Has SI gone pinko on us? What in the world are you doing putting a Commie in your magazine? I think I speak for all Americans when I say I don't want to see red without white and blue.
Paul Zimmerman has come through again, with a superb article on this year's NFL rookie crop, which I think is the best ever (The Class of Their Class, Nov. 14). But I believe he left out one rookie who deserves to be mentioned. A ninth-round pick out of Michigan, Ali Haji-Sheikh of the Giants beat out veteran placekicker Joe Danelo and, so far, has missed only three of 26 field goals, one of which was a 66-yard attempt. He has set an NFL record of sorts by kicking two field goals of better than 55 yards this season—both were 56 yarders. In my opinion the Sheikh's accomplishments are exceeded only by those of Curt Warner and Eric Dickerson. Well, maybe Dan Marino, too.
Thanks for your article on the rookies. I was pleased when Miami picked Dan Marino. He has sparked the Dolphin offense, and the team has shown signs of playing like last year's. You know what has been said about the Dolphins: "The last time they lost a Super Bowl, they came back and won two!" I think that this will happen again.
I was surprised to see Paul Zimmerman rate the 1984 draft crop "as good as 1983's" in the box that accompanied his article on rookies. In the main story he seemed to indicate that the 1984 crop wouldn't be as good.
New York City
? Zimmerman feels that the 1984 draft prospects are not as good as those of 1983. The word "not" was dropped in the processing of the story.—ED.
WINNING BEAUTY (CONT.)
Thank you for printing Cliff Green's letter and a picture of me as a UCLA song girl in 19TH HOLE (May 30). It was a nice gesture. If possible, would you send me Green's address so I can send him a word of thanks? I appreciate your pleasant surprise. Also, I thought you might like this more up-to-date picture of me.
Miss U.S.A. 1983