Dan Devine must go.
Your story about Jack Thompson and the Washington State Cougars (Mowed Down By a Thompson, Sept. 19) was well done. Thompson was brilliant, as was the defense that had the Cornhuskers coughing up footballs as if they were allergic to them. Then I turned the page to look at Players of the Week. I was all set to read about Thompson again. But to the surprise of all Washington, you had Army's Leamon Hall! Heck, I can throw for 310 yards against the University of Massachusetts!
Check your statistics again (Year of the Lively Bat, Sept. 19). Willie Mays had seasons in which he hit more than 50 home runs: 1955 (51) and 1965 (52).
Haddon Heights, N.J.
Here in the midlands we are sick and tired of hearing about the following: Sonny & Cher, Farrah Fawcett-Majors, Fonzie, the Cincinnati Reds, the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox (not necessarily in that order). You guys must think we have an American Legion learn here or something.
Kansas City, Kans.
I am thoroughly disgusted that the American people would choose to cheer for an Argentinian over Jimmy Connors (Fant�stico, Guillermo, Sept. 19). This is not to say that Vilas should not have won, but to ask where our loyalties lie. In other countries you would never find the fans cheering for one of our players against one of theirs. Congratulations to all who participated, but mostly to Connors for being an outstanding U.S. representative as well as a gentleman who had to contend not only with Vilas but also with most of the fans at Forest Hills.
CHARLENE C. WHEELER
As an old tennis player I am ashamed and disgusted that such a poor sport as Jimmy Connors should represent the best we have in tennis. Never have I seen poorer sportsmanship than he evinced in his match with Corrado Barazzutti and after his defeat by vilas. He could not be a man and remain on the court to accept his loss and congratulate the winner.
I also am amazed that TV commentator Pat Summerall would state that he "can't blame him for that." What's happened to sportsmanship in America?
VIVE LE STADE
Montreal's Olympic Stadium is indeed being filled for the baseball Expos and the football Alouettes, but I take offense at Robert Boyle's statement (SCORECARD, Sept. 5) that because the Als are drawing such large crowds (well over 60,000) the NFL might take another look at Montreal. Who the heck needs the NFL in Canada? The Canadian Football League will do just fine, thank you.