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February 06, 1989
EAGLES-BEARSI was a little disappointed in Paul Zimmerman's article about the NFC playoff game between the Eagles and the Bears (The Game Was Lost in the Fog, Jan. 9). Why so much commotion about the fog? Football was meant to be played outside, on real grass, no matter what the conditions. Unfortunately, it has been put on carpeting, brought in out of the weather and made so protective that you can't even hit a quarterback or have a real fumble. I would rather watch a game that I can only half see, like that Eagles and Bears game, than one of the other variety in full view. Hurray to the NFL for allowing a glimpse of the real thing.JERRY CATAGNUSFleetwood, Pa.
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Although coach Bill Curry lacks the unquestioned support of the faithful, the preoccupation of the national media with the grumblers has become wearisome. Believe it or not, a good many people throughout Alabama stand behind him. We believe that, given a little time and support, Curry will produce.

The comparison that you made between the trials of Curry and those of Texas A & M coach Jackie Sherrill is not without merit, but you failed to drive home the distinction: Curry, a man of consistent integrity, has received a strong endorsement from the university president and the chairman of the board of trustees, while Sherrill has led his program to the brink of the "death penalty" with the lame excuse, "I never told you that we were pure."

While I concur with your assertion that Curry needs an SEC title to quiet the criticism, I wish you had been more objective in your approach to this story.
DAVID H. WICKS
Tuscaloosa, Ala.

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