Re your Sportsman of the Year award: What the heck, why not Dudek?
Regarding the article Robbie's An Air Force, Too (Nov. 25), Robbie Bosco of BYU is pictured holding a football with the letters QB marked on it. I know Bosco has a national championship under his belt, that he will lead his team to the 1985 Citrus Bowl, that he was a Heisman candidate and that he is a future pro draft pick, but was this ball specially marked just to be given to him as the game ball?
?No. BYU marks QB on new balls so the kickers won't use them and get them battered. Balls intended for the kickers are marked with a K. In all other respects, the balls are identical.—ED.
On page 41 of your Dec. 2 issue, I noticed that Chuck Long of the Iowa Hawkeyes was wearing a round yellow sticker on the top of his helmet, with what appears to be initials on it. What is the reason for this?
Bowman, N. Dak.
?The initials are ANF, and they stand for America Needs Farmers. Aware that the Hawkeyes have provided a bright spot in an otherwise hard-hit area, coach Hayden Fry and his team have adopted the sticker as a reminder of the country's farm crisis.—ED.