Bobby Dandridge the best small forward in pro basketball? Come on! He doesn't compare to Marques Johnson, and no one else does either.
JOHN T. LEVIN
Fifteen years ago, when I was a 17-year-old hot-rodding punk, Big Daddy Garlits was the ace of drag racing, and had been for years. So now I open the Jan. 15 issue of SI and discover that he is still the best in the world at what he loves to do (He Just Keeps Rollin' Along). It did my soul good.
I had to write after reading your article on The American Sportsman series (TV/RADIO, Jan. 8). I've watched this once truly fine show deteriorate over the years from 100% hunting and fishing to ballooning, bird-watching and sky diving. These activities are all right, but why deprive us avid sportsmen, who used to really look forward to this good show, of a program of our own?
STEVE (GOOSE) KAYLOR
I am offended by William Oscar Johnson's reference in his TV/RADIO column (Jan. 15) on college bowl game coverage to "a 30-foot bicycle pedaled by a dozen fez-wearing Shriners, who must have been sober." We Shriners may party but we never forget our foremost obligation to support Shriner hospitals for crippled or burned children. I am honored and happy to wear a fez.
C. F. MYERS