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19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER
Edited by Gay Flood
December 13, 1976
BASKETBALL'S RANK AND FILESir:A college basketball fan living in Indianapolis surely feels at home after reading your Top 20 rankings (Nov. 29). Seven of the first 15 teams are within a five-hour drive of our fair city. Your only error lies in the fact that you failed to locate the No. 1 team one hour south of Indianapolis, in Bloomington, instead of five hours north, in Ann Arbor, Mich. ROBERT C. HOAGLAND Indianapolis
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December 13, 1976

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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Sir:
Arnold (Red) Auerbach.
RONALD GRAVITZ
Baltimore

Sir:
Jimmy Connors. He has proved how good a sportsman he can be and is.
GLENN BRAVERMAN
Natick, Mass.

Sir:
George Foreman.
GREG HEAKES
White Rock, British Columbia

Sir:
Ken Norton.
MIKE WOODFORD
Fall Creek, Wis.

Sir:
Joe Morgan.
MIKE CHIARODIT
Toluca Lake, Calif.

Sir:
Bo Schembechler,
JIM ZAKEM
LES FISHMAN
St. Louis

Sir:
The masters of the unexpected: the Missouri Tigers.
DON SCHAPER
Kirkwood, Mo.

Sir:
I am not an avid stock car racing fan but Richard Petty has risen to the top of this sport and stayed there. I believe it is time Petty received his due.
J. EALY RITTER
Charleston, S.C.

Sir:
Willie Shoemaker.
BILL SWAIN
San Mateo, Calif.

BROOKLYN'S WAY
Sir:
John Papanek's story on football at Brooklyn College (Of Subways and Salami, Nov. 22) couldn't have been better. My undergraduate years at American University in Washington, D.C. were filled with many similar experiences, including a trip to the equally obscure Empire Bowl. Bus breakdowns, stolen equipment, lopsided scores and sparse crowds were commonplace. However, after the opening kickoff the potholes in a 40-year-old field faded in importance, and for three hours on a Saturday afternoon we were Joe Namath and John Doe wrapped up in one.

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