FOOTBALL: THE MANIKINS
Please tell me where I could get a set of the manikins you used to demonstrate the Oklahoma-Notre Dame game (A New Perspective, SI, Oct. 29).
Are the manikins for sale? I would be interested in buying a set.
PHILIP COLOMBRITO JR.
My friends and I like to map out plays, and if we had these manikins it would be even more fun. What would be the cost?
I am a rabid football fan, and I attend at least two or three football games a week. I thought it would be nice if, when I come home, I could show my friends some of the plays in the game. I have tried to make miniature football players and failed. I would pay any amount of money you wanted for 22 of these small players.
Wheeling, W. Va.
?The players are 15-inch articulated artist's manikins, readily available in art supplies stores. Although SPORTS ILLUSTRATED manikins have specially molded faces, feet and helmets, Messrs. Barrett, Colombrito, Wolfe and Donoghue should be able to persuade a nimble-fingered female relation to whip up a set of uniforms.—ED.
Correct me if I am wrong, but the way I see A New Perspective: Oklahoma, the play as illustrated by SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S football manikins is illegal.
You have No. 65, the right guard, going through to block on the linebacker. Since the play is a pass, No. 65 is either throwing an illegal downfield block on a pass play or is an illegal receiver across the line of scrimmage or both.
If the play is actually run this way it certainly is a new perspective to me.
ROBERT L. MILLER
Ypsilanti High School
?Right. We have penalized our art department 15 yards.—ED.
FOOTBALL: AN EVEN SWAP
In recent weeks both Cornell and Notre Dame have suffered some rather discouraging setbacks. Since both teams are acknowledged to have potential greatness in their respective leagues, we feel that the fault may lie with the coaching staffs. Therefore if South Bend is willing, we suggest that both teams might benefit from a trade of coaches. We'll take Terry Brennan if they'll take Lefty James.
WILLIAM J. McGIRR '59
LAWRENCE J. SEVERINO '58