.
It is about time someone spoke out against the defensive tactics of the game, and Robert Jones has done it. I have seen some of the unnecessary injuries to quarterbacks and the NFL must start doing something about it.