Paul Zimmerman's story on Pittsburgh linebacker Jack Lambert was excellent, showing, by way of one of the best examples there is, the true spirit behind the game of pro football. Lambert's style and attitude are ideals for young players to emulate.
I can almost see why the Steelers rejected the portrait of Lambert by Merv Corning that Zimmerman described. SI's cover photo alone would frighten muggers. But won't you show us a photograph of that "scary" painting?
GARY S. DAWSON
You've got to show us the painting of Jack Lambert. Please?
•O.K., here it is, with a grinning—and be-toothed—Lambert looking on.—ED.
Your special Olympic preview is wonderful and will find a permanent place on my bookshelf. But there is a very important page missing from the section on 1932 Olympic gold medal winners (The Rich Patina of Old Gold). How could you not include Owen Churchill? At 88, Churchill is (to my knowledge) the oldest living U.S. gold medal winner. He recently supervised the reconstruction of the eight-meter Angelica, which he owned and which he skippered to the very first Olympic yachting victory for the U.S., in the 1932 Games.
Angelita is the flagship of the 1984 Olympics, and Churchill, along with the only two of his 11 crew members who are still living, Richard Moore and John Biby, have been out on the water cheering for the 1984 teams.
I've enclosed a picture of Churchill (above) that was taken on the day the lovely Angelita was rechristened. You missed a rare opportunity to meet and talk with a very special man.