One game doesn't
make a man the leader of the sports world in which there are so many great
athletes. I believe you have made a very grave mistake.
Podres' World Series performance entitled him to be nominated Sportsman of the
Week, perhaps, but not of the entire sports year. With equal justice you might
have chosen a horse that won just one race, a boxer with only one KO to his
credit or a football back who made only one spectacular run.
I picture the Man
of the Year as having been consistently outstanding, under pressure and in the
F. A. HARDING
New Brunswick, N.J.
The year 1955 will always be remembered as the year of the four great Hungarian
distance runners, led by Iharos. Their records and performances (especially in
the four-mile relay) are beyond my approach.
KENNETH M. GORSHKOW
Are you sure you are not letting politics interfere with sports? If you are,
shame on you. Suppose Sandor Iharos had hailed from Witherbee, N.Y., what then?
I will bet $5 towards the Olympic Fund that this time your selection will bring
more protests than pats on the back, provided of course that no Flatbush Avenue
opinions are counted. Anyway, your magazine is great and in a class all by
DON N. PENIDO
?So far the
protests have it by a slim margin—ED.
You once again gave valuable assistance to the cause of college soccer (E &
D, Dec. 26). It is gratifying to see a publication as large as yours give the
type of coverage the college soccer enthusiasts have been crying for so
University of Bridgeport
ANOTHER PLAN FOR
EVENTS & DISCOVERIES' "A Plan for Soccer" (SI, Dec. 26) may be the
answer to part of the game's overall problems, particularly the collegiate
angle, in the U.S.
I wanted to let
you know that the next annual meeting of the professional American League in
July will include this item on the agenda.
All of the
advantages you named are certainly true and in addition you could have
mentioned ideal weather conditions. We in the pro game are coming to the
conclusion that fans are not going to attend our games in cold wintry weather
so there is no sense playing during this period of the year.