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19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER
November 24, 1980
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November 24, 1980

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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Sir:
The Spurs are going places even Columbus couldn't find. But let's not forget their coach, Stan Albeck. What he's done with that team is nothing short of incredible. With the greatest fans in the NBA in the immortal Baseline Bums behind them in San Antone and me cheering them on in Los Angeles, the Spurs aren't going to stop until they get that championship ring.
JULIE ALBECK
Tarzana, Calif.

?Julie is the youngest of Stan and Phyllis Albeck's five children.—ED.

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION
Sir:
As I began reading Bob Ottum's article on Bruce Jenner (Hey, Mister Fantasy Man, Nov. 3), I found his use of a movie script writing style disconcerting. However, as I went on, the technique proved superb, blending fantasy and storybook success with the reality of Bruce Jenner, athlete and mortal.

I hope SI readers will continue to be treated to creative approaches by your writing staff.
THOMAS J. SEARSON
Glendale, Calif.

Sir:
Fade in to Valerie's ear-to-ear smile as she first spots the long-awaited article on her favorite athlete, Bruce Jenner. The cameraman holds this shot while the voice-over is heard for the first time.

VOICE-OVER
Today is the big day in Val's life. After four long years, a nine-page article on Bruce Jenner is placed before her. What an opportunity to get to know more about Bruce and become even a bigger fan of his. But wait! (Camera zooms in for a close-up of her face.) Valerie doesn't look happy or excited. What's wrong?

VALERIE

How could such an abnormal article have been written about such a great, normal guy? I completely missed the good things said about Bruce because they were overwhelmed by voice-overs, cameramen, fade ins, music, etc. A terrific guy like Jenner deserves a terrifically written article.

Up music and fade out as the camera closes in on the tear running down Valerie's disappointed face.
VALERIE HULL
Orem, Utah

Sir:
For Mr. Jenner's peace of mind: The "That man is a success..." quote was written by Robert Louis Stevenson.
DAN MOHAN
Charlottesville, Va.

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