Shame on anyone who begrudges Dan Gable the success he has earned. Thank God Dan chose wrestling. He does not seek excellence to be honored; he honors us all by seeking excellence.
Dan's staff and his wrestlers are a tribute to his methods. We all need to measure ourselves sometime. It is nice to have something to reach for. We need more Dan Gables.
Hold back, hell! Pour it on. Dan, we're going to catch the Hawks! Thanks for providing us our greatest challenge.
University of Wisconsin
Were the Boston Celtics bad for pro basketball or the UCLA Bruins bad for college basketball? Was Bjorn Borg bad for tennis? The success of the wrestling Hawkeyes should be admired by fans and coaches from all over. They should want to build their programs up to the level of Iowa, not tear Iowa down to their level.
DR. LARRY JOHNSON
A QUESTION OF QUALITY
Please confine your coverage of the USFL to a few paragraphs near the back of the magazine. The problem is talent. Even in the NFL there are barely enough quality players to stock the league. Give the established leagues the space they rightly deserve and let the USFL earn its way into print.
MICHAEL J. RICCIO
Your article concerning the EPA (SCORECARD, March 21) was excellent. I hope that you continue to follow this current crisis and report your findings to your readers.
President Reagan need not worry about environmentalists turning the White House into a "bird's nest." If his current environmental policies aren't altered, there won't be enough birds around to do it.
R. MICHAEL NOTRICA
Los Alamitos, Calif.
Environmental issues are of vital concern to any "sportsman," whether he prefers to sit on the 50-yard line or in a bass boat on some pond or river. Whether it be loss of valuable wildlife habitat or the inefficiency and bungling of the EPA, these matters affect us all, especially those who enjoy sports or the out-of-doors. Keep up the good work.
BRUCE E. ROGERS
I subscribed to SI to read about sports, not liberal politics. In four successive issues recently, you ran only one article on professional hockey, but had four pieces on the EPA. I expected to see more ink devoted to hockey and none to politics.
Please hop off the bandwagon and concentrate on what a sports magazine should do. You will surely lose the subscriptions of conservatives who will not continue to support liberal media hype.