...Many a time and oft
Have you climb'd up to Walles and Battlements,
To Towers and Windowes, yea, to Chimney tops.
Is this not literary recognition?
DAVID A. ROBERTSON JR.
I have just read the November 28th issue of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and was particularly intrigued by the following statement appearing on page 37:
"If the Midshipmen can beat Army, they will go to the Rose Bowl for the first time since 1924."
This should be the most interesting Rose Bowl in years, with three teams, Washington, Navy and Minnesota, all participating.
DAVID G. WALTERS
?In accepting the bid, Minnesota's Gophers renounced their declared anti-bowl position and surprised the Big Ten, the Navy and SPORTS ILLUSTRATED.—ED.
Have you ever heard of the Green Bay Packers? You seem to think that only the Baltimore Colts and New York Giants exist in the NFL. I would appreciate it if you would give a little attention to Green Bay.
?See page 26.—ED.
In regard to this supposedly nonfiction-al article about Mr. Robertson's adventures as a pseudo All-America football star with the Army (The Reluctant All-Star, Nov. 28), I would like to go on record as saying I do not believe one word of it. You should have checked this story for its accuracy, which should be very simple since the Army should have a record of Mr. Robertson's whereabouts at the time of these imagined adventures. If for some reason I am wrong, Mr. Robertson deserves a promotion to at least colonel, and the Congressional medal of honor as well! I would also like to state that even though I believe the whole thing to be fiction or a publicity stunt of some sort, it is a very amusing bit of writing that we would probably all like to believe, but then Cinderella would be nice as nonfiction, too!
JOHN M. WILLIAMS
New York City
?We can't vouch for Cinderella; we can for Robertson.—ED.