FOOTBALL ISSUE: AS A TENNIS FAN...
After reading your September 21 Football Issue I want to give you my compliments on a job extremely well done. Your scouting reports are a credit to the football staff. They report on the scene on a national basis, then narrow it down to a sectional basis and finally report on the individual teams, their players, their schedules and last year's won-lost record. Your article How to Watch Football will be a great help to me during the current season (as, I am sure, it will be to many others).
The greatest tribute I can pay to you is to tell you that I am an ardent tennis fan, and very rarely, if ever, have I taken time to watch, analyze and enjoy the sport of football in the past. I am looking forward to the approaching season with my issue of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED in one hand and the Harvard banner in the other.
As long as your superb previews of the major sports are continued you have both an ardent fan and a faithful subscriber.
Long Beach, N.Y.
The scouting reports are going to stay with me all season long. I have removed the staples, taken out the reports and re-stapled them and put them on top of my TV set.
Your 1959 Football Issue is just great! The best yet!
EDMOND M. JANKOWSKI
After reading through your Football Issue my reaction is that the reporter who did the summation on what cooks with football on the West Coast really got the scoop.
I make particular reference to the part where the author speaks of the quantity and quality of material that shows up annually at Cal and SC and Stanford as compared to what is left over for UCLA. But the part that did warm this old Bruin heart the most was only the vaguest reference, without details, to what went on in the now defunct PCC after the late Red Sanders had been in action a little while at Westwood.
Sanders did not win any friends at SC when UCLA scored on them to the tune of 39-0 for the largest number of points ever run up on an SC team by anybody in regular season play.
Many people were out to get Sanders and UCLA, and eventually they did. But now, after the Bruins' showing in the Purdue game, they have a very excellent chance to be in the Rose Bowl again on New Year's Day.
Perhaps you might be interested to know that four of the "stars" selected by SPORTS ILLUSTRATED played together on the same high school football team. They are, Joe Matalavage, Navy; John Sadusky, Cornell; Eddie Hino, George Washington; and Jud Pahls, Rutgers. The team was the Mahanoy City Senior High School Team, (Pa.), which represented 300 students.