William Nack's article says it all. The Duran-Leonard rematch was a big bellyache for the fans and for the sport. I say no m�s, no m�s to return matches within one year of any fight. That way other fighters would have a chance at the champ, and the fans would once again enjoy the sport.
I still don't believe that Duran quit because of stomach cramps.
One might say that Sugar Ray cramped Roberto's style.
Sugar Ray Leonard didn't beat Roberto Duran. Duran beat Duran.
North Riverside, Ill.
THE BLACK GHOST
I find it surprising and appalling that a major sports magazine would include an article glorifying someone who has spent his life breaking the law (Shhh! It's the Black Ghost, Dec. 8). Trespassing and poaching are violations of one of America's basic freedoms, the right to own and hold property. People like Art Broadie only make it harder on the average hunter or fisherman who obeys the law.
The article about the poacher really turned me off. Guys like Art Broadie may think they're heroes, and you may think they're heroes, but I think they're outlaws.
Also, the picture of Broadie setting out decoys is ridiculous. I've been setting out decoys here in Wisconsin for about 50 years and have never seen such a stupid technique.
ERNEST E. BRUNS
Robert Boyle deserves an ice-cold beer and a good cigar for his well-written article. Art Broadie must be an excellent outdoorsman and a true individual. America needs more people like the Black Ghost.
WARREN BYERS WATKINS JR.
I delayed reading Frank Deford's review of the TV movie Fighting Back (TV/RADIO, Dec. 8) until after I'd seen the show, because reviews usually have a way of influencing opinion. Not this time. Deford to the contrary, I think that the scenes showing Rocky Bleier with Steelers owner Art Rooney at the start of the movie did reveal that Rocky was troubled. Since Bleier didn't tell Rooney about his self-doubt, one assumes it was something he was very sensitive about.
I just hope the rest of the country liked the movie more than Deford did. Being from the Pittsburgh area, I'm proud of it.
Bethel Park, Pa.