Each time I read an article by Frank De-ford I say to myself, "He'll never be able to top this one." But then I read his next one—this time his story of Eddie Bishop—and I can only say, "Doggone, he did it again."
SPORTSMAN NOMINATIONS (CONT.)
I nominate Penn State football coach Joe Paterno as Sportsman of the Year. Who else but a true sportsman would:
1) take his team to Tuscaloosa and save coach Ray Perkins's job;
2) take his team to South Bend and save coach Gerry Faust's job; and
3) complete the hat trick at home in the season's final game by saving coach Foge Fazio's job?
Paterno is a true sportsman.
Doug Flutie—because the Heisman Trophy isn't enough.
Berkeley Heights, N.J.
REVITALIZING THE NFL (CONT.)
The most upsetting aspect of pro football (Dr. Z's Rx To Revive The NFL, Nov. 12) is that so many non-athletes determine the outcome of games. All those foreign-born kickers playing our American sport! If an animal could be trained to place-kick, it would be used in the NFL. Not one of those guys can run, pass, tackle, catch, block or even punt. Abolish soccer-style kickers, and. let the sissies go back to their soccer fields.
ROGER H. SMALL
Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't President John F. Kennedy on the cover in 1960? If so, Ronald Reagan wouldn't be the only President ever so featured (LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER, Nov. 26).
Mount Laurel, N.J.
?JFK was President-elect when he appeared with wife Jacqueline on the cover of our Dec. 26, 1960 issue (above left).—ED.