We at Macalester College are not the vicious intellectual snobs you made us out to be (The Scots Get Scotched, Nov. 13). As a recent graduate, I am pleased with the notoriety the school has attained, but more than that, I'm proud of the education Macalester gave me. Macalester offers one the opportunity to challenge oneself, emphasizing the process rather than the outcome, whatever the game. With its wisdom and sense of humor, Macalester remains "the best of all possible worlds."
MARY JEANNE LEE
The people at Macalester who have been rooting against our football team do not deserve to be called fans. As a real fan, I resent their failure to appreciate the team's courage and tenacity. Not all of us are nihilists.
JOHN (BEANO) WHEELER
In reference to E. M. Swift's article on Pete Rose (Rose Might Not Be Red Anymore, Nov. 6), I think the Reds are making a mistake in not reaching an agreement with him. Sooner or later the Reds will have to change their thinking about free agents if they are to remain in contention with the rest of the league.
Regarding your article Kick It or Get Booted (Nov. 13), I can't understand why those NFL teams suffering from kicking deficiencies haven't contacted George Blanda. His "retirement" a few years ago was premature. He wasn't getting older, he was getting better!
RONALD G. JOHNSTON
When reader Philip McKeon (19TH HOLE, Nov. 13) wonders how many people are interested in a story on the New York City Marathon, he shows himself to be unaware of certain facts. New York's two professional baseball teams drew some 3.3 million fans to 161 home games. The New York City Marathon drew an estimated two million spectators in a single day! Turn off your TV and look out the window, McKeon. You'll find out what interests America.
In less than two years Ron Guidry has risen from a country boy struggling in the Yankee farm system to major league baseball's premier pitcher. A 25-3 record, a 1.74 earned run average and 248 strikeouts are truly remarkable. No other athlete expresses near perfection as well as Guidry. That is why he is my choice for Sportsman of the Year.
Beverly Hills, Calif.
NEALE X. TRANGUCH
KEITH S. LAWRENCE