Reilly's metaphors and his choice of verbs and adjectives are masterful. If I were conducting a seminar on writing, I could use his article as my textbook.
MORTON H. ROTH
GOLF'S NEW GIRL
Congratulations to Barry McDermott for his article (The Lady Is A Scamp, Aug. 19) about Muffin Spencer-Devlin. I have known her personally and professionally since the day she started on the LPGA Tour and can honestly say she has more facets than Elizabeth Taylor's engagement rings.
But despite all the flimflammery and put-ons, Spencer-Devlin is one of the hardest workers on the women's tour. She devotes almost all her waking moments to improving her golf game. Youngsters reading the article should not be put off; it's the total devotion to her craft that made it possible for her to finally win her first tournament right after your story came out (the MasterCard International Pro-Am: $30,000 first-prize money). It was a triumph for the nicest hyphenate you'll ever meet.
ALLAN H. KALMUS
New York City
THE RAMS' RIFLE
Thank you for answering the question "Whatever happened to Ralph (now Dieter) Brock?" (A Rifle Wrapped In An Enigma, Aug. 19). When I was a student at Auburn I watched a freshman game in which Brock played. On one play he faded back to his own 20 and released a pass that looked as if it had been shot out of a cannon. The receiver caught the ball crossing the goal line. Everyone sat kind of stunned for a second or two and then cheered.
With that arm of his, I always wondered why Brock didn't play pro ball. Now I know that he did, and that he isn't through yet. Thanks.
ORVILLE E. BACH JR.
Yellowstone National Park
If you want to see a real star quarterback, one who could throw the ball 60 yards right into the receiver's hands six times a game, then look for a Notre Dame product named Tom Clements. He was the one who was traded from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for Dieter Brock. The Hamilton brass is still kicking itself for that trade.
In regard to Paul Zimmerman's scouting reports (College & Pro Football Spectacular) and the signing of 360-pound William (Refrigerator) Perry (below left) by the Chicago Bears, the sportscasters and sportswriters I'm familiar with report that Perry is the biggest player they've ever seen. However, wasn't there a lineman by the name of Don Bingaman who played for the Detroit Lions in the 1950s and weighed more than 400 pounds?
?You're thinking of Les Bingaman (below right). According to the Lions, his top playing weight (1948-54) was 335.—ED.