FOOTBALL: THE NEWS FROM HEIDELBERG
Why is it that all sports announcers and all sports publications ignore Heidelberg College at Tiffin, Ohio?
Year after year they come up with outstanding teams, beating schools with much larger student bodies.
I am not connected with Heidelberg but simply want to know.
PAUL L. ROSENKRANS
?To date, Heidelberg's Student Princes have waltzed over Hope, Wabash, Baldwin-Wallace, Ohio Wesleyan, Wittenberg, and Denison but lost to Mount Union. Record through 1946 to date: 80 wins, 11 losses, 4 ties.—ED.
FOOTBALL: KEEP COOL
As a new reader I'm not sure that Jack Olsen's cutting and bitter report on the Oklahoma-Notre Dame game (SI, Nov. 5) was unprecedented. It seemed to me that Olsen preferred whoop-and-holler, fight-team-fight games as opposed to less passionate but no less determined athletics. Another writer in the same issue praised Quarterback John Brodie, "who treats football as an art rather than an emotional outlet."
I'm not sure where SPORTS ILLUSTRATED stands, but I want to mention my alma mater, Georgia Tech, which has long been a "cool" school. A Tech lineman epitomized this athletic savoir-faire some four years ago in one of the University of Alabama's last good games. Tech was in front 7-3 in the closing minutes, but Marlow, Tharp & Co. were running well, threatening to upset Tech. It reached a fourth-and-two situation inside the Tech 10-yard line, and Alabama came roaring from the huddle, as was their custom, with much growling and gnashing of teeth. As they lined up to glare viciously at the calm defense, a Tech guard noted, with the proper touch of enthusiasm, "Getting to be an exciting game, isn't it!" It was, indeed, but cool heads prevailed, and Tech—the sinners—won again.