William (The Refrigerator) Perry. He has given fans a new outlook on football. He is entertaining, and he makes a sometimes stressful game more enjoyable to watch. I can't wait to see what he does next!
Each fall I pick my own Sportsman of the Year, and then I compare my selection with yours at the end of the year. We always seem to disagree, I think because your choice is usually a logical one, whereas mine is mostly a sentimental selection. This year my choice is again sentimental but also, I believe, very logical—Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
The Pam Shriver diary (Sept. 2 and 9) revealed a tennis player who can show humility and who cares for others. Her experiences at 16 in the U.S. Open should serve as a lesson to other young players. Shriver has earned the respect of Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert Lloyd. I think she should be Sportswoman of the Year.
Oak Park, Mich.
Coach Jim Wacker, who has demonstrated the highest possible values and courage in dealing with the situation at TCU.
IRISH GOLF REVISITED
Considering our names and that our hometown is Boston, you might think that a vacation in Ireland would be par for the course for us. Perhaps, but it never would have happened without the motivating article Playing Ancient Games by Sarah Pileggi [now Sarah Ballard] in your June 4, 1984 issue. Her well-crafted descriptions of the seaside courses, her storytelling and her profiles of Ireland's legendary heroes were the inspiration behind our recent golf trip to Ireland. Equally inspiring were the beautiful photographs by Graham Finlayson of the Ballybunion, Lahinch, County Sligo, Royal Portrush, Royal County Down and Portmarnock links.
We seven ventured overseas in search of the perfect golf course. Despite the loss of an estimated 200 golf balls and, at times, our pride, our holiday went without a hitch. The simple beauty and natural conditions of the Irish links exceeded our expectations, and, in general, we found them to be better than the more famous courses in Scotland. Royal County Down was our unanimous favorite, with Ballybunion a close second. Our wool caps are off to you for capturing the essence of the Irish people and their game of golf.
MICHAEL K. EAGAN, WILLIAM A. EAGAN III, CHRISTOPHER J. EAGAN KEVIN T.D. O'MALLEY, KEVIN S. DEGEN, JACK D. QUIGLEY, DAVID A. ECKLAND
I'm sure Rutgers would like to claim women's basketball pioneer Carol Blazejowski as its own, but she did not, as you wrote, attend that university. She played at another New Jersey institution, Montclair State.
?We apologize for mixing up the two New Jersey schools.—ED.