Alexander Wolff's article on this intense basketball rivalry was well done—until his final prediction, "The Celts in seven." The Sixers have a far better team than the Celtics. True, the Celtics' starting five and sixth man Kevin McHale are better than Philadelphia's, but when it comes down to a complete basketball team, the Sixers are supreme.
C. SCOTT HOLLOWAY
Philly in four.
St. Joseph, Mo.
Eight arguments in Philly's favor, seven in Boston's. But Alexander Wolff neglected one thing: the Lakers. L.A. in seven!
West Hazleton, Pa.
DON'T DO IT!
So the lords of baseball are considering a best-of-seven format for the league playoffs (SCORECARD, March 11). What's next? A return to a 15-game championship series, providing additional revenue? Please, leave things the way they are now. Seven games should be unique to the World Series.
R. NEIL HENDERSON
Dan Kelly's superb announcing (TV/RADIO, March 11) can make a dull hockey game interesting. If a major network ever covers the NHL, it should have Kelly in the lineup.
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but your picture of Bruce Sutter (These Movers Are Shakers, March 18) is in fact of Ken Oberkfell. Having grown up in the St. Louis area, I can distinguish between these two fuzzy-faced former Cardinals. I forgive SI for the mistake and, after long thought, I forgive Whitey Herzog and Gussie Busch for letting them get away to Atlanta. The reasons—Gussie is getting old, and Whitey is just nuts. Obie! Obie! Bruuuce! Get 'em back, Dal Maxvill.
?Oberkfell it was (above). That's Sutter below.—ED.